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For 2
Date
Sat, 2/24
Time
9:00 PM
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Santaella

4.7
1157 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
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Erica (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Santaella is wonderful! Our food was delicious, the drinks were great, and the service (Ivan in particular) was fantastic. Highly recommend!

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MayP (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Delicious and very creative cuisine. The service was superb and very accommodating.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

This is our second trip to this place. Good veg option

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EduardoR 
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

Best restarant ever!! Great service! The food was perfect! My girlfriend and I had a great date night!

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super (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Fantastic food, great drinks, attentive service, but high prices.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

Consistently good food that challenges the notion that puerto Rican cuisine lacks inspiration. But expect to pay for it. Very happy to see that the quality of food has not been effected by the current challenges facing the island. This place is a rock and an inspiration

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
4.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

I apologize because I don’t remember the name of our server but he sincerely made the night memorable. He was accommodating in every way, never gave “no” as an answer for our special requests and was very helpful with suggestions after the restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner (Caribbean)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

Friends meeting

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OpenTable Diner (Caribbean)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Excelente food and Service highly recommend!! Love the crowd , great drinks and great bartenders!!

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OpenTable Diner (Caribbean)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

Nothing better!!! Make sure to try the Zandia Mojito.

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