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Pikayo
Pikayo

Pikayo Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://wilobenet.com/restaurants/pikayo.htm
  • Phone: (787) 721-6194
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 6:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Fusion / Eclectic, Puerto Rican, International
  • Executive Chef: Alex Rivera
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wheelchair Access
  • Catering: Upscale off premise catering. Will travel abroad. Experienced in high volume.

Getting there

  • Parking: Valet
A word from Pikayo
Going strong since 1990, serving primarily locals our version of many classics from around the world with the inclusion of local favorites as well as contemporary fusion dishes. This is Chef Wilo Benet's flagship restaurant.
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Diner Reviews
  • "With only a quick overnight in San Juan, was looking for something different than the usual fare. After a short look at Yelp, Pikayo stood out as the place to try. Reservations for 2 at 7 pm was made and were seated at a nice 2 top. Initial service was attentive and a precursor for the remainder of the evening. Wine list, speciality drinks, and menus were provided. After a pleasant discussion with the waiter, we chose the. "Classic" tasting menu as opposed to the San Juan tasting menu. The wine list provided many choice selections, but we ended up with a Crémant de Bourgogne, Pinot Noir which paired perfectly with the tuna, foie gras, scallop ravioli, filet, shrimp and the cheese and chocolate soufflés. Definitely a gem in Condado"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "I took my mom here for her 75th birthday and it was magical. They had the perfect table overlooking the ocean. I could not have asked for better food or a better place to be. Absolutely fabulous. I highly recommend this restaurant and then go gamble right across the hotel if you are feeling adventurous! Thank you Pikayo for an excellent time."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "The entire experience at Pikayo was terrific. The service was friendly, informative even, and the setting was attractive, clean, and modern. The bread and honey butter were extraordinary. Each miniature pork belly burger was an explosion of flavors that blended perfectly; each bite of the tuna tartar, while more subtle, was no less delicious. The foie gras and plantain was also superb, and I'm not even typically a fan of foie gras. For our entree, we had the lamb chops which were quite good: excellent meat, well-seasoned, and prepared perfectly. And the dessert -- two small souffles, one chocolate and one cheese -- were beyond superb. Delicate, flavorful, but not overwhelmingly sweet. No plate left the table with food still on it."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "We had the tasting and wine Pairing. Everything was unbelievable. Will be returning."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Pikayo was our third dinner here in Puerto Rico during our 7 night stay. We're going back before we leave! Enough said!!"
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Disfrutamos de la comida, del servicio y atenciones del personal. Esperamos volver pronto."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "MAYBE even better. Had the Chef's Tasting and it was awesome. They even went above and beyond and subbed out the filet and gave me lamb chops (anyone can make a good filet, but lamb... you need a magic touch there.) Chef Wilo Benet ROCKED IT OUT. However, the pièce de résistance was their foie gras. W O WWWWW. 10 out of 10. Actually, a 9.75 out of 10, because it was only a 'tasting' and not a whole piece... but THAT was the REAL DEAL. The service was fantastic; water never went unfilled and they were right there pouring our wine... all unobtrusively. We went late, so I couldn't get a good view of the water, but it looked like it would have been a great setting. My wife, who's harder to please than I, loved Pikayo. We WILL be back!"
