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Santaella

4.7
1131 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Puerto Rican
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Chef José Santaella has trained with some of the best chefs in the world, including Ferrán Adriá, Eric Ripert, and Gary Danko. His apprenticeships and successful catering career paved the way for Santaella, his signature restaurant in Santurce's La Placita Marketplace. The decor is rustic yet elegant, with exposed walls, Edison light fixtures, an interior garden, and a sparkling bar. Chef Santaella fuses local and international ingredients to perfectly execute Puerto Rican nouvelle cuisine. The menu is dominated by tapas, which you can easily make into a meal. Favorites include the ahi tuna skewers, goat cheese quesadilla, 'alcapurrias' topped with crab, and foie gras terrine with fruit jelly . The cocktail bar is one of the best on the island, so don't leave without trying one of the concoctions by Santaella's mixologists. -Fodors
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Puerto Rican, Caribbean, Latin / Spanish
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Hours of operation
Lunch:
Tuesday – Friday 11:30am – 5:30 pm

Dinner:
Tuesday – Thursday 6:00pm – 10:30pm
Friday and Saturday 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
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Phone number
(787) 725-1611
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Chef José Santaella
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Catering
For Caterings, please contact: catering@josesantaella.com or visit www.josesantaella.com
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
La Placita de Santurce
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Parking details
Santaella has valet parking ($7) and there are also two public, paid parkings nearby.
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Public transit
Stop #19. Bus lines: A5, B21, M3, B16
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Special events & promotions
Please inquire within.
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Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1131 People Are Saying
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4.7
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food
4.5
service
4.6
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4.3
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JanetM (Acapulco)
5.0
Dined 4 days ago

Todo bueno! Gracias.

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vipRandallC (Caribbean)
4.0
Dined 4 days ago

Great food! The service was not as usual.

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vipgreg (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined 5 days ago

Always eat here when visiting San Juan. Never disappoints!

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OpenTable Diner 
3.0
Dined 6 days ago

No es la primera vez que visitaba el rest. Pero el viernes pasado la cantidad de gente que habia esperando por mesas era verdaderamente increible. Teniamos reservacion para las 730 y nos vinieron a sentar a las 9:15. No habia ni espacio en la barra para sentarse a tomarse un drink en lo que. Si no tienen espacio para tanta gente deberian bookiar menos.
El tema del valet parking tambien fue super tedioso. La comida es excelente pero sino me mejoran en estos aspectos no vale la pena ir. Por lo menos, nuestro mesero dio buen servicio.

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OpenTable Diner (Caribbean)
5.0
Dined on January 7, 2018

Santaella was lovely as always, great ambience and amazing service.

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AndreN (Caribbean)
4.0
Dined on January 7, 2018

Awesome food, service could have been a bit more on point but not a problem. Wine was a bit to cold for my taste.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
2.0
Dined on January 7, 2018

I was expecting a lot more! Food wasn’t that great, we had to wait a long time for our table and the music was so loud that you couldn’t even talk. Very disappointed!

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OpenTable Diner 
4.0
Dined on January 5, 2018

Food was best Puerto Rican cuisine we had on this trip. Very noisy with people having very good time. Service excellent.

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vipTonygon (Miami)
5.0
Dined on January 3, 2018

Excellent on every level, great food, drinks, ambience and location. A true eating event!

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Eric (Caribbean)
4.0
Dined on December 30, 2017

Great Food and service, excellent Restaurant!

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