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“The best churrasco ever”
Review of El Patio de Sam

El Patio de Sam
Ranked #126 of 1,050 Restaurants in San Juan
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Puerto Rican
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Reviewed March 18, 2013

At this churrasco I ever had in my life (and I travelled to Brazil and Argentina) was at this nice little restaurant in Old San Juan. It was truly a very tender steak that was melting in the mouth. The chimichurri sauce was also very good. We also had traditional Puerto Rican appetizers that were excellent. I highly recommend this restaurant for its churrasco steak. They have a small but good selection of local and foreign beers, including Argentinian and Spanish ones. We liked the Spanish Estrella. The seating is located in a very nice interior patio (hence the name of the restaurant) that reminds the Caribbean colonial villas.

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Reviewed March 17, 2013

We stopped here to watch the World Baseball Classic games and get a bite to eat. Shared a burger and appetizer (fried puerto rican dishes). The burger was delicious, but the fried appetizers were very greasy. Mojitos were excellent. Friendly and attentive service.

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Reviewed March 15, 2013 via mobile

We had been in for drinks a couple of years ago and stopped back in for drinks and lunch since the drinks were so good the first time. Our piña coladas and mojitos were just as good as we remembered. We shared the shrimp cocktail and carne empanadas. The shrimp were large and fresh tasting. The carne empanada was basically chicken fried steak and was served with rice and beans. The beans tasted like canned beans but they were still good, along with the meat. We would definitely go back...again.

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Reviewed March 10, 2013 via mobile

Nice place to have lunch or dinner. Hamburgers are good and the waitress Adrianna provided fantastic/friendly service. I would recommend this restaurant I'd you're staying in Old San Juan.

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Reviewed March 5, 2013 via mobile

This was a bit pricey for what you get but again, you are in the middle of Old San Juan. We ordered the ceviche which was tasty, not your typical Mexican or Peruvian but a Puerto Rican version made with a splash of vinegar, it was served with tostones. The cheese balls were very nice and crispy, but didn't feel greasy. Carne frita (fried pork chunks) was dry and the antojitos just average...
We ordered a shrimp and churrasco mofongos to share, both were great, the mofongo had a strong butter-garlic flavor that we loved.
They also make good mojitos.
When in San Juan you should try this place, price is way above what you pay at a local joint in Luquillo o Piñones but still great...

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