When we wentwe were treated
When we wentwe were treated to a night to remember by the staff and the food served at Oceano. From the moment we walked in and were warmly treated with a big smile from the hostess Belkies, we felt like we made a good choice for dinner. We flew in from MA earlier in the day and had seen the Oceano featured on the Food Network the prior day and made reservations on line before we flew down. Chef Austin came to our table to say hi and gave us personalized attention. He suggested a 5 course menu tasting so we could sample the menu. He brought the first course personally to our table and explained how it was prepared. Our waitress Nicole was friendly and attentive to all our needs and helped make this a night we will never forget.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
beautiful ocean side restaurant,
beautiful ocean side restaurant, views are amazing. I had the scallops and were delicious. definitley a great place!
3/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
Prompt service right on a
Prompt service right on a deck above the waves of the Caribbean. Elevated food and spirits gave the night a glow. Ate there twice in our 4 night stay in San Juan. Well done dining.
3/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
First class in every way!!
From the moment you arrive to the time you leave you are treated like a very valued guest. From the hostess to the servers to Chef Austin himself it is a very caring and enthusiastic staff. We ate there 4 times in March and each time we were impressed by the quality and presentation. My particular favorite is the diver scallops. They are difficult to cook to perfection, but they were. From appetizers to desserts there is not one item that I didn't enjoy.
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Oceano is a GEM
What a gem! I loved our experience at Oceano. After seeing it first on the Food Network, I was hesitant to see if what looked so amazing was all smoke and mirrors. I am happy to report that indeed the restaurant lived up to our expectations. The service was STELLAR, food was delicious, and ambiance was caribbean cool. I was even able to meet Chef Austin which really made the night complete. He was personable and sat down to chat for a few minutes--even allowing a picture at the end. I would recommend Oceano to all those who want fine dining at GREAT value:)
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Layover in San Juan to Try Oceano
We had an amazing meal at Oceano. We were returning to Charlotte, NC from the island of Guadeloupe and had to overnight in either San Juan or Miami. We choose San Juan just so that we could try Oceano. Enjoyed the food so much, especially the pineapple coconut soup (amazing). Appreciate Chef Austin Henry chatting with us and letting us try his lobster bisque. He was very down to earth and genuinely interested in our dining experience. By the way, the lobster bisque was heaven (and I'm not even a big lobster fan). The shot of bisque was great but I could have finished off the pot of it, ha! The staff could not have been more helpful, nice, down to earth and excited to be there. We felt special and at home at the same time.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Oceano was more than expected.
Oceano was more than expected. Giovanni was an excellent server as well as the rest of the staff. They were very attentive.
I would definitely recommend this place to a friens ans return when i return to San Juan,
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
The view is simply spectacular. You are dining under the stars while looking at the crashing waves on a warm tropical night, right on the beach but without the sand. It does not get any better than that. The service is superb. Our hostess was very attentive to our needs and we did not have to call her for anything: she was always around. The food is very good. We ordered the appetizer of churrasco amarillo egg roll, which is grilled skirt steak in an egg roll made with ripe plantain. Delicious. The Margaritas are excellent. My main dish was Chimichurri Marinated Sirloin with scallion mashed potatoes. I ordered medium well but it was more like medium rare. Good but not great. My wife ordered the Palermo pork with corn humita. Very good.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
The view is wonderful and the Brunch was fantastic. This is a must stop if you are in Condado. Make sure you ask for Marco as your waiter.
4/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
A totally awesome dining experience
A totally awesome dining experience as close to the Atlantic ocean as you can get. Hip menu and great drinks.If you are in San Juan you must do the Sunday jazz brunch.
4/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best view plus
Oh my. What food and views. The patio seating is spectacular. The food was tasty too
4/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great location right on the
Great location right on the ocean. Music very loud, it'd be nice to hear the surf and be able to converse more easily. They had run out of several items Sunday at 7:00 p.m., but my snapper (third choice) was perfectly cooked.
4/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Outstanding Location & Amazing Food
The views from Oceano are simply stunning. We had a wonderful evening watching the waves roll in & enjoyed the view from the comfort of our outdoor table. We started off with the Mahi Mahi Appetizer - it was amazing. It was followed up with A chicken Apricot dish & that was also incredible. I was a bit disappointed that their menu online did not match their current menu. We settled for a custard dish & found it overly sweet & rather bland. Despite this we had an amazing time & the other foods we had were excellent. Servers were knowledgable & courteous, however, despite it being a quiet evening, they were a little hard to find at times! We will definitely go back & eat there and I highly recommend you not miss out on the food or the views!
