Cocina Abierta

4.6
575 reviews
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$30 and under
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Fusion / Eclectic
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  • Fit for Foodies
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Fusion / Eclectic, International
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Hours of operation
Dinner:
Mon - Wed: 11:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thu: 11:30 pm - 12:00 am
Fri: 11:30 pm - 12:00 am
Sat: 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Sun: 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Phone number
(787) 946-1333
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Martin Louzao
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Private party facilities
Reservations are available for private dinners, celebrations and corporate events as well.
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Private party contact
Cristina Gracia: (787) 457-1066
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
Valet Parking is also available.
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Entertainment
At the school we offer cooking classes for cooking aficionados. We reveal all of our secrets and we create the dishes shown on our website and blog.
Cocina Abierta also offers a boutique deli with a selection of homemade gourmet products. You will find a selection of breads from around the world and variety of jams, artisanal cheeses and meats, chutneys, and pates. Sweets, chocolates, and baked goods are available.
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Special events & promotions
events@cocinaabierta.net
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 575 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined on August 1, 2018

Food was interesting and very creative. Fresh and delicious. Our server Michele was nothing short of wonderful.

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4.0Dined on July 29, 2018

I went on a Sunday night, the service is excellent and the ambiance is very nice. Honestly I expected more about the food. I think some of the flavors were too overpowering and competing with one another. Sometimes less is more. I did love the roots though! Keep creating!

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

The food was amazing I would definitely recommend. I ate inside next to the kitchen area .. seeing all the plates pass by me and not knowing what to choose. Lucky that we had a great waitress that helped us choose everything to eat. I am definitely going back again....

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4.0Dined on July 22, 2018

Food was great and one dish a little salty and the smokiness if the brick oven was a lot. I love this restaurant and will continue to come here. The service was excellent and the drinks too.

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5.0Dined on July 20, 2018

Probably the best food/meal I have ever had. We went for my best friend's Bachelorette party dinner and we weren't sure what to get at first so we started just ordering a bunch of dishes for the table and literally every dish we got I think we ordered one or two more of the same thing because we couldn't get enough.

I think we tasted the full menu by the end of the meal and there was not a single non-delicious plate.

Bottom line, go to this restaurant. So so so good. : )

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

This restaurant came highly recommended and it did not disappoint! The food was wonderful and the portions were generous. The prices were a little high,but the delicious food was worth it. Our waitress was very friendly and helpful. I will definitely visit this restaurant again the next time I am in San Juan. We let them know it was our anniversary in advance, however, it wasn’t acknowledged. That would be my only complaint.

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

Excellent food - especially for those with an adventurous palate. Unique offering in a fun environment. Service was great. Would HIGHLY recommend it.

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5.0Dined on July 13, 2018

Great food great service!

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Amazing food!

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

The food is here is fantastic, good service as well.

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5.0Dined on June 28, 2018

Great experience, but a little noise.

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4.0Dined on June 28, 2018

Liked old menu much better than new menu. Bring it back or do specials with it

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5.0Dined on June 27, 2018

A casual yet trendy spot in the middle of Condado in San Juan. Their concept is farm to table using 90% local ingredients. Every single dish we ordered was phenomenal! We have been to many Michelin rated restaurants and we love casual as well. This is by far one of the most memorable dining experiences we have ever had. We will definitely be back. The cuisine and service was EXTRAORDINARY

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

Took some friends for their first time. They really enjoyed the place and said they are returning. It was my wife’s and I fourth time there. The service is great, they explain everything as many times as you ask and they do it with a smile everytime. Will be back soon.

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4.0Dined on June 21, 2018

今回の利用時は店内も満席状態に近かったので、かなり賑やかでした。
静かな雰囲気で食事をされるなら、他のお店の選択肢をお薦めします。

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3.0Dined on June 17, 2018

I enjoyed the food & atmosphere...Highly recommend the restaurant to anyone with an open mind since there are no substitutions in the menu.

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

Amazing food, very unique flavor combinations. Service was so friendly! Really a unique and delicious experience. I will keep going back! Outstanding!

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5.0Dined on June 4, 2018

Amazing food & presentation! Our server Paula was kind & attentive! Amazing service! Highly recommend!!

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3.0Dined on June 3, 2018

I am a huge fan of Cocina Abierta. Our visit happened to be during restaurant week. We were not fond of the pre-fixe menu option so ordered from the menu. The salad with arugula and yellow beets is great. The octopus terrine had good flavor but was sadly over cooked. The duck had good flavor but was also over cooked. Our third guest had the filet mignon, which was cooked to perfection. Service was amazing.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

We went to Cocina Abierta for my birthday and it certainly took us by surprise! Even though it had been recommended, we didn't have our stakes too high!!! The service was impeccable and food amazing! Very original, good small portions to share or to sample more than the standard 3 course dinner!! Prices were also very good and the price/quality ratio was excedeed! Decor is not my taste but it can easily be overlooked since the food is exquisite!!

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3.0Dined on May 28, 2018

Food was a little lack luster.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Cocina Abierta has a fun, casual vibe with top notch food. The cocktails are interesting as well as delicious. Croquetas are a must and the filet mignon entree was yummy. Although it is tapas style, the group shared a number of plates and then we each got an entree plate and did some sharing. The service was very good as well.

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3.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Very noisy. Chairs very uncomfortable. Food was great.

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4.0Dined on May 25, 2018

I had been once before for business and this time was for pleasure. It was the Friday of a long, Memorial Day weekend so very busy. We arrived about 10 minutes early and they were able to seat us without problem.
The food was fresh and tasty. The polpo was delicious as was the watermelon and tuna ceviche. The merguez-stuffed calamari sounded better than it tasted. It was rubbery and the filling was not tasty. We couldn’t finish it.
The night was busy and we wanted to order dessert but our server literally disappeared for 20 minutes and by the time she came back, the craving had passed. There seemed to be a issue with the tech/system. Our server can back and apologized. We were just happy to get the bill and get out.

All in all, it’s a lovely place w good food. They just need to work on the overall speed of service.

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4.0Dined on May 21, 2018

I had a special low carb request which they were able to accomodate. They make Celery Root Mofongo! I am impressed. Drinks are great. The best spot is the outside seating

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Excellent food, service and location. You must go there.

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4.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Great, attentive & friendly service throughout our outdoor dinner and after-dinner drinks at the bar. The cocktails & food were delicious; we ordered bourbon & gin based drinks, stuffed calamari, mofongo & ceviche. Or dessert was a nice glass of wine from their program and a spiked coffee at the bar.

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4.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Nice place to go every other week! Good food, excellent service, reasonably priced.

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

Thank you for the wonderful meal and service!!! Loved the Pineapple & purple corn glazed duck and Tuna & watermelon ceviche!!!

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5.0Dined on May 15, 2018

Great service and super friendly waiters ready to serve you. The food was also real good . It is a very casual place with great food and very reasonable in terms of pricing

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1.0Dined on May 13, 2018

The music to loud, we ask for straw for mix the drinks, the waiters said they don’t have for reduction in the inventory. The soup was cold, they don’t have coconut water for the drinks.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Excellent service, fabulous food (you must try the plantain carpaccio with tuna tatake - an incredible combination of sweet and savory) and a tremendous value.

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5.0Dined on May 8, 2018

The food was wonderful with so many tasty and unique flavors! Kudos to the chef!

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2018

We went to Cocina Abierta after finding it in OpenTable. Our favorite restaurant in San Juan!! Great quality ingredients, very original cuisine, outstanding service - they accommodated our vegetarian requests and adapted some dishes to replace animal ingredients. The results were delicious!! And they still brought me some of these ingredients on the side since I do eat meat. Very strongly recommend this place over other more expensive default options in Condado and broader San Juan. .

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2018

Delicious dinner on our last night in San Juan! We wanted something a little special and definitely got it with Cocina Abierta. Highly recommend the plantain carpaccio. Foodie-approved menu at an extremely reasonable price.

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5.0Dined on April 30, 2018

Great food! Really nice patio seating and delicious fresh cuisine. A must when in PR!

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Fantástica comida en familia. Repetiremos.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

We went for my birthday. They made it very special for us. Jorge (our waiter) made us feel particularly welcomed. His recommendations were fantastic. The food was exceptional. We are only here for four days but we are going back again before we leave (that is how exceptional this place is). Highly recommended. Try it, you will not be disappointed.

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4.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Different style and a well mix of flavor.

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4.0Dined on April 19, 2018

Wonderful experience, great food! We were on vacation and since we liked it so much we returned on our last evening. Highly recommend.

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