Cayo Blanco

4.4
465 Reviews
$31 to $50
Puerto Rican
Cayo Blanco is a restaurant that features Puerto Rican cuisine, fresh seafood and high-quality steaks (certified angus beef).

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
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
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 465 people are saying
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chrisW
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding, great service, even better food. Very small restaurant with limited seating but worth it. Nice sizeable portions and wonderful menu. Right on Ashford Ave across from the Vanderbilt Hotel.

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vipJATP
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing. Great service and the halibut, specifically, was amazing!

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Rhea
Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cod croquettes and crab epanadas were amazing as were the mojitos.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Food was good and the drinks are amazing

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Lilredhenn
Wilmington
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were very pleased with the Covid 19 proof of vaccine that this restaurant requires. It made us feel about good eating there. The service was impeccable and the best food we have had in PR since we arrived!

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Foodie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Seafood Paella was plentiful and good and cooked in a relatively short time.

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Ericvik
Atlantic City
23 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal based on recommendations from our friendly server. The whole fried snapper was delicious and the paella was perfect. Host could be much friendlier but it certainly didn’t change this wonderful meal!!!

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DJuk
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Not sure how this place got so many good reviews but was very underwhelming to me.

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bostonscoe
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

it was a nice birthday dinner

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vipAndrewR
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Really not a good experience. From other reviews, it seems like this is a hit or miss kind of place. Definitely a miss for us. Caesar salad to start had lots of brown spots on the romaine. Paella was mediocre with overcooked shellfish, including a couple of big, tough mussels. Contrary to other negative reviews, we had no problems with the service. But, food was a big disappointment.

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Mamoune
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very nice and quaint, food was amazing, the only complaint is the beverages had little to no alcohol in it

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved everything about Cayo Blanco! We ordered the frozen mango drink which was the perfect blend of sweet and strong. We had the fried red snapper and grilled Caribbean lobster tail which were both so good we went back the next night and brought people with us. Cayo Blanco has become our new favorite restaurant when we visit PR!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place

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Danafoodie924
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The food was just okay. It was a little below my expectations for a seafood restaurant. Shredded imitation crab meat should never be used at a real seafood restaurant. We got the sampler crab cakes, empanadas, and crab rice. The crab rice was kinda like crab and seasoning mushed up together. Probably should have gotten a whole piece of fish plated.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was made to order. Absolutely delish and a wonderful staff!

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CharonaL
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday Dinner

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The seafood pasta was amazing! Casual, yet elegant and intimate place. The wait staff were excellent!! Highly recommend!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and ambiance. Loved that they require proof of Covid vaccine or negative Covid test before entry.

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BarbaraJ
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly and helpful waiter. Excellent seafood and nice, fairly quiet ambience

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Anne
West Palm Beach
15 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious and our waiter suggested some great sides to compliment our dinner entrees. Highly recommend and will return.

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vipConradoA
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent service, very good seafood but a bit expensive.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Nice environment great service but food wasn’t seasoned well

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Jasmine
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience1

After making a reservation way ahead of time ( several weeks), my party of 3 arrived, but was told we had to wait before our table wasn’t ready. We did arrive a little early, but weren’t seating until 15-20 minutes after our reservation started. My sister and I ordered the same entree (the grouper filet) and hers was over cooked. There was a very loud group getting drunk in there. They definitely threw off the ambiance

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vipBitaA
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

While visiting PR, we wanted to enjoy authentic PR cuisine with a nice ambience. We ordered paella and steak mofongo. The paella was underwhelming with quite a “fishy” scent/ taste. My boyfriend enjoyed the steak mofongo but I felt it was quite salty. They were kind in bringing a complimentary tres leches cake in honor of my birthday which was much appreciated and fantastic! The mojitos were also quite good. The “for 1” person of paella was enormous! Overall, not my liking in food or ambience. Also definitely get a reservation and bring a copy of your vaccine card.

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VisitorfromCR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We chose to sit at the bar, the bartender had amazing recommendations, we asked to set the TV to the US Open and he did with no hesitation. Drinks were amazing, the mango sangria and coconut mojito were great choices. We had the octopus stuffed mofongo - great portion, flavor and presentation. The other dish was the crab with local rice… amazing flavors. The ambiance is very comfortable and great for a casual date night. Kudos to the servers and all staff on friendliness and caring for the customers. We would absolutely return

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MomfromVI
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the whole red snapper and it was absolutely delicious. I grew up in at. Croix and it was just as I remembered

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NikkiB
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We were celebrating my birthday and was asked that when we made the reservation but no one acknowledged it or even spoke about it. We arrived for our reservation a few mins early and was told they would seat us as soon as they could. We only waited about 10 minutes and we were seated.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant and food!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Everything went really well. With Covid being the rule of the day, I felt very safe and the team held the standard very high. Food was good, full of Puerto Rican flavor and flare! I especially enjoyed the sausage appetizer and the salted cod fish croquette. The rice and beans were really good too!

Thanks for a wonderful experience on such short notice.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Really slow service. Had to remind the waiter several times of a drink order. Furthermore, after an initial visit to get drink and food orders, we never heard from our waiter and spent a decent amount of time trying to flag someone down just to get a drink. There was Around a 1hr 15 min wait for our food. The food was good, but frankly not what you would expect from a restaurant charging up to 95 dollars for an entree. The tapas we tried were decent. The surf and turf seemed bland. Additionally the mashed potato was dry and lacking flavor. The scallops I. The seafood in the pasta was quite chewy as well.

The dining area is small and they pack the tables tight. The table next to us were using several IPads to watch loud music videos. Super ratchet vibe.

I didn’t voice any complaint to the staff, mostly because you would have to wait for someone that works there to see you. Additionally, I don’t really like complaining in front of people.

The be fair, the staff looked busy. All 2 of them. Not sure if this was a poor management or staffing issue.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent. My husband had the churrasco skirt steak which was cooked and seasoned to perfection. I had the grouper with garlic cream sauce. It was so light and perfectly cooked I could eat that on a regular. There was live entertainment the night we were there. We definitely recommend this place.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience1

Flies everywhere. They don’t give you a lot of food. Can’t share appetizers and they don’t give you a lot. Main course was ok. But nothing great.

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GloriaL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food & drinks were on point! The service was sweet & funny...will definitely go again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great experience at Cay Blanco for a friend’s birthday dinner. The wait was slow but the service made up for it. Our waiters were very attentive and nice. Food was AMAZING. They even gave us free shots for our friends birthday after singing her a song. Definitely recommend

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EsungW
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We LOVED everything about this restaurant!! They called us prior to our reservation to arrive at a later time due to the air conditioner not working. We appreciated that and rescheduled for a later time. It was worth it! The waiters were wonderful, food and drinks EXCEPTIONAL, and it was intimate. We will definitely visit again!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals we’ve had in Puerto Rico! The AC had broken earlier and when I made the reservation they immediately called to let me know. We decided to go with it and so happy we did. Everything from drinks to food to the service was top notch. We really felt for the workers, especially our waiter Alex and anyone who we didn’t see in the kitchen which I’m sure was sweltering. They were definitely very uncomfortable but they worked super hard to make sure we had a fabulous experience and it showed. We got the Scallops appetizer as well as the Chicken Sausage and had Surf and Turf for our main meal. ALL cooked to perfection. My kids had Cesar salads and Pasta which they enjoyed as well. They even said it was their favorite meal so far! Highly recommend and looking forward to stopping in again on our next trip to PR! Job well done by all.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! 100% recommended

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Busers made up for a busy server. They fulfilled our order and brought our drinks. Really enjoyed talking to them. Appetizer was awesome. My NY steak was cooked exactly how I wanted but my sister’s steak was overdone and she wanted it medium-well. Overall great experience. A must try in San Juan.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, excellent service. Will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, excellent ambience did I say excellent food

FAQs

Cayo Blanco does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Cayo Blanco is rated 4.4 stars by 465 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.