Azabache

4.6
67 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Global, International
Welcome to Azabache Experience! From the heart of Santurce, with over 300+ Wine Labels, Signature Craft Cocktails & Contemporary Creative Cuisine, just for you. Inspired by seasons, cultures & emotions, our Chefs Carlos & Ricky Guzmán embark on a ever-evolving culinary journey to delight our senses with a unique, unforgettable experience.
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Caribbean
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect. Beautiful restaurant with a romantic ambiance, service was fast and very knowledgeable of the menu. The drinks were great and appropriately priced. Would definitely recommend the lamb croquettes and the Shrimp and Scallop Risotto. Will definitely be coming back.

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Orlando
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb food and service. Picture of my dessert: goat cheese panacotta.

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Denver
10 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

The food we ordered was just OK; we even had to send a dish back because it was overly salty. The organic tomato salad was sad, but not as dissapointing as the honey octopus. Best bet is probably to go straight to the entrees. Folks do rave about this restaurant but can't see what's the hype about it. Service was impecable though.

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BR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals my family and I ever enjoyed. The overall experience, presentation and quality of food was outstanding!

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JP
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Top notch food, drinks and service

Azabache
Responded on July 7, 2019

Thank you JorgeP, for your feedback and 5-star rating! It's a pleasure to serve you an Azabache experience.

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Caribbean
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

The food took too long. We were there 2 1/2 hrs for a three course dinner.

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Caribbean
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Got to the rest on time and waited :30 for a table and the place was empty. I saw people come in, they were directed to the bar and had them wait while the place had empty tables.
Twice I was brought the wrong thing and never came to give us bread.
Had to request the rest week menu twice.
The bad service It was so noticeable that somebody from the restaurant called to invite us back. But at $15 the glass of wine and to have a charcoal taste pice of meat, I rather stay home and cook it myself. I can do better.

I did however gave 15% tip, as I know the server Franco was short handed and he was busting his back. And he lives off tips. I was a waiter once

Not worth it !

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s
New York Area
71 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our second visit to this restaurant and much like the first one it did not disappoint. The food was delicious, fantastic and so flavorful. The service was impeccable. We highly recommend this. We think this is the best restaurant in Puerto Rico.

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JR
Caribbean
5 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great and unique creative food. Love the attention to detail and plating!

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SL
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Es la segunda vez que los visito y realmente es una experiencia memorable. Las atenciones y la comida excelentes. Recomendado 100%

Azabache
Responded on June 4, 2019

¡Gracias por sus palabras y por tan excelente calificación, SLebron! Nos honra saber que la experiencia en Azabache durante sus visitas ha sido de su agrado. Son los clientes como usted, que hacen que Azabache sea una joya en la comunidad. Nos alegraría servirle nuevamente y nos gustaría extenderle la invitación a nuestras noches de cocteles y jazz junto a Charlie Sepúlveda, en Silencio Lounge, ubicado dentro del restaurante todos los miércoles. ¡Que pase una excelente semana!

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Caribbean
5 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent cocktails, the food was not only exquisite, was very well presented, involving all the senses!!! Wonderful experience!!!!

Azabache
Responded on June 4, 2019

Thank you very much for such an excellent feedback Efren, it's customers like you that make the Azabache Experience a true gem in the neighborhood. We're happy to learn our delectable dishes were to your liking. Our bartenders exceed our own expectations all the time and they're always up for a challenge. Did you get to try the #DessertChallenge? Next time you're around, we'd love to tell you about it! We hope to see you again soon, perhaps over lunch? Have a great week!

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Caribbean
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Aniversary

Azabache
Responded on June 4, 2019

Thank you very much for taking the time to review & recommend us! A 5-star service is always our goal and we're glad to learn you had such experience on your Anniversary. It was a pleasure serving you and hope to see you again soon, perhaps for Brunch on a Sunday? Have a wonderful week.

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DC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

De lo mejor q tiene en estos momentos Puerto Rico en comida creativa,linda decoraciòn,buen servicio,facilidad de estacionamiento!10 puntos,que lo conserven así siempre!!!!!Continuidad chicos!!!!

Azabache
Responded on June 4, 2019

¡Wow, Muchísimas gracias por tomar de su tiempo al brindarnos tan excelente evaluación! La experiencia de cada comensal es de suma importancia para nosotros y apreciamos grandemente su recomendación. ¡Nos honra saber que para usted cumplimos con todos los requerimientos de una calificación 5 estrellas! Nuestro esfuerzo irá dirigido siempre a mantener tal consistencia como parte de nuestro lema de excelencia y nos placerá servirle nuevamente una Experiencia Azabache sin igual.

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Caribbean
3 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was AMAZING!!! Everything was perfect. The service, ambience, drinks and food were outstanding.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AMAZING ! I went with my mom to have a mom and daughter time alone and she had a blast. She was very impressed with the taste of the food! We will be visiting again very soon!

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JM
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible experience! Starting with the hostess and the whole staff. The food is exquisite and you will love everything. This was our 2nd visit within 2 weeks and we will come back asap. For us is the best restaurant in San Juan.

