Excelente Servicio, la comida fue un deleite al paladar. Recomiendo pasar a disfrutar de su variado menu en un ambiente agradable y definitivamente la mejor mixologias de bebidas.
Amazing food. Fabulous atmosphere. Great vibe. One of the top restaurants in PR.
We were never seated. The standing room area at the host’s podium became so crowded during our 30minute wait that we eventually stepped outside and waited in the rain. 40mins past our reservation we finally just left. Inexplicable. No one was sat in the 40mins we waited and there were empty tables.
After spending a week in Puerto Rico and having far better food; I woudn't come back to Santaella. The food was just OK. I had the brussel sprout salad that was drowning in balasamic and a filet that was simply prepared and over-salted. My friend had the goat cheese quesadilla which was OK but nothing to writew home about. I don't understand the buzz behind this place. Niche & Marmalade are 10x better on food, service and ambience.
GO HERE!! It’s amazing
Maybe best Santaella meal ever. Restaurant gets better and better
By far our best meal of our stay in PR - was early for our reservation so we sat at the bar for a cocktail first - which I highly recommend! From start to finish, the entire staff was welcoming and on top of every detail. We’ll be back!
Everything about this restaurant was spectacular. My only regret is that it isn’t located in New York so I can easily visit again soon.
The drink menu was creative and had great variety. The drinks tasted very good. The food was all tasty but not the best ive eaten. the octopus was average. the ceviche was great. the churrasco was good but not the best ive eaten. service was friendly and professional. the ambiance was fantastic. beautiful place.
This place is sexy and always has a great vibe and the food is consistently very good.
Excellent food, service and ambiance! I have been to Santaella at least 5 times over the past few years and it is always delicious. Some restaurants seem to slip after becoming so popular and being written up in the NY times, this one is as amazing as ever!
Food was excellent
From our arrival to our departure everything was brilliant! We were seated right away, and our bartender, Pedro was very attentive. The vibe was electric with a restaurant full of happy guests enjoying great food and company. I highly recommend this for a special occasion, a fun girls night out guys night out.
Too crowded. Had to wait an additional 45 mins after our reservation time. Noise was off the charts. Brought some friends after talking wonders abiut the place and we were very disappointed with the ambiance food and entire experience. So sad
Thank you for your review. Next time please do not arrive almost 45 minutes before your reservation time on a Friday night which is our busiest night if you don't want to wait. Our records show you had a 9:30pm "bar seating" reservation but decided to arrive at 8:56pm. We had "pleneros" that night, yes they were loud but only for a short period of time.
The restaurant was very nice, but
Overpriced and poor service. Our server disappeared for about 20 minutes because allegedly was looking for bottle of wine for another table, neglecting the other tables he was serving. If you want to be pricey, at least have a service to back it up.
Thank you for your review. You spent $406.99 in 3 hours for a party of 8; we find that a bargain at $50 per person! As per the service, we are always looking to improve and have taken steps to make your server work better.
You definitely have to go!!!! Great Food! Great Service! A must!!!
Great food and drinks. Will go again
The menu is diverse and the food delicious! We loved everything from fried “Asian” calamari, trifungo, and Brussel sprout salad to start followed my a perfect filet and the best sea bass we’ve ever had. The servers teamed to be very attentive, but it took a while for our server to come back and take our main course order so there was a bit if a lag in the meal between apps and dinner.
Great food, ambience. Sophisticated yet casual. After dinner you can walk to one of the most happening Placita’s in PR.
Always a great place to eat or just have a drink. Service is impeccable and food is consistently great!!
Excellent Food and deserts. The ambient is super good for business.
Great food. Great service. Best restaurant we have visited in San Juan.
Superb! Extraordinaria la calidad de la comida. Pedimos la lubina y los camarones. El aperitivo de cazuela con púlpitos y chorizos no nos impresionó, pero eso no desmereció lo estupendo de los platos principales. Muy orgulloso de comer tan bien en un restaurante local.
Do yourself a favor and please order the goat cheese quesadilla served with an arugula salad on top. Perfectly delicious comfort food. Chef Santaella’s creative genius is out of this world. Mike & Johnny at the bar make the best cocktalis in Puerto Rico, hands down. The ambience from the music to the decor to the lighting. It was perfectly beautiful.
Great food and great service.
Excellent food and great cocktails. Rafael’s service to our party of 6 was exceptional. I highly recommend going here.
One of the Best restaurants in Puerto Rico
Superb!!Hands down the best in San Juan!!!!
We have really enjoyed coming here. Santaella has excellent craft cocktails and the food is amazing. Think we’ve tried everything on the menu and we’re particularly fond of the pork shank and the whole red snapper. Their empandillas are always really good too. The whole menu is infused with traditional Puerto Rican flavors. After dinner you can even venture out and take in the sights and sounds of la placita.
Classy and elegant, a superb meal. Try the goat cheese quesadillas and the pork belly, both amazing. Sea bass was also excellent.
Excellent service. Attentive staff. Outstanding food.
No other words except beyond amazing!!!! Everything about this place was top notch! HIGHLY recommended! My new favorite place in PR
OK experience and overrated
Perfectly paced dinner for 8... we were seated right away after arriving 15 minutes early for our 8 PM reservation. Drink orders were taken, and it was worth trying different cocktails, all were inventive and delicious, incorporating Caribbean fruits and flavors. First course orders were next, and these arrived a bit afterwards. They showcase traditional Puerto Rican food with a modern twist. Main course orders were not taken until the first course had arrived. We enjoyed the 3 hours at the restaurant and never felt rushed (or hungry). We had time to savor our drinks and dinner, as one should. Mostly a smartly dressed crowd, of all ages, a mix of locals and tourists. The dining room is beautiful with traditional and modern touches. Background music was well chosen, lively but not crazy loud... decibel level was high, as it was, but we were able to chat, and it all contributed to the festive atmosphere. Overall, we had a wonderful evening. Kudos.
Delicious delicious !! We would definitely go back because there was so much back we wanted to try!! Service was slow the night we were there but it was crowded .
Everything was AMAZING! Truly one of the best meals my friend and I had in PR
Food is amazing