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“Delightful Experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of The Parrot Club

The Parrot Club
Ranked #54 of 999 Restaurants in San Juan
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $35
Cuisines: Caribbean, Latin, Bar, Central American, Puerto Rican, Spanish
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Good for: Kids, Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff
Description: The Parrot Club is a nuevo Latino bistro and bar in the SOFO area of Old San Juan on Fortaleza Street. The Parrot Club is a longtime favorite of locals and visitors who enjoy a fun, friendly atmosphere, delicious Latin flavors and wonderful cocktails.Established in 1996, The Parrot Club quickly became a San Juan classic and a SOFO standard. Featuring innovative nuevo Latino cuisine from Chef Guillermo Gonzalez, the Parrot Club's menus spice up classic Latino dishes by combining fresh, local ingredients with modern culinary preparations. This results in flavors that are fresh and exciting. Try the Ropa Vieja Nachos, Pan Seared Shrimp with Arroz Chifa and our own Chocolate Coco Tres Leches.The impressive long blue bar is a scene in itself. Don't miss our world famous Parrot Passion, a frozen blend of Bacardi Limon, fresh orange and passion fruit juice or our classic mojitos.The Parrot Club was designed to take advantage of the colonial architecture of the building with its huge archways and tall beamed ceilings. The colorful art and design is vibrant and happening. Look into the open kitchen or step out to the lovely palm filled courtyard, perfect for private events or dining under the stars.With live Latin Jazz, a terrific weekend brunch, and family friendly lunch daily, there is always something going on in this exciting restaurant.
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“Delightful Experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2012

The restaurant came highly recommended by some locals, and the Parrot Club did not dissappoint. Our waiter Jorge was fun and attentive without hovering, often replacing soggy drink napkins and making sure the dinner was going smoothly for our party of 9. The Empanada appetizers were just super, as was my Rico Cubano burger. All the meals were beautifully plated and came out in a timely manner. It was fun to see the cooks in the kitchen watch us as the meals were presented, eager for our reactions. They greatly appreciated all of our thumbs up! Desert consisted of a Coco Chocolate Tres Leches and was a perfect ending to a relaxing meal. We all look forward to returning, and would recommend this to anyone looking for a relaxed and very colorful atmosphere.

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“Glad we stopped by!!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2012

Interestingly, we walked by this place because I was not super impressed with the menu. But after walking around for about 10 minutes trying to decide what to eat, we came back to give it a try. I'm so glad we did! We sat at at the bar. The bartender was extremely attentive and very helpful. I had the empanadilla which was SPECTACULAR!! Highly recommend them. The drinks are a little over-priced and not very strong, so keep that in mind.

  • Visited September 2012
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Caguas, Puerto Rico
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“to expensive!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2012

my husband pay 18.00 for a drink ! champagne with raspberry liquor one glass! never go back! we pay in the hotel less money for the drink only 8.00...is incredible!

Visited September 2012
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Gigi Z, Owner at The Parrot Club, responded to this review, September 11, 2012
Dear Enid,
I am so sorry for your disappointing experience at The Parrot Club. I have spoken with the manager and we feel that there was an error on your drink check. Please contact us directly to see how we can amend this. gigi@oofrestaurants.com
We appreciate your feedback very much.
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“The best meal of our trip!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2012

I was recommended this place from Facebook. While I didn't particularly write it down for a must go to we stumbled upon this place after walking forever looking for a place to eat. The restaurant was busy when we arrived but then the crowd started coming. I was a little nervous because it did take a few minutes for anyone to come to ask for drinks. Jorge was our server and I must say he was absolutely best! We didn't have to ask for anything he just immediately knew what we needed or wanted. He was patience, kind, and answered all of our crazy questions. He made amazing recommendations for us to eat and he wasn't wrong. Eating here set the bar so high for all of our meals in Puerto Rico. It will be on our must list for when we come back! The most incredibly food we've ever had and serve. Management I give you 10 stars! Keep up the great job. It was very pricy but worth ever penny.

  • Visited September 2012
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Gigi Z, Owner at The Parrot Club, responded to this review, September 11, 2012
Thank you so much for your wonderful review, we are very proud of Jorge and will definitely share your kind words with him. Hope to see you back in San Juan soon!
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“The Parrot Club ....Excellent!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2012

The food is awesome and staff very friendly. Ask for Billy, he is the best waiter and can even recommend a drink based on the weather!!! Terrific place, and a must see if in Old San Juan!

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