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“Perfect Setting; Wonderful food”

El Picoteo de Tapas y Paellas
Ranked #140 of 1,045 Restaurants in San Juan
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $45
Cuisines: Spanish
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Reviewed March 18, 2014

There is not a better setting in all San Juan than El Picoteo located on the second floor of the beautiful El Convento Hotel overlooking the courtyard.

Service is outstanding and attentive. The menu extensive and interesting and the food tasteful and wonderfully presented. You can't go wrong with any selection!

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Reviewed March 16, 2014 via mobile

This place is such an amazing find. The atmosphere is do nice inside the courtyard of the El Convento hotel. The tapas selections are very very good. The sangria is delicious.

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Reviewed March 16, 2014

We stumbled on to this place. It was overall a good find. The restaurant has a quaint feel and is in a nice courtyard. The calamari was exceptional (not chewy or stale). The paella was just ok however. I always enjoy tapas. I'm sure there is better but the food is above average.

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Reviewed March 13, 2014

My recent visit to El Picoteo was my third, but the first time for lunch. The two previous dinners were excellent, and lunch did not disappoint! We enjoyed the chef's antipasti platter at the bar over white wine and sangrias. If I lived in Old San Juan I would have lunch here everyday!

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Reviewed March 2, 2014 via mobile

Restaurant on second floor of beautiful hotel. Gorgeous architecture, open air courtyard with old fruit trees and welcoming aromas of delicious food being prepared. Loved everything about this place....red sangria, gazpacho, empanadas, chorizo on herb cheese toast, service excellent, atmosphere phenomenal. GO!!!

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