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Fabula, San Juan, PR

Fabula

4.7
4.7
162 Reviews
$31 to $50
Caribbean
Puerto Rican Flavors Extravaganza! Join us for a unique culinary experience by Chef Yamil Ruiz. We have LIVE Music of various days throughout December. Must try our Octopus Mofongo, Short Rib Mangu or our Korobuta Pork Chop. NEW Menu Inauguration on December 1st! Our waiters will provide dedicated suggestions for wine pairings and our original cocktail list. Enjoy great food and service in a trendy setting in the heart of Condado!
787-520-9880 for special requests or private events.

LIVE Music on December 3,4,18,25 and 30th.
NEW Menu Inauguration on December 1st!

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2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 1 time today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Caribbean, Puerto Rican, International

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (787) 520-9880

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Yamil Ruiz

  • Private party facilities

    Private room with private bar, perfect for conferences and professional meetings. Call us for more details. 787-520-9880

  • Neighborhood

    Condado / Santurce

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 162 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 5Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Caribbean

    Kid-friendly

  • Caribbean

    Good for groups

  • Caribbean

    Good for special occasions

  • Puerto Rico

    Best Service

  • Puerto Rico

    Kid-friendly

  • Puerto Rico

    Good for groups

  • Puerto Rico

    Good for special occasions

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, great service, chill ambiance. I love coming back to this place!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience1
    Birthday occasion, it was clear on the reservation but was not acknowledged. Place was highly rated, menu looked great so i decided. When we got there it was dead, Saturday night 8pm. Reviews said live music, happenin’ spot, nope. Not a soul. We order an appetizer, alcapurria with short rib which was fine but it can feed 4 and nothing special just an alcapurria on a bed of shredded beef. Then we ordered the short rib mangu. It was terrible. Slathered with way too much cheese, then i went digging for mangu and all that there was of mangu was a tablespoon the rest was meat and cheese. Brussel sprouts were burnt and bland. I wouldnt recommend this place to anyone. I love to eat. Im a chef that travels a lot. I gave it 2 stars cause the service was great from the waitress, the rest wasnt her fault. The chef that runs this place should retire cause they dont love it anymore. But this should be a 1 star. Dont waste your time
  4. JS

    JuliaS

    Philadelphia

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great family dinner. Everything was delicious, the service was great. The place is small and cozy and. They had a live music band and singing which was very nice surprise. The chef came up to say hello - a nice touch.
  5. C

    Claribel

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Desde que llegamos el recibimiento fue espectacular. La música, las meseras y la comida 10/10. Totalmente recomendado. Si quieren pasar una velada romántica con buena música y comida. Fabula es el lugar idóneo.
  6. VI

    ViajeraIndigo

    Caribbean

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time in Fábula, we came for the jazz music. Food is amazing. Staff well trained and very kind. Very cozy ambience, good for dinner dates and special occasions.
  7. ER

    EduardoR

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Do yourself a favor and visit this lovely restaurant in Condado. From the moment you enter the restaurant you feel its ambiance: chill atmosphere and soothing music. The host was friendly and attentive. We first ordered cocktails (a mezcalita and m.mule) and they were spot on. After the cocktails, wine was next. Since we always like to bring our own bottle of wine to restaurants we did not order from their list (btw the corkage fee is reasonable; $15 I believe). However, I did examine the wine list which contains a variety of good wines at a reasonable price. The food was delicious, very beautifully presented and creative. For dessert we had the tres leches de coquito- absolutely amazing. During the end of our meal Chef Yamil Cruz greeted us at our table and very professionally made sure everything was in order. The service is unmatched. The staff truly cares about your experience. Highly recommend!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We took our son here while vacationing in PR for his 16th birthday and the food was delightful. It took a while to come out but it was well worth the wait. The flavors are unique yet not odd and just makes you feel at ease. The food was very fresh and they even read my request to bring out a cake. So many restaurants fail to read the notes so I was very pleased with this level of detail. I’m from Philly where we have many expensive restaurants and this one honestly surpasses all of them including Eddie V’s, Sullivan’s, Ruth Chris, Capital Grille, etc. Compared to other food I’ve had, I would say it’s well underpriced for what you will receive. If you’ve ever been to Paris the food here is very similar.
  9. A

    Anna

    Caribbean

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    El menú es limitado, más si eres vegano. De repente el menu no ofrece un menú internacional creativo sino muy básico. La alternativa vegana que ofrecieron fue un mangu y vegetales. El ambiente y decoración es acogedor y bonito. El mesero no tenía pleno conocimiento del menú en muchas opciones, sin embargo, fue amable. Si buscas un lugar para alguna tapa y conversar sería perfecto. Si estás buscando una experiencia más alta en la elaboración de platos, no es el lugar.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food.
  11. GO

