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Diners' Choice: Best Ambiance restaurants in Puerto Rico

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best ambiance in Puerto Rico? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Epicuro restaurant
5.0
5 (97)
$50 and over
Global, International
Condado
About the restaurant
True to its name, the Chef’s Table feels gloriously indulgent, inviting lucky diners on a hedonistic journey encapsulating Antonio Pérez’s life in Puerto Rico and his culinary career across South America, Europe, and Asia. The setting feels intimate and wildly special, with just 12 seats surrounding the open kitchen, complemented by a lounge area for a welcome cava before dinner or a post-tasting menu digestif. The themed-driven five-course menu changes monthly along with its wine pairing.
This is not merely another dining experience; it’s an intimate journey through the heart and soul of a Puerto Rican cook and his global culinary influences. Do not reserve a number of diners higher than desired, in our kitchen everything is prepared for all confirmed reservations, as such, we will regard it as a no show who has failed to comply with the reservation. If you wish to cancel your reservation, please give us at least three day’s notice. Thank you for your kindness and understanding.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 5, 2024
Amazing experience. 10/10 duck press was superb. Everything was exceptional
About the restaurant
Welcome to Positivo Sand Bar, located at Dorado Beach: A Ritz-Carlton Reserve, where the ocean meets Asian fusion cuisine in a stunning coastal setting. Enjoy salads, crudo, and bowls for lunch, and nigiri, sashimi, and maki for dinner. Sip on handcrafted specialty cocktails all day while soaking in the relaxed and romantic atmosphere. With half the restaurant on the sand, it's perfect for both intimate dinners and friendly gatherings overlooking the ocean.
Top review
RicardoR
Dined on Jun 21, 2024
Amazing! Dorado Beach is an exquisite, privileged destination. Positivo Bar blends perfectly between the sea, the pool, palm trees, green scenery in an outdoor relax, yet sophisticated spot. Food was great with many options on the menu for vegan, kids and other diet restrictions. Cocktails and dessert were amazing! Looking forward for our next visit!!
A photo of Niche Restaurant restaurant
4.8
4.8 (593)
$50 and over
International
Condado
About the restaurant
Welcome to Niche, where the stone walls, handcrafted wood finishes, and lounge seating welcome you into this cozy and romantic hideaway steps away from the beach. Enjoy Chef Carlos Morales' brilliant dishes that incorporate French, Caribbean, and Mexican cuisine into gastronomic delights.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 10, 2024
The attention to detail was more than I could’ve asked for. The use of ingredients paired with every dish I ordered was perfect. This is definitely one of my new favorite restaurants in San Juan and will be back. There is nothing they need to change there other than continue, the excellence of service they provided last night.
A photo of COA - Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve restaurant
4.8
4.8 (104)
$50 and over
Grill
Dorado
About the restaurant
COA the signature restaurant at Dorado Beach, highlights the best seasonal products, as our interpretation of a grill concept, all transformed on our custom-made “Mi Brasa” wood burning oven.

The menu carefully curated by Chef Juan Peña highlights local culture in a rustic but elegant way.

The restaurants also hosts La Cava, one of the largest wine rooms in the Caribbean.

Top review
GladysF
Dined 4 days ago
COA is a hidden gem! Loved the ambiance, service, views, food! Fascinated by the experience !! Fully recommend for locals/tourists in Puerto Rico
A photo of Lavenida Tapas Bar restaurant
5.0
5 (65)
$30 and under
Tapas / Small Plates
Monacillo
About the restaurant
Tapas Bar & Restaurant
Miércoles a Domingo
Cocina abierta de 5pm-10pm

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 2, 2024
If looking for great drinks and food, Lavenida Tapas Bar is a great option. My favorite was their dumplings and their potatoes. They have great happy hours during the week as well.
A photo of Casona at Hacienda Cascada restaurant
4.6
4.6 (526)
$31 to $50
Puerto Rican
Caguas
About the restaurant
La Casona at Hacienda Cascada

¡ Comparte al aire libre en el mejor ambiente natural en las montañas de Aguas Buenas !

Chef Jorge Romero nos brinda una experiencia gastronómica local el cual no te puedes perder. Comienza con un coctelito de la casa o una copita de vino para parear con nuestros platos estelares como el fricasé del día, el arroz mampostero' y nuestros tostones cosechados en la finca.

Pregúnte sobre nuestros recorridos en donde les mostraran e informarán sobre nuestra hospedería tipo GLAMPING y establo de caballos de Paso Fino.


