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PROLE Cocina & Barra

4.8
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118 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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International
Contemporary restaurant and bar in Santurce’s Calle Cerra by Chef José Esteban Rivero

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 118 people are saying
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EnaA
Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When we visit a restaurant we always look for 3 things, good service, good food and innovative drinks. Now we have added a fourth, strict safety protocols. Prole has them all.

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Jcanela
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Prole was a quiet experience. It was my wife’s birthday and I was looking for an upscale restaurant that would provide a fulfilling dining experience. I reserved a table for four people and invited a few friends, when we got to the restaurant we were the only people there besides the servers and the kitchen staff and it stayed like that the rest of the night, we had a restaurant to our own. The server was very attentive and nice to us all, he was knowledgeable with the menu and was able to explain the menu items very well. The choices in the menu were very limited and also the server informed us of a few items that they were missing. For appetizers they only had a cheese board and a kale salad, we opted for the cheese board but were told it would be incomplete because they didn’t have enough cheese, which we agreed on and were served 2 out of 4 different cheese on a wooden plank. For the main course we ordered the wagyu steak, veal ossobuco pasta and the duck fried rice. Both steaks were under cooked and under seasoned, I asked for a medium and received a rare and my friend asked for a medium well and received a medium. I asked the server to please have the chef cook my steak a little longer, yet when he brought it back and it was still on the rare side. And my friend was so turned of that he didn’t even want to eat it we asked the server to please cook his steak more and the server replied that they couldn’t because the chef had turned all equipment in the kitchen off and it was impossible.The pasta was a bit too al dente. The only thing that was properly cooked was the duck fried rice. I would have to assume that the chef took that night off and left an apprentice or a line cook in charge. NOT MY BEST EXPERIENCE! Chefs should be willing to create a good experience for their guests, it felt to us as if the chef there just wanted to go home. I am also a chef and will never say no to going a little extra to create a good dining experience for a guest.

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EnaA
Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As supporters of Puerto Rico´s culinary scene, we have witnessed how local restaurants have confronted the enormous difficulties presented by the different and often changing government restrictions on the industry to control the pandemic, such as limited number of customers, drinking hours etc. Although we recognize and agree that these measures are needed, the sad reality is that they affect the operations of the restaurants, limiting the size of their menus and staff. Local restaurants such as Prole have nevertheless continued to prepare excellent food and at the same time comply with the safety protocols required. Such was our experience when we dined at Prole last Sunday. Let´s keep on supporting our local chefs!

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Prole never disappoints!

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MiaM
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent, and they are following the safety protocol to the T. So excited to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints!! Amazing food, great cocktails. & outstanding service... Feels super safe and looks very clean.

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MeredithY
Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing like always!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food !!

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JoseV
Caribbean
4 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit to Prole since the lockdown and nothing has changed; food delicious (don't miss the fried rice with duck breast and the new drink Ay Caramba, made with local Carambola fruit). But most importantly, Prole has in place very well thought and organized safety measures like table spacing (more than six feet apart), digital menus, small bottles of hand sanitizer in each table, and all their staff wear face masks and face shields. These measures, (that are communicated to the client by the staff in a very cordial manner), including the high ceilings at the restaurant provide you with a real sense of security when you are dining and enjoying the great mixology that this restaurant has. So, visit Prole and have fun!

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LizF
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Siguen protocolo de seguridad ante la pandemia, meseras fueron bien atentas y la comida estuvo deliciosa.

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CristinaM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved everything about Prole and are eager to return very soon. Do not miss it!

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IveF
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our kids loved it!
Great desserts!
Interesting menu!
Waiters are just great.

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MartaG
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again, a great experience. Great service, great food, great cocktails selection.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience5

Overpricing for the food serve. 🙆🏻‍♂️🙆🏻‍♂️

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb service! Outstanding dining!

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MiguelV
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, the place had a chill vibe in its design and the waiters were friendly and available.

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robertom
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is not my first review of Prole. This visit confirms that they remain consistent in delivering excellent service and food. Our table tried some of the new items on the menu that were both very good and reasonably priced.

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vippezquera
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and exquisitely prepared and presented, the waitress was spectacular, great service. Great drink variety also. Definitely a place to go.

