CAÑA - Fairmont El San Juan Hotel

4.3
438 Reviews
$30 and under
Puerto Rican
From the airy indoor space to the covered terrace overlooking the Well & Being pool, the ambiance at CAÑA is a tribute to its coastal location. A renowned restaurant in Puerto Rico, CAÑA by Chef Juliana Gonzalez seamlessly blends local flavors with signature style.

Discover the inspired cuisine that put the Island of Enchantment on the map, seamlessly blended with authentic Puerto Rican flavors by Chef Juliana Gonzalez. Each one-of-a-kind dish invites guests to celebrate San Juan’s traditions old and new, with the international zest and fresh ingredients Chef Gonzalez is known for. Enjoy breakfast, cocktails and dinner at our indoor space or at the covered terrace overlooking the Well & Being pool.

** Disclaimer- Saturday Reservations are for Fairmont Hotel Guests only**


ALL GUESTS MUST PROVIDE VALID VACCINATION CARD/ OR NEGATIVE COVID TEST WITHIN 72 HOURS TO ENTER THE PROPERTY, PER PUERTO RICO EXECUTIVE ORDER LAW. THANK YOU!

Experiences

  • TASTE OF CANA MENU $64 (Chef Juliana's Signature)

    Multiple dates available

    Chef Juliana Gonzalez TASTE menu specially created for you to enjoy her signature dishes from Puerto Rico. Experience the exquisite flavors of the signature restaurant at Fairmont El San Juan Hotel. ¡Buen provecho! $64pp (four course menu) $94pp (optional six course menu) *excludes taxes & gratuities
  • Christmas Eve Dinner

    $79.00 per person

    Nov 9 - Dec 25, 2021

    $79 per person / $35 per child under 12 years old. Credit card to hold, pay at the venue. A $50 cancellation fee will be applied if cancelled within five days of reservation date. Face masks in public/indoor locations are required. Vaccination record or negative Covid test is required to gain entry to the hotel property. 1st course Bacalaitos Alcapurrias Local Cheese, Guava Sauce Ensalada de Pulpo, Green Banana Escabeche 2nd course: Papaya & Avocado Salad Pork & Chicken Longaniza Arroz Con Grandules Cabro Guisado 3rd course: - Chef Carving at the table Roasted Pork, garlic mojo Adobo Roasted Organic Chicken Fourth Course Coconut Tembleque Pineapple Brioche Pudding Vanilla Flan Tres Leches
  • Christmas All-Day Brunch

    $79.00 per person

    Nov 9 - Dec 26, 2021

    $79 per person / $35 per child under 12 years old. Credit card to hold, pay at the venue. A $50 cancellation fee will be applied if cancelled within five days of reservation date. Face masks in public/indoor locations are required. Vaccination record or negative Covid test is required to gain entry to the hotel property. 1st Course: Alcapurrias Local Cheese with guava sauce Potato & Onion Tortilla, chive crema Green Banana Escabeche Tornellinos de Crema 2nd Course Papaya & Avocado Salad Pork & Chicken Longaniza Sweet Potat & Cinnamon Pancakes Mamposteado Rice 3rd Course Mahi Mahi Criolla Roasted Atlantic Salmon Roasted Beef Strip Loin, sherry onion jus 4th Course Tres Leches Vanilla Flan
  • GA TICKET NYE (endless bar access LOBBY + BEACH)

    $145.00 per personPrepaid

    Nov 26, 2021 - Jan 1, 2022

    NOT a CANA DINNER TICKET! To book a dinner package in CANA please select another option! This is a VIP GA (general admission) ticket that will provide entry to THE LOBBY and ESJ BeachClub with open bar thru 2am Beachclub and 4am Lobby. Celebrity concert performance by CHEAT CODES at our Beachclub and THE LOBBY performances. VIP tables also available for dinner in our BeachClub Cabanas, CANA restaurant, Lobby, Chico Cabaret, or Tropicoro Theater (see opentable for purchase details). LOBBY & POOL EVENTS ARE 18 YEARS OF AGE+ REQUIRED, ID REQUIRED FOR ENTRY. ENTRY TO HOTEL NEGATIVE COVID TEST REQUIRED WITHIN 72 HOURS OR VACCINE CARD PROOF. Purchase is non-refundable, concert and dinner is rain or shine.
  • A STORY OF LOVE DINNER

    $295.00 per personPrepaid

    Nov 26, 2021 - Feb 15, 2022

    Celebrate Valentine's Day with an extraordinary and romantic 4-course Dinner at CANA by Juliana Gonzalez from 5pm to 11pm. $295 per couple includes 4-course menu, one bottle of Veuve Clicquot Champagne, one rose, one romantic chocolate box, and two hours of complimentary parking. Purchase is non-refundable, rain or shine!
  • NYE DINNER at CANA!

    $295.00 per personPrepaid

    Nov 9, 2021 - Jan 1, 2022

    Celebrate NYE at CANA Restaurant! $295 per adult, $145 per child under 12 years of age. Reservation includes half bottle of Veuve Clicquot/ or one 750ml bottle per couple, Table Share Menu at CANA, and access to open bar in our Lobby and Pool NYE Events. LOBBY & POOL EVENTS ARE 18 YEARS OF AGE+ REQUIRED, ID REQUIRED FOR ENTRY. ENTRY TO HOTEL NEGATIVE COVID TEST REQUIRED WITHIN 72 HOURS OR VACCINE CARD PROOF. Purchase is non-refundable, concert and dinner is rain or shine.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 438 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service2ambience4

Over rated , too expensive for food portion and size

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vipBrendaB
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and service

OT
OpenTable Diner
Beirut/Lebanon
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience4

The restaurant was clearly overbooked and the staff overwhelmed. It took 25 minutes to receive a fourth glass of water for our party of four. We were not asked again if we cared for additional drinks. It was a set Thanksgiving menu served family style without serving utensils, each serving with their own. The green beans were substituted with cold broccoli and we were not served the promised cranberry sauce, eggplant nor the mango pie, yet still charged the same price. It was not the wait staff, who were trying their best, but overall a very disappointing experience for a hotel of this caliber.

TM
TanyaM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The last three times I've visited any restaurant in the Fairmont hotel have been terrible. They clearly have a staffing shortage and are not willing to adjust reservation numbers to compensate for that fact. The staff seems poorly trained as well. As a result the service is suffering but the management does not seem to care. This used to be a great restaurant and hotel but they really need to figure out their business model.

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Skl1616
Denver
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Thanksgiving Dinner!! Special occasion? No one of the worst dining experiences we have ever had. We had 730pm reservations but they did not seat our family if 6 until 8:10pm. It was a set family style menu, when they started bringing our food it was 9:12pm and we were told they were out of everything but Turkey, rice and sweet potatoes. They did not have any of the other 13 items we were to get. We were told they over booked the reservations by 100 people?? The waiter only came to our table twice, the bus boy was the one who told us about the lack of food not even our waiter? The set price was $80 per person for nothing! They did nothing to held make this right on a once a year special occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Reservation at 7pm for “Thanksgiving Experience” expensive dinner. Waited and seated at 7:35. Didn’t get a waiter for water for 15 minutes then food past 8pm. Biggest waste of money. At least give customers a free drink or something.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food1service5ambience1

Overbooked and slow service

BP
BrendaP
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience5

We chose to play tourist this year and went for Thanksgiving, we were a party of 4. Chef Juliana had a special menu. Turkey was great, nice and moist with a combination of dark and white meat. Appetizers, Sides and dessert were just blah. Our salad was missing the cranberries and walnuts. I expected better for $80 a person. We waited a long time for our food between getting our appetizers and the main course. People around us got tired of waiting and left.

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vipKoko
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service4ambience1

I made dinner reservations for Thanksgiving. Dinner. The dinner was

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Julio
Orlando
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Did not meet our expectations as consumers and diners. Really disappointing!

GA
GregA
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice place to eat with semi-obstructed views of the beach.

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vipDivafoodgoddess
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

First comment I would say to charge nine dollars for a side of rice is crazy it's a Puerto Rico side you could buy a bag
the fish was beyond amazing the service was lovely overall I would just say it was good

RV
vipRajV
Houston
49 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is always delicious. Alexandra really took great care of us. Impeccable service.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was fabulous. Wonderful cuisine and great service. We went three times in a row (two dinners, one lunch) and the food was consistently good. We highly recommend this restaurant.

The restaurant is located in the San Juan Fairmont Hotel. One of the hotel security guards (male) was very unfriendly and treated us as trespassers on the second night. I hope this is not a common occurrence. Also, the hotel exit doors were locked, which is scary in case of fire. We had to walk around to find the exit through a casino.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently outstanding! Food and service are top notch! This is one of our favorite fine dining spots in PR.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Yummy but expensive got the mufungo and octopus and wished the servings were bigger

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Portions are very small; plan on stopping somewhere else to eat afterwards. Quality of food marginal.

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vipLaurenV
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My husband and I had dinner at Cana recently to celebrate our honeymoon! From the minute we walked in, the hostess and staff went above and beyond to treat us like royalty to help us celebrate. They gave us champagne to toast with and were super attentive! We were also celebrating our friend becoming cancer free and they gave us shots to celebrate! Such kind, fun, nice staff members!!

FA
FranciscoA
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience5

For the price, very expensive. Food was good, to little quantity, taste good, service needed to be call to poured more champagne, at all time, nevertheless they where well organized to take empty plates of the table,… well such is life, thanks, Namaste- a can of complementary coke for $6.50,, lord, what any one can said!!”””

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent customer service

CJ
CarlosJavier
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience -Taittinger pairing activity. Amazing service by Carol. Will definitely recommend and hope many more of these activities are coordinated in the future

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Crab rice was meh. Lots of shell in it. The watermelon and tomato salad and octopus were great.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and wonderful service !

MD
vipMDAJ
Washington DC
66 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Creative menu, good quality food, good service.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
4 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Good: Karen (our server) was great, ambiance is amazing. Hotel entrance is legendary. Hibiscus drink is a must!

Bad: we order 2 appetizers and 2 entrees. Octopus was great, buñuelos were burned and greasy. The rice was most definitely NOT a mamposteao’ but a regular rice with some chicken longaniza. Lastly, we had to send the NY steak back to the kitchen, overcooked and completely raw.

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AlexandraS
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

The service was ok. The food was average. They have a detail with us because my partner's birthday and I appreciated but the place is overrated.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an amazing experience, the service was super fenomenal, my waitress give the extra mile to make us feel Amazing. The Food was amazing... Thanks for everything.. Definitely We come back💫

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vipFunfoodie7
E. Tennessee
168 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful evening at Cana! Inventive and delicious cuisine attentively served by Alberto in a beautiful location. Will be back!

SP
StevePayne
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Disappointed with the Mofongo. Overpriced and not that good. Better food in Vieques

OT
OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good was very good. Gandules pea hummus & mamposteao were delicious. The service was attentive and treated us well.

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Jule
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still an amazing restaurant, despite the menu being a bit more limited. The dishes are creative & oh so tasty. Service is excellent & atmosphere so lovely. We wouldn't hesitate to come back (for a 4th time). HIGHLY recommended

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The team at Caña was so kind, the food was incredible and they helped make my partners birthday dinner so special by cutting his cake for us. I will definitely return when I am back in PR.

EM
EdMMPR
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dining experience was exceptional for a relaxed, Puerto Rican dining experience in a fabulous hotel tropical surround near pool side and beach view. The service team were excellent and the Chef's presentation of Puerto Rican fare exceptional.

MR
MaricarmenR
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It was a total disappointment. The food was bad ( the hummus was salty and watery, the fish tacos where tasteless and the presentation was not appetizing at all, the truffle fries where horrible, the only decent thing was the turkey club sandwich but the bread was a bit soggy) and extremely expensive. The service was horrible, she only came around to bring the food. We had to actively search for her and the other waiter and waitresses would pass us by and ignore us even though it was evident we wanted something. Both tables next to us also had complained about the food and had taking it back.

I can’t wrap my head around how a chef would permit food to go out that way in such an expensive setting. They should close the restaurant and give it a refresh.

Would not recommend and would not go back.

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RobertS
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! And Carol- our server- was wonderful! We will return!

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Marieli
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our parent’s 50th anniversary, and it was an amazing evening. Alberto our server made sure everyone was well taken care of. We are so grateful and please we chose this place to celebrate together such important ocassuon.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service ! She was amazing !

HJ
HaleyJ
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food drinks and service were all fantastic! Great spot

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Alberto was a great host. Food was divine!

SL
SarahL
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My new favorite restaurant. We ate there twice for dinner. Beautiful hotel as well. Stop in the lobby after dinner for a cocktail at the stunning bar. I can't wait to return.

FAQs

CAÑA - Fairmont El San Juan Hotel is rated 4.3 stars by 438 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.