Azabache
Responded on June 4, 2019

Thank you very much for taking the time to review & recommend us, JoseM! It is customers like you who give us the opportunity to shine as a Neighborhood Gem. Our staff is very attentive, since service is equally important as the food we serve each and every guest. We would be more than honored to serve you again at Azabache, perhaps for a magnificent Sunday Brunch or at one of our Jazz and Cocktails nights along Charlie Sepúlveda on Wednesdays? Have a great week and see you soon!

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Caribbean
8 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mother's Day

Azabache
Responded on May 15, 2019

We are pleased to know you had a wonderful Mother's Day experience at Azabache and hope to see you again soon!

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LM
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Azabache is an outstanding culinary experience. The creations are authentic Puerto Rican renditions turned gourmet. The tastes are discernible of local spices and flavors. Portions are normal and presentations are very artistic and pleasing. The sommelier is an experience all on his own. The bar has the best assortment of liquors in the island and drinks are prepared artistically and very entertaining. We recommend Azabache wholeheartedly.

Azabache
Responded on May 15, 2019

We thank you Luis for taking the time to post your review and recommendation. We are honored by your kind words. It is our passion to delight our guests and we are infinitely thankful for having had the opportunity to serve you. It is our profound wish to see you and your friends again soon for another fine evening.

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T
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stellar restaurant. Amazing food and service. Beautiful decor and great ambiance.

Azabache
Responded on May 15, 2019

Thank You Tania for taking the time to review & recommend us. We are inspired by your kind words and can't express enough how happy we are to have served you a 5 star experience. We are certain you had a great Mother's Day and we wouldn't want it any other way. We are thrilled to have served you and can't wait to see you again.

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SL
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excelente. Todo estuvo divino. El servicio, inmejorable. Recientemente cambiaron el menú (para aumentar las porciones porque habían recibido quejas del público a esos efectos) y redujeron los precios, los cuales considero razonables dada la alta calidad de la cocina. Fue una noche maravillosa. Altamente recomendado!

Azabache
Responded on May 14, 2019

Muy agradecidos Sonia L, por su visita, y su gran recomendación. Hemos estado atentos al 'feedback' y nos place presentarles la nueva Experiencia Azabache. Esperamos verla de nuevo para brindar entre amistades y familia.

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Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a 7pm reservation on a Saturday night so we were the first ones in the restaurant. As the night wore in the restaurant filled up nicely. Upon being seated, we were welcomed by a wonderful bite from the chef. The waiter promptly presented himself and asked for our drinks. I was pleasantly surprised to find that the bar had an excellent selection of single malts including several 25 year Olds. Both of our appetizers were spectacular. I ordered a wagyu beef cheeks as my main course. You could cut it with a fork. The evening ended with a very original panecotta dessert.

I would place this restaurant in a fine dinning category. However, I was disappointed to see some patrons in shorts. Overall this was a 4. 5 out of 5 experience, very satisfied, will definately return.

Azabache
Responded on May 1, 2019

Thank you very much for taking the time to review and recommend us. We are beyond thrilled to know that our attention to detail throughout our cuisine and service exceeded your expectations. We definitely can't wait to see you again.

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San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food (quality & presentation) very friendly. An outstanding experience

Azabache
Responded on April 15, 2019

Thank you very much Moises for the kind words and excellent rating! We are glad you had a wonderful time and we hope to see you again soon.

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Caribbean
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excelente comida y servicio.

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IP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Engagement

Azabache
Responded on April 27, 2019

We thank you for your visit and feedback IbsenP! We are thrilled your overall experience warranted your 5 Star Rating and we couldn't be happier! It was our pleasure serving you and we can't wait to see you again for another exciting Azabache Experience.

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Caribbean
5 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, and excellent service!!!

Azabache
Responded on March 26, 2019

It was our pleasure serving you an excellent experience Efren, we hope to see you again soon! perhaps over brunch?

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MV
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional food. The service was even better. The bar menu is very sophisticated. We tried Neptune's Julep and The Saint. Went with Cured Salmon and with Angus Risotto (this one not on menu). Will visit again.

Azabache
Responded on March 26, 2019

It was our pleasure to have served you such a wonderful and memorable experience, we hope to see you again soon!

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OG
Caribbean
17 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Like the restaurant Vianda, they serve high quality and well presented dishes. And should be placed in best restaurants in Puerto Rico. The service is impeccable. The food delicious. And the setting of a New York high-end restaurant.

Azabache
Responded on March 26, 2019

¡Gracias OlivierG, por su visita y por su recomendación! Para nosotros ha sido un placer servirle y le esperamos de vuelta pronto.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good!!!!!!

Azabache
Responded on March 26, 2019

It is our pleasure to have served you such a wonderful and memorable experience, we hope to see you again soon!

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CA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic experience, one of my favorites now and ever!!!!