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Outstanding service upon entry. Everyone was ultra pleasant and gave exceptionally great service to my boyfriend and I! Drinks were delicious and the food was delectable! ! We had the Spanish cava bubbly, scallops, foie gras, mini burgers, guava and cheese, and the desert chocolate and cheese were all incredible. Wish they were open for lunch to have my fix! ! What a find. Thank you for making a special night even moreso!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "After looking at a lot of options, Pikayo was my choice and I was very pleased! Food was excellent, the sea bass on the polenta was the best dish i think i have ever had. The swordfish was also top notch. Wine was outstanding. Great view and excellent service. Thanks Pikayo!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Food was soooo gooood!!! Love everything. I recommend this place for a date night."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "We were visiting on vacation and we knew we were in a good spot when we noticed locals having their Saturday night dinner. Service impeccable ... Food from start to finish wonderful to the senses and wine list was too notch .. Atmosphere quiet .. Made For a grade A night out for dinner on our vacation!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "A Resturant to go to while in Puerto Rico, food and service was unbelievable."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "I tried pikayo when in was in the modern museum of art 10yrs ago. This is my first time back in Puerto Rico since then and it us bigger and better than ever. Puerto Rican tasting menu is highly recommended."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "We came to Puerto Rico to celebrate my wife birthday and wanted to go somewhere nice and romantic and Pikayo was the top choice. We were sitting at a table over looking the ocean. Our waiter was helpful and provided some recommendation for the appetizers;the plantain and beef brisket was amazing. Our entrees were excellent and seasoned very well. The salmon I had was the best I've ever tasted and my wife lamp chops were delicious. Presentation of the food was great too. All in all a great restaurant and my wife enjoyed as well."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "I can always count on Pikayo for a great meal--the menu is both creative and reliably delicious. With Gustavo covering the cocktails and Javier the wine--always guaranteed a great drink as well! Can't go wrong."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "The appetizers were phenomenal! We ordered four for our table and all of them were delicious. The souffle for desserts were a bit average, however the service was attentive and courteous."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Restaurant was stuffy. Good was overpriced. Service was terrible. Food was well prepared but small portions. Felt like a country club."
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "excellent dining place. Great service, superb quality of foods and the timing to deliver the main course and dessert was excellent. Higly recommended for special occasions."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "The best way to celebrate our last night in Puerto Rico! The Service was incredible, very attentive. We split the arugula and fennel salad, My husband had the rack of lamb and I had the halibut-which was that nights' special and for desert we had the chocolate and cheese soufflés--a must. Every course was perfection. The highlight was when Chef Benet came out and said hello--very personable. We couldn't have had a better end to our wonderful trip!"
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "Food is very expensive but very good. The tasting menu is not worth it as you do not get enough food and go hungry though. "
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "It is a great restaurant from the hostess to the dessert! Food was delicious, service was superb!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "We are from out of town, coming straight from the airport and didn't have time to change. The received us like if we were properly dressed and then some. Very attentive, the table location was great. And the food was superb!!! Loved the green pigeon peas with rissoto, and the "bistec encebollado" His wine "Dobleu", is excellent. Very well assorted bar. Everything you see in the pictures on the website, is identical in person; well not truly... is even better. You get to see all the angles. And the interior design is just gorgeous, not too little not too much, very elegant."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "I researched Pikayo and was looking forward a special meal. We are from NYC and eat at some of the best restaurants in the world and thought that Pikayo would be in line with those restaurants from everything I read. Unfortunately, the service was terrible. We didn't receive any information about the tasting menu. I asked and the waist said - oh yeah - we have that. No asks if we wanted refills on drinks, etc. The soufflé was very good. Too bad the waiter never showed us the rest of the dessert menu or even asked if we wanted coffee. For those prices - which were higher than NYC - I expected top notch food, top notch service and a top notch experience. "
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "Pikayo is worth the trip. The food was great. I highly recommend the octopus carpaccio. One of the best things I have ever eaten in my life! The only downside is the seating. If you are a party of 2 you will likely be seated in a row next to other parties of 2 - not great for private conversations. "
