Mario Pagan Restaurant
Black Chilean Sea Bass
Yuca Truffled Mousse, Asparagus, Port Foie Gras Reduction
Local Yellowtail Snapper
Carrot Passion Fruit Broth, Tomato Romesco, Arañitas
My Lamb Shoulder Confit
Goat Cheese and Truffle Cauliflower Risotto, Cranberry Sauce
Always excellent service and the food presentation and taste outstanding.
Must try! Phenomenal food! Great staff
They were MORE than understanding in helping with the reservation. I made it for 4, then I had to bailout and the remaining couple was late and called to let them know and they were very accommodating.
A friend had recommended this restaurant and I am so happy she did! We were visiting the Condado area for a couple of days and this meal was an experience!
Our dinning experience was less than optimum. I personally asked for a table away from the bar area upon reservation because it needs t be noisier but was given a table right next to the bar when we arrived. The noise level was inappropriate and the service was slow. Other tables that came after us were served before us. This was a special occasion for our celebration but we got less than optimum treatment. The waiter was friendly and amenable, but the overall experience was below par. This is our fourth visit to the restaurant and unfortunately we were disappointed.
I’m a fan of Mario Pagan since his Lemon grass at Caribe Hilton. Service was outstanding. Excellent food !!!
I will be back very soon.
We came to Puerto Rico as our first trip out of PA during covid. Puerto Rico is a special place to us. We’ve been returning for over 10 years with a total of 9 trips here. In 2019 we dined at Mario Pagan and loved it so decided to return. This time we experienced something of a whole new level. The service, the ambiance and the food superseded our last experience! I don’t have a word for above outstanding! First the bartender (sorry I missed his name) made us 2 delicious cocktails while we waited to be seated. I had a lemon drop and my husband a vesper. Had some great conversation while he expertly mixed our drinks. We were fortunate enough to have Alberto as our waiter. He absolutely made the experience top notch!! From his recommendations, quiet friendly demeanor and over all exceptional service it was absolutely flawless. Our food was amazing. Started with the tuna tartar, then the arugula salad, and I had their signature sea bass dish while my husband had their snapper special. As we were wrapping up our meal, our kind bartender brought us a complementary after dinner drink and we did a toast together with him. Alberto wrapped us up extra tostones because my husband commented how much he loved them. I honestly can say it was one of the best meals I’ve had in a very long time. It made our first night in beautiful PR all the more special!
The service was impeccable and the food was amazing. I had a veal chop that was one of the best I've ever had. Also, we had more than one person waiting on us, which is a sign of a well-run restaurant. I do wish we were told the specials before we ordered apps. The specials were so good. The waiter did ask us to leave because another table needed to be seated at the end. Our party did not care because we all used to be waiters...I highly recommend dining here for a very nice meal in San Juan!
Easily one of the top 3 restaurants I’ve ever been to. No need to say anything else, do yourself a favor and eat at Mario Pagan
Blown away once more! amazing....as always!
Great experience for colleagues visiting Puerto Rico for the first time
Absolute perfection. One of the best dinners I’ve ever had, plus outstanding service and ambiance. A perfect place to celebrate my 40th birthday!
We couldn’t stop thinking about the food after we ate here! A must go if you are in the area! 10/10 would recommend
Great food. Very fresh and great ambiance. Will definitely be back!
Our waiter was funny, knowledgeable, and accurate. He also pushed the special which we enjoyed the dessert one. Compliments to the chef the beans, both chicken dishes, and the chocolate double were all delicious!
Great service, even better food!
Mario Pegan was everything I hoped it would be from previous reviews. The food, service and ambiance were exceptional.
A must go for everyone. A complete experience.
Restaurant is very good, associates are friendly and take good care of clients.
Food was outstanding and ambient inside restaurant remarkable.
Lights, temperature, place and experience all well synchronized.
Very Good place to have very good dinner.
Perfect combo of steak house quality and authentic Puerto Rican flavors.
Absolutely delicious. Unique and thoughtful dishes with extremely attentive service. Would absolutely go again.
Outstanding! Love the food and service! Will go again soon!
Excellent food and service. Coming back for sure!!
Excellent food. Great service. Best veal chop I have had in years.
Food and service was amazing! Would definitely go back!
Wish I could give this restaurant five stars because it would have otherwise. Was there for my wife’s birthday with my parents. Service was good, and location nice. The food was very good minus the experience my wife had. She ordered the Filet Medium. When she took her second bite she found it to be quite rare. When she cut open the steak it was cooked rare. She sent it back as it was not cooked to her preference. Everyone else finished their meals by the time she got her steak back. To our surprise they just put both prices of meat back on the grill and charred it well beyond medium. At a restaurant of this caliber and price point of almost $400 for four people for lunch we expected much more accountability for their failures in the kitchen. Disappointing experience.
This place was hands down the best restaurants we ate at in our whole stay (better than 1919). Go enjoy this gem! You won't regret it. We enjoyed yellowtail snapper and pork loin. Desserts and apps were amazing too! My wife loved her Lavender cocktail!
Everything was as expected for a fine dining experience.
Fantastic meal and excellent service!
Very nice. Service is excellent. Food and cocktails are espectacular.
The food was awesome. A mix of flavors expected of a Michelin stared restaurant. A must go restaurant. Service was great.
Great dining experience and food was superb and service on point. Great place to dine in el Condado.
Excellent as usual. Probably the best in San Juan. I highly recommended
Servicio excelente; Muy buen protocolo de seguridad COVID19
La experiencia fue muy placentera. La comida estupenda y la atención de primera. Lo único que recomiendo que mejoren es las llamadas para confirmar la asistencia. Me sentí como nene chiquito. Entiendo la preocupación en estos días de no perder una mesa por la no presentación de una reservación pero no de parecer una amenaza. Aún así volveremos
Mario Pagan Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 436 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.