Pikayo
Pikayo

Pikayo

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://wilobenet.com/restaurants/pikayo.htm
  • Phone: 7877216194
  • Hours of Operation:

    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 6:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Puerto Rican, Fusion / Eclectic, 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Pikayo reviews from OpenTable diners
52 reviews since July 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.8
  • Ambiance4.7
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (42)romantic (39)fit for foodies (25)notable wine list (22)good for groups (13)scenic view (13)neighborhood gem (12)hot spot (12)vibrant bar scene (5)late-night find (2)great for lunch (1)great for outdoor dining (1)great for brunch (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Let down 60th....
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Although the evening started out lovely, it quickly went down hill. As we were there for our 60th birthday, thought maybe a candle at least. Nothing. Both myself and my girlfriend had the tasting menu, which the first couple of courses delicious, but the entrée very disappointing. No waiter to be seen, and when I did mention this, he didn't seem to care. Very disappointed in the evening. .
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food and service
    Belyn
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    The food and the service were great. Everyone was friendly and happy to assist and answer any question.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Service EVER!!
    VJohnson
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    I made reservations for 7PM to celebrate my husband's birthday. We were running a little late since we spent all day in Old San Juan. Not only did the manager allow us to reschedule our dinner to 8:30PM, but they also allowed us to add 4 ppl to our reservation! This is a big deal considering it was Sunday night and the restaurant closed at 9PM. We didn't feel rushed, the food was PERFECT, and the service was THEE BEST SERVICE WE'VE EVER HAD. We will be sure to eat here at least one each and every time we visit San Juan!! THANKS FOR MAKING MY HUSBAND'S BIRTHDAY MEMORABLE... FOR ALL OF US!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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  • Simply the best!
    1sttimers
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Second time eating there and couldn't be more impressed w the food. The flavors used are unbelievable. The escargot and tenderloin are sensational. Everything we ordered was delicious....highly recommend!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pikayo
    MoonC
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    It was exactly what we needed, a great find, a great getaway from studying with the girls, and delicious food that wasn't over done or over emphasized. The simplicity, yet aesthetically pleasing tastes was just what we needed. Chef Wilo Benet stopped by for a chat and it was divine. He was truly accommodating and a pleasure to chat with. I highly recommend this restaurant for anyone who wants to enjoy splendid food with a sophisticated atmosphere. It was our pleasure stopping in the other night.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    pkqpk
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Pikayo has amazing food as always and impeccable service.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Food and service were exceptional
    AustinFoodie
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    After reading some reviews, on our trip to Puerto Rico, wanted to try the food. I was not disappointed. The menu and flavors of the food were excellent. Wait staff were helpful, attentive, and pleasant. This was a very nice.night in a great week' vacation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Totally overated
    Char
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Restaurant does not live up to hype. Seating is uncomfortable, partner gets to face wall even when tons of available seating near window with ocean view, with no one seated in that section. Food very disappointing, from house special pork appetizers, thru undercooked, partially raw veal chop, with tasteless sauce, and bitter asparagus. Steak choice was also a big mistake, burnt, flavorless and total waste of money. Still trying to figure out what was so special about our special desert. Wilo Benet should either fix this restaurant or remove his name from it. Tons of better choices in area, such as 1919, Marmalade, or Raices. Skip this restaurant if you are looking for a great meal.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Incredible Experience all around!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Flavors were so impressive with every course and every single bite. Best dinning experience yet!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wow - an elegant/outstanding dinner
    Barbarella
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    The service was impeccable. The food was superlative. The space between the tables perfect for a quiet, private dinner. I can't say enough about the excellent dining experience. If you go to San Juan - do not miss Picayo!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Highly recommended
    jkps
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    I was in PR for business and after having several expensive but average meals elsewhere, I was very impressed with the high quality food and top notch service. My dinner experience could not have been more enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great dining experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Our meal at Pikayo was exceptionally good. We had the classic tasting menu. Everything was delicious. The service was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still one of the Best!!
    DrSalgadoVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    This restaurant has consistency, excellent in service food and everything. Is one of the top three restaurant in San Juan
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Masterful Culinary Experience
    AGP11
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Simply one of the dinners I have had in my life! An out of this world combination of flavors! Everything was simply sinful! The wine list was exceptional! Service was EXTRAORDINARY! Ambience, Lighting, Decor... WOW ! B RAVO !!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food & service
    TeddyP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    My friends & I ate here our last night in San Juan. The food was excellent & the service was great.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always raising the bar
    UncriticVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    We have know Pikayo and Mr. Benet for a long time now and every time we dine there it's always special. The food is from the best quality and the service is impecable from every person there is interaction with. This is a highly recommended restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • foodisgood
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Service was great and the food was incredible. I will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Vacation Must
    Carolyn
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    A must visit when visiting Puerto Rico! Friends recommended the restaurant. It was a 45 minute taxi ride from our resort and worth the trip.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • JohnVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    By far one of the best Resturant in San Juan Condado area, a must place to visit while in Puerto Rico. Outstanding all the way
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • JohnVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    The food as well as the service was outstanding , a place to go while in Puerto Rico
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Condado Find
    Cnav57
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This place was fantastic!!
    Hungrygirl27
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A true delight
    WaltS
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dido
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    We had the tasting and wine Pairing. Everything was unbelievable. Will be returning.
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    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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  • Fabulous
    ND2008NOVA2009
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Pikayo was our third dinner here in Puerto Rico during our 7 night stay. We're going back before we leave! Enough said!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excelente Experiencia
    MecheS
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Disfrutamos de la comida, del servicio y atenciones del personal. Esperamos volver pronto.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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  • Equal to Marmalade
    KnightOfNiVIP
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    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!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • delicious in every aspect
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 24 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 4, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.6
    • Service4.8
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 330 reviews are from the Pikayo reviews archive.
  • 20 Year Anniversary Dinner
    freqtraveler
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    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!
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Food was soooo gooood!!! Love everything. I recommend this place for a date night.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent experience !
    Foodieindamaking
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JohnVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    A Resturant to go to while in Puerto Rico, food and service was unbelievable.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great 10 yrs later
    KyleVIP
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent service and atmosphere
    Goodfood
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    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.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Dining Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    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.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meh
    Goodeater
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    Restaurant was stuffy. Good was overpriced. Service was terrible. Food was well prepared but small portions. Felt like a country club.
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    special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Mr. Lopez
    cat2014
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Memorable
    Perfection
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and service. Pric
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.