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "Pikayo is our favorite restaurant in San Juan. we have been going back to it every time we are in Puerto Rico ( at least 18 years) The food is always exquisite, especially their Tasting Menus, the service is impeccable and the decor is Beautiful. It is on Par with the finest restaurants in New York A must visit Can't wait to go back "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "This is a beautiful space. However the service by any standard was inattentive and slow. The Caesar salad was poor - the fish and desserts however were good."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "The food was absolutely top notch gourmet. We had Chilean Sea Bass that literally melted in your mouth. That amazing entree came after a spectacular appetizer of a Pesto and Pistachio sauce on tagliatelle pasta. Amazing! We highly recommend the food and service. "
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "On vacation I hadn't expected a true 5 star experience. However Pikado delivers across the board. Service was solid with a never empty water glass and accommodative staff. The dining room is beautiful and tables well spaced to ensure privacy unlike most NYC hot spots. And lastly the food was diverse and innovative. Enjoyed the cheese soufflé and the mix of fish, pasta, salad and cheese dishes. Somewhat surprised by quality given food varietal diversity. Would certainly try again."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Always fabulous. Greeted by name, Maitre D, Sommelier, and all levels of servers very responsive to my desires, to include the firendly Chef Benet. This time I had the Chef's Tasting menu, with Foie gras added (cause I love it and just had to), and a white wine pairing. Only thing I didn't like the whole night was one wine. But the other pairings were fab, and even had saki with the fish."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Amazing food! We went for the classic tasting menu, which did not disappoint. The chef really understands how to put together creative and complex flavor combinations. Each dish was a surprise from the tuna tartare with wasabi tobiko and Yuzu sauce to the amazing foie gras with truffle honey, which may be one of the best dishes I have had in my life. The portions are not big but the flavors of each dish are meant to be savored and appreciated. The only dish I was not utterly impressed by was the scallop ravioli, which I felt the scallop was a bit overcooked and rubbery rather than tender, but the flavor was excellent. Wonderful service as well!"
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "I was very impressed with my overall experience. Food was exquisite there was nothing that I didn't like for the starters to dessert. Nice wine list and service was excellent."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Dinner was great, however tostones beg to be served with a sauce on the side. Scallops were on point and so were the appetizers. Not terribly impressed with manposteo rice. More dessert options would be nice."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "When I made my reservation I casually mentioned that it was our anniversary. I did not think that nor did I expect the restaurant to pay attention to this detail. To my surprise and my wife's, we were greeted with two glasses of champagne and a happy anniversary wish from the staff. It was the beginning to an extraordinary night of dining. The meals are beyond delight and the service was excellently detailed. When I come back to Puerto Rico we will defintely vist Pikayo."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "I visiting the island every spring time and Pikayo is the place to be,whatever is the occasion . Chef Wilet surprise you with his creations and Staff complete your Pikayo expirience be the one you looking for.Bravo!!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "This is Wilo Benet's flagship restaurant at the Hilton Condado Plaza. The food is a great combination of technique, converting Puerto Rican classics into masterpieces. For example, with the "Bistec Encebollado" (single minute steaks with sauteed onions), Chef Benet uses tenderloin and the onions are caramelized just perfect. The seared Foie Gras he serves with ripe plantain and a truffle honey. I always have a great experience in this, one of the best restaurants in Puerto Rico. Be sure to make a reservation, be it foe the dining room or the bar."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "One of the most memorable meals I have ever had! The service was excellent and the food was a spectacular work of art! Chef Benet was kind enough to prepare some pre-meal surprises for the table and spent a good bit of time describing the various dishes. Our table consisted of people in the entertainment business and our applause was for the staff was well deserved. An evening we won't forget."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "The food was delicious, the service was gracious. I would definitely return and recommend this restaurant to others."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "A culinary treat! Best meal in Puerto Rico. Swordfish melted in your Mouth. Tapas were all fabulous and the cheese soufflé with guava was Sublime. Don't miss it"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Our meal was delicious, our entire party enjoyed all our choices. We ordered a bottle of pinot noir, which was a great pairing with our steak dishes. In spite of the kitchen's excellence, the service was a spotty. The two examples include: not acknowledging our mother's 60th birthday which was noted on the reservation. A nearby table received a candle in their dessert; we thought it would have been nice if this was also done for our mother. Also, we ordered a dish, which was asked to be wrapped up to take home - stomachs were too full. We didn't realize until later that they forgot to give us our doggie bag- too late to head back! All in all, after spending over $400 for dinner, I would have liked to have seen consistent and better service."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "This was the best restaurant experience I've had in Puerto Rico. The food was up to par and the service was impeccable, the money was well worth it. I would definitely come back."
    Dined on 3/21/2014