Excellent all-around, a must do on the things to see and do in San Juan.
This food is far beyond what you get from even great restaurants. Service was phenomenal. I came in, with only an hour, explained that my time was limited to the waitress, and she said "let's do this!", she made it work perfectly. I ordered foie gras, poke, vegetarian spaghetti, gnocci... everything was beyond my expectations. I consider myself a competent chef and I have no idea how the chef took such simple ingredients to make something so unique and seemingly complex. We loved it and would go back without hesitation. Best restaurant I have eaten at in my 37 years on earth.
Best restaurant in Old San Juan
Beautiful Decour, food the best I have eaten in San Juan.
I’m coming here few years already and it seems getting better every time.
One comment, this time our waiter was full of himself, spoiled it a bit.
Again best restaurant in San Juan.
Turkey a wonderful dining experience. The tasting menu allowed my husband and I to select the amount of food to our appetites (five for him and three for me). They even brought out a small sample for me during a time when he had a plate and I did not. Wonderful service, exquisite flavors, and so worth it.
Pre fixed three, four or five coursed prices.
Amazing food flavors!
Attractive and well established business that for many years has remained Old San Juan's best restaurant. We come here for special occasions and every time has been very good. Peter Schintler, owner and chef, makes it even more special as he visits his hosts and has great conversation. The staff is experienced and pamper you throughout the whole experience.
Best meal you will have in Old SJ!
Marmalade is always a fabulous meal!! The tiny white bean soup is to die for!! I had the sea bass which was awesome too and my husband loved the truffle pappardelle pasta. Wonderful service and we even got to meet the chef!! Thank you!
Excelente bienvenida.... Celebrando nuestro aniversario y nos tenian un detalle en la mesa. Heidi, nos explico el concepto, cada plato a la perfeccion. Se tomo su tiempo y el profesionalismo, para hacernos sentir en nuestra casa. El servicio, espectacular. La comida, no pudo estar mejor!!! Buscaban la forma de la comodidad de nosotros....
Everything was excelllent!!
What a wonderful experience. As a ceoliac eating out can be challenging but this chefs choice and knowledge of ingredients was outstanding. He even specially prepared a dish containing to suit my needs. Outstanding tasty fresh food.
Amazing night. Food was outstanding. We did the Four course tasting and everything was perfect. Chef sent out a tasting of the white bean soup! We will all be thinking about it for a LONG time. Just incredible. It was my birthday and every single person who came to our table made a point to wish me well. Chef came to our table to wish me a happy birthday as well. It was his birthday too!!!! The best birthday dinner I have ever had!!!
Service was exceptional! Food very good especially dessert. Wine was expensive by the glass. Ask your server about the wine pairings before you decide on a before dinner drink - if you decide to include wine pairings with your meal you do not need a $17.00 (or so) glass of wine. Not sure if the wine pairing with dinner was worth the expense but it was fun to do. Decor is great. Waitress was awesome and the employees who bring out the dishes are very knowledgeable. Chef is awesome!
The atmosphere was lacking, the decor a bit cold, and I think the menu suffers a bit from its' high concept approach to 'designing' your meal, which put us off a tiny bit. That said, once we had got through that bit, the four-course tasting menu with wine pairings was very nice. I probably would not return to this one, given so many other really inspiring choices in San Juan. Reminded me of a regular NYC expense account dinner, lacking a bit in local flavor. Our waiter was from Long Island - cute and funny, though!
EPIC - I am a foodie and thought this was one of my top 10 meals ever!
Nothing compares. Nothing. Mom and son arranged a special dinner to celebrate his move to the beautiful island of Puerto Rico, and we definitely chose the right restaurant. First, we have never experienced service as perfect as that provided by Katya at Marmalade. She wasn’t just timely and helpful. She was an absolute expert at describing the dishes and wines. We truly became educated because of her. Second, the food was beyond words. Absolutely delicious. I had popcorn shrimp to begin and it was wonderfully smokey with actual popcorn ; so unique and so good. One of the best dishes was the tiny bean soup,sipped from a tiny cup. Oh, my. Rich, and just scrumptious! We were even able to get the recipe and can hardly wait to give it a try at home. We had 5 courses each with ideal wine pairings and were pretty full by the end but so glad we tried so many dishes. Oh, and the dessert? To die for, without question! Creme brûlée - caramel with butter brickle ice cream is like nothing you’ve ever tasted. Marmalade. It’s an experience you’ll never forget, and one that will leave you saying that nothing compares.
