Blonda
Blonda

Blonda

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.blondacondadopr.com/
  • Phone: 7879935710
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Sunday: 9:00am - 4:00pm; Lunch: Monday - saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner Nightly: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: International
  • Executive Chef: Yadira Perez
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, Cafe, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Small Room that accommodates up to 12 people
  • Private Party Contact: Sergio Bevilacqua 7879935710

Getting there

  • Cross Street: De Diego Ave
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complementary Valet Parking Service for all our guests
A word from Blonda
A new gastronomic concept in the heart of Condado passionately committed to offering the freshest local ingredients possible. Here you will enjoy great food prepared in a vibrant, comfortable atmosphere with great music and an attentive, knowledgeable staff. Fresh baked breads, hand made pastas and the best olive oils will have you savoring for more. Our great wine selection will be priced to please even the most demanding connoisseur.
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Blonda reviews from OpenTable diners
5 reviews since June 25, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.8
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.2
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (3)neighborhood gem (3)great for brunch (3)good for groups (2)great for lunch (2)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Fabulous Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    My family (me, my husband and my two daughters, age 12 and 14) enjoyed our dinner at Blonda. The drinks from the bar were outstanding -- I enjoyed a drink made with with fresh cucumber, basil, gin, lime juice and prosecco. My husband had a ginger cucumber martini (two actually!) Delicious! I loved my salmon with sauteed vegetables (Brussels sprouts, mushrooms, peppers, onions). My husband and oldest daughter ordered pasta dishes -- very good, but very rich. A little less cheese on the lasagna and a bit lighter touch on the cream sauce on my daughter's fettuccine would have been appreciated -- but excellent flavors. My youngest ordered the pizza with fresh buffalo mozzarella and really enjoyed it. We were too full for dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 4 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.8
    • Food3.8
    • Ambiance3
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 46 reviews are from the Blonda reviews archive.
  • great brunch, muddled organization
    lanitdelfoc
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    The good: fluffy french toast, hat sized pancakes, a variety of champagne cocktails. The bad: they won't honor Open Table reservations on weekends.... And they let you find this out the hard way! Weekends are packed and their space is small and without a true entry/waiting area, so expect a tight squeeze among strangers and a fair amount of confusion over who's in charge.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Restaurant Changed Hands
    livetoeat
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    The menu was not what was shown on line. It was more of a Mexican Menu. No indication until we were seated that the Restaurant had changed hands and the menu changed. No mention of our special request
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food, poor service.
    condadores
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Don't let this poor review change your mind about the food at Blonda. Unfortunately the server did not know that main courses should not come out at the same time as the appetizers. Then he was rude when we told him that we didn't want the main course yet because we had not even eaten our appetizers. The food came out all at different times but that didn't detract from the deliciousness of the meal. I would definitely go back because I had eaten there previously, but if it were my first time there I would not suggest it to friends.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awsome
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    Awsome chees with guava! The ambience was great with great company
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food! Slow service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Good food! Quality and amount were perfect! Kids menu. Service was a but slow!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, service!
