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For 2
Date
Sat, 2/17
Time
8:30 PM
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Santaella

4.7
1151 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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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined a day ago

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 (Caribbean)
5.0  Dined a day ago

Friends meeting

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OpenTable Diner (Caribbean)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

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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vipDCFoodie (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

A neighborhood gem! Great vibe! Great cocktails! Wonderful food!

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

A M A Z I N G !!!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

The ambience was comfortable and all the food delicious. Don't miss the octopus plate and the camembert plate.

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Axel (Caribbean)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

They had great food, awesome drinks, and a great atmosphere. The variety of Tapas and different flavors was very good.

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OpenTable Diner (Caribbean)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Great experience, great food, a little bit expensive lots of people. GREAT VALLET

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

The Holy Trinity great service, fantastic ambiance and an amazing cousin!

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OpenTable Diner 
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Excellent food! The cocktails are VERY good! The reservation system does not really work. Expect to wait atleast an hour from your reservation time. At the bar it is damn near imposible to get someones attention since there is at leas two rows of people between you and the bartender. Try to avoid peak hours for a better experience.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

Don’t miss this place if you are in San Juan. Truly excellent. Menu is inventive. Tastes are fresh and distinct. Staff is professional and knowledgeable. Rivals any dining experience you might find in Manhattan or San Francisco. Thank you Santaella!

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CJSR 
5.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

Es bien caro, pero excelente. La comida, el ambiente, el servicio de elegancia.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

Nuestra experiencia en este lugar siempre es fenomenal, desde que llegas al valet parking, el servicio de los meseros, la comida, los mojitos de sandía, en fin todo es perfecto. Lo recomiendo con los ojos cerrados. Excelente para ir en pareja o con amistades.

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OpenTable Diner (Caribbean)
3.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

The Food is Good but the Restaurant is overrated and expensive. Always full. Great Music and Ambience.

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