Best overall dining experience everHands down the best dining experience of my life. We got the tasting menu - she ordered the classic and I got the puertorican one. Both were out of this world! Tuna tartare with green caviar and jalepenos and miso sauce was to die for. Corned beef over plantain with fricasse sauce was tantalizing- I wanted to lick the plate but refrained. Service was on point- very organized and methodical. Food came out with perfect timing and we each had 5 different dishes - each 1 seemed to be served at exactly the right time. 10 different dishes total between the 2 of us- each 1 packed with flavor and cooked masterfully- when we thought it couldn't get any better, it did. Over and over again. 5 stars is not high enough for this place.5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent anniversary celebration!We celebrated our first wedding anniversary here and it could not have been a more perfect evening! We were greated with champagne and that was only the beginning of a wonderful evening. From the appetizers to the suffle, everything was amazing!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGood but expensiveI think you could get a better value somewhere else, but the food was definitely amazing if you want to splurge.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMClassy RestaurantNot the best place for vegetarians but a beautiful, classy restaurant.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMSpectacular!Amazing experience. Great food, ambiance and overall experience!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGood foodThe place has good food, but I think a little expensive for what it is. Only recommended for special ocassions.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food and service.Excellent food and service. Food presentation was spectacular! Would recommend highly! Get there early enough to enjoy the view if seated near the windows.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfection!We absolutely loved this restaurant.
A friend from home (NYC) suggested that we try it. We were initially "put off" because of the loud casino across the hall but once inside the restaurant everything was perfect.
After dinner my world-traveler, food-loving husband announced that he had NEVER eaten more perfectly prepared fish in his life. The sommelier, Javier, was genius and his suggested wine pairings made everything taste even better.
Everything we had was amazing. I can highly recommend.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMWe just dined here for ourWe just dined here for our wedding night. We were more than pleased. The dinner was amazing as well as the service. My husband had the tasting menu and I ordered a la carte. I think that was a good way to go so you can try a little of everything. The tuna tartars are a must as well as the froie gras and the Soufflés. And a wonderful wine list as well as a staff that is very passionate about what they do.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMIt doesn't get better than Pikayo.Incredible service, food and atmosphere. It is number 1 on my list of restaurants in Puerto Rico.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMCelebrated my engagement here,Celebrated my engagement here, wonderful experience and great food with decent serving portions.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMWow, what an amazing evening!Wow, what an amazing evening! Great food and ambience.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMAn enjoyable evening at PikayoWe asked to sit by the window to get a nice view and booked the earliest time (6:30PM) just to make sure they will have the table available. We really wanted to order the tasting menu, but we never had foie gras and weren't sure if we'd like it, so we just ordered from the menu. We ended up getting the scallop ravioli and mushroom risotto as appetizers; sea bass with asparagus and large shrimp with mashed root as entree, and a combo of chocolate and cheese soufflé. The mushroom risotto, although on the salty side, was really good. The sea bass was also cooked perfectly and was buttery. We also liked the soufflé which you should order with your meal. I thought the chocolate one was better than the cheese one.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMHappy to return!I was at Pikayo 20 years ago when it was located in Old San Juan. I had a business project that took up most of a year and Pikayo was our "go to" spot for a great meal when we were in San Juan.
My memory wasn't disappointed, and in fact, Pikayo was better than I remembered! The menu was always great for fresh, inventive seafood and via the Puerto Rican Tasting Menu, we weren't disappointed. The shrimp and whitefish (whose name I don't remember) were standouts. The beef entrees were also great and the cheese flan desert was spectacular.
Service was top notch - as good as I've experienced. I hope I have a reason to return in less than 20 years!4/11/2013 12:00:00 AMamazing food, but atmosphereamazing food, but atmosphere is kind of "sterile" white and really dislike shared booth set up when your conversation is listened to by those next to you.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMWe selected Pikayo for ourWe selected Pikayo for our 20th wedding anniversary celebration dinner and were not disappointed. The food was excellent with lovely use of local ingredients (the fois gras was the best I've ever had); presentation was excellent. Chef Benet made a stop at our table which was a treat. Service was good but not on par with other restaurants of this caliber...although it was a Tuesday night. Highly recommended.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food.. The menu is veryGreat food.. The menu is very diverse and most dishes sound as though they would be great. We had The beef carpaccio and Tuna Tartar.. Both were very good. My fiance had a pasta appetizer and I had the swordfish entree. Both were delicious and the appetizer portion was the perfect size for my Fiance as an entree. Our server was very good but, could have been more personable or engaging but, we had an assistant server who was very fun to talk to and interact with. He made up for the lack of personality of our waiter.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMPiyako is a must restaurantPiyako is a must restaurant while visiting San Juan. It is a modern, beautiful restaurant with a very attentive staff.I took my teenage daughter and we both enjoyed the special appetizers if the day, cheese empanadas and roast beef sliders. The owner came over and thanked us for coming. Just not appropriate for young children.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything was fantastic.Everything was fantastic. I highly recommend the tasting menu and the cheese souffle with guava sauce is a MUST!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent rest., food phenomenal.Excellent rest., food phenomenal.
Would highly recommend to anyone who appreciates great food.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMAbsolutely fabulous! One ofAbsolutely fabulous! One of the top restaurants in Puerto Rico! Remarkable service and great food!3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMI had the Puerto Rican TastingI had the Puerto Rican Tasting Menu and the Truffle Empanadas. It was delicious. The empanadas were my least favorite, a little to bland/one note. The bacalao was perfectly cooked, the corned beef pionono was my favorite dish of the evening.3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding food and service,Outstanding food and service, although a bit pricey. Desserts are overwhelmingly sweet.3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous, we always go hereFabulous, we always go here when we visit San Juan.
The borata with caviar was truly memorable.3/9/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the best dining experiencesI've been traveling to PR for 7 years on business and had the best dining experience here at Pikayo. We ate late, around 9pm and the restaurant was still busy but not crowded. We the atmosphere is refined and quiet, very very nice for a romantic or business dinner. Service was excellent. We had the tasting menu and the matching wines. The chef not only did an outstanding job with the preparation, but the pairing of foods and wines made both taste better. Dinner for the two of us with tip was $266; a bit high for PR but certainly worth the splurge while you are on the Island.2/19/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing!One of the most enjoyable and outstanding dining experiences anywhere at any price! Simply fantastic.2/6/2013 12:00:00 AMPikayo - an outstanding experienceIn my opinion Pikayo is the best fine dining restaurant in Puerto Rico. There are many very good restaurants in San Juan, where one can enjoy an excellent dinner, but no other can provide the combination of outstanding levels of food and service, as Pikayo does. Highly recommended.1/5/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of Our Favorites on the IslandWe had a five course tasting menu selected by the manager Carlos Nieves and chef Wilo Benet. We were in heaven. The dishes were the most flavorful, beautifully presented plates throughout the evening. We had all seafood dishes and I have to say we were excited to see what was coming out next. The freshest ingredients with the most delicious flavor profiles, as good as if not better than the best restaurants in NYC. The waitstaff was on point, anticipating our every need without being intrusive. We will certainly return in March when we come back to Puerto Rico. A very memorable evening. Thank you Pikayo!!12/12/2012 12:00:00 AM