This is the second time we’ve been to Marmalade, and it has been outstanding both times. The food and service are impeccable. I’m vegetarian and my boyfriend eats meat and we’ve done the tasting menu each time. The presentation and food quality are excellent. This time we did the wine pairings too—I recommend that if you like wine. I can’t say enough good things about this restaurant.
Very interesting, inventive menu. Excellent presentation. Lovely ambience. Small portions. Expensive.
Our pecial dinner on vacation, and they tolerated our two young boys.
Our server Heidi was EXCELLENT. The food was also delicious but slightly overpriced.
Consistently amazing. If you love food, this place cannot be missed. The food is creative and outstanding. The service makes you feel pampered and appreciated. A culinary delight.
The best restaurant on the island. The best restaurant in the Caribbean. Chef Peter has created culinary delights, not the least of which is his famous white bean soup! This is a must! You will NOT be disappointed. Thank you, Chef!
Michelin star restaurant's have nothing on Marmalade. If you're visiting PR there's three places you have to visit, El Morro, Flamenco beach and MARMALADE.
Outstanding experience. Creative dishes in a very comfortable environment with servers who knew the menu and were excellent at their jobs.
BEST MEAL OF MY LIFE. all I can say is order the SOUP!!! Legendary meal, in all aspects. The chef came out and was so kind and lovely. Our waitress was world class. The food was truly some of the best I’ve ever eaten in my life of dining. Take my word for it: do not miss this spot in Old San Juan!!!
This was my second visit and it was top notch as was my first visit. For fine dining Marmalade is a must, in my opinion, for anyone wo visits San Juan. Kat is a wonderful server.
Everything flawless! As usual
Marmalade surpassed my expectations in the best way possible. We participated in the 4 course tasting menu and each of us loved everything we got. Every dish was delicious, simple, and full of flavor. I was pleasantly surprised by the variety of dishes available and impressed to learn the chef had worked all around the world. This was by far my favorite memory from my trip. This place does everything right: food, ambiance, price, and decor.
One of the nicest dining experiences we have ever had. The food was extremely well prepared especially the famous white bean soup, the special of the day goat meatballs and the perfectly cooked and prepared sea bass. Love this food and this restaurant. Would be in our regular rotation if we lived closer.
Wonderful. Pricey but worth it!
Katya was awesome!! The food was exceptional. We are so happy we booked this restaurant. Thank you Marcus Lemonis!!!❤️
Chef's suggestions and wine pairings were excellent! Tim was a great waiter, definitely will recommend everything.
Consistently perfect dining. Flavors are a symphony in one's mouth.
Just had an overnight in San Juan but had the good fortune to visit Marmalade for dinner. Service was excellent and our waitperson Grayshel was very knowledgeable and friendly.. Menu was fixed courses but 3-6 was available. We were very pleased with our choices and the wine pairing was perfect. I'd highly recommend this restaurant.
Everything, like always, is amazing.
Best tasting/pairing menu in Puerto Rico. Our server/docent, Lisa, was extremely knowledgeable about the food and wine, and she showered us with special touches that made our experience extra special. Chef Peter was very attentive and took the time to share his personal story and the story of the restaurant’s recovery after Hurricane Maria. We couldn’t have planned a better evening!
White beans soup!!! Great service, great food great ambiance. One of the best in the island
Simply one of the best culinary experiences I have had!
Everything was perfect but Katya made the evening 10 times better. The way she treated us and the excitement that she showed when explaining everything on the menu with a gorgeous smile sealed the experience for me. I would recommend it to anyone and will come back because of the whole experience.
What a special find for our vacation. This was an outstanding evening meal while visiting San Juan. We chose the wine paring and sampled 11 different food offerings. Each item was inventive, delicious, and beautiful. The wines were unique and they were an equal highlight to the food. Understandable that they have continued to receive Wine Spectator awards. If you love great food, don’t miss a meal at this restaurant.