MELAO by Mario Pagan

4.8
18 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Puerto Rican
World renowned Chef Mario Pagan combines unique flavors that will inspire your imagination and relive your wildest dreams. Mixed into our music, song lyrics, and slang, Melao represents all the fun and flavor that defines who we are as Puerto Ricans. This is the ambiance we want you to share at our table. World renowned Chef Mario Pagan combines unique flavors that will inspire your imagination and relive your wildest dreams. Pleasures evoked by dancing taste buds as you embrace the company and laughter of friends united. You too will become a “Corazón de Melao” (sweetheart) when Mario Pagan’s exquisite creations conquer your heart.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Puerto Rican
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Hours of operation
Tuesday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(787) 626-1039
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Formal Attire
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Executive chef
Mario Pagán
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Additional
Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 18 People Are Saying
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AC
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super!! Todo muy bueno :atención, calidad de la comida 🥘 Los cócteles 🍸 en fin todo bueno !!

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P
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

MELAO is one of our favorites! The food is excellent and the service is always amazing.

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LL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Try Pegaito de Paella. Best dish I have had in a while

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent!

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DC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Interesante mezcla se sabores,buena presentaciòn,ingredientes frescos del país.
Menù variado sin ser extenso.
Servicio educado y amable sin ser cargosos.

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DE
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time there, excellent experience. Food was delicious and both the server (Sorry! Cant remember her name!) and Manager were accommodating and knowledgeable. Great suggestions of food by the server and excellent suggestion of wine by the manager, Joel.

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R
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Very good. My only concern is that the food was a little bit salty for me, high blood presure.

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DC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Exelent food and service.
Good meal presentation, but they have to work on the wine list and the noice.

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S
Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Waiters are confused most of the time. Very poor acoustics/noisy. Very slow to be served the main courses every time. Waiters too intrusive like @ Chili’s. Food is good for the most part. Chocolate dessert is tasteless. Needs better chocolate. Dining room temperature can be too cold.

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JM
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Execellent dinner restaurant. Exotic tapas and courses. Very well trained personel for a friendly service at table.

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DE
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a great evening and the food was excellent. I do not remember the hostesses name but she was lovely, Joel the manager was very accommodating and gracious as always, Luis our server was excellent and support staff was great as well. My only wishes are that we had more room for more food and that you dim the lights a little bit more.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome ambience with incredible tasting food. Loved the place.

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T
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

Poor offer of Pinot Noir wines, considering this experience was sold as, “PINOT NOIR” night!
For $165/person, you received delicious soup (!) and two other dishes - mediocre at best - finished with a domestic, airplane-quality desert; this was l paired with cheap Belle Gloss “Rose” type Pinot, Kim Crawford Pinot Noir (uh...?!), an Oregon “88” score, and a Burgundy Pinot, which was hardly classified as full-bodied headliner (that’s the pinnacle?!)

For $330/couple, there are so many other restaurants in the vicinity that will respectfully - and humbly - honor your taste buds, and food/wine knowledge.

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TP
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service and food. The sea bass is spectacular.

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C
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always. Staff was delightful, informative and attentive. Always a pleasure.

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JS
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is our first time at Melao and will return. Great ambient, food and service.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious!! The girl who served us was very friendly and service was excellent.

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OT
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Have been a fan of chef/owner Mario Pagan, and once again has not diss
appointed me! Fabulous.

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