- Duración de reservaciónes es máximo 2.5 horas -
- POSTRES/BIZCOCHOS NO PREPARADOS EN LA CASONA TENDRÁN UNA TARIFA DE $15.00 ADICIONALES EN SU CUENTA -
- DESCORCHE DE BOTELLAS DE VINO ES DE $20.00 -
- Consumir carnes, aves, pescados, mariscos o huevos crudos o poco cocidos puede aumentar su riesgo de contraer enfermedades transmitidas por alimentos -

Top review
Germanovip
Dined on Jul 7, 2024
Great food and services. A great disappointment for an elegant restaurant and ambiance is the use of paper napkins instead of clothes napkins and plastic utensils for the desserts. No good!
A photo of Sama restaurant
4.8
4.8 (239)
$31 to $50
Seafood
Luquillo
About the restaurant
Created by the award winning chef Erika Suarez, Sama offers some of the island's finest foods with a relaxed beach atmosphere. Located right on the water, Sama features an open air concept with a gorgeous view from every table. Let the ocean breeze refresh you as you enjoy one of our signature dishes or delicious craft cocktails.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 7 days ago
What more can you ask for?! Excellent food, peaceful ambiance and a beautiful view!
A photo of BODEGA restaurant
4.8
4.8 (88)
$31 to $50
Bistro
Caguas
About the restaurant
En el corazón de Caguas, en la intersección Baldorioty #6 y Celis Aguilera del centro urbano, se encuentra un rincón especial conocido como Bodega Esquina Gastronómica. Concepto creado por el Chef Luis Diaz mejor conocido por Cosechas/Espacio Kautiva, un encantador restaurante Criollo Moderno también ubicado en el pueblo de Caguas.

Chef Luis, agrega Bodega a su lista de conceptos y esta listo para despertar tu paladar.

Bodega no sólo es un lugar para satisfacer el hambre, sino un punto de encuentro donde los sabores del mundo se fusionan con la cultura local. El ambiente es acogedor; y refleja la pasión del Chef por la comida, coctelería y buenos vinos.

En su visita, no pueden faltar los chicharrones de conejo, nuestro NY Steak acompañado por churros de malanga y por su puesto, uno de nuestros cocteles en manos de Joafner Marrero también conocido por su pasión y años de experiencia en la coctelería.

Top review
JosephSV
Dined 5 days ago
The food and service were both fantastic. We had the croquetas and the burrata for appetizers. Both were fantastic. I have to say the server went above and beyond, she was supper attentive, accommodating, and nice. We’re definitely coming back!
A photo of Mar y Rosa restaurant
4.4
4.4 (59)
$31 to $50
International
San Juan
About the restaurant
Welcome to Mar y Rosa by Chef Jose Mendin, where the culinary journey is as vibrant as the island itself. Born to parents with a deep appreciation for cuisine, Chef Mendin's passion for cooking blossomed into a remarkable career that has taken him from Puerto Rico to prestigious culinary institutions and international ventures. Drawing inspiration from his rich heritage, Chef Mendin crafts each dish with a visionary touch, reinventing classic recipes with an irresistible Puerto Rican flair.
Our rooftop haven, perched above the enchanting vistas of Old San Juan, provides the perfect backdrop for our elevated dining experience. With a commitment to locally and sustainably sourced ingredients, every bite is infused with authenticity and care. Prepare yourself for an unforgettable celebration of flavors and hospitality, where the spirit of the island comes alive in every dish. Welcome to a dining experience like no other.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
Last night’s dinner at Mar y Rosa was nothing short of exceptional. The service was impeccable, with attentive staff ensuring every detail was perfect. The food was incredibly fresh and flavorful, leaving us thoroughly impressed with each dish we tried. We started with the Steak Tartare & Caviar, which was simply outstanding. The combination of flavors was exquisite, making it a memorable dish. The fresh oysters from Japan were another highlight – incredibly fresh and brimming with a delicate, oceanic flavor that was truly remarkable. The Lobster Royale was cooked to perfection, with tender, succulent meat that melted in our mouths. The Chillo Frito was another standout, perfectly fried with a crisp exterior and moist, flavorful fish inside. The cocktails were another highlight of the evening. The Alma Colada, in particular, is to die for – a perfect blend of flavors that was both refreshing and delicious. Adding a special touch to the evening, they presented a red rose to all the ladies present, which was a lovely gesture that added to the overall delightful experience. Overall, Mar y Rosa provided a fantastic dining experience with fresh, tasty food and excellent service. Highly recommended!
A photo of Bóveda | Chef Carol Reyes restaurant
4.6
4.6 (372)
$31 to $50
International
Hato Rey Norte
About the restaurant
Welcome to Bóveda where we invite you to live an experience where the classic and the modern come together. The innovative space located in the heart of San Juan’s financial district, presents the fine dining cuisine of Chef Carol Reyes.

Bóveda offers an elegant, modern, and at the same time, relaxed atmosphere, which serves as a framework to showcase the culinary talent of Chef Carol Reyes.

Her fine dining skills, high standards and meticulous execution are the result of many years training with the best chefs in Puerto Rico. We invite you to discover her talent and enjoy Bóveda’s fine dining cuisine inspired by Spanish gastronomy.


Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 7 days ago
Excellent service by server Joel! Thanks Ready for the next visit!!!
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