Cocina Abierta
Cocina Abierta

Cocina Abierta

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.cocinaabierta.com/
  • Phone: (787) 946-1333
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner:
    Mon - Wed: 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
    Thu: 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
    Fri - Sat: 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
    Sun: 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Fusion / Eclectic, International
  • Executive Chef: Martin Louzao
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Reservations are available for private dinners, celebrations and corporate events as well.
  • Private Party Contact: Melissa Montañez 787-955-1874x
  • Entertainment: At the school we offer cooking classes for cooking aficionados. We reveal all of our secrets and we create the dishes shown on our website and blog.
    Cocina Abierta also offers a boutique deli with a selection of homemade gourmet products. You will find a selection of breads from around the world and variety of jams, artisanal cheeses and meats, chutneys, and pates. Sweets, chocolates, and baked goods are available.

Getting there

  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Cocina Abierta
We are an interactive culinary environment.

At our restaurant we create and interpret the culinary ideas inspired from different cultures, products, and techniques. Our always evolving menu is a result of the interaction and interchange of different experiences.

An open kitchen, eclectic and without limitations.
Because cooking is our passion.

Historically cooking evolved through the interaction and exchange of cultures. Through this premise and advances in technology our project, Cocina Abierta, was born, designed for the sharing and development for our passion.

