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About Che's

Since 1976, Che"s has been the favorite Argentinian Restaurant in Puerto Rico for both locals as well as tourists. The best Churrasco in Puerto Rico and the best wine list make Che's an obvious choice when visiting the Island.

35 Caoba St
San Juan, PR 00913
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Argentinean

Hours of Operation:
Lunch Daily: 11:30am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Laurel

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(787) 726-7202

Website:
http://www.chesrestaurant.com/

Executive Chef:
Juan P Aleman

Private Party Contact:
Juan P Aleman: (787) 726-7202

Additional:
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Che's Ratings and Reviews

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4
3
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3.9

Overall Rating

based on all time ratingsThis restaurant has not received enough recent ratings to display a current ratings snapshot
food

4.0

service

3.8

ambience

3.6

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Groups (62)
Neighborhood Gem (43)
Kid-friendly (41)
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Great for Lunch (32)
Special Occasion (31)
Fit for Foodies (22)
Notable Wine List (17)
Late-night Find (15)
Great for Outdoor Dining (13)
Romantic (11)
Great for Brunch (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Scenic View (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 7, 2014

Che's is a restuarant that lives up to it's name in terms of the food and the service. I had the breaded veal, which was a large cut, lean and was very tender. Paired with Argentinian Melbac, one's pallete is sure to be pleased.

Doris was my waitress and she made me feel as though a family member who had not seen me in years was serving me; extremely warm and responsive to my requests. She had a never-ending smile that made this first-time patron feel welcome. I definately plan to return!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (Caribbean)·Dined on July 5, 2014

Too expensive for a poor menu...not a expensive place and ambient...

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 25, 2014

This is on our must visit list when we travel to Puerto Rico!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Caribbean)·Dined on April 12, 2014

We really enjoyed our visit to Che's. We came here on a visit three years ago and used to come all the time when I lived on the island in the 70's. The pina coladas were a great mix of pineapple and coco juice, the camarones al ajillo were cooked to perfection, the tostones were delicious and the churrasco was fantastic. The flan de coco had the perfect hint of coconut with a light crust of coconut flakes on the bottom. "Susan's" ice cream, a sundae with chocolate and vanilla ice cream, was topped topped with dulce de leche and chopped almonds -- delicious. The homemade ice cream is very smooth and creamy. The dulce de leche was perfect. We will be sure to return to Che's on a future visit to the island.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on December 31, 2013

Wonderful food excellent time. A couple wines I requested from the menu were not in stock.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 13, 2013

Excellent service and good food!

Tags: Good for Groups, Late-night Find
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 6, 2013

Great Argentine restaurant with Puerto Rican flavors. A little gem hide in between Ocean Park and Isla Verde.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 21, 2013

Thanks to a friend whose husband is from Puerto Rico, we knew that Che's was a must! Not your your typical touristy spot....servers spoke enough English to help out. Hanger steak and fried plantains melted in our mouths! Desserts are homemade...

Tags: Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Tampa)·Dined on September 22, 2013

No seasoning at all on churrascos (6) ordered no falvor at all.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 8, 2013

Love the food and the service. Excellent wine list, Malbec is a must! Excellent compliment to the house special skirt steak!
Best flan I have ever had for dessert. Che's was a recommendation from a friend and I will continue to recommend!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Caribbean)·Dined on August 16, 2013

Che"s is a place to hangout for dining with families, old firiends and new, where you can always depend on the quality of a good Churrasco in a friendly atmosphere, You are not rushed even though it is extremely busy and all the waiters are willing to help each other. If you are hungry the servings are huge and they don't mind if you share with others.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 12, 2013

This us my dinkng experience sequence:
15 after being seated a waiter shows up and takes our drinks order
15 minutes after he comes back with them (this is the last time I saw him)
15 after I had to stop another waiter so I could order appetizers.
15 after the appetizers arrived.
20 minutes after, I had to stop a different waiter so he can take my order of entrees.
45 minutes after my dinner arrives. My meat was at room temperature and rear. I had to wait another 15 to see my waiter again and tell him that I ordered my meat medium. After all this tine he began arguing with me that the pile of blood i had on my plate was cook medium. I found it insulting since I eat meat all the time and order it medium.
They never served water.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on April 11, 2013

While vacationing in Puerto Rico,we visited Che's 3 times .the food and service was unbeatable.We have been a visitor to Puerto Rico for 43 years and have been to many of the islands restaurants,many are great and some not so great but Che's has always been consistently great for many of those years.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on April 3, 2013

If you feel that Che's maybe doesn't fit into the category along with others in Puerto Rico you are wrong.We are also patrons of such restaurants as Marmalade,Jams, Il Mulino New York ,Pikayo,La Casona,Cochina Abierto,and many others.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 2, 2013

Pleasant, family friendly restaurant with an excellent wine selection to accompany the Argentinian style beef offerings. Try to save room for the homemade desserts!

