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Carli's Fine Bistro & Piano
Ranked #42 of 1,092 Restaurants in San Juan
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed May 25, 2013

Been here several times over the past 8 years - great food, unbelievable music, lovely atmosphere...never disappoints. It is always one of my highlights when I come to San Juan. If you haven't been here you are missing out. I should also mention that the staff is top notch!

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Thank Catchow_11
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Reviewed May 23, 2013

A find in the Old City San Juan! As soon as you walk in you are enveloped in a cozy, romantic atmosphere. Wait staff is courteous without being overwhelming and they know their food! Our dinner was delicious--my risotto with squash and prawns was amazing and my husband's seafood pasta excellent. Highlights were mojitos and their delectable desert: mini donuts filled with pumpkin melted in the mouth! And, when Carli sat down at the great piano and played jazz, all worries from the everyday life disappeared! Definitely a must go!!!

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Reviewed May 11, 2013

Carli's is a great place to stop in and enjoy good food, great atmosphere, cheerful service and live music. It is also very relaxing. We enjoyed our dining experience there and highly recommend it if you are in Old San Juan.

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Reviewed May 7, 2013

Stop in for coffee and dessert - Fausto the bartender was so welcoming - he suggested the ice cream toppedwith Kahlua, frangelico and Baileys - it was so good. We also enjoyed the piano playing of the owner Carli who was accompanied by a terrific singer. The ambience and food made for a great stop. We went back the next night for dinner. Once again Fausto was terrific had bartender and waiter as well as greeter. He brought the owner to our table and then the chef. The food prepared by the chef was so delicious. My husband had the lamb chops which is the house specialty - delicious. I had the filet and we also had the risotto as well as some delicious appetizers. The drink made by Fausto the bombom was also very good. It was a very nice evening in Old San Juan.

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Thank vsolo
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Reviewed April 23, 2013

We visited Carli's a few times on our trip. The first evening we had a few appetizers and a mojito. Delicious! The mojito was great! Also try Grannys Tummy for an appetizer. It is made with a sweet squash. Excellent. The second time there we had Fausto the bartenders creation. It was called a BomBon. A sweet frozen drink with coconut, passion fruit, and a few other fruit juices plus rum. Great! Our last time at Carli's we ate dinner and heard Carli play jazz on the piano. Awesome meal. We had escargot for an appetizer which was served out of the shells in a cream sauce. Other appetizers to try are the crab cakes and mussels. The tuna was great and we had two different risottos which were wonderful. Overall a great time and awesome food! Intimate romantic restaurant!

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Thank Michele T
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