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Asere, San Juan, PR

Asere

4.4
4.4
270 Reviews
$30 and under
Cuban
Asere is Fine Puerto Rican & Cuban Cuisine! Taken from the best influences of Spanish, African, French and Caribean flavors. Here, the old and the new Cuba comes to life! The elegance of the Caribbean"s Paris of the 50's (as Cuba was known) is showcased in a variety of elegant delights, while the local flavors of today's Cuba come to life with authentic recipes from underground world of home-based restaurants in the island. Asere is located in front of one of the most flavorful Farmers Markets in PR, Santurce's La Placita. The old Spanish architecture gives life to a 2 story building desingned in detail to let you live the experience of visiting the legendary Cuba of the 50's and the hidden world of today's Cuban underground fine-dinning culture. Asere in Cuban slang means "hello,my friend!!!" so come around to La Placita in Santurce and experience the best in Cuban cuisine, Asere!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Cuban, Puerto Rican, Caribbean

  • Hours of operation

    Tuesday, Wednesday 4:00pm - 10:00 pm Thursday, Friday, Saturday 4pm - 12:00am Sunday 12:00 pm - 9:00pm

  • Phone number

    (787) 946-3804

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Fernando Parrilla

  • Private party facilities

    Please call for information!

  • Private party contact

    Hugo Perez: (787) 487-1640

  • Neighborhood

    Condado / Santurce

  • Parking details

    Valet Parking Service($6) and there are also two public, paid parking in the area.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Wine

What 270 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Caribbean

    Fit for Foodies

  • Puerto Rico

    Fit for Foodies

  • Puerto Rico

    Healthy

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  1. YC

    YariiC

    Fort Lauderdale

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined today

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    Well the menu online isn’t the same at the restaurant. The appetizers are ok. The guava and cheese balls have no guava. Therefore making them cheese balls. The empanadas bring onions and the menu is misleading. The ceviche was ok. The fried pork again just ok. For entrees the skirt steak was dry and took well over 35min. The congri rice had more condiments than rice making it overpowering. The salad was sweet. I just wanted a simple salad. Ropa vieja was the only good dish. Overall I wouldn’t recommend. We also asked if juices are fresh waitress stated “yes” then juices tasted like canned juices.
  2. A

    Ashley

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great vibes at this restaurant. The drinks were good and the food was pretty good. Our waitress was super nice
  3. FP

    FrankP

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Loved it! Worth a stop for sure if you’re in Placita.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    ASERE IS A CUBAN RESTAURANT, and as a Cuban myself, I can tell you it was delicious and authentic!! We loved it!! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!! Our server was amazing!’
  5. M

    Meldivine

    New England

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Delicious food and drinks! Spacious restaurant and they were able to accommodate our large party.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Was really looking forward to this meal. The on line menu looked amazing. Unfortunately it was the “pre-pandemic” menu. The appetizers were delicious. Loved the empanadillas and pork belly tacos. The main course of ropa vieja was ok. A bit too much cumin for me. Not enough red pepper. The ceviche was just ok too. Dessert was very good. Really enjoyed the Tres Leche and delicious cappuccino. The waitress was awesome. Very sweet, accommodating and attentive. The restaurant is in La Plácita, so it’s a lively atmosphere and fun to walk around after and have a drink and perhaps dance.
  7. RH

    RosiH

    Houston

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Perhaps this place was a great restaurant before, but it was a disappointment. The food was mediocre and the images on Open Table are a bit deceiving because the restaurant is quite rundown inside. Will not be returning… sorry, but had to be honest.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    We arrived almost 45 minutes early for our reservation, but we’re immediately seated. Staff was very friendly! Food and drinks were excellent!
  9. JH

    JorgeH

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The Restaurant was closed
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Excellent atmosphere and very delicious food.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cancun

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was delicious and the drinks were on point. 👍🏻
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Celebrating a wedding anniversary with friends and family. The food was great but the service was lacking. It took almost 1.5 hours for our food to come out, our waitress wasn’t attentive at all (she neglected to check on us for almost a hour), waitress wasn’t knowledgeable of the menu so multiple people in our party ordered an entree and an additional side dish because the waitress didn’t provide accurate info. We were really hoping that the experience would have been better.
  13. YM

    YadiraM

    Caribbean

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The restaurant is very nice, great location, the service was great. We ordered the Ceviche Stuffed Avocado, very nice. Also the typical Cuban meal Ropa Vieja, to our surprised it tasted like taco seasoning, we thought we were eating pulled pork tacos instead of ropa vieja. (It was good though). Overall good place!
  14. AL

    AndreL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    The service was great. The only thing was they did not check on us once after bringing the food out. The food was good but a little cold when brought to the table. The area is nice and there are numerous bars to hangout at following dinner. Overall a good experience.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Vacation. Location was perfect. Right in the middle of all the action.
  16. LF

    LocalFoodie

    Caribbean

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service. Good food. For a fun afternoon out.
  17. SB

    SivanB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Great food and drinks near La Placita. The ambiance is very unique and the food was delicious. We enjoyed our visit. We had two waiters and one was questionable (disappeared for long periods of time and got one order in the party wrong), but the other was wonderful!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lunch on Sunday. No need to get reservation. Must be busier at night and when market is open. Open table does not reflect the actual hours they are open. Food good and portions large. No complaints. Waitress attentive. Parking in back $10. Difficult to drive in that area.
  19. ER