    GilbertoO

    Caribbean

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent ambiance Great quality great food Super service
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Magic experience!!!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent! Coming back
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a hidden gem. The food was really special and unlike so many restaurants in Puerto Rico they are light on the salt which really allows the flavors to come out. The Lobster Mac & Cheese was fantastic as well as the Stuffed Avocado with short ribs. And the service and ambiance was perfect. DEFINITELY going back!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    they dint have half of the menu, on mother day
  17. XP

    XaimaraP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent restaurant! Love it! The ambience was great, service excellent, food..OMG speechless! Cant wait to visit again!
  18. AR

    AilenR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    La mesera deberia montitorear con más frecuencia las mesas para ver si el cliente necesita algo adicional y que no espere mucho
  19. MA

    MaritzaA

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent!! Chef was nice!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    The Service was great but the food and the drinks were ok. It was our 2nd time there and menu is very limited. The couple next to us were very load so they made our date miserable. We ordered chicken curry with rice and the mangu with ribs, the ribs were burn and rice was over cook. They need to redesign the menu.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Food was excellent, little bit expensive for what it was but would recommend
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and the cocktails were creative and excellent! Chef Yamil Ruiz came to our table and chatted with us and we discussed the Caribbean elements of his recipes. Our wait person made sure our meal was spaced appropriately. My wife and I enjoyed every aspect of the experience.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was absolutely fabulous, would recommend 10 out of 10 times
  24. NR

    NicoleR

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience2
    Party of 10 from New York. Food allergies were almost missed. Food was good if slow even though there were only 2 tables (one large and one small) in the entire restaurant. Creative cocktails. 3 of 6 desserts were not available. Sound absorbers above table were stained with food.
  25. GB

    GregoryB

    Denver

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and ambience! We were very impressed with the presentation and quality of the food. We had a great evening.
  26. CK

    CaptnKeith

    Memphis/West TN

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Excellent service and food creative cocktails. Great hospitality.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Excellent food very authentic. Service was great. Would go again
  28. LG

    LourdesG

    Caribbean

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    The ambiance and the service are very good. Nevertheless, the food is not worth the price in terms of flavor.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    Attractive room, attentive service, chef came out and did rounds which was nice. But prices are super high and the flavors on what we ordered (halibut and short rib mofongo) didn’t seem to jive at all. Way too expensive for what it is. If prices were more reasonable I’d maybe go back and try again.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved everything about Fabula! The staff was friendly and attentive and each course came just when we were ready for it. Every single thing we ate was amazing, and the combination of local food and traditional fair was wonderful. The restaurant was small and uncrowded so we could hear each other easily. Even the bathrooms were beautiful! Thank you for such a lovely evening.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Disappointing experience - the food was bland and extremely expensive for what we received. The service was fine albeit a little over attentive. The best food in San Juan is definitely at the cheaper end of the scale!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience5
    Place is nice and clean, very good service. Ideas of recipes are great, but it wasn’t fresh. Just microwave dinner.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely date night. Creative, delicious cocktails, good wine list, creative menu with local seafood and traditional offerings notched up with elegant presentations. The service was great. We will definitely return to explore more of their offerings.
  34. L

    Luis

    Caribbean

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Very nice special Valentines dinner
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Valentines Menu - Everything was very good. Didn’t love the Prix Fixe Menu in its continuity and profile. Some inventive items executed really well. Interesting combinations and flavor profiles. Ambiance, live music and service were great. A bit on the paced side but makes sense. Will be going back.
  36. EF

    EmanuelF

    Caribbean

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Entiendo que para lo que se pago por 4 cursos es un poco elevado. Falto el factor sorpresa para el valor de lo pagado.
  37. IW

    IsaacW

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Far beyond our expectations, a great experience, amazing service, would highly recommend!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Food and service were good. I would go back and recommend.
  39. IJ

    IreneandJohn

    Columbus

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything is exceptional here! The food was delicious and the service was outstanding. We will definitely be back to sample more of their delicious menu items.
  40. F

    Frank

    Caribbean

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding service, outstanding food. Personalized service!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • 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
    • Diner temperature check required
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

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 4.7 stars by 162 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 1 time today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Fabula

60 Condado Ave, San Juan, PR 00907

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Condado / Santurce

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Caribbean, Puerto Rican, International

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Yamil Ruiz

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (787) 520-9880

  • Private party facilities

    Private room with private bar, perfect for conferences and professional meetings. Call us for more details. 787-520-9880

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