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  1. Distance: 2.48mi
  1. Distance: 2.48mi

Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 2.48mi
  1. Distance: 2.48mi

About Bar Gitano

Bar Gitano, a Spanish Tasca located in the Condado beach district in the heart of San Juan, is the latest project from Francisco De Juan of Out of this World Restaurants.

With its ample bar, al fresco Terrace and magnificent dining room, Francisco created a space that seems plucked out of a traditional Spanish city. Its rustic décor of brick, wood and artwork depicting castanets and bullfighters lends a truth of Spanish culture.

The menu consists of 21 authentic & original Spanish tapas, an assortment of Spanish cheeses & cold cuts, Cocas, which are small pizzetas, all accented by a variety of Paellas.

1302 Ashford Avenue
San Juan, PR 00907
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Spanish, Basque

Hours of Operation:
*Brunch: *

Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm


*Dinner: *

Monday - Wednesday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm

Thursday - Friday: 4:00pm - 12:00am

Saturday - Sunday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Calle Caribe

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(787) 294-5513

Website:
http://www.bargitano.com/

Entertainment:
Live Flamenco performance every Thursday & Sunday night at San Juan's ultimate Spanish Tasca...Venga!!!

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Weekend Brunch

Special Events & Promotions:
Cinco de Gitano Happy Hour 7 days a week w fro 4pm to 6pm .. lots of $5 dollor options on beer, wine, liquor & tapas.

Bottomless Brunch every Sat & Sun from 10am to 3pm. Choose any brunch entree, 1.5hrs of unlimited mimosas, bloody mary's & sangria + free valet .. $26.90

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Bar Gitano Ratings and Reviews

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4.0

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4.1

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4.0

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4.1

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Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (163)
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Casual (13)
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Kid-friendly (8)
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Creative Cuisine (6)
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 4, 2017

We came here for a birthday dinner on Sunday evening because the reviews mentioned a Flamenco show on Sunday nights. Made a reservation and requested a good view...our table was right in the front! Service was good, the food was good although not too many options for my friends' taste. I, however, had the paella which I loved. Flamenco show was breathtaking. I got emotional LOL and now I want to learn the art.

Tags: Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quick Bite, Tapas, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Special Occasion, Live Music, People Watching, Casual, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Bar Gitano was great. Food was amazing with lots of various Spanish Tapas to try. We had the shrimp gambas, one of the flat breads with mushrooms, a tomato flat bread and one other. All were great. Don't miss the paella. We had the seafood paella and it was awesome. If you can go on a Thursday or Sunday as they have A Flamenco dancer who was amazing. The service is the only negative. Constantly forgetting items we ordered and bringing wrong drinks. She also wasn't very well versed on the menu when we had questions.

Otherwise I highly recommend.

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·Dined on August 12, 2017

Excelente todo y muy familiar. Tanto para niños como adultos.

Tags: Fun, Casual, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Flamenco...temparnillo...and tapas...Amazing evening

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 (Austin)·Dined on July 13, 2017

Went in celebrating our 20tb wedding anniversary. I love Tapas restaurants and enjoy when the restaurants get it right, and Bar Gitano does! Had a total of 7 tapas and my son had the sliders the only thing off sere the fries they make them in house and they were soggy a big pet peeve of mine if you are going to make them in house follow the 2 step rule , par fry, cool and then crisp in hot oil. Can't wait to go again !

Tags: Fun, Casual, Live Music, Romantic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 3, 2017

Here on vacation with a large group.. Waiter was great.. Food was great, cooked just right..

Tags: Good for Groups, Authentic
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 (Detroit)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Second time here this week, enjoyed it again. Great food!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Detroit)·Dined on June 12, 2017

Service was very good and extremely friendly. Various tapas and entre options were exceptional. Will be back again before we leave.

Tags: Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on April 30, 2017

We got a couple tapas to start and split the seafood paella - it was delicious!

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 (Caribbean)·Dined on April 14, 2017

Good food, horrible service

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 (San Diego)·Dined on March 16, 2017

Flamenco band and dancer on Thursday night were superb!

Tags: Late-night Find, Tapas, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 9, 2017

From the moment we walked into Bar Ginto we knew we were going to enjoy the experience. Wonderful warm ambience plus a friendly staff greeted us. Once we started on the meal, the deal was sealed. Very good tapas (garlic shrimp, dates in bacon, meatballs in roasted tomatoes) cold cold beer & wonderful churros. And the clincher was the flamenco dancer!! Well done Bar Ginto

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 16, 2017

The paella is very, very good. Definitely worth waiting for.

Tags: Tapas
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 16, 2017

A number of locals recommended Bar Gitano to my boyfriend and me, so we were excited to check it out while staying at a hotel nearby. The tapas themselves were divine (meatballs especially), and the wine choices were excellent. It was a great spot for a romantic, dimly lit tapas dinner. There was a flamenco show going on while we were dining, which was fun to watch for a few minutes, but made it impossible to hear one another across the table. Maybe next time I'd choose to sit on the patio if I want to actually be able to speak over the music. Still, a great date spot!

