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  1. Distance: 2.33mi

About Cocina Abierta

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.

58 Caribe Street
San Juan, PR 00907
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Fusion / Eclectic, International

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

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(787) 946-1333

Website:
http://www.cocinaabierta.com/

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.

Parking Details:
Valet Parking is also available.

Executive Chef:
Martin Louzao

Private Party Facilities:
Reservations are available for private dinners, celebrations and corporate events as well.

Private Party Contact:
Cristina Gracia: (787) 457-1066

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

Special Events & Promotions:
events@cocinaabierta.net

Cocina Abierta Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (11)
Good for a Date (10)
Fit for Foodies (9)
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Good for Anniversaries (9)
Tasting Menu (8)
Fun (7)
Authentic (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Casual (5)
Special Occasion (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Business Meals (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Tapas (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Cozy (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Bar Seating (2)
Great Beer (2)
Late-night Find (2)
People Watching (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Romantic (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Comfort Food (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Healthy (1)
Organic (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Seasonal (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Caribbean)·Dined a day ago

Cocina abierta: un restaurante con comida innovadora y a buen precio. Con gran ambientacion. Mi esposa y yo vamos constantemente a este restaurante ya que su comida es excelente.

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·Dined 2 days ago

Great place food was great lots of choices bartenders were good wait staff was attentive good restaurant

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 (Caribbean)·Dined 3 days ago

Group dinner the day after Valentine’s Day. Very good special menu and the service was great. Employees very willing to acommodate our request of changing tables and changing ingredients for one of our crustaceous allergic friend. Great cocktails!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined 4 days ago

Very good service, great tasting food at an excellent price. Croquetas de jamón serrano are out of this world. The lomo de res amazing.

Tags: Vegan, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Great Beer, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Late-night Find, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Worth the Drive, Organic, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy
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 (Caribbean)·Dined 4 days ago

Wrong dishes served 2 or 3 times.
Pre Fix menu plates were cold on arrival
No details on wine pairings
Whole meal and attention from wait staff was lack luster at best.

1 person found this review helpful.
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·Dined 5 days ago

This is the third time I have dined there in the time I have been in Puerto Rico working. My wife was visiting and this was definitly the place I wanted to take her for Valentines Day. I was not disappointed.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fun, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Great Beer, Bar Seating, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined 5 days ago

IT WAS NOT MY FIRST TIME AT THE RESTAURANT, AND DEFINITELY I WILL BE BACK; BUT FOR THE FIRST TIME A RECEIVED AN ITEM OVERCOOKED AND VISIBLY BURNED. IT SURPRISED ME THAT NOT THE CHEF NOR THE WAITRESS NOTICE IT AND IT WAS SERVED.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Fun, Notable Wine List, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Great small plates easy to share. Perfectly cooked and served.

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 (Richmond)·Dined 6 days ago

We had a server who was very friendly until her third error and then she became difficult to find. We got the wrong drink twice. She told me the fish of the day was cod and it clearly wasn't.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Great food and ambiance!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2018

I've eaten here twice. The second experience was less impressive than the first, but still very good. The service and ambiance is what makes this a repeat venue .

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·Dined on February 10, 2018

Excellent food. Service seemed to be split between two waitstaff so it was a bit awkward

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Inventive, playful riff on local cuisine. Dishes had a well balances and interesting palate. Excellent in concept, execution, and presentation with a friendly and professional staff. Entirely unexpected, and a wonderful evening. Octopus and duck plates were standouts. Reminded me of Jaleo in DC if Jose Andreas was a young chef starting out.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 4, 2018

The Sunday brunch was excellent. The choices were very interesting and great Value.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Great taste.
Great presentation and great staff.
Visited 2 times in 3 days

Tags: Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly, Tasting Menu
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

I can't gush enough over this restaurant. Nice, central location in Condado. The food was delicious, fresh and creatively prepared. The staff was kind with a great sense of humor - we just wanted to invite our server to sit and hang out with us. She was patient with our questions and dietary preferences. The Salmon Wellington, ceviche with watermelon, hamburger, risotto and filet mignon were all exceptionally prepared. Save a little room for dessert - the molten cake was heavenly. And I can't forget the cocktails. All were chilled and well balanced. Truly one of the best food experiences I've had in my travels.

