Cayo Blanco

4.5
273 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
What 273 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.4
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4.2
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4.3
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We booked a reservation with Cayo Blanco for 7pm. The server came to greet us and walk us to our table. It’s a small intimate setting 8-10 tables. We started with the spicy calamari & Fish tacos, which were pretty good. For my main course I ordered the skirt steak(medium)w/baked potato & a Caesar salad. Everything was great! My mom has the salmon & my sister has the surf & turf. Overall it was a good experience. The restaurant was right across the street from our hotel. Make a reservation!

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CoyB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was fantastic! The garlic muscles and spicy calamari appetizers were incredible. Our entrees came out hot, fast and delicious. We ordered the Halibut and the seafood pasta, both were excellent. Only negative was the drinks. I let the server sell me on Don Julio Margaritas and while delicious, they drove the price of my bill up big time. If you drink moderately, the restaurant is amazing and very reasonably priced. Very easy to spend $300 if you drink high dollar margaritas

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walktofood
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We had a great meal. It was a very small space so it was really loud.

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ElizabethK
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved the food here, we all did. The Paella was so delicious!! The place is quiet and cute and in a nice location. The only complaint I have is that their online menu is not updated and we were disappointed that there were no oysters for us.

Overall a great place !

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

THE STAFF IS VERY NICE. I wish I could remember everyone’s name down to the bartender & waitress. & Special Thank you to CARLOS for making us feel at home!! I’m coming here every time I come to Puerto Rico

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice staff

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KishaJ
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome!!!!! The Food and Service was impeccable. We ate ate at multiple places and Cayo hands down was our best dining experience. The fried Red Snapper and Salmon with plantains and chick peas is a must try. We travel a lot and eat at many places and Cayo we highly recommend!!!!!!

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vipKrisC
Pittsburgh
16 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Our last night in Puerto Rico we chose Cayo Blanco. We have walked past it many times in the past and decided to give it a try. The meal was excellent. We were very glad we chose there over STK at the Vanderbilt! We had to octopus appetizer which is out of the norm for me but considering it was a raved about appetizer we chose to give it a shot, then the king prawn appetizer. The octopus was tender and flavorful. I was very pleased. The king prawns however were outstanding! Sweet and perfectly cooked. Not realizing how large the ceviche salad was we sure were glad we decided to share it and still took half home (thank god we had a refrigerator in our hotel suite). The ceviche was perfectly prepared and seasoned. Loved it. Then as a big treat we decided to split the grilled lobster tail. My goodness! It was huge and absolutely delicious. I am not usually a lobster fan as I’d prefer shrimp or crab but there is something about Caribbean lobster tail I love. It was so large that we ended up taking some of it home as well and it made a perfect preflight snack before we left for our hotel the next day. Alex our waiter was kind and personable and gave great advice. We appreciate that. The only reason I didn’t give 5 stars to all is after dining at Mario Pagan and Jude Enrique I think I was a little spoiled. This is definitely a little more relaxed atmosphere and a simpler presentation the food was still outstanding. We like visiting local establishments with Puerto Rican cuisine as opposed to other types of food. We want to support the local restaurants and chefs as much as possible.

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Esteban
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice restaurant in the middle of Condado. Good seafood options

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and awesome service with reasonable prices. The avocado stuffed with ceviche was amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Recommend by neighbors, and was excellent, service was very attentive on all aspects.
The food was great, loved presentation of octopus appetizer was very delicious. Definitely will dine here again with many entree options that looked outstanding.

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MauriceL
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Appetizers were really good, but entrees were overcooked. Steak & whole FIsh were both over.

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NaTashaW
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Food was mediocre and took forever to come. Such a disappointment. Took an hour to get food...

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, amazing authentic food. Will visit again before we leave!
We had the fried snapper with rice and beans, paella fried 1 and amarillos! Yummy!

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AileenPD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Welcoming staff. We arrived early but we're kindly seated right away. I had the fresh fried red snapper which was superb. My son had the lobster and thought it was delicious.
Everything from appetizer to dessert was delicious. The chocolate cake was out of this world. Very friendly waitress/staff. Would love to visit again.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food is a 5/5 but the service was a bit slow, but worth the wait

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Service was very slow. It took almost an hour before even receiving an appetizer. When entrees came out, they were warm, but not hot like they had been sitting back there. Waitstaff was friendly, but it was just very slow.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good food great service w

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place !!!!!

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vipJannaV
Austin
16 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Camilla was our server and was fantastic. The food was also very good. We ordered the paella and we wanted the rice crisp on the bottom (socarrat). We were told they normally don’t cook it like that but they would ask the chef. The chef did and the socarrat was perfect. However, If you choose to do this way, just ask that that the seafood be added a little later-since the rice is cooked longer-to make sure it does not get overcooked.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food was great the drinks were good and the prices of the drinks were pretty decent.

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most delicious food ever

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CatherineT
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Only place where I ordered real salad and menu with great options

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience5

Although the cod fritters were tasty and the service and ambiance were excellent the seafood paella was not good. The seafood was over cooked and the rice was very dry. I briefly considered sending it back but based on my girlfriends rice dish it just seemed par for the course that night. I’ll chalk it up to covid issues as many places seemed understaffed during the time we visited. Again our waitress was lovely and staff was very attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

3/25 - Vacation

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Kristi
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Go elsewhere. You’ve been warned! Don’t get lured into this tiny, mediocre, overpriced, establishment. I’m not sure how this place has so many 5 star reviews! I’m stunned! The food is nothing to boast about, the sword fish was very tough, lacked seasoning, the mashed potatoes had zero flavor. The octopus salad was the only thing that tasted right. We asked for virgin cocktails and got them with rum. Then we were charged for it. Not to mention, their “frozen” drinks were super watery and not great, we didn’t even finish them. Not the place to go to have an enjoyable meal. There were loud, distracting customers 1 table over. They condoned their erratic behavior because not once were they told to keep it down for the sake of the other guests. There’s only 1 server and there must be only 1 chef because our food took forever! That’s how small this place is. Morton’s would have been a better option!

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TahiraJ
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely amazing. We had the lobster and fried snapper and the flavors would make you cry! (Happy tears)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great drinks.
Even better food

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da1randy
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience3

I would’ve given them 4 stars but the customer service was horrible, and unacceptable. The wait time for my food was ridiculous. But I must say the food was excellent. Small restaurant but that wasn’t an issue. I would suggest this restaurant if you’re in search of great food and that’s it other wise choose another restaurant with acceptable service.

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AlicatOD
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Service was slow, only one server. The space is not large but they are busy enough for 2 servers. “Jumbo Louisiana style” crab cake was mainly breading with some claw meat and deep fried. The size was not Jumbo and there was NO Jumbo lump crab meat.
I requested a lite amount of dressing on my Caesar Salad - I received a salad drenched in low fat dressing (I feel that was a communication mistake ). When the server asked how everything was - I said not the best and I was given the check. So it was a let down.
The tables around us seemed to enjoy their meals. But if you live any where near MD,PA or DE - do NOT get the crab cakes!

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Michelle
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food and service were great. Our table was a little crowded at the very front of the restaurant but it was still very nice and cozy. Excellent choice!

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Jaynee
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our very favorite restaurant in San Juan. The food is fabulous the service is great ! What more can you ask for ??
You won’t be disappointed

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RobbM
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food and great service and a very hopping part of town

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DonaldL
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in San Juan!!
Hands down.
Worth every penny

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience2

The food is amazing

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience2

The food is good, not worth the price tag though. The service is ultra slow. They make the best out of the space they have but it is a very small place. I felt like a beta fish inside a small fish bowl. I would not go here again unless I was the only person dining in at the time.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Hit or miss with food choices.

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MatL
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was great & servers were attentive. It's not the place to come on a first date because you're gonna sit there a while... but certainly worth the wait. Book in advance & take an early table. We appreciate them being open & the delightful meal & experience. We'll be back for sure!

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Jaynee
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent choices ! Everything cooked to perfection ! Our first time in PR and we’ve been here twice
The steak empanadas are amazing.
The latest lobster tail was delicious and huge !! My wife had the filet mignon and it too was perfect We had non-alcoholic pina coladas that really hit the spot.
The two gentlemen there were very accommodating and courteous
Hope to make it back again before we leave

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Tori
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it so much I came here twice on my vacation! Food is just delicious and so fresh. Can’t recommend it enough

FAQs

Cayo Blanco does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Cayo Blanco is rated 4.5 stars by 273 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.