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“Great food, lovely place”
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Al Sur Restaurant
Price range: $15 - $25
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: “AL SUR”, a creative take on traditional slow cooked cuisine. Chef Ariel Rodriguez opens his new restaurant AL SUR in the Ponce Art Museum of Puerto Rico. It opens from Wednesday to Saturday from 11: 00 a.m. to 10: 00 p.m. and on Sundays from 11: 00 a.m. to 6: 00 p.m. A brunch menu will be offered. For reservations or information for private events, please call 787-848-0366. !Buen provecho!
Boston, Massachusetts
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great food, lovely place”
Reviewed March 22, 2012

Great food , loved the lobster sorrullos and the Chuleton!! different it is insde the Ponce Museam of fine arts.. But the down side , it as no music or atsmosphere.

Visited March 2012
Thank Chelly225
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25 reviews from our community

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English first
Level 6 Contributor
407 reviews
263 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
“An unexpected delight at the Ponce Museum of Art”
Reviewed February 29, 2012

Al Sur offers an outstanding dining experience! We expected a cafeteria and discovered an elegant cafe, with unique twists on local cuisine. Try the Al Sur rice dishes and the desserts.

  • Visited February 2012
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1 Thank Springtraveler06
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Plainview, NY
Level 6 Contributor
111 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“New Restaurant at the Art Museum”
Reviewed January 1, 2012

The restaurant is located at the side entrance of the Art Museum. They are closed Mon & Tues. open for lunch and dinner but close early 6 PM on Sunday. Limited seating so I suggest you make reservations. The setting is beautiful as you look out the glass enclosed front into the courtyard. The backwall has a giant mural. The temperature in the restaurant is a bit chilly (we were told it was necessary to help preserve the mural. We shared an appetizer of tomato w/mozarella. For the main course my wife had the salmon w/honey glaze (really really good) which i tried. I had the dry aged strip loin.For dessert we shared the Apple Charlotte (save room for it). The menu is only in spanish however our waitress Genese translated everything for us. As a frequent visitor to Ponce we look forward to eating here again.

  • Visited December 2011
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4 Thank ron2putt
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New York City, New York
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“A classy place for dinner”
Reviewed December 28, 2011

This restaurant at the newly expanded Ponce Art Museum has a great menu of fish, pork, beef, etc. all served in 3 different ways: mostly a la parilla (grilled), guisado (a stew, or in a broth), and asado (roasted). Setting is spectacular, right off a beautiful courtyard.
My reservations: the striploin was served as a slab of meat on a white plate with no garnishes, neither parsley, nor small carrots, or veggies. A little off-putting. My mahi guisado with chorizo was excellent. If there is a big party in the room, the noise level can be overbearing and punishing. Perhaps they need some sound damping material in the room.
The room itself is sleek, modern, and adorned with a giant mural/canvas depicting life in Ponce. Very impressive.

  • Visited December 2011
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2 Thank rchiarelli6
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