Tags: People Watching, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 20, 2018

The menu selections, service and pricing were outstanding and the food was delicious. A great place with indoor and outdoor seating. Highly recommend this restaurant if you have a chance to visit.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Service was great and everyone was attentive. Food was even better!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Casual, People Watching
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 (Savannah)·Dined on January 16, 2018

I love Cocina abierto. this was my third time there and the food, as always, was amazing, the only negative is that it is REALLY loud so its hard to have a good conversation; but the food and service are so good that this would never deter me from visiting or recommending it to someone else.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour
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 (Caribbean)·Dined on January 13, 2018

I request to change our napkins twice really bad odor. Our table were unsteady and the waiter service was not the best. Food and portion not what we expected.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 8, 2018

The food is fun and creative, and the prices are good. We sat outside, which was very nice. Loved the borscht cocktail and the prawn Bolognese

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Tapas, Casual, Fit for Foodies
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 (Caribbean)·Dined on January 4, 2018

We were staying in San Juan before a cruise and decided on this place 2 blocks from hotel after looking at the menu on line. It was one of my better picks! Considered going back there the second night we were in town. Probably should have. With my back issues, I did find the bench seat a little hard and uncomfortable.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (Caribbean)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Cocina Abierta has a unique menu, energetic ambiance, and excellent wine choices. The plating was very elegant. Definitely a tasting menu, mostly small plates. Went for a date and enjoyed the experience, not good for quiet conversation.

Tags: Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Good plates, nice drinks, service and atmosphere

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 26, 2017

We went to eat with my family (post Hurricane Maria), restaurant was great. We were a group of 10 and almost ordered every dish on the menu. Its great for sharing.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Normally have dinner here and Food is excellent. First time having brunch here. Food is very good but no pricing for kids, so we paid full adult price for 3 kids even though their dishes were completely paired back.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Great cocktails. Great food. Great service. I would go again to try more things on the menu. Really nice selections!

Tags: Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 13, 2017

This is one of my favorite restaurants in Puerto Rico and in general. I love bringing my friends here because it's always an amazing dining experience and the service is top notch. However this past visit was a miss for us. The first course was great but the second course was dry and overcooked. The seafood Bouillabaisse was tough and chewy, the short rib was dry throughout and my duck was well done and had to be sent back because I like medium rare and I've had the dish before and I know how delicious it is. They kindly prepared another one and that was cooked perfectly. Over all we were a little disappointed with the last visit, but nonetheless we will be back and I still recommend this restaurant for a date, special occasion or just out for a nice meal.

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 (London)·Dined on September 11, 2017

Wow! Very imaginative flavours, excellently prepared and presented. Great wine list, and service. Highly recommended.

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 (Austin)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Very tasty and unique dishes. Like art almost.

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 (Miami)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Top selection. One of our favorites in San Juan. Superior food, flexible menu, high quality vs price ratio. Plates are meant for sharing, which I recommend doing. Had soup, cochinillo and chocolate pecan cake.
All excellent.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on August 29, 2017

Absolutely amazing would totally recommend this restaurant

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Best meal in San Juan. I’m a foodie from DC and lived in San Juan for a year. Tried all the places:marmelade, barrachino, etc. Nothing compares to this amazing place. Service is impeccable too

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Really nice experience overall. Great, imaginative food.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 21, 2017

Se come rico y la atencion es estubpenda. El aire estaba danado y nos sentaron frente al Open Kitchen per en general todo exquisito.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 18, 2017

The food was wonderful and lived up to the reviews. Two issues which would keep us from going again were the volume of noise - it kept getting louder as the evening went on. People had to talk louder and louder to hear each other. Perhaps that works for some, but it's not conducive to conversation. Second - the wooden bench and hard chairs are uncomfortable and not really fitting for an upscale restaurant. Seem more designed to make you want to get out sooner so that the tables could be turned.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Best dining experience I've ever had! The food is of superior quality and the service was excellent. In fact, I returned the next day!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Caribbean)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Amazing place. The service is great, but the food is amazing!!!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 6, 2017

AMAZING food. So varied, price is more than resonable and you get to try so many things. Highly recommend it.
One of the best finds for foodies

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Excellent service and good quality. Specialty cocktails combined with an excellent wine list.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Tapas
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