CAÑA - Fairmont El San Juan Hotel

4.1
321 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**

Experiences

  • Taste of Caña

    Multiple dates available

    Join us for the Taste of Caña by Juliana Gonzalez with a 4 course or 6 six course tasting menu. Personalize this experience with our wine pairings specially selected for these courses.
  • FATHER'S DAY BRUNCH

    $70.00 per person

    May 27 - Jun 20, 2021

    Our Chef has created a 7 course shared table menu to celebrate Dad! Enjoy Che Juliana's Puerto Rican cooking at CAÑA; along with live music!
  • Supper Club with Chef Juliana Gonzalez

    $95.00 per person

    Jun 16 - Jun 24, 2021

    Join us monthly for Caña Supper Club! Delight your senses to a unique Dinner Experience with Chef Juliana Gonzalez featuring special local ingredients from farmers of the beautiful Puerto Rico island! Dinner details: June 24, 2021 Price: $95 per person Complimentary Two Hour Self-Parking Taxes and gratuities are not included. *Special menu only

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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
What 321 people are saying
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81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 hours ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent hostess service. We arrived early for our reservation for my birthday. Hostess kindly asked us to wait and because we did, she brought us two glasses of champagne. Excellent wait staff with Alexandra. The food was good, highly recommend the watermelon, avocado, and tomato salad. The chicken was a bit dry but amazingly seasoned. Steak is one of the best we’ve had.

Minor kinks in speed of service. Initially we were seated and had to wait for 25 min before Alexandra just took our table on even though it was outside her section. Kitchen took a bit.

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vipMarinero
Miami
19 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Average hotel food.

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Miguel
London
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant!!! Great food and service! I definitely recommend it!!!

GS
GretaS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for dinner the food was excellent and the staff very friendly

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Inedible food that we waited 60 min for. Cold, flavorless, stale.

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Modeer
Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food, service, and ambiance. Magnificent!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

So disappointed. The service was absolutely horrible. I was hosting my family from Colombia and it was my stepmothers 50th birthday. I quickly made reservations knowing it was a beautiful spot. When we arrived, I mentioned it was a birthday and we wanted to make it special. They told us it was tapa style and to order a couple of dishes first and then more as the night went by. The server brought our food, which was cold. And took an hour to come back and asked if we wanted the bill. We never got a chance to order more food. The restaurant was mostly empty so I know he wasn’t to busy. During the dinner we asked another server to bring salt to our table, she brought over one packet of salt! I couldn’t believe it. I had to stand up and go grab salt from another table. By the time we finished our food we didn’t even want the dessert or happy birthday sang there. We happily went to Cheesecake Factory for a decent cheesecake and waaaaay better service. Extremely disappointed. The ambience and location was beautiful but the service was embarrassing.

JH
JadeH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Amazing ambience and the service was great. My group had mixed opinions on the food, but it was an overall pleasant experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience5

Our server was very rude. Brought out the dessert before we even finished our meal. Barely said anything to us the whole time, maybe he was having a bad day?

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Goodtimes
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

food prices were much to high and service was so so

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JoelleS
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The breakfast at Cana was amazing! I had the Mallorca breakfast sandwich with roasted potatoes. It was so good. The environment was peaceful and quiet. It was the perfect way to start a morning in San Juan.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience1

Honestly really poor - the food was decent but incredibly expensive and very poorly laid out for the tasting menu options. The wine pairing was abysmal - it’s just house wine that doesn’t line up to the courses or have any explanation.

The service itself was bizarre (they tried to serve us a Medium Well steak after never asking us for a temperature, for instance).

The tables around us were incredibly noisy and boisterous.

Cannot recommend.

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Eric8b9
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was mediocre stating that there menu was modern traditional Puerto Rican food. There coconut flan was a joke literally a apple sauce texture. Overall wasn't impressed with experience but you live and you learn!!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the restaurants that we always make sure to come back to during our summer stays in PR, highly recommend! Beautiful spot for date night especially if you sit outside by the lighted pool at night, plus the plates are shareable. Los camarones al ajillo con yuccas fritas son mis favoritas. Disfruta tu tiempo en PR aqui 😋

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AlexF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome restaurant inside the hotel. Can't wait to come back to San Juan and stay here!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The server was so nice! We sang happy birthday to my boyfriend & took lots of pictures of us

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AnaCToro
Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Rest is next to the pool, music was loud for 6 pm. Menu is very limited and overpriced. They were understaffed.

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food and service was fantastic!!

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AnaG
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

It's a One in a lifetime must. I went for the first time to celebrate a birthday, but would consider before repeating another visit. Great concept of Sharing Plates, but really small portions for the price. If you are accustomed to bigger plates, consider this. Also considering that its a Caribbean Restaurant, expectations of flavors were not met. The only plates we did enjoy of all were the Gandules Hummus (ask that chicharrones do not include seasoning, it was hard to enjoy flavor of hummus with it) and the Carne Ahumada with pastel. Oh and the French Toast dessert is a must try!
Service was ok, waiter greet us with a "Espanol or Ingles"?! and talked really fast, but besides this I think the restaurant concept is more for the experience of a fancier place to be in the island with your special one, rather than the flavor itself of the plates...

I may visit again just for drinks and dessert :)

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AngelR
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For our first time the place was beautiful, it was relax and the food and service at other level.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Amazing! Very good food and very kind workers.

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DeoS
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall1food4service2ambience3

Service was not great .The restaurant was busy with only one server. We went there to celebrate Mother's Day and paid for the $75 per person. To start we were a group of 5, we were served with cold pumpkin soup, then the rest of the dish were for sharing which has 3 plates for each kind. We thought that it's a set meal and everyone will get to have their one plate of food. So after the entree was served, we waited 45 mins for our dessert to come out. And with several follow ups. There was no refill of water that we need to go to the bar and get it ourselves.
It was one of the worst experience in dining.

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CAMC
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Visit Caña for the first time for the Mother’s Day special. The service was friendly, the seven plate dinner was good specially the octopus salad and the deserts, the sangria was excellent. Great outdoor terrace looking to the pool and the beach. Overall we have a great time with good food that meet our expectations. The only thing was too pricey for the portions of the food.

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Unfortunately an unsatisfactory experience and below our expectations.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Wonderful cocktails, excellent service and outstanding food in a casually elegant restaurant!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food was good, some could have been served at a warmer temperature. But taste wise, it was excellent. Desserts could improve. Service was okay. Water service was limited throughout the visit.

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MinervaC
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Food very good but for the price very few, the salad suppose to have avocado, but was so tiny that you can even tasted. I went for Mother"s day brunch 7 course not enough food that is my only complaint.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The breakfast was very good , a little pricey for a simple bottle of water. Though overall the service was amazing, and my waitress was kind and attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience5

very overpriced for small portion, but the food was delicious. they almost couldn’t accommodate splitting checks for a large group which was a hassle.

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vipSportsgirl
New York Area
121 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Service was friendly but food came before serving utensils for plates intended for sharing.

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HelenR
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Portion of the food too poor, the service was good

JT
JuanT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food4service1ambience4

Good food, ambience but poor service, our server was lost.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was good

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vipAlejandroR
Las Vegas
19 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Everithing was good, the food needs more a little bit more salt. The chef is very cautious with the salt in the mofongo and the pastel al caldero and too cautious with the sugar in the crema catalana.
To me that was the only thing I notice with the food all other things were ok.

JC
JoshandCarrie
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an incredible experience. As amazing as the food was, the dessert was even better!

A huge amount of gratitude for the hostess “Sheila L”. She provided exceptional service and went above and beyond to ensure we enjoyed our experience.

10/10 would recommend Caña!

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ECha
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great restaurant and atmosphere! Music from pool was loud on the day I went (not sure if hotel or if its due to guests partying). Food was tasty and priced reasonably for the experience.

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Rlnatalia
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Gourmet spice up to Puertorican food. Great serive. Enjoyed the evening

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our waiter, I believe his name was Armondo, was very great helped us out figuring out how the menu works and catered to our needs. If I come to Puerto Rico again I will definitely come here again!

AF
AthenaF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Waiters were rude. Took plates we were not even done with. The food itself was very blah and not worth the price. Got a mofongo, kids chicken and fries and rice and beans. 2 glasses of wine the Bill was over $100.

MG
MonicaG
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nosotros nos comimos un plato de Egg Benedict y otro de Mallorca egg Sandwich. La mallorca estaba divina. Además consumimos jugo, café y mimosas. El café y las mimosas estaban exquisitos. El servicio en el piso de parte de Elizabeth estuvo al 100%. Regresaremos.

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CAÑA - Fairmont El San Juan Hotel is rated 4.1 stars by 321 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.