Cocina Abierta is a restaurant and school.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Cocina Abierta reviews from OpenTable diners
44 reviews since July 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelEnergetic
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (30)hot spot (25)good for groups (20)notable wine list (18)special occasion (12)neighborhood gem (11)romantic (9)vibrant bar scene (7)great for outdoor dining (6)late-night find (2)great for lunch (1)kid-friendly (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Food was yummy
    ReneeVIP
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    Great for tapas. Croquettes were yummy. So were the duck tacos.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just ok.
    aoramos
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    The food was good. The service slow. You need reservation on Saturdays. -It was full-. It just feel like too expensive for the amount of food they serve.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • If you are looking for great food in PR
    hungry
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Condado is tourist heavy and good food was hard for us to find. When no tables were available at the place we stopped in to, Cocina Abierta was suggested. The hostess told us " It is where I like to go." We went that evening then brought a group of eight the next night. Great wine, wonderful salads, and main dishes. The bar tender is excellent, as is the wait staff. Go to this little gem- you won't be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Manny
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    I've had various group dinners, some with friends and family, and some with business associates, and the food and service have been consistently good. Great atmosphere!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful food; may be too noisy.
    NSCPR
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Cocina Abierta has an excellent menu, including some succulent vegetarian alternatives, which are not easy to find in San Juan. Their wine list is also comprehensive and reasonably priced. Cocina Abierta is happening!, which had always been a characteristic that added to its trendy ambiance. However, during my last visit, it was a bit too crowded, making the service decrease as the noise level increased. I would still recommend it wholeheartedly, but for people looking for good food in a place that is loud!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Declining
    francisco2prVIP
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    After this restaurant moved from its original location in the San Patricio area to its present Condado locale, its food and service have deteriorated, which is a shame because Cocina Abierta used to be very good. Nevertheless this is still a nice place to visit, with an interesting menu, now more convenient than before.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Run don't walk to Cocina Abierta
    CeeCeeVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Simply Spectacular! Food, service ambience all fabulous!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Overall was good but not good enough for the 5 star
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Culinary & well designed interiors
    csach
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Loved this new venue for Cocina Abierta. The décor is beautifully planned around the theme they want to carry out as clean, casual, trendy and well maintained and managed. Very well done. The food is amazing and this is the most important part. I have never seen eggplant prepared as if it was a fillet of sole. Beautiful! Anything off the menu will be to your delight if you like good, well presented food. For arroz and habichuelas, go home.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food
    Belyn
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    All plates were delicious. I loved the fact that it had a dessert chef.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Little slow great place
    Jowi
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Great food, ambiance and friendly staff. Just a little slow between orders. Not a big deal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Dinner on Vacation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Went here for dinner while on vacation for the week and and so sad we did not have the time or opportunity to go back again! Everything from the food, service and presentation was amazing! A must try when you're in the Condado area. Thank you to everyone for an amazing dining experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazingly delicious
    Gabiiijaime
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Every bite was better than the one before, we couldn't stop eating, the portions are generous for a tasting menu and very fairly priced.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, friendly service
    Paul
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I love the concept they apply here: dishes are in general small portions but the intention is you order 3-4 portions so you can get different tastes. Same with accompanying wines. Fantastic food and wonderful service! I'm definitely coming back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Dining Experience
    Edgar11
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Everything was beyond our expectations. The food was just amazing. The ambiance and service was excellent. Will recommend to anyone that enjoys fine and creative food. The specialty drinks were very tasty. One of my favorite dining experiences ever!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dinner!
    Caceres
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The food and cocktails were excellent. Our favorite plate was the duck and the langoustines...delicious!!!.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awasome
    cocinaabiertafan
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Delicioso elegante presentacion y sabores autenticos sopa de cebolla sin igual ñoquis y croquetas divinas pulpo scsllops ypostre sin igual admirable creatividad .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A nice dinner night.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    The restaurant Cocina Abierta at Condado is fit for a night out with your significant other or a group of friends. The atmosphere matches the overall nightlife of Condado. The restaurant is laid back, so this is not the place to go if you're looking for a classical or traditional restaurant experience. Although it is not the cheapest restaurant in town, the food was exceptionally cooked and very well presented. It was overall very pleasant dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    This restaurant is a great find. The food was amazing as well as the overall experience. We loved it will return the first chance we get. A must!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New location, service not good
    Susypr
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    This is a new location for what used to be one of my favorite restaurants. The service is just not good, I went twice to make sure that my first time was not a bad day. The second was the same or worst, maybe it's because we had the same server, but I don't think so. It was just bad service, very different from their prior location in Which they had excellent service.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We loved it and came back again
    Gya2VIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Excellent food and service, Menu has lots of options for small plates, just perfect for us and wine list was pretty good
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome!!
    CCFR
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Excellent Food, Great Service. This is a "must go" restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Espectacular
    Vanessa
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    The food was awesome,love the place the services and most of all the food!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 21 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 64 reviews are from the Cocina Abierta reviews archive.
  • Outstanding - Delicious-
    Gourmandatarian
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    From the cool ambience to the tasty, generous, trendy and interesting food to the warm, friendly, knowledgable servers and staff - the entire experience was outstanding - so much so that we dined at Cocina 2x in 4 days. Our server the first time - the lovely Kamilla, made sure to tell our server of our particular food needs -demonstrating her interest and attentiveness to our needs. We love everything about this place and more than suggest you make an evening here. !!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delish!
    Julizzette
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Food is creative and succulent. The service matches the high quality of the food. Cocina Abierta is must for any serious foodie.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Nice Find
    DFGP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We've heard about Cocina Abierta from friends who love it. This was a special night out dinner. We found the helpings adequate. Especially loved the onion soup, the spareribs and the scallops. While I would appreciate a quieter atmosphere, in Puerto Rico it's the luck of the draw. Unfortunately too many parents don't understand that their kids aren't at the center of everyone else's attention. The staff understood our preference for kids-free dining but there was no place else to put us. We came for the food and that didn't disappoint. We will certainly be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Flavors, Too Small Portions
    TequilaGeek
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Really amazing flavors and awesome cocktails, in a nice ambience with attentive service. The only down side was the portions size. I well understand that it's a tasting menu concept, but few dishes (e.g. Goat Cheese Cannelloni, with 1 small cannelloni on the plate) were way too scarce to leave any kind of fulfillment or satisfaction. IMHO a bit more generous portions would make the experience much more enjoyable, without sacrificing any style or elegance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent New Spot on the Condado
    Frequenttraveler48
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    One of the best eateries in PR!!! The menu is impressive, but not overly extensive. Very reasonably priced. Each item we ordered was prepared from scratch and was simply excellent. Our group of 3 received our dishes all at the same time and each was piping hot. Wine list is comprehensive and not overpriced. This is a real gem!! Mostly upscale locals on a Thurs night and they were well dressed and attractive. Our waiter was a super attentive Argentine. A very friendly man and totally knowledgeable about both the menu and wine list. If you're staying at the Marriott, this a must try choice. Make reservations or you might face a long wait after 7 pm. Definitely fit for foodies and fashionistas.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent dinner
    Lovedinner
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Food was excellent. My recommendation is to try the fried calamari, the onion soup and the best of all were the ricotta gnocchis (it's a side plate). Love the place! If you like wine they have excellent recommendations. Try to choose a table far from the kitchen so your clothes don't end up smelling as meat.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome food
    Rafa
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Food was spectacular. But the kitchen is super slow. Plus We ordered champagne and it was served almost at room temperature. The brought us another one and it was just as warm :(. The food's great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Revamped Concept
    ar123
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    I recently had the opportunity to dine in the new location for Cocina Abierta. The menu underwent some changes featuring 4 different small courses to allow for a broader tasting experience. All the entrees were tasty and large enough not to be considered a tapa but small to allow for sampling 2-4 different plates depending on your appetite. There was a very varied selection of wines by the glass with recommendations on the pairing for each course, which I found very flexible and convenient. The place was crowded and reservation is highly recommended. There is limited parking space in front of the property but no valet. There is additional parking next to the restaurant for a fee.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Mix of Flavors
    luv2eat
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    We followed recommendations from our server and were very pleased with the outcome. Small portions and delicious. place was warmer than usual. Noise level too high by 8:00 pm on a Friday night.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • DINNER
    Mari
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    FOOD WAS GOOD, TAPAS WERE GOOD. THE PASSION FRUIT SANGRIA WAS FAIR, SHOULD HAVE GONE FOR THE WINE.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place to share with Friends
    Runs4three
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    Last week a joined a group of friends for our typical wine tasting evening. We chose Cocina Abierta because we are familiar with food but also because of their offer of free corkage mondays-wednesday. We opened several bottles of wine, and enjoyed several appetizers (we did not order a full meal this time). The restaurant was not too busy and the service was just outstanding! The food was great, particularly the onion soup, the croquettes and the pork belly on steamed buns. I would recommend this place to anyone without hesitation... And we hope to be back soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved the food. Enjoyed the
    MikeCoronaVIP
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    Loved the food. Enjoyed the atmosphere. Will defintely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New place in San Patricio Area
    Foodie2die
    Dined on 12/4/2013
    Love the Manchego balls as appettizer..next time an order to go is a must
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cozyness!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    Cocina Abierta is a great to celebrate any occasion!! Romantic & cozy!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for vibrant get togethers!!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/8/2013
    Really nice small place full of flavor. Great to meet up with friends and have a culinary highlight.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb food
    NinaG
    Dined on 11/3/2013
    This is our second time at this restaurant and the menu has always impressed us. The food is very tasty and creative. Starting with the onion and squash soups, the squid pinchos, the manchego cheese croquettes with the tomatoes jam, the Moroccan chicken pie, the seared tuna and finishing with the lemon tart everything was excellent. Eat until yesterday from the doggie bag. Definitely will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great consistent place
    UncriticVIP
    Dined on 10/30/2013
    As always Cocina Abierta delivers great food with high quality products. Consistency is something you will always find and the ever changing menu keeps you wanting to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.