Fabula

4.2
78 Reviews
$31 to $50
Caribbean
LIVE JAZZ MUSIC Saturdays from 6:30-9:30pm and SUNDAY BRUNCH available. Come join us for a unique culinary experience in the heart of Condado. Enjoy great service while tasting unique dishes from Chef Yamil Ruiz in a trendy laid back atmosphere. We are open for dinner and cocktails. Try our signature Fabula Pina Colada Tuna Tartare, the Jerk Butter Poached Lobster, or our Short Rib Mangu! Our servers may suggest wonderful wine pairings to elevate your experience. *We have VEGAN options.

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
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 78 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amaizing!!
We had the Bubles and truffles scrumdiliumcious!!
We met Christina and es un angel!! I miss you already she made our experience sooo welcoming I felt like I was dining at a friends house.
Ps try the curry chicken

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Millie
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food proposal. Good selection of wine and champagne. creative cocktails

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ok good place

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Cesar
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente comida y servicio. El bartender espectacular y la
Mesera también….. buscaron siempre en complacernos!!! Volvemos.

Nos encantó el Rodaballo y el
Pollo Cury!!!! Great job!!!

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vipAnmariF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Excellent food presentation. However, tuna tartar had no flavor at all. Most of the food had to many pepper. There still a chance to improve with the flavors of the dishes.

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BrandonD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The chef does an amazing job taking traditional Latin dishes and elevating them for a fine dining experience. The mangu with short rib was sensational. The rice and beans were flavorful and beautifully textured. I highly recommend this place.

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

El servicio estuvo muy bueno. Los aperitivos, comida y postres estuvieron muy ricos. La única observacion es sobre la lagosta que estaba un poco sobrecosinada pero con buen sabor.

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Fuimos por la Noche de Jazz. La cantante, la música y el saxofón no estaban coordinados. La música estaba muy alta por lo que no se podía conversar. La atención a la mesa no fue de la mejor, no estaban pendientes al servicio de agua ni al servicio del vino. La mesera y la que supongo era la encargada no parecían estar pendiente a los detalles; para hacer agradable la experiencia. El menú con muy pocas opciones. El postre (guava cheesecake) no estaba fresco. Por último; el ambiente estaba caluroso. Definitivamente no es una opción para regresar.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Friendly service; staff was well informed; food was excellent. Chef came out and greeted us. Deconstructed crab turnovers were very satisfying.

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

El servicio puede mejorar, aunque no estuvo mal, pero no iba acorde con el nivel de la comida. El chef vino a la mesa para ver cómo nos había gustado todo. Encantador. La comida exquisita. La ensalada de chayote espectacular

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good and underrated. A must-try!

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
11 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very nice, great service!

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vipCarlos318
Orlando
21 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I can't believe it took me so long to get to Fábula. Really interesting menú, excellent service, perfect live jazz music in the background, a truly wonderful experience at an awesome price.

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La comida y el servicio excelente

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Tienen algunos buenos platos pero le falta mucho para que sea una experiencia. Intentaré ir más adelante

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. We ordered the Chayote salad and it was amazing. The lemon dressing was perfect and the salad was super fresh. I ordered the short rib mangu and it was very good too. The dish was sort of a mangu lasagna filled with meat and cheese on top. Overall it was a great time and the food is delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a quiet night in Condado. The decor is inviting and extremely clean. Our server and the bartender were extremely attentive. Each course, our server asked for feedback on our food and fully took away plates, utensils and something I am picky about, she wiped the table between courses. The food was impressive. There are some reviews that say the portions were too small for price point. We found portion size equivalent to fine dining in PR. We had a chance to talk to the chef/owner and he is an impressive young chef.

For locals- check out the restaurant and help promote!
Tourists- The staff are fully bi-lingual, service was attentive and everything we had was plated beautifully and we were impressed with each course.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Pricey, (small portions for a big price tag) flavors were not impressive. Service was great, food was average.

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Elisa
Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We have a good experience.
The staff very attentive.

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vipJorgeP
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This recently opened restaurant in Condado is outstanding! The food is a combination of gourmet and Puerto-Rican flavors. They have enough space to accommodate customers following our new reality, I highly recommend this restaurant!

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vipEffieP
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A foodie gem in Puerto Rico. This was by far the best meal I’ve had during my entire one week stay. It’s hard to find inventive and thoughtful cuisine here unfortunately. But this restaurant is an exception. I highly recommend for anyone looking for a fine dining experience or just exceptionally good food! The service is great too — very attentive and patient as you navigate the menu as well as the wine and cocktail list.

