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Coconut French Toast - Ola Ocean Front Bistro - Condado Vanderbilt, San Juan, PR
Egg White Fritata and Potatoes - Ola Ocean Front Bistro - Condado Vanderbilt, San Juan, PR
Chicken Breast with "Gandules" fricasse - Ola Ocean Front Bistro - Condado Vanderbilt, San Juan, PR
Fried Red Snapper with "guineos in escabeche" - Ola Ocean Front Bistro - Condado Vanderbilt, San Juan, PR
Ola's famous mojitos - Ola Ocean Front Bistro - Condado Vanderbilt, San Juan, PR

Ola Ocean Front Bistro - Condado Vanderbilt

4.4
4.4
725 Reviews
$31 to $50
Bistro
Set against the stunning backdrop of the Atlantic Ocean, Ola Oceanfront Bistro offers a delightful array of exquisite flavors showcasing Puerto Rican cuisine. Chef Alejandro Alicea takes pride in presenting dishes crafted from locally sourced ingredients, ensuring freshness and authenticity in every bite. Whether you're indulging in breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner, or simply enjoying a drink from Ola's Mojito Bar, our relaxed and family-friendly atmosphere invites you to savor a unique culinary experience by the sea.

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2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 30 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Bistro, Farm-to-table, Puerto Rican
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am Lunch Mon–Sat 11:00 am–5:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–5:00 pm Brunch Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (787) 985-7799
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Alejandro Alicea
  • Private party facilities
    Every event deserves an exquisite setting. Whether business or pleasure, our venues provide the sense of timeless luxury exclusive to our Caribbean jewel. The Condado Vanderbilt offers magnificent facilities with natural light and mesmerizing Atlantic Ocean views. For additional private party inquiries, please contact hostess@condadovanderbilt.com
  • Private party contact
    Kimberly Rivera: (787) 985-7845
  • Neighborhood
    Condado / Santurce
  • Cross street
    Located on the second floor, West Tower Ocean View
  • Parking details
    $10 Valet Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Spring Delights Brunch

    $65.00 per person

    Mar 3 - Mar 31, 2024
    Indulge in the fresh flavors of the season at Ola Bistro's Spring Delights Brunch Buffet. Immerse yourself in a culinary journey where vibrant ingredients and delectable dishes come together to create an unforgettable brunch experience. Every Sunday from 11:00am to 3:00pm $65.00 per person
  • Easter Brunch by the Sea

    $89.00 per person

    Mar 31, 2024 only
    Join us at Ola Oceanfront Bistro, where the ocean meets culinary excellence, for an unforgettable Easter Brunch experience. Nestled along the oceanfront, we invite you to indulge in a celebration of flavors, live music and breathtaking views with your loved ones. Sunday, March 31st, 2024 11:00am- 4:00pm $89.00 per person $40.00 per Child under the age of 12 years

What 725 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

725 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and impeccable service in paradise spot.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Took forever to get every course. Biggest mistake was when we ordered dessert the dessert came out and 30 min later our coffee was served. Food was very good service was terrible. If u don't mind spending hours eating dinner than I guess I would recommend this place

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I believe Calil was our server and we adored him/. Very sweet, knowledgeable,and efficient. He made our experience. Would definitely go back

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  4. SanFranciscoFoodie

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good selection of dishes, both hot* and cold, breakfast and lunch, cheeses, meats, pastries, etc., and the obligatory omelette station. Nothing spectacular—the Vanderbilt would benefit from emulating the everyday breakfasts at the Hilton Köln or Hilton Como—but decent offerings. My gripe is that the “hot” dishes were room temperature. The signature s’mores French toast was cold, the waffles were too cold to melt butter, and the paella, fish, sausage, and chilaquiles were so long off the heat that concerns of food safety came to mind. Definitely not what I reserved and paid $65 a person for. Definitely not the 5-star brunch I anticipated.

