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About Permanently Closed - Pikayo

This restaurant is permanently closed. Serving Puerto Rico since 1990 Chef Wilo Benet has been at the forefront of Puertorrican gastronomy, combining unique flavors in an exclusive ambiance and unparalleled service! Come to Pikayo and enjoy the experience!

999 Ashford Avenue
San Juan, PR 00907
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Fusion / Eclectic, Puerto Rican, International

Hours of Operation:


Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 6:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 6:30pm - 10:30pm

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(787) 721-6194

Website:
http://wilobenet.com/restaurants/pikayo.htm

Catering:
Upscale off premise catering. Will travel abroad. Experienced in high volume.

Executive Chef:
Alex Rivera

Private Party Facilities:
Pikayo is located in the Ocean Wing of the Conrad Condado Plaza, overlooking the pristine Caribbean crystal clear blue waters with it"s tropical sunset. Perfect for memorable private events.

Private Party Contact:
Christina Goundis: (939) 642-5599

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Private Room, Wheelchair Access

Pikayo - Permanently Closed Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.8

ambience

4.8

value

4.5

Noise

Quiet

94% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (7)
Romantic (7)
Fit for Foodies (6)
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Tasting Menu (6)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Special Occasion (6)
Scenic View (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Cozy (4)
Authentic (4)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Business Meals (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Waterfront (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Casual (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (London)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Had the tasting menu. Excellent service.

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food5
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 29, 2017

Super pleased. Had the tasting menu which was a tremendous value. Great service. Overall win.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion
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food5
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Was one of the greatest fine dining experiences ever. A must when in Puerto Rico. Excellent service and exquisite food.

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food5
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Best restaurant in PR. Fantastic food and service. Do not miss it when visiting San Juan.

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food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 15, 2017

Service was sub par at best. Very disappointing.
Tables are in top of each other as well.

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food4
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·Dined on August 14, 2017

Had a great time from start to finish! Thanks for the great experience!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Scenic View, Tasting Menu
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food5
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vip
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on August 14, 2017

I don't get the hype. This place was underwhelming. Biggest redeeming factor is the service. The wait staff was engaging, helpful, attentive, and professional. The rest was average.

Started with the 'beet salad'. It's NOT a salad. It's a roll of beets with goat cheese between each beet wheel. It was good but not what you would expect.

Next we shared the foie gras. Typically this dish is spreadable and served with some sort of bread. Not here. It's patty like and served with plantains. It was also good but not the level you expect from a place like this.

Finally we had the sea bass. It's cooked with the skin which was supposed to give it a crunch according to the waiter but instead it made it very oily. I peeled it off and ate it without the skin.

Overall the meal was not memorable. For being rated as highly as it was, we expected more. We ate at marmalade tonight and it is not even comparable. Disappointed in the food but the wait staff made it a pleasant experience. For the money there are better options.

One other thing I found odd and a bit off-putting. Not one fish option was local. Every fish was from another geography. No local flavors or sourcing.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Wonderful restaurant! Excellent food and service! Beautiful view

Tags: People Watching, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Waterfront
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food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 31, 2017

delicious food. would definitely recommend the tasting menu. excellent service and atmosphere.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on July 30, 2017

My husband and i went on a date at pikayo on our last night in Puerto Rico while my mother watched our kids. All i can say was our food and virgin cocktails were incredibly divine, nothing else in Puerto rico that we ate came close to this good, of course. We had looked forward to the famed puerto Rican foods, going so far as to watch food network shows with Anthony bordain and andrew Zimmermann on their trips to the different cuisine highlights on the island, but we didn't find that the local offerings from the cayey lechoneras to the luquillo kiosk mofongos to blow our minds.
Thank God for Pikayo! I ordered the potato and truffle soup which was absolutely incredible-i had to eat it so slowly as each bite was intensely savory and complex. I was still marveling at the flavors and creamyness down to the last streaks of color in my bowl, I also ordered the four jumbo shrimp. My husband ordered the puerto rican tasting menu and shared some bites with me, the beef stew stack had intense flavor, the Mofongo was incredibly original and packed a wake up call of freshness. We also got virgin mojitos and a pinacoloda, they were well priced and the best we ever had. Consider the pinacoloada a dessert, I savored it in the same way I did my soup...blissfully mediating on every sip. The atmosphere was classy and upscale, the volume level was quite nice, enough background noise to make conversation private without needing to speak loudly across the table.
I cannot recommend pikayo enough, clearly, they use pure, fresh, local and real ingredients whereas many other restaurants are sourcing imported, premixed or low quality fare which translates to bland, uneventful flavors. Pikayo was one of the best highlights of our trip, and the best food we ate in Puerto rico. The prices are reasonable for the stellar quality and service. My husband and i drank at least 2-3 liters of water due to the instant refilling vigil of one of our three or four waiters. Wow, what an experience!

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Paleo Friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation
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food5
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·Dined on July 27, 2017

Compared to other times it was not as good, for the price you are paying falled below expectations. The same food ordered in previous ocassions did not tasted the same. At one point it was warm and I was literally sweating. The waiter was either the greatest.