    EllenR

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience2
    We had the fried snapper -- It was grossly overcooked, dry and almost inedible. The cerviche had more pineapple than fish and was sicky sweet. The wine list looks nice but we ordered 3 different bottles before they actually had the one we wanted. The servers were pleasant, but not very knowledgeable and service is slow. Table was kind of sticky -- not terribly clean. The menu on line bears no resemblance to the menu at the restaurant. Disappointing.
  20. P

    Pamela

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A beautiful and quaint restaurant in the heart of the lively Santurce area. Our meals, cocktails, and the service were all fantastic. So flavorful.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience3
    The food was good but over priced and our waiter was rude and seemed very overwhelmed.
  22. PV

    PamelaV

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great ! Definitely recommend to anyone and would go again
  23. MA

    MillieA

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time. Food was excellent and we will be back this week!!
  24. MH

    MollyH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and incredible food! Our waiter was quick, friendly and attentive. All 8 people in our party loved our drinks, appetizers and main course.
  25. SC

    SylviaC

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Process of reservation with Open Table was smooth. No issues at all. Excellent service and good. Joel, who took care of us, is awesome! Group of 5. Very attentive. Will recommend to friends and family.
  26. D

    Dallas

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing location in the heart of La Placita. We were sat upstairs in the cocktail lounge area. The food was authentic and a combination of delicious flavors. Cocktails were wonderful and great service!
  27. TB

    TimberlyB

    Houston

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    anniversary! loved it
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We sat outside, which was very lively with live music and crowded streets. Enjoyed the energy of people dancing in the streets and the food was excellent. Highly recommend it if you're looking for a fun experience in San Juan.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came for our anniversary dinner and had such an amazing time. This place and the surrounding area super lively and we ended our night dancing in the streets to live music after a wonderful meal. Every time we come to P.R this is a must go stop for us
  30. ML

    MelissaL

    Western NC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Love the place, but 2 of the dishes were dry ( salmon and chicken).. the flavor was there and we had a great time. Good service and everything was very clean
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    Two people for service in the restaurant. Picadillo turnovers where good. Evething else was not. Long wait for drinks or even a Diet Coke. We where seated outside, beside a sewer and it stinked heavely. Great mothers day for my wife. First and last time for me going to Asere.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing, must get the churrasco avocado. Server was polite, the food took a while to come but he warned us when we sat down so we didn’t start wondering where it was. Atmosphere was great but we had a large party so the room we were in wasn’t a nice as the rest of the restaurant. Positive experience overall.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This restaurant was all around a solid place to eat. The food and service were great. It was in a very lively area, so if you want to be seated in a quiet area definitely eat inside. We enjoyed sitting outside and people watching. I would recommend this place and this area if you are visiting.
  34. N

    Nycfoodie

    New York Area

    35 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    Food was good- especially the ceviche and fried chicken rinds and churassca. Service was terrible. Neighborhood is very bourbon st like. Glad we saw but don’t need to go back.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing atmosphere and incredible fresh food with knowledgeable and friendly service. The only negative comments are don’t charge for bottled water when we didn’t order it and same for the chips. Otherwise five stars all around and will definitely go back next time we’re in San Juan.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The Guava fried cheese balls were so good…we went back another day for more.
  37. D

    Demoya

    Houston

    20 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall3food1service1ambience5
    We got to the restaurant for our 1 year anniversary date and the waiter acted like we were bothering him the entire time we were there. He ignored us and they barely had anything on the menu that was on OpenTable menu, which was the whole reason we decided to go there instead of the other restaurant. They were overpriced and we kept having to ask for refills on water or just to even get water. The ambiance of being outside with the music and the people was AMAZING and lively! But the food, the service, and the price was not worth it. Would not recommend!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Seated outdoors. Noisy from street and nearby music halls in La Placita. We liked that as ambiance. Service was slow and uneven. Food was edible at best. Medium rare steak arrived blood red and chewy, sauce on fried cheese syrupy sweet. Frijoles watery and limp. An easy order, all missed the mark. Think twice about eating there, maybe outside for a drink and app only.
  39. PP

    PollyP

    Dallas

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience! The Ceviche is to die for! Highly recommend!
  40. KW

    KathyW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food was good. Coconut flan was delicious. Good atmosphere with music.

FAQs

Asere is rated 4.4 stars by 270 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today
Google Map for Asere

180 Calle Dos Hermanos, San Juan, PR 00911

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Condado / Santurce

  • Hours of operation

    Tuesday, Wednesday 4:00pm - 10:00 pm Thursday, Friday, Saturday 4pm - 12:00am Sunday 12:00 pm - 9:00pm

  • Cuisines

    Cuban, Puerto Rican, Caribbean

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet Parking Service($6) and there are also two public, paid parking in the area.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Fernando Parrilla

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Wine

  • Phone number

    (787) 946-3804

  • Private party facilities

    Please call for information!

  • Private party contact

    Hugo Perez: (787) 487-1640

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