    likesgoodfoodVIP
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    Not a typical pizza menu, nice twists on thin crust artisan pizzas. Good pasta! The Gnocchi was wonderful and the "pink sauce" ....yum. Try the Rosemary Creme Brulee if it is on the menu....very interesting and creamy! The servers are very attentive.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • our first visit deserves a second
    goldrushVIP
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    My wife and I shared an order of calamari, a salad and a tomato mozzarella and basil pizza. Everything was wonderful. We shall return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great brunch spot
    Icvelx
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Blonda has one of the best french toast I've ever eaten. The eggs Benedict are also very good, I recommend the brunch plate that has a sample of everything, it is definitely worth it. They do not take reservations of sundays, and the wait is usually long, but worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Meal
    Pucks
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    We had an 8:00pm reservation on a Friday. The table was ready and the food was good: my wife had the Filet and I had the Churrasco. Both were ample, well prepared, flavorful and well presented. The service was a bit slow, but that may have been influenced by some larger parties there at the same time.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • they need more waiters
    csach
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    I love going to Blonda for it's food, location and it's a pretty place. However, the last 4 times I've been, whether for lunch or dinner, they only have two waiters. Last Sunday night we had to leave when we noticed the restaurant was almost full but the people were not being served. We left while waiting for a table and in those 5 minutes, 3 other parties showed up. Basically, if they staffed themselves better, they could move tables and maintain their great service that so well complemented Blonda's food.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent food
    ChrisJanis
    Dined on 1/23/2014
    We ate lunch at Blonda on 1/23. The restaurant is modern and clean with lively decor. We were immediately greeted by Ama who is a smiling, cheerful, lovely young woman. She answered all of our questions thoroughly. The food was outstanding. My wife had a gourmet cheeseburger. She could barely eat 1/2 of it. I had the spinach fettuccine with shrimp and calamari. The seafood was perfectly cooked. The fettuccine was awesome. Home made to the core. The sauce was unique. Oil, garlic and a nice blend of herbs. Try the blueberry lemonade! Be prepared to wait a little for your food, but keep in mind that everything is scratch made. There are no vats of sauce waiting to be ladled over boxed pasta here! Definitely worth a visit!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, notable wine list, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice place
    bruno
    Dined on 1/14/2014
    the beautiful ambience pidzza're really good simpatique Service
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice gem in the heart of Condado...
    MOME
    Dined on 1/13/2014
    I had lunch with my two daughters on a weekday. Excellent service and suggestions from the waiter. The passion fruit mimosa was delightful. The soup & salad to die for. We ordered two pizzas, one came very good but the other had the crust burned. We did not returned because we were in a hurry but they should not serve food in that condition. I would return and order pasta....
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot for dinner
    Brian
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    We had a very good meal here. The thin crust pizza was excellent. Service was a little slow, but friendly.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/15/2013
    I've always loved Blonda: ambiace and food. But service was not great this time. I know the place was full, but they excelled in service before and this time they didn't.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch Sunday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/10/2013
    I made a reservation through open table for Blonda this past Sunday. Even though they told me that they don't take reservations on Sunday brunch, they were quick to accommodate us. We only waited like 20 minutes. Our initial waiter wasn't very friendly, he didn't even great us, but the girl who received us was very attentive to our needs. The French toast was delicious!!!!! and so were the home fries, the bacon was cooked to perfection. The pancakes were ok, they felt a bit under cooked. Overall a good meal. The champagne with ginger was amazing(copying this and doing it at home). Will totally go back again, but getting there early since they get pretty busy.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    This is a neighborhood gem. Clean and tasty food. It is down from the Doubletree and a quick walk downtown. You have so many options from brunch, breakfast, and lunch.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Horrible Service!!! My husband
    Mariana
    Dined on 10/26/2013
    Horrible Service!!! My husband had to get up and get the wine list and many of the items of the menu were not available. The response from the waiter was that he didn't know what time the chef would start making the food. The place was empty and it was 8:30 pm on a Saturday night when we got there. Used to go there but it seems there has been a change of management and the last two times there has been little to no attention to the guests.
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  • Good little restaurant!
    gechevarria
    Dined on 10/20/2013
    Good food and service. Gets crowded on weekends, so call ahead and reserve.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I was pleasantly surprised
    FredVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    I was pleasantly surprised with the quality of the food at Blonda. Recommend the lasagna and pasta with spinach. Very well done.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cool Dining
    ElHoney
    Dined on 10/11/2013
    A relaxed atmosphere in the heart of Condado with great wines and food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome brunch
    Foodie
    Dined on 10/6/2013
    Another great brunch! Have come here for brunch Since it opened and brunch never fails. Great job.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not happy with Open Table
    woohoo
    Dined on 8/18/2013
    Blonda did not honor the reservation made through Open Table. They told us that they had ended the relationship with Open Table. To hold yourself out as a representative of a restaurant for purposes of taking reservations when you are not is not acceptable corporate behavior. I don't think I'll be using Open Table again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The best French toast !