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food3
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 27, 2017

We live this place. Our favorite in San Juan. We come here every time we visit. While expensive, it's worth it given the amazing food, service, ambiance. Also has an amazing ocean view but you need to dine before sunset.. it's right in the heart of Condado and great to bar hop and walk around afterwards down Ashford Avenue.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Top of the line dining. We had the tasting menu and we were extremely satisfied with the variety and the amount of food. Our server, Jorge, and his team made the fine dining experience even better. It was a dinner that I will never forget.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu
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 (Caribbean)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Como siempre, la experiencia fue extraordinaria. Excelente servicio y la calidad de los platos inmejorables.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 21, 2017

A featured restaurant to our Puerto Rico restaurants. We seem to leave it for last and it reminds us why we need to come back sooner. See you in December!!!

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 (Tampa)·Dined on July 20, 2017

We visited for our anniversary and the meal was first class, I would have visited this restaurant again if possible while we were in San Juan .

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Scenic View
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food5
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 (Caribbean)·Dined on July 18, 2017

Celebrating our first wedding with our wedding coordinator and her boyfriend. The food was sooooogood. We did the tasting menu and everything was just delicious. It had an amazing ambiance as well. When we visit PR again, we definitely will return to Pikayo!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Coffee, Special Occasion, Romantic, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Waterfront, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Great Beer, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Outstanding. As good as any high-end big city restaurant . A must visit when you are in the Island

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 15, 2017

As always outstanding... and there is nothing left to say

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Worth the Drive
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 15, 2017

My husband and two toddlers were on vacation in Puerto Rico. Since it was our last night and we were staying at the hotel where Pikayo was, we thought why not fine dine. It's usually though with a 2 yr & 4yr old but the restaurant totally accommodated us by giving us a booth. The waiter was awesome! He suggested string fries for the boys and made sure it came out right away to keep them happy. The food was a tad pricey but nothing too bad. The portions were a good size, I was too full to finish my fish. The fillet was huge! I highly recommend stopping by here to dine when you're in town!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 10, 2017

An island on an island. We were looking for some fine dining, good food with local ingredients, professional service, and we found it, quite by accident. We were looking for reservations on Open Table and Pikayo had a time that worked for us... turns out it was in the hotel we were staying in. We were treated professionally at every turn. We all got the tasting menu, which was EXCELLENT! Portions were small but there were many of them and we were not at all hungry. I plan to be back here on next year's visit to San Juan.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 2, 2017

A very creative absolutely delicious menu. Exceptional choices and oh so tasty 😋

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (Louisville)·Dined on July 2, 2017

The food was amazing and the service impeccable.
A little pricey but totally worth it. The view was priceless and our waiters tend to your every need immediately.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Foie gras and bistecca were incredible!! William paired the perfect glass of wine to go with both. It's not somewhere you go on a budget but I knew that. A+

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 (Caribbean)·Dined on June 19, 2017

Amazing food and great costumers service. Very happy with this place 😊

Tags: Healthy, Romantic, Authentic, Casual
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on June 14, 2017

Excellent food and service. We had the Puerto Rican tasting menu, which was outstanding and a great value at just $58 per person for 5 amazing courses. When we asked if there was a wine pairing available, there was not per se, but they created one just for us. If you go to Puerto Rico, you MUST dine here.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 13, 2017

Great tasting menu and good wine selection with some quality adorable choices. Excellent staff and service.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Why doesn't this place have a Michelin star, I don't know.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 9, 2017

The service was excellent as well as the quality of the food and ingredients. Yes, the food was good;however, we were expecting the culinary experience to go beyond just "good". Something was amiss, as if the food was missing a part of its soul. Yes, the menu was pricey, but it wasn't all about the cost. The ambiance and decor seemed disjointed too. A few years back, we dined at Vertias and had enjoyed it very much. I guess our expectations were higher than the overall experience.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 28, 2017

On vacation and had dinner here on our very last night out. My husband and i were thrilled and will definately return. Wonderful wine, awesome menu,amazing food and great service!

Tags: Good for Groups, Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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 (Austin)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Tuna tartare, octopus en escabeche, and foie gras were outstanding. The souffle, while delicious and perfectly made, seemed out of place and more of a novelty than the end of a cohesive meal. The service was excellent. My main complaint is that the staff allowed a very drunk man to showboat for 2 ladies at his table - yelling so loudly about how great he is that I had a hard time hearing my wife. It was grating and annoying and perhaps the reason I didn't enjoy the souffle. Very frustrating.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 27, 2017

👍👍👍💕💕💕 it was awesome
eveythinf was perfect

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 22, 2017

Top notch food and overall great dining experience

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 18, 2017

I live in NYC. I have travelled around the world and been to some of the finest restaurants. I rank Pikayo in my top 10 worldwide. Dont miss out.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 10, 2017

Excellent! Amazing food. Wilo Benet is a phenomenal host and chef!

Tags: Authentic, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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 (Miami)·Dined on May 10, 2017

2nd visit in 3 weeks for business meals. The food is outstanding! Wilo Benet even visited the table!

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 8, 2017

Food was fantastic. Great ambiance. Service was first class. We truly enjoyed it. Pricey so not an everyday place but perfect for a special occasion or daye night.

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 7, 2017

Not quite disappointing, but an overall underwhelming experience for the price. Food was good, but nothing memorable. Service had some glitches. I wouldn't go back.

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 (Miami)·Dined on May 7, 2017

Consistently great food and service, in an elattempt gang environment

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on April 22, 2017

One of the best restaurants we've experienced in years!! Service was outstanding, food was incredible! A great spot in Puerto Rico if you are looking for something very special! Try the escargot--it's amazing! We can't say enough about this amazing place!

Tags: Good for Groups, Waterfront, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays
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