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“Could have been 5 stars but......”
Review of Bar Gitano

Bar Gitano
Ranked #91 of 1,072 Restaurants in San Juan
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Spanish
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed February 23, 2014

Food was outstanding. Tapas with a flair. Had the sesame Crusted Shrimp Albondigas which was like a shrimp meatball that exploded with flavor with every bite. Shrimp and Noodles al Ajillo was garlic shrimp swimming with rice noodles and Chorizo, YUMMY! Had the Chorizo w/sweet sherry and garlic sauce, WOW! These 3 were the stars but all the dishes we tried were delicious. The Jerk Chicken skewers were good but it was more like a Teriyaki sauce as opposed to true Jamaican Jerk Chicken. Not spicy at all :( We would have given it 5 stars accept we were served the first 2 dishes and had no silverware or napkins. Had to flag down a different waiter to get them. They apologized. We ordered a dessert and were brought something different and they explained they were out of what we ordered. There were 6 people in the bar as we eat early. The waiter could have told us they were out and let us choose. We mentioned this and they didn't charge for the dessert. Have eaten Tapas and Pinxtos all over Spain and Bar Gitano is every bit as good. Treat yourselves :)

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Reviewed February 16, 2014

The highlight of Bar Gitano was the churros by far. The rest of the meal was just ok. The ceviche was bland and heavy. The atmosphere was great and there was a band setting up, but the average food was enough to not make me want to go back.

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Reviewed February 15, 2014

We picked Bar Gitano because it looked like a great place to sit out on the patio and have dinner and watch the world go by. We definitely sat ... and sat ... and sat. You get the idea! The people at the table next to us were seated at approximately the same time and were ordering their dessert course by the time we finally got our appetizers. The service was awful, the food was mediocre and we did not enjoy the experience at all. Maybe it was just an off night, but it almost felt like since we didn't speak Spanish we were treated as second class patrons. Would not recommend this restaurant.

1  Thank Marybeth N
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Reviewed February 12, 2014

Really enjoyed our meal! Went in around 8 and the place was empty, by the time we left it was packed with a band setting up! Seems like a lively place later in the evening. Great meal, great service, enjoyed the red sangria!

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Reviewed February 7, 2014

I ate here with friends while visiting San Juan. Very good service and food. The restaurant has both indoor and outdoor seating. I would recommend as a place to dine if you want to change it up a bit and eat something a bit different then the normal Puerto Rican fare. Try the padrano peppers.

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