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience5

Nice place, need to step up the menu! $25 pumpkin steak what’s that?

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Estefania27
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Decía seafood y no tenían pescado…
Me indicaron que cambiaron el menú

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

I found it too expensive for the quantity and quality of food . Not repeatable for me .. sorry

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Disappointed
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Fabula has a great atmosphere. However ,we were the only customers there on a Wednesday night. The server was very professional and courteous. When we asked her what one of the dishes was, she was unable to describe or say what it was. The Halibut was good. The Lobster and alcapurria dish was the most expensive on the menu and it did not live up to the price. Very little lobster and the presentation was less than appealing. The brussel sprout side was so salty as to render it inedible. The fried plantain side gave the impression that they were the kind of fried plantain that has been under a light in a a glass display case all day. We told the server about the salty brussel sprouts and she took it away. We were surprised that neither the chef nor the manager came over to see how they could make it right. Over all a disappointing dining experience.

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vipSjm777
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

This is a beautiful space with very friendly staff and good food! We wished we had been sat in the front of the restaurant, the ambience was better than the back where there was too much light and it felt like the hallway. The food was excellent though, although my halibut was slightly overcooked. The prices are high but it’s meant to be a high end place. Server and maitre d were both lovely!! They’ve only been open a few months so I think they’ll hit their stride in the coming months! Well worth a visit!

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RawM
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding, the presentation was the highlight and the food was the backup. Overall very happy with the experience and the restaurant.

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vipArifa
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Really hit n miss. Not fine dining at all. $12 for a Costco desert. No thanks! The baked loaf tasted like laundry detergent, Really disappointing place. Save the money! Go somewhere better!

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Anonymous
Caribbean
3 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Comida excelente. Lista de vinos limitada. Parking limitado. Experiencia positiva. Pienso regresar.

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vipGinesM
Caribbean
3 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

As we arrived our table was ready. Service should improve. The waitress had poor knowlege about the wine list and missed things needed in our table. Food was excelent. Dont miss the Beef tartare and the scallop ceviche. We understand the problems brought by Covid in order to staff adequately, but waiters must be better trained. Definetely I will recomend eating in this restaurant.

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tkee
Berkshire
7 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitress was outstanding!. The food was delicious!! The chef came out to meet us. Great experience.

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AddisonF
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good Food! Only an course came little salty for my taste.

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Mona
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! Chef Yamil is an absolute wizard of flavors and spices! Highly recommend this place for all gourmets visiting San Juan, and ready to be impressed! Enjoy!

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vipALDLLO
Caribbean
20 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

The prices are for a fine dining restaurant, but this place does not provide that experience. The quality of the preparation of the food is low. We asked for a duck, and it was hard as a rock in addition to be overcooked. We had to return it. They brought us the pork dish , and it was dry . The other person at the table is lactose intolerant, and asked the halibut without the butter. The chef was not able to replace the butter with, let's say, oil, and the dish was dry. He simply removed the butter. The cheesecake came very cold. I waited 20 minutes to make it eatable. The waiters need training. Even though, our waiter was sweet, she didn't know how to open a bottle of wine and the details about the dishes. I am not coming back.


. I am not coming back.

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OpenTable Diner
Chile
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve had the pleasure of coming to P.R. frequently Since 2008 and this is hands down the best fine dining I’ve had in Puerto Rico. I can not say enough good things about Chef Yamil, his staff, and food. The flavor profiles were thought provoking and engaging, the cocktail menu is mesmerizing, and the attention to detail definitely does not go unnoticed. The staff at Fabula have been definitely been held to a high standard and they executed everything beautifully. I’m a classically French trained chef and I work for a catering company based out of Switzerland (incredibly familiar with fine dining/Michelin stars.)
well done chef. I looked forward to this new restaurant and now I find myself being even more excited to return for another seasonally delectable meal in the future. Saludos!

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Culinari destiny. Colors and flavors designed like no other Chef has done un Puerto Rico.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was excellent. From our waitress to the food and its presentation superb. A night to remember.😉

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
3 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

AMAZING food, Chef Yamil really knows what he’s doing!

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vipPaletaman77
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

To expensive , nothing special

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You can order delivery directly from Fabula using the Order Online button. Fabula also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (787) 520-9880.

Fabula is rated 4.2 stars by 78 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.