Cocina Abierta

4.7
823 Reviews
$30 and under
Fusion / Eclectic
We are an interactive culinary environment.

At our restaurant we create and interpret the culinary ideas inspired from different cultures, products, and techniques. Our always evolving menu is a result of the interaction and interchange of different experiences.

An open kitchen, eclectic and without limitations.
Because cooking is our passion.

Historically cooking evolved through the interaction and exchange of cultures. Through this premise and advances in technology our project, Cocina Abierta, was born, designed for the sharing and development for our passion.

Cocina Abierta is a restaurant and school.
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vipBrianA
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great experience... amazing food and will be heading back later this week!

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OpenTable Diner
Cancun
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Todo estuvo muy rico. Y en porciones adecuadas.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious & inspired food, beautiful presentation, great service. Outdoor patio made it cozy and romantic. We will be back!!

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LuisV
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

COCINA ABIERTA ES UN ECXELENTE RESTAURANTE DONDE JUEGAN CON LA COMBINACION DE SABORES Y MUY GRATO AL PALADAR

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Niurki
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Saludos!!
Fuimos a celebrar nuestro aniversario y fue excelente.
El menú en retrospectiva estuvo espectacular, muy sabroso, literal una explosión de sabores.
Totalmente recomendado!!
Gracias por brindar tan excelentes alimentos.
Definitivo que volveremos!!

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AjiNomo
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was amazing. Flavor combinations and presentation was amazing. Will definitely be a staple every time we return to San Juan.

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HolleyB
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was fresh and from local farms. The dishes were simple, yet beautifully balanced and elegantly plated. Everything was delicious. We will go back over and over!

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TravelK
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a great time. Our waiter in particular was very helpful!

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Penny
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super delicious! Highly recommend, service was quite quick. Appetisers came out with a reasonable time, the Tuna Tatake was amazing. I really enjoyed my chicken, although the first three items I wanted were not available.

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DanD1
New England
11 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

As always, this restaurant delivers! The food is always innovative and incorporates local and continental cuisines. They are associated with a cooking/restaurant program that prepares culinary professionals as well as programs for culinary tourists.
We sat outside, which doesn't get any better for us northeasterners. We've also been seated inside, when the heat was too high for us. Either way is great, the open kitchen makes a great spot for foodies!

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KaelynS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Honestly, one of the best meals I've ever had! I can't wait to go back. Everything was exceptional!

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NancyV
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Servicio, trato, sugerencias, explicación del menú, comida riquísima. Ambiente agradable.

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Gr8Pate
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience4

A restaurant that was highly recommended by a good friend. It has a great mood and the most wonderful food.

Unfortunately, the evening was rather spoiled by the very poor service. The waiter was inattentive, disinterested, and unapologetic about it. The timing of service was very off - second glasses of wine were forgotten and arrived after dinner was finished; empty glasses of water went unfilled for 20 minutes; empty plates were not cleared away for some time after we had finished; & dessert and espresso were ordered at the same time, dessert arrived - we waited for the espresso that was forgotten by the waiter twice, before we abandoned that notion, approximately 15mins into the wait.

Honestly, quite disappointed with the overall experience, but would go again simply for the food.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing - you decide between different plates that come out one after the other, and are shared by the table. I loved the community feel, and the staff was so wonderful.

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vipJosieC
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as always

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great Food, great service! Wonderful and thoughtful menu, you can really tell a lot of love went into it. Every dish we tried was very harmonious

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viplitig8or
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great flavors. Very imaginative food choices. One of our favorites in SJ.

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RitaD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

This was our second time eating here. We enjoyed our meals so much, husband had the lamb Wellington and I had the roast pork. Both were delicious. We always pick our favorite restaurant to go back to the night before we leave, and this one was our winner. From drinks to appetizers to the main course, everything was great. Only downside, their desserts, albeit delicious, were very small. Would definitely go back the next time we are in San Juan.

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vipKristenM
Milwaukee
18 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing dinner here; I had no idea that this would be the experience when we stumbled upon Cucina Abierta on Yelp. Definitely do the 5 act progression to share the amazing flavors!

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vippatricks
New England
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Prompt, efficient and friendly service of excellent locally sourced food.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went as a group of 7 and they were fantastic. Food was delicious and staff was great!