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MartaG
Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding and the presentation of each plate was unique. Restaurant decoration makes the perfect place with an outstanding food. Drinks are also special and great. They are made specially for this restaurant. Service was well timed and so friendly. Thanks, Taymara. Recommended and will comeback. Also and very important, parking available.

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vipalexbpr
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good spot with lively bar. Great drinks, solid food.

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Sylvia
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience5

El servicio muy bueno! No tuvimos que pedir cubiertos, servilletas, agua. El ambiente muy lindo, a gusto y chevere. Los precios muy buenos! La comida riquísima lo único que el tiempo de espera fue demasiado. Nuestra reservación fue a las 8:30, en lo que llegaron todos nos sentamos como a las 9 y a las 9:15pm tomaron nuestra orden. Como a las 10:30 salieron los aperitivos y media hora más salió la comida.

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MarinaP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing! Great service, food and drinks. The Brioche Pudding was to DIE for!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Prole is a special place!! Food was incredible and service was even better.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great new place. Try it out

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall great experience. The food was amazing and the place had a really cool ambience. What mostly surprised us was the amazing service from our waiter. She had complete knowledge of the menu and details of ingredients.

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Ricky
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beyond my expectations. Menu is a little bit restricted but our choices were perfect in presentation and taste. Amazing food and superb service / staff. We are definitely going back

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JuanR
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place
Great Service
Wonderful food and drinks

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NatT
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

High quality food and reasonable portions that can be shared. The staff and service was very nice. I recommend Prole.

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Francisco
New England
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was amazing. That said, reservation was for 9:30pm and we didnt get seating until 10:05pm

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Comelona
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience5

We were seated at 9:30 and ordered a bottle of wine and 2 dishes to share among 3 people. We told our waitress those dishes were starters and that we wanted to order more later. She never told us the kitchen closes at 10. So when we tried to order more food at about 10:15 she told us “sorry it is too late and you should have known because it is stated in the Open Table platform”. I think the staff should have communicated the time for last call as soon as we were seated and not tell us we should have read it on Open Table. Aside from the inadequate communication, the salad and the gnocchi were delicious.

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AnaC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

PROLE is always a great time. Never fails to impress us with perfectly executed ever-changing menu items, engaging staff, lively environment and deliciously balanced cocktails. Whether it be a double date, girls’ night or family dinner... PROLE is always at the top of our list. Thank you Sarah and Jose for creating this little piece of culinary heaven in Calle Cerra... scratch that... in Puerto Rico. Can’t wait to go back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect!!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Caribbean
5 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Todo muy bueno. La atención en la mesa fue buena gracias a “Tai” y compañía. Las albondigas de cordero un poco secas pero la salsa y complementos la mejoraron. El plato de “ñoquis” con osso bucco fuera de serie. Y el postre de limon (key lime pie) muy bueno. Los tragos bien presentados y con buenas mezclas, muy buen sabor y balance. El equipo de trabajo en general muy accesible y dispuesto.

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
9 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente ambiente, buena comida. Exito a los propietarios y al team. El mesero excelente

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RichardJ
Detroit
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is a little pricey but not out of line for the quality you receive. Our waiter Alex was very professional. The specialty cocktails were very interesting. All in all a great experience. Highly recommended.

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Hapyendngs
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our fourth visit. we are not from Puerto Rico but come frequently and last time we ate at Prole twice.
The bartenders are creative and skilled. Loved dining at the bar.
Good well prepared and delicious. Kale salad with apples is heaven. My husband loves the bone marrow.
Because our visits to PR are staggered we tend to order the same dishes- the fried chicken and the steak and we share, along with the Brussels sprouts. I write few reviews but felt PROLE deserved our feedback.

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SusanH
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The restaurant is very pretty but it doesn't mitigate sound enough. The food was good but sometimes, like the pumpkin rissotto, it was excessively peppery. The mahi mahi was delicious. We missed a good dessert that wasn't what every other restaurant serves. The service was excellent and the prices of the wines, for example, were quite reasonable. The food also.

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diocelinav
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente comida y servicio, completamente recomendado!!!!!

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RosalindP
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

First time at the restaurant and we were not disappointed. Food and service were great! Definitely going back soon!

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WilliamV
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. A great dinning experience. Looking forward for a second visit to try new dishes. High prices when compared to similar restaurants around San Juan area but the experience make it worth every penny.

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PROLE Cocina & Barra is rated 4.8 stars by 118 OpenTable diners.

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