El Asador
El Asador

El Asador

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://elasadorpr.com/
  • Phone: 7872899966
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch Daily: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 12:00am, Friday - Saturday:5:00pm - 3:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, Puerto Rican
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Callejon de la Capilla
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from El Asador
El Asador, where you can find the best seafood and meat cuts, as well as some Puerto Rican cuisine, has a prime location near Old San Juan"s entrance, and right in the heart of the Old City's nightlife. The stylish and exclusive décor of this Bar & Restaurant, accentuated by a magnificent interior patio, provides the perfect environment for a delightful, cozy and sophisticated experience. Whether you are looking for an early lunch, a romantic dinner, or even if you are looking to have a couple of drinks with friends, El Asador is your ultimate destination.
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El Asador reviews from OpenTable diners
2 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance3.5
    Noise LevelModerate
fit for foodies (2)neighborhood gem (2)good for groups (1)great for outdoor dining (1)romantic (1)special occasion (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Amazing Vacation Find!
    skibunny99
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We decided to see if OpenTable worked in Puerto Rico....surprise...it does! We found El Asador here & it was delicious. The creole grouper was great & definitely try the mushroom risotto!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • anonymousVIP
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Do not be put off by appearance of restaurant. Food was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food
    lnjr
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    I found the authentic food to be excellent but no a/c so could be warm
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Scenic View
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Most items on menu were not
    Wct6VIP
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    Most items on menu were not available. They seem to have only three liquors available, rum, kailua, and a bottle of Jack Daniels! Very disappointing. Even chicken Caesar salad.....but no chicken, ridiculous!
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Out of most food
    worldsfirstmanVIP
    Dined on 12/30/2013
    I really wanted to like this place. The menu looks delicious, and the place is beautifully done. But when you are out of most of your food, including the advertised prix-fixe at $23.50 and everything else on the menu, we went elsewhere. Be sure to check that they have food before going.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Steer clear of El Asador
    pauliVIP
    Dined on 12/26/2013
    First the good news. The waiter was very nice and hard-working. Two of the three dishes we ordered were good. And El Asador is a charming looking tavern in a historic building. Now the bad news. Waits are interminable, with several tables of clients leaving in the process. The prices are as high or higher than in some of the best restaurants in San Juan (like Casa Lola or Oceano). Water is served in plastic cups. Seating is mostly on picnic benches. There is only one, overpriced, red and one white wine by the bottle. The fried calamari were the worst I have ever tasted. In sum, It's a good place to drink --at the bar, where you don't need to wait so long for service. But as a restaurant, it's a pure tourist trap.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awful all around
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 12/19/2013
    This place looks attractive but please avoid it at all costs. The food is mediocre at best, especially considering the exorbitant prices, and the service takes forever. It took an hour and 15 minutes for us to get our appetizers. The fish was bland and overcooked and the pasta tasted like Chef Boyardee. The waiter spilled water on our table and never cleaned it up. Even the mojito, which they claim is the best in PR, is fine but not superlative.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A cute little place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 11/13/2013
    A cute little place tucked out of the way in Old a Town San Juan. Not one of the tourist joints. A nice place to try.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excelente
    Hector
    Dined on 8/30/2013
    Buen ambiente, excelente comida y muy buena atención. Los Mojitos superrrrrr.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Let Down
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/5/2013
    I read some good reviews and was expecting some good Puerto Rican cusine. What a let down. Food was pricey, but quality was sub par. Presentation was nice, but food lacked seasoning and was very bland.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet