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“Find time for La Tortuga!”
Review of La Tortuga

La Tortuga
Ranked #218 of 1,014 Restaurants in San Juan
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Breakfast
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast
Chesterton, Indiana
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311 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
“Find time for La Tortuga!”
Reviewed March 13, 2013

This isn't a fancy restaurant in Old San Juan, but it was just as good as another place that charged $45 for three breakfasts. Food in Old San Juan can be pricey. During our two week stay, we stopped here several times for breakfast, lunch, and their delicious sweets. The service was excellent and they treated us like friends. Extremely clean restrooms. We will return on our next adventure to OSJ.

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  • Danish first
  • English first
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Puerto Rico
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“Good service, bad Pizza”
Reviewed February 16, 2013 via mobile

We choose La Tortuga for a fast lunch break since is very near from El Morro. We order two pizza slices. They were reheated and with an extremely bad appereance. The service was very nice, but the pizza? They said they have the best pizza in Old San Juan, this statement has to be evaluated.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great Lunch”
Reviewed January 9, 2013 via mobile

We had spent the morning walkin around old San Juan and touring the fort. The food was just what we needed. Great Cubano and pizza! The server was so sweet, spunky, and helpful giving us a smaller more descriptive map.

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“Great pizza, not good for sandwich!”
Reviewed December 29, 2012

The sandwiches are too expensive for the size and flavor. They charge for lettuce. Do not go for any sandwich. The pizza is great, very poor in ingredient choice.

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Arlington, VA
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“Not for breakfast”
Reviewed November 27, 2012

Our hotel recommended this place for breakfast, but we were disappointed. Service was friendly enough and prices are certainly cheap, but beyond that there wasn't much positive. The atmosphere is a cross between a sports bar and a cafe, and the combo doesn't come off very well.

We ordered oatmeal (which was super sugary and sweet), banana frapee (also too sweet and likely not made with real bananas), scramble eggs with ham (which was more ham than eggs and came with plain white toast), and a mallorca - the local pastry - which was unimpressive.

Might be better for a quick lunch empanada or something, but not a satisfying breakfast for our tastes. Oh, and one of the waitresses, who may also been an owner or manager, kept coughing and not covering her mouth.

  • Visited November 2012
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