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  5. DomenicC

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    It was a nice brunch. A little overpriced for the quality, but we enjoyed it anyway.

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  6. SeanC

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Had the place to ourselves. Ate outside to a beautiful view. Portobello focaccia sandwich unreal.

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  7. Illinijudge

    Atlanta Metro

    6 reviews

    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    I had to give a rating for food, which was unfair since we left without eating. The hostess seated us and we waited 25minutes before anyone even filled out water glasses. At that time, the person apologized and said our actual server would be with us shortly. We waited another 10min without acknowledgment from the staff before leaving.

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  8. ICUDoc

    New York City

    32 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The view in the ambience of fantastic, watching the sunset, and the movie rise was awesome. The food was excellent and tasted delicious. The service was a bit off as they served one persons way after the other people had their food. But overall it was excellent, if not pricey, but what was expected given the setting.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fue nuestra primera vez y fue Excelente!! Recomiendo como estrategia de servicio, que aquellas personas que reserven por motivo especial (cumpleaños o aniversario) como yo ayer, colocar al menos una nota de felicitaciones. El cliente lo agradecerá, volverá y recomendará el Restaurante.

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  10. ALICEC

    Berlin

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    The waiters were super distracted and running around busy chatting with each other instead of customer service. Our waiter got my drink wrong , then didn’t check back in with us until our main course came. One of our main course the quinoa farro bowl was missing arugula as described on the menu. They never brought us our sides. Our fish was undersalted but when asking for salt it came 10 min later after we were pretty much done. We asked for mango salsa for our undersalted fish and the waiter brought us mango sorbet. And the dining room was barely half full so certainly not due to busyness. Too bad because the food and decor was really nice.

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  11. JohnL

    Salt Lake City

    25 reviews

    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Visited Ola Ocean Front Bistro in the Vanderbilt Hotel for my wife's 80th birthday. We tend to eat on the lighter side, so she ordered a salad with cooked salmon and I ordered harts of lettuce with cold shrimp. Both were beautifully presented and tasted extremely good. Service was prompt and the drinks were a bit slow to show. The view from the patio over the ocean is outstanding. The restaurant was not crowded but busy and comfortable. We were very pleased with the meal and it was a great restaurant pick for the occasion.

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  12. LynneO

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The setting was lovely, the small menu excellent, and the waitstaff helpful and attentive. I would definitely go back.

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  13. Shirls

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was alright, expected better service. The chicken club sandwich was dry no flavor. It’s mid for the price . However I will say they put that liquor in real good for my pina colada. Tables sticky could be bc of the temp outside. Just was annoyed with the service.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the brunch and beautiful views. Always make sure to take people there when I have visitors

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  15. ChillyWilly

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Any restaurant in the CONDADO Vanderbilt is great!

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  16. MarcosV

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    El ambiente bien a gusto,la amabilidad de los meseros muy notable ,la comida todo bien,todo bien a gusto me gusto la experiencia, volvería

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I asked for a small cake to celebrate my husband birthday and that didn’t happen. I was sad because of that.

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  18. SiharaT

    Caribbean

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect for a relaxing morning date with lovely breakfast and an amazing ocean view.

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  19. HarveB

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful location and great food! We will be back !

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  20. Teachmsa

    New York City

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    5stars from us and the service could not have been better! Early in the day, I asked for a table to see the sunset. A special one was reserved for us. Our server was polite, helpful and spot-on with his suggestions from cocktails to dessert! It could not have gone better! We’ll be back!

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The hotel the restaurant is located in is stunning and when you get to the pool deck where the restaurant is it’s just as pretty, it’s a relaxed beachy environment but still feels formal. The food/drinks were excellent and the staff was so kind and helpful. Loved it here!

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was cold, drinks bad and long waiting time. Overall very poor experience.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent place to eat and excellent view. Highly recommended

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, great food and is perfect for business meetings.