5/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
service its too slow
all its good but service ite too slow... for all... and soft drinks (soda) are expensive 2.80 very much!
but... i like the food!! mmmm
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Idalia's Miami Heat
The Staff and Location was outstanding I eat out all over the world the food was outstanding. Fire works at 9;00 just added the experience. Wish I could take the Resturant with me when I travel.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food and drinks... This
Great food and drinks... This is where the beautiful people from San Juan meets. And nothing to say about the spectacular view of the beach at Puerto Rico.
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
This place was very relaxing with the tables right next to the beach with great views. The music was light and good, to to loud. The food was fantastic!! We had the Ceviche. It was a perfect a evening and the staff were all very friendly and helpful when we had questions about the dishes. Will return!!
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
A special place
Really good food in an amazing location. You won't be disappointed. .
6/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
One word!!!! Fabulous!!!
We were there for an anniversary and could not have been more pleased!!!.. It was a short walk from our hotel and we were greeted by a lovely person who showed us to an ocean front table!!!.. The dinner was delicious and the wine was wonderful!!!... The service was most doting and attentive!!!... All in all we were so excited about this experience and will recommend to family and friends!
6/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great ambiance! Food was great! The chef made a point of meeting us. Very attentive staff. My husband and I would come here again when we come back to Puerto Rico to visit.
7/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fine food and great ambience
Perfect place for that romantic dinner. Couples visitng Puert Rico must add this great restaurant to their dinner list.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
I would like to come back
I would like to come back to try the regular menu and the bar.
7/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
It was an excellent experience, food and atmosphere. Great price!! BUT, mimosas are not included in the brunch menu package price :-( We were 12 people in our table and had a wonderful experience. One thing they should modify should be the way they take reservations, it can only be taken online. I called couple of times and nobody answered the phone. When I did the reservation the website only allows a maximun of 6 pax per reservation so I had to make different reservations and once arrived the place had to ask them to add tables together. Apart from that, excellent location and place to have fun/food with friends and family.
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
The best night
This was one of the best night we had in San Juan. The food and drinks are great. One of the best places to have a mojito. The waiter was outstanding. He forgot one item that we ordered but he apologize for that. One of the managers did come and asked us how was everything. He was also outstanding. Thank you for a great night of eating and drinking.
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Celebrated a milestone birthday for a family member with a casually classy Sunday jazz brunch. Great spot to take the parents on a Sunday afternoon. Decent buffet brunch at a great price. Not your made to order Puerto Rican fare, but good nonetheless. By the looks of the place, it's probably a hot spot at night, with the style and location to make it a prime target for the bar crowd (I'll have to return to report on that). I'll be back.
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Location, location, location
This restaurant is beautiful because of where it is; best beach front dining I have ever experienced. Went at night so did not have to deal with the heat of the sun. Sat at a table completely open air right on the beach watching the waves; wonderful and very relaxing. The food was good, local flavors, nicely done. Liked the tapas more than the actual entrees. Drinks were good. Bar and food was slow and the restaurant was not full. I didn't mind that much because I was so taken with the ambiance. Our waiter, although nice and polite, was inexperienced.
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best meal I had in Puerto Rico
I love this restaurant. We discovered this restaurant on our second last day in Puerto Rico :-( and we loved this place. I had corn soup and Churrasco steak and both were absolutely delicious. My wife had the Red Snapper and my daughters had sliders and they also thought they were delicious. The food was excellent and you can't beat the ocean view. The waiter was attentive and friendly and made my daughters feel very special. Highly recommended.
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
We ate here for Sunday brunch during our stay in San Juan and loved it! The view is phenomenal directly on the beach, and the $22/person all you can eat brunch was a great value with delicious items like fresh fruit salad, omelettes made to order, french toast, chicken, fish, and the most amazing bread pudding! The live jazz band was awesome and added to the fun atmosphere...very relaxing! Would definitely return if we make it back to San Juan!
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
I was really impressed by the ocean view and air. Most places that announce themselves as a by the beach places are just near it. This place is right at the beach, but its still elegant, sophisticated and the food is just delicious. Just loved it!
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
My boyfriend and I had dinner here on our last night in Puerto Rico. It was a little windy but aside from that everything was perfect. The service was great, food tasted amazing and the prices are very reasonable. Beautiful setting right on the ocean. We had a great time.
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great location, overlooking the beach. Would love to go back and try the brunch.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
The outside dining area overlooks the beach. While the food was delicious, and you could just sense it was plated to please, it was a bit to dark to see the menu and the dishes. If you are looking for a romantic evening or a private meeting, this is a perfect spot.
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
The sea en your table
Great ocean view, with kind attention, good variety @ brunch, and a delicious music. Great place to be happy! Thanks, and best regards from Colombia ;)
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding service and food!
