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  1. Distance: 2.33mi
  1. Distance: 2.33mi

Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 2.33mi
  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: 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thu: 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat: 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sun: 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

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.

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) 408-6961

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, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
events@cocinaabierta.net

Cocina Abierta Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.8

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (6)
Tasting Menu (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
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Hot Spot (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Casual (3)
Good for a Date (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Romantic (3)
Tapas (3)
Authentic (2)
Fun (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Seasonal (2)
Special Occasion (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Great for Lunch (1)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Cozy (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 14, 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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 (New York Area)·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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·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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 (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 14, 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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·Dined on August 13, 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 7, 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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 (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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 (Tampa)·Dined on August 3, 2017

Great everything

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 (Miami)·Dined on August 2, 2017

The food was absolutely amazing! We had burrata, two kids of pork, tuna, salmon, scallops, beef Wellington, mofongo, and short rib (there were 5 of us). I would highly recommend everything! It was all so delicious and the service was amazing as well! Thank you Alberto!

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 (Caribbean)·Dined on August 1, 2017

Great food and service

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 31, 2017

This is an excellent restaurant. Delicious and inventive food. Great drink selection and very cool vibe. The service was friendly and efficient. Highly recommended!

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·Dined on July 29, 2017

This was the worst experience I have ever had at a restaurant. I am not someone that complains usually since I own a few restaurants in NYC. The food was decent but everything lacked. Service was literally worst than McDonald's in the Bronx. Farewell cocina abierta, very soon you will be cocina cerrada.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 29, 2017

We love this restaurant. Gourmet food at a fraction of the price as what the top hotels would charge. Great selection of wines by the glass. We come here every time we are in town. Fun ordering 4 courses and tasting so many different dishes. Also nice it's very casual. Ambiance is trendy.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Good for Groups
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·Dined on July 26, 2017

Everything was delicious, and the service was great. The restaurant was just a little bit too loud, but I can't tell if it was just because there was a boisterous group in the room or of it's always that way.

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·Dined on July 24, 2017

The food was creative and very good.. everything was spot on.. and unforgetable experience..

Tags: Comfort Food, Cozy, Hot Spot, Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Tapas, Good for a Date, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Worth the Drive
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 (Memphis)·Dined on July 17, 2017

Whether you are at the family table with the LARGE lazy Susan on a table to 2 you will enjoy.
It is all so good. Share everything so you can taste more.
Love the wine paring options of a 3 ounce pour or a 6 ounce pour...
Very GOOD Espresso Martini
Hope they add a Chocolate Martini Option to the Menu soon.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Happy Hour, Spicy, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 9, 2017

This was truly a dining experience! They serve essentially an a la carte tasting menu, where you can choose plates for each "act". We ordered 6 dishes total and every single one was delicious and very creative! Our hands-down favorite was the salmon of the second act. Also highly recommend the braised short rib and duck confit mofongo. Even the dessert was great! Overall, it was a flavorful and tasty experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Tapas, Tasting Menu
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on July 9, 2017

What a find! We were in San Juan for a one night layover and found this place on Open Table. The tapas was fresh and imaginative. We had 4 plates for two which was fine. We would come back again.

Tags: Tapas
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 (New England)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Very good food, good size menu with lots to choose...was very happy with each dish...and we had 5 of them

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Tapas, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 5, 2017

Very happy with our dining experience at Cocina Abierta! Sat outside to enjoy the beautiful weather. Service was excellent and food was very tasty and filling. Chose four menu options and it was more than enough but the food was so good it was hard not to finish each plate. The cocktails are very well made. If forced to choose, would pick Cocina Abierta over Marmalde but can't go wrong with either.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on July 2, 2017

La comida riquísima atención exente

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Excellent cuisine, lots of choices, kids even enjoyed It!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Great octopus

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 (Caribbean)·Dined on June 20, 2017

My husband and I went there on the last night of our mini-honeymoon and we loved it. The food was amazing, and Michelle, the server was great! Would definitely come back. :)

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Miami)·Dined on June 19, 2017

Amazing experience. Delicious food, awesome service!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Casual
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 (Caribbean)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Great service, food and atmosphere..the plating was beautifully done and de food was delicious!! Don't miss out a great restaurant!!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Creative comforting food with local flare. Excellent!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Fun, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (Indiana)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Amazing food very tasteful and great service.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 7, 2017

My new favorite in San Juan everything was a gem. I'd go back over and over.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Organic, Seasonal, Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Caribbean)·Dined on June 5, 2017

Everything was fine except for the noise and the temperature which was very cold. Definitely go back again.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Amazing food. Creative, beautifully plated and the flavors were amazing.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Healthy
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 (Dallas)·Dined on June 1, 2017

Went there with my wife while vacationing Puerto Rico, and just happened to be Restaurant Week. We had the six dishes offered for RW and I can only say AMAZING!. From the presentation, to the flavors on each dish being unique, I would not think twice about going back to Cocina Abierta if we are in PR again. Service was friendly and courteous. Michelle made sure we understood the menu and had a great experience.

Tags: Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 29, 2017

Very delicious. Would definitely go back again. Great service and drinks

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on May 29, 2017

The best restaurant in San Juan. We were there one week, but this is the one restaurant we returned to a second time. Very smart menu set up with great choices for 4 courses. The calamari was the best I've ever eaten. Thai chicken and short rib were also very special. Very elevated flavors and presentations. Outstanding service.

Tags: Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tapas
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 (Austin)·Dined on May 29, 2017

Purple potato was great! There were a lot of potatoes in the other dishes though (there was more potato than rabbit on the rabbit dish). The Wellington was delicious though slightly overdone. Overall, very good and interesting food, great wine list, and superior service (by Michelle)

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