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 13, 2013

This being our first time to Puerto Rico and not knowing where to go for good food, Mauricio, at the Ritz, suggested we try this place. While not as good as being in Argentina, the food was close. I had the Charrasco which was very good and my husband had the Escalopa. I think they need to cut back on the Cheese on the Escalopa. Even though I love cheese, it overtook the Veal. We had the Chorizo in Wine sauce as an appetizer. The Chorizo's had a nice grilled taste but the "wine sauce" was more like BBQ sauce. Would have much preferred a thin wine sauce. The bread was nice, hot, and crispy and this was the first place in P.R. that I had a drink that you could actually taste the liquore. Overall, we would probably go back there.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 10, 2013

You can't go wrong going to Che's. it is a staple restaurant. No frills. Just good food, good service and relatively reasonable prices. Not a linen restaurant. No table cloth or linen napkins. Instead, paper mats and napkins and directors' chairs at every table. Has its own parking, a plus in Puerto Rico, no matter how you slice it or dice it. It is one of my favorites to go with the family on a Sunday or take a close business or professional associate for an informal bite.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 10, 2013

The appetizer cheese empanada was very good. The churrasco (skirt steak) was ok. The chimichurri sauce was the worst that I can recall; it had an unusual taste which I did not like at all. This is a very popular restaurant locally, whose popularity I have never been able to understand, and this last experience did not help.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 19, 2013

So reliable ! Ches is a great restaurant.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Caribbean)·Dined on December 5, 2012

Excellent service and La Parrillada was delicious. Great return for your money. Good location with valet pkng.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Caribbean)·Dined on October 30, 2012

Fui a celebrar mi aniversario de noviazgo y fue un éxito. Nos trataron excelente y la comida estuvo exquisita. Salimos bien "jaltitos" jejeDe verdad que espero volver y pronto. Gracias!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Caribbean)·Dined on October 26, 2012

Food was great, but service was really bad. Waiter had an attitude. We had to ask for him to bring the bread after we saw other waiters taking it to other, ours brought it after the appetizer. We asked for another appetizer and he brought the wrong one. Aked for a bottle of water more than 3 times. The waiter didnt even aske if the order was right after they brought it to us. Wouldn't return to this place.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Caribbean)·Dined on October 19, 2012

fue la peor experiencia ,despues de esperar 2 horas y media nos fuimos sin comer y con una bebe de 2 anos ,la comida nunca salio .....

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 (Caribbean)·Dined on October 18, 2012

It was a good experience..... la comida muy buena..... el servivcio no es el mejor pero creo que es por la costumbre de los sitios en discriminar contra las personas por la edad..... creen que no los van a tipear bn y casi ni caso te hacen...... Que mal

Tags: Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Caribbean)·Dined on October 17, 2012

Che's is a great local argentinian restaurant. I love everything about it. This is definitely a must!

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Caribbean)·Dined on October 12, 2012

Excellent place to eat meat. Food and ambiance is great.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 8, 2012

Great menu and service was excellent!!! Noise level is a little loud, but we had 2 kids with us and they were able to have fun without too many "rescrictions". This is a nice family friendly restaurant....

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 5, 2012

Che's is a San Juan fixture with an excellent reputation for service and food. The Argentinean Grill was delicious; the wine list was robust and reasonably priced. The decor needs the touch of a 21th Century woman to upgrade. Great suburban dining.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (Caribbean)·Dined on April 14, 2012

IT WAS REALLY GOOD AND REFRESHING TO SEE AND ARGENTINIAN RESTAURANT WITH SUCH A GOOD SERVICE (NORMALLY IS OK), Pedro was very helpfull and diligent. I will RECOMMEND IT AND COME BACK SOON!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch
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 (Caribbean)·Dined on April 7, 2012

Went here using a gustazos deal, overall it was a good meal. Order a new york strip was good only some fat. Order my steak medium but went it came it was medium well.... Prices for steaks were from $18 to $30.

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on March 18, 2012

Kids screaming next to is but the food was very good.

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 (Caribbean)·Dined on March 10, 2012

Servicio muy lento. Fuimos tras haber adquirido un gustazo y cobraron el ivu segun el costo en la carta de los alimentos consumidos y no segun el precio real pagado en la oferta como debio ser segun Departamento de Hacienda. Lo mismo ocurrio con las propinas las cuales ademas cargaron automaticamente. Ademas, comida incluida en la oferta fue de poco gusto o calidad. No lo recomendamos.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 26, 2012

I've been going to Che's since more than 30 years ago, and it's amazing how they never change their fabulous standards. Food is always very good, service is always friendly and efficient, and it's always a great place to have a great lunch or dinner. In my family, and in my wife's family, we always have enjoyed going to Che's for family lunches. Consistently good!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Caribbean)·Dined on February 18, 2012

Food was good and the wine too. The service was exceptional, and we didn't feel rushed at all. Will come back again for sure!

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 (Caribbean)·Dined on February 16, 2012

Servicio pesimo. No se si por una oferta de descuentos pero la comida tambien me decepciono. Mala idea.

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 (Caribbean)·Dined on February 11, 2012

Excellent place to have a great dinner

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Caribbean)·Dined on January 22, 2012

Nos encanto el lugar, el servicio desde la entrada en el vallet parking excelente, se lo recomendaria a todo el mundo. La comida estuvo rica, que nos motivo a volver en otra ocasion.

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 (Caribbean)·Dined on January 20, 2012

Overall the restaurant was great. It was full of happy customers, family and couples. The food was pretty good and the wine was tasteful. I would definitely go back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Great for Lunch
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 (Caribbean)·Dined on January 16, 2012

Buen restaurante, la carne asada a la perfeccion, buen sabo, una de los mejores en PR, el servio hay que mejorarlo

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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