    Ambb
    Dined on 8/11/2013
    Food is really good but not cheap. The place is tiny and seems it can't fit all people they are able to snuggle in. Small place and not much personnel builds the recipe for very slow service. If you don't mind the wait and the feeling of being able to take a bite out of the next table food this is a really good brunch option.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food is always good
    NinaVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2013
    Blonda is a place where you can have good food in a casual ambiance, great anytime from breakfast to dinner or just for light fare at any moment
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We waited over 1 hour for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 7/21/2013
    We waited over 1 hour for a table and then another hour for our food. Meanwhile other tables before us got seated and served because it was less people. This restaurant needs a good manager asap
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great brunch
    Foodie
    Dined on 6/2/2013
    Brunch here is always on point and waiters are very attentive. Would definetely recommend eating brunch here, haven't done dinner yet but imagine is also awesome.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch
    FredVIP
    Dined on 5/5/2013
    Waited 20 minutes for our reservation. The service was rushed maybe because it was crowded. The bloody mary is not recommended - too spicy. The mimosas were good. The eggs benedict splendid and so were the french toast. With time it will be an excellent restaurant.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I've dined there before and
    Deejay
    Dined on 4/30/2013
    I've dined there before and had good experiences. This time was less memorable. The mussels which were great last time did not seem fresh on this occasion. I had a group of 9 and requested the private room. It was not ready when we arrived. It was hot since they only turned on AC when we arrived. So whole experience was disappointing and I won't likely return.
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  • Best brunch in San Juan
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 4/28/2013
    Consistently good fresh food from the Blonda kitchen - excellent pizzas, delicious waffles and pancakes and three types of eggs Benedict. Perfect for foodies looking for brunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and terrific service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/15/2013
    Great food and terrific service. Love the fact the they have a very simple menu. Would recommend this spot for sure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great location in Condado.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 1/6/2013
    Great location in Condado. Excellent weekend brunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 12/31/2012
    The food at Blonda was probably the best meal we had while we were in Puerto Rico. Would recommend it to anyone. Staff were extremely friendly and service was great. Would definitely venture back if I am ever in San Juan again.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great spot for NYE dinner.
    BethesdaFoodieVIP
    Dined on 12/31/2012
    Great spot for NYE dinner. All the food was great, would highly recommend the mussels (some of the best we've ever had).
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 11/11/2012
    Probably the best brunch we've eer had in Puerto Rico.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was horrible,exorbitant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/9/2012
    The food was horrible,exorbitant prices for alchohol and tiny food portions. Not a good one. Seriously
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I WAS IMPRESS WITH THE TASTE
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/31/2012
    I'VE BEEN TRAVELING TO PUERTO RICO FOR ALMOST 6 YEARS AND I HAVE NEVER EXPERIENCED SUCH A GREAT, FRESH AND UNIQUE FOOD LIKE IN BLONDA. MY PARTY AND I HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO MEET CHEF YADIRA, SHE CAME TO OUR TABLE AND EXPLAIN HER WAY OF MAKING FOOD SO DELICIOUS. IT WAS A PLEASURE MEETING HER AND OUR SERVICE GIRL YOSIE. I HIGLY RECOMMEND THE PLACE. I WILL BE VISITING SOON AGAIN.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The brunch food was fair and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 10/21/2012
    The brunch food was fair and could be improved (i.e., hollandaise sauce was very watered down, as was the orange juice.) Some plates are overpriced based on portion size. The room temperature was uncomfortable (too hot) and the service was awful.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Food
    MikeVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2012
    This is a great (fairly) new place in Condado. My wife and I shared the Octopus appetizer, which was great. I had the special, which was osobucco and parm risotto, both of which were great. My wife had a very good chirasco. The apple Brown Betty desert was good but I've had better, and the drinks were disappointing. Overall we really liked our meal, and we'll definitely go back. They have a kid menu, and the night we were there, there were LOTS of kids. The place has nice atmosphere which was incongruous with all the kids. And the price was a little high. But again, overall very good food.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic