CAÑA - Fairmont El San Juan Hotel

4.1
266 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

  • Breakfast

    Multiple dates available

    Monday - Sunday from 7:00am to 12:00pm
  • 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.
  • Supper Club with Chef Juliana Gonzalez

    $75.00 per person

    Apr 20 - Apr 22, 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: April 22, 2021 Time: 5PM - 8PM Price: $75 per person Complimentary Two Hour Self-Parking Taxes and gratuities are not included.

Offers

  • Collect 1,000 bonus points

    Sun 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM, 2:15 PM - 4:00 PM, 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM, Mon - Fri 7:00 AM - 11:45 AM, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, 1:15 PM - 3:45 PM, 4:00 PM - 4:00 PM, 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM, Sat 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM, 2:15 PM - 4:00 PM, 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

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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 266 people are saying
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JonathanC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food1service3ambience5

Se bought an offer and the breakfast options were not available. The site says breakfast was until 12pm, we get there at 11 and no breakfast. The cleaning lady was the one who greeted us and the lunch menu was not up to our expectations. Ambiance was nice, but we were expecting more from the menu and service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The portions were very small and the drinks did not taste alcoholic at all. The octopus was over cooked and the swordfish was not amazing. The food was no bad, but very overpriced

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YHer
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Almuerzo tardó demasiado. Muy alto el valor para lo que es un almuerzo y la cantidad.

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vipquentint
Houston
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best dining experiences I have ever had. Food amazing. Service is 2nd to none. This will definitely be a stop on my return to Puerto Rico.

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MichaelH
Caribbean
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service outstanding, delightful food. Seated outdoors due to Covid, really comfortable, not noisy.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience4

The food was very overpriced for the flavor. The service took so long the manager brought us complimentary champagne. That didn’t bother me as much as the taste of the food for the price. Super overpriced for what you got. Presentation was nice but the food was just not good.

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LivandRy
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambiance: fresh and light
View: beautiful
Service: friendly and quick
Food: 🤤🤤🤤(you HAVE to get the avocado flatbread)

We will definitely be back the next time we visit San Juan!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience5

One of the worst dining experiences I’ve ever had in my entire life!! We made reservations for 8pm, but didn’t get seated until about 8:25. After being seated, no server came to our table for 20 minutes...this is unacceptable! The server brought us two small plates for literally no reason, because they didn’t serve any kind of complimentary breads or anything. After she took our order, she never came back to check on us or refill our waters or anything. We didn’t see her again until she came to give us our check. If they were understaffed for some reason, they could at least give us a heads up and apologize, but there was no such thing. We felt ignored the whole time and we weren’t the only ones, two other tables close to us were very upset due to the service as well.
The food was not great. I ordered the octopus, which came partly burned. My date ordered the rabbit empanadas, the only decent thing in our whole experience.
Expected So much more from an upscale restaurant like this! We will never be back. There are so many other amazing places to dine in this area of PR. We truly regret spending our time and money here.

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ImaniWinn
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was very polite and food was spectacular. It was definitely worth it and I highly recommend.

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HeatherA
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience5

Food is great but service took forever and the waiter rarely came by our table. We ordered the tomato avocado salad and it came without avocados. We told our waiter and instead of bringing us a new one he just plopped a bowl of avocado on our table. I wanted a second drink and instead was brought the check.

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Ihuoma
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The food wasn’t as flavorful as I hoped! The ambiance was nice and they do a wonderful job at keeping the outdoor space.

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YvetteN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience5

Very interesting and promising menu that was poorly executed. The octopus was salty and overcooked, the mofongo with pork belly had no flavor, as well as the rabbit empanadilla. Extremely disappointing. The cocktails were ridiculously expensive ($17) for what they are. It’s a classic tourist trap.

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CarterT
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Staff were very friendly and enjoyed the food...A bit pricey, but tasty!

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ChrisC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent staff and service.
Great, authentic food but somewhat limited menu.
Be prepared for resort prices.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was fantastic. Shelia at the front desk was so sweet. I went to brunch for my bday and the food was amazing. My server Alexis was so patient and helpful with us!!! I highly recommend this place! Thank you again Cana!

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vipkarenl
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall2food5service2ambience5

For an 11:30 reservation our party was told they would not be seated until 11:50 per policy. That’s odd and not really convenient or guest friendly because the service was excruciatingly slow.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Double birthdays

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Had visited before

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YeseniaY
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food1service5ambience5

The food was very bland. The chicken was very rubbery couldn’t even eat it. We paid then left and got food somewhere else. The costumer service was excellent. Fries were good the burger could have been better.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious dinner at Caña. Not too crowded and the food was amazing! Tip: request an outdoor table ahead of time.

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JoseV
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good 100% like... ..,................................

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience5

Crab rice with shrimp-not traditional rice with loose grains, it was blended into a mushy pate. The shrimp had an odd texture, as if they had been frozen and thawed multiple times.
Pumpkin-very plain, no seasoning at all
Octopus-one tentacle, was mostly ok but I got one bite that was gooey
Rabbit turnover-the rabbit held a lot of moisture which made them soggy on the inside.

In addition to complete lack of flavor and quality nothing was served above room temperature. Completely disappointing experience

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday Dinner

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience3

5 star prices 2 star service

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience5

Service was poor. Waiter was not attentive. It was my husband’s birthday, ordered champagne and various platters waiter disappeared for 45 min never checking back and we needed condiments water etc.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

A bit pricey but if you're looking for American food, beach vibes, & good drinks....this is a great place!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Would avoid at all costs. Food was completely unseasoned; we had the crudo, which literally tasted like cold fish. We mentioned this to the waiters and they said it was because tourists had been complaining about food being over-salted, and the Chef had decided to under-season everything. Made no sense.

The service was subpar - our waiter brought us a bottle of sparkling water and no glasses. We had to reuse our regular water glasses. Drinks were also a joke - completely watered down. Would NOT recommend this restaurant. Save your money and your time.

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HabeebM
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place with awesome cust service & great food . Will surely recommend.

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AngelR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

To quote my wife, “Chef Juliana González is a BOSS”. The food was extraordinary. Chef González took the local ingridients to the next level, while showing great respect to them. We did the four course dinner that included two types of salads and a meat and vegetables feast. The salads were fresh, elegant and delicious. They showed great creativity and flavor.

For the main course she prepared a sample of puertorrican “longaniza”, chicken marinated in cacao and suckling pig, all grilled to perfection. She accompanied them with roasted pumpkin, carrots, eggplant and sweet potato. She presented them in a simple way, no bells and whistles, she wanted the ingridients to speak for themselves. The sweet potato was out of this world.

For dessert she did a layered caramel moose with raspberry sauce at the bottom and chocolate crumble on top. A great way to end a dinner.

Service was very good and the ambiance even better. Located inside El Hotel San Juan, our table overlooked their magnificent pool and the ocean. Great location.

Chef González shows great creativity, respect for local ingredients and depth of flavor. She is very talented and for that we are looking forward to our next visit.

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TashayG
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very happy I found this place for my dad's belated birthday celebration. The service was superb with very friendly staff. The food was delicious and great quality for the cost. I'm looking forward to returning in the future.

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CheapOldGuy
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Entrees: Garlic prawns with yuca fritters was excellent; blue crab rice and shrimp was disappointing— too dry and no sauce. Roasted pumpkin appetizer was delicious. We asked for bread and got some wheat toast with olive oil that was very tasty.

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DignaG
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We would definitively return to Caña. The menu enticed the senses. True to its mission of blending the Puerto Rican flavors to her unique recipes. We enjoyed the berenjena quema, hummus de gandules con chicharrones! WOW!!! Also the ñAme and pastel al caldero con carne ahumada ... Spectacular! For desert we enjoyed el pudín. Delicioso!

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NitzaB
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Todo estuvo muy bueno, solo que a los visitantes locales no exigen buena vestimenta y hubo turistas dentro del salon con trajes de baños tipo G-String. Es de muy mak gusto y paseando cerca de las mesas es desagradable

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vipJessicak
New England
24 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner, food and view was great. We got lucky there was a beach wedding with fireworks and got to see the show while dining. Servers very friendly and attentive. Loved it. Recommend the mofongo and garlic shrimp.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience5

Great atmosphere. All of our food took way too long to come out. Additionally all of our entrees came out at different times so by the time all of us had our food everything was cold. Server tried making up for it with complimentary glasses of champagne but the experience overall was upsetting.

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Pobre servicio, comida cruda y sobre precio!!!

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vipKathyT
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and ambiance . The food and drinks were amazing . I highly recommend Cana

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krhajduk
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef's four-course tasting menu left nothing to be desired! Every course was better than the last. The best ambiance you can imagine with romantic lighting, attentive staff, and beautiful tropical views. A must add to your PR experience!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Overpriced

FAQs

CAÑA - Fairmont El San Juan Hotel is rated 4.1 stars by 266 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.