Perfect place for a party dinning, we were 13 and received a great service from The waiter. We tasted all of the entrees and appetitizers and were really good!! We also went with two little girls and they were treated really nice which is strange in good restaurants for older people! I'm in love with this place my only tip is bring your summer clothe because is hot (temperatures in Puerto Rico are high) but at the same time watch out for the Mosquitos
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
The place, the service, the food and their people were great. Especially Norberto, who was serving our table. He found a nice area for us to enjoy as well as the baby.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
I will forever dream of that pumpkin, bacon and goat cheese soup. It was amazing! All of our food was wonderful but the service, like everywhere in Condado was so-so. That's always a let down but even more so when you're paying over $100 for dinner.
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Just what Condado needed!
First there is the amazing location. Just down a side street off Ashford. Then unpretentious ocean front location. Open air dining and bar seem. Food was soooo good. Monfongo like its suppose to be. Interesting wine list. Many unique choices. Great soups!
Will be back!
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
I took my sister here for
I took my sister here for her birthday celebration and I got to say the food was tasty, the ambiance was upscale and scenic and the vibe was just cool all around. Its a bit on the pricey side but well worth it. The staff even brought out a nice birthday cheese cake for my sister which was a nice surprise.
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great atmosphere and food! Service was excellent and the best we had in San Juan! Would definitely recommend. The only thing I would change is better lighting for Oceanside diners.
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food/Service, Loud Music
This restaurant has excellent food and service, a great view by day or night (especially if the moon is large), but the music is pretty loud....it is a good selection of music, but much of it is very loud. We asked for the quietest table they could provide..... I guess some people like the "vibe" that creates, but it makes talking in a group difficult.. Everyone was very pleased with their food and the server never missed a beat.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food excelent service and great ambiance words just cabt expres it you have to go to see what im talking about!!
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Staff Terrific Location
Located on the oceans edge in the Berautiful Condado, this new addition to the dinign and cocktail scene is a welcome addition to this thriving Condado comunity. The brunch features an excellent pasta station and the pork roast was abolutely wonderful. Desserts however were somewhat lacking.
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
A lovely evening. Good food, good service eating out on a deck overlooking the ocean. Nice experience
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding San Juan Restaurant
Ocean front dining - the best seafood in the city - definitely try the shrimp Mofongo - the best I've had in many years of travel to San Juan. Our server, Norberto, was the best!! The restaurant manager made his way around the table chatting with guests - the hostess was adorable!! Everyone on the staff has been well trained to give you a memorable experience. Beautiful ocean front setting....
can't wait to come back.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Everything was outstanding. Have the Nolita to drink, coconut-lime Ceviche and churrasco egg fools for app, grilled pineapple salad and Palermo Pork and you'll be in heaven! Craig, our server was excellent as was the setting and vibe. 5-stars all around!
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great service with a very
Great service with a very diverse menu. The calamari to start and the churrasco entree were excellent
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best meal of our visit to San Juan
The food is excellent! At least the choices we had. I had the fish and hubby had the pork. Presentation was good. Deserts were great. Yum, the pecan pie, even the crust is perfect! There was a party in the upstairs/view area so we were in the back which is a shame, but I understand. Still, we had attentive service and were treated with the same wonderful hospitality known to Puerto Rico people. Prices are moderate. We would definitely return. I only gave them 4 stars because we had no view and due to the indoor/outdoor construction, there was leaking during a strong rainstorm. This is probably just a rare thing, but the floor was full of water for awhile.
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great find away from the hotels
My wife and I decided to try Oceano after reading a couple of online reviews and were extremely happy. We had a great table along the railing overlooking a beautiful moonlit beach. The waiter and staff were extremely courteous and very attentive. The food was excellent. Great local ingredients and style. I would highly recommend Oceano to any couple or small group looking for a terrific meal with a beautiful view.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent food, right on the beach
A recently opened restaurant by the former #2 chef of Marmelade. The food was delicious, creative and fresh, expertly prepared. The deck overlooks the beach at Condado - and by overlooks, it is literally on the beach, with a view of surf, palm trees and the blue green Caribbean. The lounge area was hip and modern, but the deck is a superstar.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food and fun
Great restaurant right on the beach. Outdoor seating is wonderful.
Usually at a restaurant that is this much of a "hot spot" the food is nothing much to speak of.
This was very much the exception to that. The food was very good. Everything that we ate I would order again. Waiter was so friendly and fun as well.
Only thing that you need to know is it is loud and energetic scene....so if that is a problem, don't go.
If not, the next time that you are in San Juan, you must give this place a try.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM