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.
ripe plantain carpaccio | avocado | mushroom marmalade
goat cheese stuffed zuchini flower | rosemary potatoes noisette | lamb Perigourdine
purple potatoes | black olive crema | hibiscus pickled quail egg
Dinner was amazing. Flavor combinations and presentation was amazing. Will definitely be a staple every time we return to San Juan.
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!
We had a great time. Our waiter in particular was very helpful!
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.
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!
Honestly, one of the best meals I've ever had! I can't wait to go back. Everything was exceptional!
Servicio, trato, sugerencias, explicación del menú, comida riquísima. Ambiente agradable.
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.
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.
Delicious as always
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
Great flavors. Very imaginative food choices. One of our favorites in SJ.
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.
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!
Prompt, efficient and friendly service of excellent locally sourced food.
We went as a group of 7 and they were fantastic. Food was delicious and staff was great!
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.
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.
The food was DELICIOUS!! Loved it!! Will definitely come back!
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.
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.
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.
A fabulous, inventive meal. The food was fantastic but don't forget to save room for dessert.
Great for groups ,dates & brunch on Sundays . Cocktails are off the chain and just love this spot .
Creative . VERY good value.
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!
Delicious food in a fun atmosphere. Managed the NYE crowd with attentive service
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.
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!
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.
Superb food and great service. Highly recommended.
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!
Great Food and Service. All 4 dishes we had were outstanding!
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.
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.
Went to Cocina Abierta for dinner on a friend's recommendation. So glad we did. The menu was fantastic. So many unique options. Service was impeccable. Absolute gem of a restaurant. Will recommend to friends and hope to return on our next visit to San Juan!
Excellent restaurant. Food was outstanding. Service at bar was impeccable. Highly recommend
Blissfully average. Don’t get cute and fancy when you can just make good food.
Awesome place. A must when visiting Puerto Rico.
Cocina Abierta offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (787) 946-1333.
Cocina Abierta is rated 4.7 stars by 818 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.