Tags: Spicy, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Live Music
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 30, 2017

Loved Bar Gitano! Everything was excellent-- especially the ceviche and the drinks!

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 (Caribbean)·Dined on January 22, 2017

Thanks to the waitress that took good care of our dog and brought her water. The 25% tip was awarded.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quick Bite, Bar Seating, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Tapas
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 16, 2017

Delicious Sangria!! Love the blistered peppers too...

Tags: Tapas
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 1, 2017

A nice selection of hot and cold Tapas dishes, great for sharing with friends. Live music gave it a festive feeling. Stay for dessert, it was delicious!

Tags: Live Music, Tapas
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 (Caribbean)·Dined on January 1, 2017

Very good flamenco show: great voice and a great dancer!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Casual, Live Music
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2017

Excellent. Food was great, service also.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2016

Good food and nice service. We missed the flamenco show which definitely add to the value of the restaurant

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 8, 2016

Inventive and very good food. Service was friendly and attentive. Entertainment on Thursday was enjoyable.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 3, 2016

Bar Gitano was very good but not excellent as I expected based on other reviews. However The locale, company and nice weather made for a lovely date night.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 24, 2016

The Bar Gitano staff outdid themselves by turning a last-minute Thanksgiving for two into a family celebration of ten with flamenco live music and dancing too! The tapas are fabulous -- tasty calamari and great chorizo al vino, sliders, washed down with freshly made sangría (white or red). We are regulars and will be back soon!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 13, 2016

Flamenco was fantastic!

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 (Caribbean)·Dined on October 16, 2016

Great service
nice.flamenco.show.sunday night
Food.needs.major.improvements
Chorizo.croquettes.were.good

Tags: Live Music
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vip
 (Caribbean)·Dined on September 4, 2016

We went for brunch. It is a little expensive for a brunch, and the food was not that good. I did not love the lemon ricotta pancakes and the server was very slow. Not coming back for brunch.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 4, 2016

Great place

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 (Caribbean)·Dined on August 7, 2016

Sunday and Thursday nights they have flamenco dancer/band. They offer some Spanish Tapas/dishes and some typical "American" appetizers (sliders etc), and good Sangria at a great price for San Juan

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Good for Groups
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 (Caribbean)·Dined on August 6, 2016

Salted peppers were exquisite. Bacon wrapped cheese filled dates were delicious. The fish tacos were filling, but just ok. The salted caramel pudding with biscotti was to die for. The churros with chocolate dipping sauce were great but the pudding knocked them out of the water. The service was a bit slow. The server let my glass go dry and we sat waiting for the dessert menu and also the check. It was a very slow night, so the slow service was puzzling. My friend had a red wine that she was surprised was chilled. She liked it.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on July 10, 2016

The food was good but the atmosphere was terrific. They had live music and a very talented flamenco dancer. Very unique experience.

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 31, 2016

Good tapas, although not well timed. Everything came out at once and it was difficult to eat all the hot food first before turning our attention to the cool plates. Nice bar selection and good inexpensive alternative to the overpriced resort restaurants in the area.

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 (Caribbean)·Dined on May 28, 2016

I celebrate my birhtday there. I make a reservation several weeks ago and the call to confirm it the same day. A dindt arrived at the estimated time and the table still was reserved.

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 27, 2016

I was visiting San Juan on business and have been to Bar Gitano many times previously. I first went close to 4 years ago when my friend who is a local suggested the restaurant. It was amazing. I returned again a year and a half ago and also a great response.

This time, I have no clue what happened. The food was poorly executed with no real taste and these were dishes I have had before. The bartender briefly asked me if there was anything I wanted to drink and when I started to explain how I am open to a good rum cocktail but wasn't sure his response was "No problem when you are ready let me know". He then proceeded to the corner of the bar pulled out his phone and began to texts etc. That was the end of our conversation and service.

I'm extremely disappointed to see this place go down. There obviously is either a new owner or an owner who does not care. It's also very obvious they have a new chef because the food doesn't compare to what it use to be. My suggestions save your money no need to go.

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vip
 (Caribbean)·Dined on May 8, 2016

Mother's Day Brunch with the family was absolutely amazing! Service was great (fun, efficient, and exact). Bottomless Brunch was a great offer at a perfect price and the food was very tasty at a perfect portion. The restauraunt was completely full of large parties yet they managed to provide a personal and efficient service.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 29, 2016

Lamb skewers were excellent!

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 (Caribbean)·Dined on April 10, 2016

Cervache was delicious as were frittatas. Musicians and dancer after dinner was so fun.

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 (Miami)·Dined on March 15, 2016

Great food, perfect service.... An incredible find in Puerto Rico.

Tags: Hot Spot
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on March 15, 2016

We went twiced . First we had the cerviche and the fish paella , we had Luis as our waiter who so pleasant and helpful . The wines by glass are very good . We returned to try the tapas and again wasn't disappointed. Suggest sausage , shrimp, try bread pudding for dessert. Missed out on their entertainment on Sunday and Thursday which I heard is very good .

Tags: Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 10, 2016

Great meal, great service and live music on a Thursday night. Paella was perfect and octopus melted in mouth. Directly across from the Marriott, will 100% be back

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