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  25. SylvainG

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Great spot for either breakfast , lunch or dinner Service a bit slow And meal prices are a bit expensive for what it is

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  26. Audrey

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice atmosphere, great service, good foods (octopus, burger)

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  27. RichVG

    Caribbean

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A most beautiful spot located at The Vanderbilt Hotel. Outside seating available along with inside seating with cold AC. I found the menu limited. Decided on a Rosemary Ciabatta Chicken Club. The sandwich was dominated by the ciabatta. The Avocado Salsa, guacamole, was very good and a generous portion. The Little Gem Salad served with a portion of steak was done well. Steak cooked a perfect MR.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ambiance and view are the best. Food - nothing amazing.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have eaten here several times because we’re staying in the hotel. This is a lovely bistro with beautiful ocean views. Service and food is excellent!

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  30. SerenaM

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Even thought the food was very average, the ambience was wonderful. The service was very good - very attentive and accommodating right from the hostess to the wait staff. The views, breathtaking. The overall experience was well worth the visit

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  31. GaryL

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service and food was excellent. Prices were not excessive. I will definitely visit again!

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  32. Jaskiran

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We came here with our kids and had a great time. It’s kid friendly but isn’t screaming “family” if you know what I mean. Plenty of couples dined here as well and we will prob come back without the family another time.

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  33. Mare

    New York City

    33 reviews

    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE! We enjoyed the district pleasure of dining at Ola Ocean Front while staying at the Condado Vanderbilt. We were graciously greeted by a warm hospitable host and seated immediately. Carl was our waiter who was thoroughly attentive and offered purposeful recommendations for menu suggestions! We ultimately enjoyed the chicken breast which was served with complete perfection-moist, flavorful and very fresh. Flavors burst with the gandules fricassee and chimichurri. We also had the tenderloin which was cooked to our liking and complimented by local flavors. If you’re fortunate enough to have the bread pudding as a dessert option, you will savor each and every bite! We look forward to returning to Ola again for more culinary delights!

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  34. karlk

    Hawaii

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Was staying at the hotel so I knew that it wouldn’t be a great value but both the food and service were excellent. Especially loved the arugula salad. Would definitely go back again

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  35. BrianM

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great view & food...................... ..........

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  36. DocZ

    Northern MI

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service, food and drinks were superb. Highly recommended for future travel.

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  37. MirkaA

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice place to spend a quality timeand the ambient perfect 👍🏼 view 10/20. Staff 1/30. Thanks so much!

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  38. RafaelV

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a beautiful restaurant, with great views of the ocean, and well presented, tasty food. In our last visit, the wind was unusually strong, and we were not able to initially enjoy our experience, but the Ola team was accommodating enough to move us to another table, where we finished our meal. This is one of my favorite restaurants in Condado, not only because of the views, but also because the service personnel is always very attentive and helpful.

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  39. Daniel

    Orlando

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious and our server was excellent. It is a lovely setting being outside in the evening.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..Meh

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Ola Ocean Front Bistro - Condado Vanderbilt is rated 4.4 stars by 725 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 30 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Ola Ocean Front Bistro - Condado Vanderbilt

Pool Level, 1055 Av. Ashford, San Juan, PR 00907

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Located on the second floor, West Tower Ocean View
  • Neighborhood
    Condado / Santurce
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am Lunch Mon–Sat 11:00 am–5:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–5:00 pm Brunch Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Bistro, Farm-to-table, Puerto Rican
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    $10 Valet Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Alejandro Alicea
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (787) 985-7799
  • Private party facilities
    Every event deserves an exquisite setting. Whether business or pleasure, our venues provide the sense of timeless luxury exclusive to our Caribbean jewel. The Condado Vanderbilt offers magnificent facilities with natural light and mesmerizing Atlantic Ocean views. For additional private party inquiries, please contact hostess@condadovanderbilt.com
  • Private party contact
    Kimberly Rivera: (787) 985-7845
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