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- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
- Diner temperature check required
- Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
Berkshire Pork Belly Buns
gua bao buns, sprouts, cucumber, cilantro and oriental sauce
escargots à la bourguignonne served with baguette toast
popcorn chicken in curry agave sauce
Love love love this place! The food (most important), the service, the ambiance, it is fantastic.
Started out with EMPANADILLAS DEL DÍA which where filled with a succulent beef and herbs, the BERKSHIRE PORK BELLY BUNS' which were good but not great so far as flavor, the TACOS DE TARTAR DE ATÚN: sushi grade tuna that with its accompaniments was to delicious, I wanted to just eat this all night. For entrees we had LUBINA ASADA SOBRE PURE DE BATATA CON VINAGRETA DE ALCAPARRAS Y PIMIENTOS DE PIQUILLO, which I have to say was one of the best sea bass dishes I have had in ages. Light and fresh with flavors that were so subtle I needed to have another bite as fast as possible to get them back. And we had the CACHETES DE TERNERA EN FRICASÉ CRIOLLO SOBRE PURE DE YAUTIA. If you haven’t had veal cheek, don’t freak, you wouldn’t know it from any other cut, could have been rump roast or short rib except the flavor and tenderness were unbeatable.
If you’re in San Jose for one night… go here. You won’t be disappointed.
The restaurant was recommended by our Uber driver so we made a reservation for our daughter’s birthday dinner. The restaurant was packed solid that night and we were seated right away. Food was good but the service was unmatched. One of the most attentive, engaging and friendly staff we’ve ever encountered. Would definitely recommend and will return on our next visit to PR for sure.
The food, drinks and service were great! Prices a little high not unreasonable though.
Great food, great service and amazing atmosphere!! Love going to Santaella… my favorite place in Puerto Rico. Just was sad they didn’t have the tuna sticks or the tuna tacos. Next time!!
Always fantastic, always consistent.
My favorites are the ceviche and the goat cheese and honey quesadilla. The drinks are amazing and the service is the best.
I ordered the Lubina and mashed sweet potato, which was a beautiful blend of flavors
The alcapurrias and white crab meat were fantastic as well as my special guanábana cocktail with dark chocolate!
As always excellent
The goat cheese quesadilla and tuna skewers were amazing. Service was ridiculously fast. Great experience
We were first sat beside a loud group of drunks by the bar. Our entrees were great in flavor, but our fish was raw after eating 1/4 of the serving. Very disappointed, no one cared.
All good. My only suggestion is to expand the knowledge about wines to the waiters. They offered the cocktails many times. Since I prefer wines, I would have appreciated a bit more attention on the wine offering. Thanks.
excelente food and service
We had an excellent dinner party. The food and service was amazing. It is a restaurant you must go.
Outstanding food / bar - drinks experience.
A must return.
Extremely expensive for the place
The tomato and olive oil ice cream salad was to die for
Excellent restaurant, good environment with and amazing service
Awesome as always!
This intriguing restaurant attracts all foodies. There's something for every palate. We started off with the ahi tuna, goat cheese quesadilla, and escargot. The goat cheese quesadilla combines honey with a light, flaky dough. Because the dough is sliced thin, this creates a lighter finish. It reminds me of sea salt caramel. The ahi tuna is reminiscent of kebabs and is served as such. It's light and seasoned reminiscent of ceviche. The escargot was served traditional style with bread. A classic, yet still yummy.
We opted for lighter dishes for our entrees due to having a late lunch. That was our mistake. I had the salmon ceviche., my husband had the cauliflower. The ceviche is drenched in lime juice. Which creates a hefty, acidic flavor. Steer clear if you don't enjoy lots of lime or lemon. The cauliflower is a blend of butternut squash and Indian spices. Surprisingly, this was not regrant as we're used to most Indian spices being strong in the nose. The feta cheese helped break up intended blandness of the dish.
Keep in mind, the entrees are large in portion. Several guests ordered seabass and ended up taking half of it home.
Amazing food, great service - we made a second reservation right after we ate here.
Food was outstanding! Amazing place!
Fantastic drinks, delicious food, great atmosphere... you can't go wrong with Santaella! Highly recommended.
Fantastic food and service
Best restaurant in San Juan!
Great meal. Wonderful service. Excellent drinks.
We had a wonderful dinner at the Bar. Johnny and Pedro kept us entertained and our glasses full! Veal Chop was out of this world. 10/10 would recommend.
Amazing food, great atmosphere, and good service!
As always, the staff was corteous and made us feel at home. The cocktails were super and so were the appetizers and main course. The fried chillo with tostones was superb! Thanks for the tuna skewers! I highly recomend a visit
The food is amazing and the waiters are the best
We came here for dinner on our honeymoon and had the most amazing experience. Wonderful food and wine in the most beautiful little restaurant! The red snapper and shrimp was delicious but the tuna and ceviche tapas upstaged the meal. Incredible!
Excellent service and food. Great ambience.
Quality of food was sufficient I asked for pork la on… got a piece of ham. The quality of the food doesn’t justify the price. Menu has changed after the pandemic. The quality of the meats and the description doesn’t adjust to what they offer. The had pinchos de tuna. It was just raw tuna squares on a stick, not cooked or seasoned.
I decided to bring my friends from Washington DC and we had the best meal ever. To my surprised one of my friends is a huge wine lover so he was very impressed by the wine selection. The staff was amazing. Thank you Chef and his team for an amazing evening
Amazing experience at Santaella.
The atmosphere, service, cocktails and the food were all top notch. Do yourself a favor and make it a point to dine at Santaella while visiting San Juan.
Food was fantastic, absolutely amazing. The restaurant is way too loud to talk normally without yelling. The fix would be fairly easy by covering the available walls and entire ceiling with 2-3” of PET fiber (1000gr/sq meter) and covering the fiber with stretched fabric (<100 Pa) specific air flow resistance. Add a glass partition on to the half wall up to the ceiling. There are other useful decorative options that would reduce noise buildup even more. The food was so good I’ll be back with my noise canceling headphones! Possibly one of the best meals I’ve had in the last five years.
Excepcional as always!
Excellent food and courteous service.
Excellent food service our waiter was excellent and knowledgeable. Wish I remembered his name so he could be acknowledged.
It was really nice. Very private and respected personal space. 10/10 experience
By reducing us our table was ready in seconds. The waiter who served us knows the menu very well and was able to make some recommendations. This allowed a pleasant experience. The quality of the food was excellent as was its taste. I was fascinated by the “Pinchos de Tuna” as well as the garlic escargots.
Food was good. I’ve had better service in a fast food restaurant.