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Asere, San Juan, PR

Asere

4.1
4.1
334 Reviews
$30 and under
Cuban
Asere is Fine Cuban & Puerto Rican Cuisine! Taken from the best influences of Spanish, African, French and Caribbean flavors. Here, the old and the new Cuba come 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 the underground world of home-based restaurants in the island. Asere is located in front of one of the most flavorful Farmer's Markets in PR, Santurce's La Placita. The old Spanish architecture gives life to a 2 story building designed 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 "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
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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 334 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Caribbean

    Good for groups

  • Caribbean

    Hot spot

  • Puerto Rico

    Good for groups

  • Puerto Rico

    Hot spot

  • Puerto Rico

    Great for outdoor dining

334 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The appetizers were fantastic. Cheese balls and spring rolls were top notch. Had the Mofongo but had never had it before. A little dry but tasty. Not sure if typical or not. Would go back for sure!

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  2. JenniferS

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Was amazing. Service was great. Food and presentation exactly what we were hoping for. Best experience dining out to date on our trip!

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  3. MichaelY

    Greater Boston

    7 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    I absolutely never post bad reviews. Running a restaurant is hard. But this experience was so bad that I feel compelled to write this. I came to this restaurant 4 years ago and it was one of my best experiences in Puerto Rico. The staff was great, the food was great. I was excited to come back. However, this time none of those things were true. We had made a reservation to sit at the bar. We got there and were told bar seating wasn’t possible that night due to issues with the computer system. Ok, no problem. Only not more than a couple minutes after we were sat a table, multiple other parties were seated at the bar. Then the drinks were so weak I’m not actually convinced there was alcohol in them. We ordered 3 appetizers which took forever to come, and when they did, they were barely a step above airport food. There was nothing Cuban about them. Just overly fried bar food garbage. By the way, chicharrones (normally pork but here was chicken) is not the same as chicken wings, and awful ones at that. I don’t know what happened but this place has turned into a tourist trap from hell. I was so disappointed and angry that I’m writing this now. We called it quits after the appetizers, it took forever to pay, and staff couldn’t have cared less. So many great places in Puerto Rico…avoid this one like the plague.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    They double booked us and our reservation wasn’t ready for 45 mins.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    It’s a smaller place than the pictures lead is to believe. It’s also not as upscale as what I thought. The food and service were very good though. The Cuban spring rolls were our favorite! We would get 2 orders next time. It felt like a very authentic experience, just not what we were expecting.

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  6. MiguelS

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Muy buena selección de aperitivos y tragos. Nos sentamos en el segundo piso en un área acogedora frente a la barra. Buen servicio, amable y atento.

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  7. TamaraL

    New York City

    28 reviews

    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great last meal with plenty of options for pescatarians

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  8. CASbah

    Greater Boston

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food drinks and service were all great. My one regret was that we made N early reservation because the music that began toward the end of our meal was wonderful. Next time we will book a later time.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was mostly good but some items (risotto in particular) were very salty. Menu was pretty different from the menu shown on OpenTable.

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  10. Voss

    New Orleans

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    In a great location, very cute small restaurant with had friendly staff. However, with PR being known for their food I cannot recommend this place as the food was a little bland. While our server was nice the drinks took a little too long and unfortunately were not always correct. However it us located in the middle of is placita Santurce so lots of lively music and dancing surrounded. Would be better for a couple or small group.

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  11. MaureenV

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved the restaurant and its location on La Placita. Eat outdoors if you can to have great people watching. Food was great too!

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  12. WaleedS

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was outstanding in both taste and aesthetics. Really good service too

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    The pictures of the restaurant displayed in this listing is not the actual restaurant. It’s more of a plain fast casual restaurant in real life. Service was slow. Food was okay.

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  14. InnaS

    New York City

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent for a small party. Delicious food and great service!

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  15. Chechu

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    En general, food and ambiance ok. Muy caluroso, su AC no funcionaba y fue agobiante el calor dentro del restaurante

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  16. suzettes

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food is terrible don’t get the stuffed avacaso it was very hard

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Not as good as I remember, good quality and service diminished

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  18. DevinW

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We really wanted to like this restaurant, but the food was just average. However the drinks were very good and the service was fine

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Greensboro

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    There was a hair in my food and I had to send it back. Waitress was upset and you can’t split the checks more than 2 ways.

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  20. KVrab

    Greater Boston

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Slow service and food was not great. We were there for 3 hours for dinner.

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  21. Lovemonkey

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic location, great service and cocktails. We very much enjoyed the experience and will return.

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  22. Joel

    Caribbean

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food is great and tasty, the place is not for not for a quiet or for a romantic dinner.

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  23. Adri

    Caribbean

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excelente servicio, muy amable y atento el mesero. Definitivamente vuelvo.

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  24. LewisS

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We loved the restaurant. Ramon was a great waiter and gave us exceptional attention and took a few weird pictures to lol which were great highly recommend.

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  25. Vincentp

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food. Great atmosphere. Excellent service. Definitely recommend.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Ambiente muy bueno. No hay mucha variedad de comida. El sabor de la comida no sorprende. La atención de la mesera, malísima.

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  27. EileenZ

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this place ! Thanks for thr service and good food

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food, good vibes, nice aesthetic, great location

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  29. Mike

    New York City

    13 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Sorry food was poor, kitchen was slow. Waiter was arrogant. We will not be back

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a magnificent evening. The service was excellent. The food amazing. Live music delightful.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very attentive & knowledgeable wait staff. Food was delivered hot & fresh

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  32. NinaF

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Asere is in “ la Placita” a lively area with many bars and music . The food at Asere was not Cuban authentic nor Puerto Rican . Risotto, Mac & cheese???? Really? Our server and service left a lot to be desired . Very disappointed. Will not be returning.

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  33. eileenw

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Soooo good! I stumbled on this place when looking on open table. Looked interesting so we gave it a shot. How lucky were we?!? We had ceviche which was insane and the tuna tartar with the homemade chips just has good. Highly recommend!

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    When I got to my reservation, they didn’t have my reservation on their system even though I showed them my confirmation email. Host was very rude.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience, food and service top notch. The food is very fresh and the service is spot on

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  36. JeannetteV

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Had made a reservation for 2 and I asked if I could sit somewhere specific and the hostess lied about why we couldn’t sit there. She claimed there was another reservation for 7 for that spot, but then I noticed after we sat down, she allowed 3 other people to sit there.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was delicious. The drinks were good and it was an overall great experience.

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  38. EdwardC

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went with our 4 year old and enjoyed it tremendously. The Ceviche was excellent as well as the Churrasca steak and the special lobster risotto. The mojitos were good but could use more ice. Overall highly recommend it.

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  39. Caitlin

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing. Fun atmosphere on the patio, right in the heart of the energy of la placita. Great friendly service. Would 10/10 recommend!

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  40. Splewis

    Greater Boston

    71 reviews

    4.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    A nice restaurant off the beaten path of Ashford Avenue. Indoor and outdoor dining. Friendly service and good food. Risotto with chorizo was tasty.

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FAQs

Asere is rated 4.1 stars by 334 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 00907

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
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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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