Cocina Abierta
Cocina Abierta

Cocina Abierta

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.cocinaabierta.com/
  • Phone: 7879461333
  • 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 Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Cocina Abierta reviews from OpenTable diners
42 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.6
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (28)hot spot (20)good for groups (19)special occasion (14)notable wine list (13)neighborhood gem (11)romantic (9)great for outdoor dining (7)vibrant bar scene (6)late-night find (2)kid-friendly (1)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 22 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 19, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 55 reviews are from the Cocina Abierta reviews archive.
  • 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
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    • 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.
  • Flavorful combinations
    Isachabe
    Dined on 10/25/2013
    Everything was delicious and waitress helped us decide on the best choices! Best tuna I've ever had and the 'croquetas' are divine!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too strong
    DoctorstrongsauceVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2013
    Food good but the sauces too strong I repeat the food all night
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Muy buena relación calidad-precio.
    European
    Dined on 10/4/2013
    Muy buena relación calidad-precio. Servicio agradable y relativamente rápido. El menú no es muy amplio en cuanto a platos principales y escasean los pescados y mariscos, pero se complementa muy bien con los aperitivos y postres. Las pastas y rissotos son excelentes. Los vinos por copa son mejorables, los vinos por botella son buenos.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exelent Expirience
    Tundra
    Dined on 7/26/2013
    Each visit is a new greatfull expirience. Recommend for any occasion, this time was for my mother birth day. Waiting any excuse to visit again Open Table.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    Gaby
    Dined on 6/21/2013
    Consistently great food and quality! Servers should be better trained and more knowlwdgeable about the menú, ingredients and the wine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant week
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/26/2013
    We had another chance to gtry Cocina Abierta and Restaurant week menu, great! We had a lovely dinner with excellent and flawless service. We had the tacos and croquettes for appetizers, both were super yummy and very well served My daughter had the steak and i Had the brussel,sprout and pork belly rissotto, excellent choices. We always are surprised by their food inspirations and pairings, elegant not overdone orcomplicated, just good food to share and enjoy
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Absolutely an excellent choice!
    K123
    Dined on 5/23/2013
    I had been hearing good things about Cocina Abierta and they did not disappoint! The food was delicious and tge service was outstanding (very accomadating). I would definitely recommend it. And if you make it there soon, take advantage of the prix fixe menu for only $36. The black truffle croquettes and New York Strip with Gorgonzola sauce were delicious appetizer and entree options...enjoy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was excellent and
    ShortbreadGirl
    Dined on 5/22/2013
    The food was excellent and well-executed. The flavors were vibrant. The serving staff were personable. The croquettes lived up to their reputation. It was everything others said it would be. I'm looking forward to going back and inviting others to try it out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Bad Experience
    raziel
    Dined on 5/17/2013
    I've come to this restaurant before (like 4 times) and had a great time, but in this occasion the food was delayed for 2 hours. The problem is that in a party of 4, 3 were having dinner here for the first time, so the disaster with the food timing was so bad that I even had a hard time convincing myself of returning to the place, lets not say anything about the other 3 people. The blame was put by the manager on the kitchen and a new pre-fixed menu they were offering. A pretty bad move or bad planning if it was true. And one of the plates came cold...after 2 hours of waiting. Also, I made a reservation through OpenTable and they didn't honored it...I was not on any list of reservations.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • not the same
    francisco2prVIP
    Dined on 5/14/2013
    This time my favorite dish at this restaurant, which is the duck mofongo, was not right. There seemed to be an excess of some condiment or herb that was too strong and spoiled this great dish. The ham and manchego cheese croquetas were excellent, as was the moroccan chicken. Service was better than usual. Although hugely disappointed by the duck mofongo, I will be back.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent
    Gloria
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    The restaurant is superb and the servers are a gem. Best food i have had in a long time. Was soooo good that the next day went to Nonnas ( from the same owner) and was equally good or better ?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tremenda sorpresa
    turisteando
    Dined on 4/30/2013
    Delicioso, para los que queremos probar preparaciones nuevas, con presentaciones sencillas pero especiales
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.