About Pamela's Caribbean Cuisine
Treat yourself to the Taste of the Tropics. The new world cuisine of the Caribbean, with its emphasis on only the freshest ingredients and seasonings, offers an exciting blend of taste sensations. Caribbean cuisine has been influenced by many culinary disciplines, including European, African, and Asian to name a few. Pamela's Caribbean Cuisine is Open Daily, offering casual fine dining inside with air-conditioned open view seating of the beach or seating outside directly on the beach!
San Juan, PR 00911
Caribbean, Seafood, Latin American
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Brunch: Saturday and Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
$30 and under
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Pamela's is located in a gated residential neighborhood. Street Parking available.
Banquet, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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Pamela's Caribbean Cuisine Ratings and Reviews
Enjoy the calamari and the margaritas were delicious. Server was very polite and patient while we decided what we should eat. The couscous paella looked delicious, even though I am allergic to shellfish, and the beef roast just melted in my mouth. It was so tender and juicy it just slid off the bone. Definitely a spot to go to for sunset while you are out in Puerto Rico
We were looking for a great place to eat outside Old San Juan while we were vacationing in Puerto Rico and found this place through Open Table. The service was phenomenal. Casual, yet very attentive and helpful. My husband had the tuna and it was absolutely wonderful. I had the sweet potato dish and it was great, as well. My daughter's short ribs were also tender and delicious. The wine list, particularly the white, is varied and well-priced. We splurged on key lime pie and bread pudding and both were fantastic. The key lime pie was particularly good as it was very tart and "limey." The presentation in the little glass jar was nice, as well. We started our dinner on the beach, but as the "beachhoppers" (I call them sand fleas) started biting, we moved inside. The staff was very accommodating. I'd recommend a can of OFF in your purse if you plan to dine on the beach near or after sunset. Otherwise, this place is wonderful and charming. It's set back in a gated community, so don't be afraid to go through the gate to get to it. It's worth it!
Pamela's offered a great view of the beach and tremendous service. The food was quite good as well. For an appetizer, my fiance and I shared the tamarind calamari. The flavors were delicious but the calamari could have used a touch of salt. For the entrees, my fiancee ordered the one of the specials which was the lobster mofongo. The mofongo was made of cassava and was delicious. The lobster was good as well but definitely overcooked. My entree was the lamb chops which were delicious and cooked to my liking. Overall, Pamela's offers a terrific view, great service, and good food. They also have a nice wine selection and full bar, but the beer selection is quite limited. Good place for a romantic date.
The staff was friendly and polite. The ambiance was quiet. The view of the ocean was beautiful and calm. I was wearing shoes but everyone else had sandals (which is smart because half the seating is on the sandy beach). Entrees are in the $20-40 range and quite worth it. The food was delicious.
The restaurant is in a gated neighborhood. We told the guard we were going to Pamela's By The Sea and he let us through. We went on a Sunday evening, 8p, in early April. We had no wait to be seated.
The entrance is on the street. You must ring the bell and a guard will let you in. Once inside the door, walk straight (past the guard room and pool that are on the left) to the black glass door which is the restaurant.
Pamela's is always a go to place for us. The outdoor seating is very popular . The service is always friendly & attentive!
Andrea was excellent, she made great recommendations and we enjoyed our ceviche as our appetizer, the salmon is my husband's favorite and I had the fish special of the day.
Never disappointed with the cuisine. Compliments to the Chef!! Another great evening at Pamela's.
Food was delicious! We had yucca encrusted chicken and halibut wrapped in banana leaf. For appetizers we had a steak kabob and a side order of the wonderfully tasty rice. The disappointments were four:
1. We'd made reservation thru OpenTable. As soon as we walked in, we were asked if we'd made a reservation, despite there being one table taken inside, two outside. We observed two more groups come in later in and neither was asked if they had reservations. Lead us to conclude that our jeans and Ts may have made them think we were lost..? Well, we may look raggedy but our money is green too.
2. They take a long time to come back to the table for check and water refills, despite it being nearly empty.
3. Dessert was a disappointment for me, not the hubby or daughter. I had the goat cheese flan which tasted just like cheesecake, including consistency. Hubby liked his créeme brûlée, but it's kinda hard to go wrong w that or the vanilla ice cream our daughter had.
4. Coffee is terrible. Bitter. No amount of milk and sugar could remedy that. My husband suspects it was instant. We normally drink a medium roast, if that helps any.
Again, the appetizers and entrees were exceptional. For the price though, (all came to $144, no alcohol) this will be a rare treat.
Pamela's continues to be our go to place. We always make sure we take house guests to experience the delicious food.
The service is always terrific!! The staff is very attentive!
We began with the Guanábana ceviche & Tempura shrimp
Langostinos & Mofongo
Goat cheese flan
Compliments to the Chef!! The fish is always so fresh and cooked to perfection! We all enjoyed our food!
Try it!!. You won't be disappointed!!
Stopped in during 5-hour flight layover. Food was excellent -- tuna tartare especially fresh and delicious. With plantain chips. Yum! Beautiful view and right on the beach. Feet in the sand while you eat. Great service. Very relaxing. Fun local neighborhood area.
We should have dined inside instead of under the tent for Valentine Day (Dia de la Amistad). We have had wonderful meals there over the years. This was my first disappointment. Nonetheless, we will return again. We always enjoy the service both during the day while on the beach, as well as at night for dinner. Thanks for the continued excellent hospitality. Mil gracias! Hasta la proxima!
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