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Permanently Closed - Pikayo

4.6
729 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Fusion / Eclectic
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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!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Fusion / Eclectic, Puerto Rican, International
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Hours of operation


Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 6:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 6:30pm - 10:30pm
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Phone number
(787) 721-6194
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Alex Rivera
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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.
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Private party contact
Christina Goundis: (939) 642-5599
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Catering
Upscale off premise catering. Will travel abroad. Experienced in high volume.
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Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Private Room, Wheelchair Access
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4.6  based on all time ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.4
ambience
4.1
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (London)
5.0  Dined on September 9, 2017

Had the tasting menu. Excellent service.

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vipMisterClarkKent (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on August 28, 2017

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

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vipDANNYS (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on August 23, 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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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  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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Btrap (New York Area)
3.0  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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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on August 14, 2017

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

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vipBizdiner (Pittsburgh)
3.0  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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JRmartin027 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on August 5, 2017

Wonderful restaurant! Excellent food and service! Beautiful view

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on July 31, 2017

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

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OpenTable Diner (Caribbean)
5.0  Dined on July 29, 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!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  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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vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on July 26, 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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vipCorks (Miami)
5.0  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.

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cfern007 (New York Area)
5.0  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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JJVF (Caribbean)
5.0  Dined on July 21, 2017

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

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Great (Tampa)
5.0  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 .

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OpenTable Diner (Caribbean)
5.0  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!

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vipLocal1 (Chicago)
5.0  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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vipCeci (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on July 15, 2017

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

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on July 14, 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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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  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.

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vipFoodmaven (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on July 2, 2017

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

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OpenTable Diner (Louisville)
5.0  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.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  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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OpenTable Diner (Caribbean)
5.0  Dined on June 19, 2017

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

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vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  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.

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doug (San Francisco)
5.0  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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OpenTable Diner (New Orleans)
5.0  Dined on June 10, 2017

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

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Live2eat (New York Area)
4.0  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.

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DanaM (Philadelphia)
5.0  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!

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