Azabache
Responded on March 8, 2019

Thank you very much Carmen A. for your visit and for taking the time to review us. Needless to say we are beyond thrilled by your kind words and beautiful review! Five Star Experiences is what it's all about at Azabache. We were more than happy to serve you and would love to see you again soon!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Azabache offers a splendid dining experience. From the moment you step in, multiple servers welcome you in and in the event that your table is not ready, the bar welcomes you with some very interesting and unique cocktails. Food presentation is superb and very tasty. The fois gras is to die for! We can’t wait to go back to enjoy a relaxing dining experience.

Azabache
Responded on February 25, 2019

Thank you very much for taking the time to review and recommend us. We are thrilled and excited to have served you such an unforgettable experience! We agree the Foie Gras is as beautiful as it is delicious! We strive to delight and inspire our guests with our attention to detail and passion for service and we can't wait to see you again!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service & awesome food taste and creativity

Azabache
Responded on February 20, 2019

Thank you for the Wonderful Review! It fills us with great joy to know you had a perfect evening at Azabache, because Five-Star experiences is what we're all about! We absolutely can't wait to see you again! -Azabache Family

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L
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible space, very trendy with excellent food and service.

Azabache
Responded on February 20, 2019

Thank you Lito for your kind words and your wonderful review. It is our mission to allow our guests to experience the best fine dining has to offer, with a creative and sophisticated approach to our food, the atmosphere and the quality in our service. We hope to serve you and your guests again soon.

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Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Experience! The menu offers a wide variety of mouth-watering plates from starters to dessert. I had a 4 course dinner that start with a Beet Salad, follow with a starter of Roasted Octopus with a white bean purée. Main course was Surf & Turf that consist of a Wagyu Steak, Lobster & Asparagus Risotto which really thrilled us and was exquisite. It all was followed by a delicious S'more Raspberry Cheesecake. Service was great from the valet to the servers.

Azabache
Responded on February 20, 2019

Thank you very much Carl for the Amazing feedback, recommendation and review! It is thrilling to know you had such a Great Experience because Five-Star Experiences is what we're known for. We agree the Surf & Turf is exquisite, as is our Pastry Chef's stunning desserts, they just keep you coming back for more. From all of us at Azabache Restaurant, it's been a real pleasure serving you and we truly hope to see you again soon, perhaps over our delicious new brunch menu? -Azabache

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Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Espectacular!! Sin duda un restaurante exquisito!!
Me sorprendió la calidad, creatividad y esmero de sus platos.

Azabache
Responded on February 20, 2019

¡Gracias! por tus palabras de apoyo y por tomar de tu tiempo para visitarnos y dejarnos tan excelente reseña. Nos place saber que el ambiente, la atención al detalle y la comida hayan sobrepasado todas sus expectativas. Nuestra pasión está en brindar un servicio inigualable a nuestros invitados, y agradecemos su recomendación y patrocinio. Le esperamos nuevamente para una Experiencia Azabache; ¿quizás sobre nuestro nuevo menú de almuerzo?

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Caribbean
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent service, good food, drinks too expensive We tried the octopus salad and the amount of red and green peppers over the octopus was overwhelming. A litter more octopus meat (or less pepper) would be great in this appetizer. Besides that everything was very good. Highly Recommended.

Azabache
Responded on February 20, 2019

We take great care this in return allows you to experience the many Layers, Textures, Flavors & Aromas that can best be experienced, through a particular method of confection. We appreciate your feedback as it will enable us to better serve you in the future and we hope to see you again soon.

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MR
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food were amazing! Portions are small. Excellent service!

Azabache
Responded on February 11, 2019

Thank you for the kind words and thoughtful review Meraide R! We are beyond happy to know you found the food and the service to be nothing short of excellent. We would love to see you again soon, perhaps for brunch? - Azabache Family

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Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best restaurant experience in San Juan, PR. I’ve been to many Michelin-starred restaurants and I can assure you that this restaurant is not far from a star if they keep the consistency, amazing service and incredible culinary experience. Keep up the good work!

Azabache
Responded on January 31, 2019

Wow! We are honored by your kind words and amazing review. This level of perfection is what we are after, and it's customers like you that keep us pushing forward, to offer the best culinary experience in PR. We truly hope to see you again, as it would be our honor to continually serve you unforgettable experiences. -Azabache Family

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Caribbean
3 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service and food. One of the top restaurants on the island.

Azabache
Responded on January 23, 2019

We are honored by your kind words and review Doris. Our passion is in every detail and it fills us with joy to know you had such a great experience. We can't wait to see you again.

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ML
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Service, food and presentation was outstanding.

Azabache
Responded on January 23, 2019

We appreciate your visit and thank you, Miriam for taking the time to review us. We strive to delight and inspire our guests with our attention to detail and passion for service. Our chefs continually search for the freshest, finest ingredients available and transform them into stunning, creative works of art. We are pleased that your experience at Azabache was to your liking and we would love to see you again soon.

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FJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and beautiful atmosphere, decor. Gastronomic creativity... very good

Azabache
Responded on January 31, 2019

Thank you for visiting Azabache Restaurant. We are pleased to know our creative cuisine and service was to your liking. We're continually evolving and shaping our menu with new and exciting seasonal ingredients, stay tuned for more.

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