MARES - Ritz-Carlton San Juan

MARES - Ritz-Carlton San Juan

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/Properties/SanJuan/Dining/mares/Default.htm
  • Phone: 7872531700
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast Daily: 6:00am - 11:30am; Sunday Brunch: 12:00pm - 3:00pm; Lunch Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner Night: 6:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Simon Porter
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch
  • Entertainment: Tropical Jazz Every Sunday 12:30pm – 3:30pm during Cava Brunch

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  • Parking: Hotel Parking
A word from MARES - Ritz-Carlton San Juan
Forged and inspired by the natural abundance of Caribbean life. Mares is an upscale casual dining destination offering a range of the Atlantic and Caribbean’s finest seafood and shellfish. Chef Simon Porter’s cuisine reflects his island experiences and appreciation for purity and simplicity. Mares’ design is sleek and modern with subtle allusions to its Caribbean heritage.
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MARES - Ritz-Carlton San Juan reviews from OpenTable diners
2 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating3
  • Food3
    Service5
  • Ambiance3.5
    Noise LevelModerate
0% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
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  • No Sunday Brunch!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Open Table says there is a Sunday brunch from 12:30 - 3:00. This is not true. They serve breakfast buffet until noon, followed by lunch. We had brunch reservations at another restaurant and cancelled it to go to the Mares brunch. Needless to say, we were very disappointed. The poor waiter tried his best to assuage us and even comped our coffee and a small appetizer, so we don't blame him. Likely the Mares management has not updated their Open Table account.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 1 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 19, 2014
    • Overall Rating5
    • Food5
    • Ambiance4
    • Service5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 9 reviews are from the MARES - Ritz-Carlton San Juan reviews archive.
  • Review is just for breakfast.
    wellTravelledDiner
    Dined on 11/24/2013
    Review is just for breakfast. The buffet is way over priced for what is offered. The waffles off of the menu were aweful, very doughy and dense. Go next door to the bakery canarias for breakfast instead.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We arrived 45 minutes before
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 3/4/2012
    We arrived 45 minutes before brunch was supposed to be over to find the staff breaking the brunch tables down early since it was not busy despite our having a reservation. But our server was gracious and the chef was happy to make eggs or omelettes to order to accommodate us. All the staff was warm and gracious, up to Ritz Carlton standards. Special stand-out: Orlando's mojitos served at the lobby bar are the best I have ever had!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Breakfast at the Ritz in San
    bankerguy02VIP
    Dined on 1/29/2012
    Breakfast at the Ritz in San Juan what more needs to be said. The food is very good, juice and fruit are fresh and the custom omelets are great!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great service made this a
    JohnsonVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2010
    Great service made this a place I plan to visit again during our next trip to PR
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We went there for Mother's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 5/10/2009
    We went there for Mother's Day brunch and we had great expectations because after all it is the Ritz Carlton. Unfortunately, it was a dissappointment. After making the reservation through open table I received a call from the restaurant to reschedule because the brunch start at 12:30 PM and they requested a credit card to "secure" the reservation (this was not detailed in the open table website or resevation prompts). Below are some highlights (or warnings??) of the experience:(1)Hotel-beautiful;(2)Restaurant entrance - crowded, disorganized and people didnt make lines for early arrivals;(3)View - NONE, there are glass windows but face the interior patio;(4)Food - not impressive (I had better brunches for $26/per person, this was $70+taxes)
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Prior to our trip to Puerto
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002
    Dined on 3/15/2009
    Prior to our trip to Puerto Rico the information about this restaurant was very confusing. Read that there was a Sunday brunch and that is why we made this reservation. I was disappointed that there wasn't the Sunday brunch offered, however the daily breakfast buffets were very nice.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent fod and service.
    SanMateoMan
    Dined on 7/12/2008
    Excellent fod and service. Staff is friendly and efficient.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I am unable to rate this restaurant
    JudiVIP
    Dined on 7/7/2008
    I am unable to rate this restaurant as they took the reservation, but were not open when I dined. They had decided to close on Monday's but had not contacted me with that information. I arrived and they were closed. The manager, Juan, was very gracious and accomodated me in another restaurant at the Ritz-Carlton. I recommended they post on their website the closed days which they have not yet done. This would alleviate problems like mine. Thank you.
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  • My wife and I went to Mares
    Mark
    Dined on 6/20/2008
    My wife and I went to Mares for the Friday Night seafood buffet. The food was extremely average and the price was high. At $65 per person, add in a bottle of water, one cocktail and one cup of coffee -- plus tax and tip -- and you are at $200. The meal was not memorable and not worth $200.
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