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KathleenH
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything we had was excellent. I think the tuna tatake was my favorite. I did not want to share that one. After sharing a filling meal, I wanted something sweet and the deconstructed key lime pie was perfect. It can be expensive if you get carried away, but we found it moderately priced for what we had. Their wine prices were surprisingly affordable.

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TrudyB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Been here several times, and liked it a lot. This time the food was disappointing. The ceviche was so salty, I had to send it back. The portion of tuna tataki was very small, and the lamb Wellington was also over salted, but still good. The zucchini pakoras were delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was DELICIOUS!! Loved it!! Will definitely come back!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time to Puerto Rico and we are so happy we chose this restaurant. Amazing food and our waiter gave spectacular service. Do not miss the tuna tartar and the key lime pie.

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JohnC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The food was excellent with one suggestion for improvement: the Bomba Rice was a bit too salty. The vegetarian options are tasty and creative. We were sitting by the kitchen serving area so it was a bit more noisy than the rest of the restaurant. The outside sitting option is a good idea. It's popular so make reservations. The Dewers Scotch cocktail was different! I had it with JW Black so maybe it's better with Dewers.

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DaveC
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious and well presented. Small plates allow you to try several different items. Everything we add was excellent. Food as art. The inside seating was very loud so the outside seating was more to our likely. Super close to the Condado Beach hotels. One block from the Marriott. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A fabulous, inventive meal. The food was fantastic but don't forget to save room for dessert.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Caribbean
6 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for groups ,dates & brunch on Sundays . Cocktails are off the chain and just love this spot .

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vipCipora
Naples
21 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Creative . VERY good value.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved this place so much last year that we came back again this year. The food is delicious but it is really how you share each course as the flavors shift from light and citrus to meaty and rustic that is the winner here. My partner and I savored each bite simultaneously- like having sex without touching. Nice cocktails and wine list, the server was super attentive and relaxed, and the hip industrial design added up to a 5 star experience. Also, people look sexy here - dress up a little!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food in a fun atmosphere. Managed the NYE crowd with attentive service

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I paid over $1,000 at another restaurant down the street for Xmas dinner and this was far better and did not cost nearly as much.

Would 100% come back.

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Scott
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and amazing atmosphere. This was definitely one of our favorite restaurants we visited during our trip to San Juan. Everything was delicious. Highly recommended!

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AbqMichaelJ
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We had an duck mofoto, octopus, a kale salad and rockfish. All very good. Outdoor seating was pleasant but there’s not much to see in this location.

I found the menu very confusing. They organized it in “Acts,” like a play. But there were 5 acts (not like a play). As explained, the acts were supposed to constitute a meal for an unclear number of people. Customers would choose one dish from each act to create the overall meal. Each dish was served separately, which I liked, with the intent that the table (we were two) could share. Like a tapia but bigger. Sort of as some entrees sound very large... LIke a pound of fish, or a 16 ounce steak. Others are small. I don’t have any idea how big a table it would take for it to make sense that you were choosing one item from each act. What we had was plenty. Perhaps it was designed for very glutinous tourists. Or perhaps might be that choosing differently would be less and create a right-sized meal.

I don’t think that the waiter was happy trying to explain the menu. My confusion over it it made him very frustrated in trying to explain it. Perhaps he gets confusion all night. Anyways, frustrating the waiter was a bit of a downer and perhaps influence me in feeling that the service was sub-par.

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AnteM
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food and great service. Highly recommended.

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vipaville
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We absolutely loved our dinner at Cocina abierta. Our server was an expert and gave us a fantastic tour of both their food and delicious wine pairings. We chose to split most of the "acts" except the beef course. The lamb Wellington was beautifully done. Next time, we will definitely eat here every night!

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JoeK
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Food and Service. All 4 dishes we had were outstanding!

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mrsmisc
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can’t say enough good things. Cocina abierta is my go to when I visit San Juan. The food is inventive, local, varied, flavorful. The service consistently warm and the right amount of attentive. I feel like a guest, rather than a customer. May their creative local cuisine thrive for years to come. My friend who is a local was impressed.

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FrancescaD
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food4service3ambience2

Cocina Abierta is a real foody place. Everything served is delicious, new and innovative. The restaurant really encourages sharing and the table and dishes support this concept.

The decor is cool, but it seems that little to no effort was made to reduce noise volume. Hence, the restaurant is unbearably loud.

FAQs

Cocina Abierta offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (787) 946-1333.

Cocina Abierta is rated 4.7 stars by 823 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.