Fantastic food and excellent cocktails. Would definitely go again.
The service is fine once you get past the host. The host took the people who arrived minutes before us without a reservation (he didn’t even ask if they had a reservation), then made us wait 20 minutes past our reservation time. He was not at all cordial. And even though we gave our name at the beginning, he never credited us for showing up. The food and service after that were fine, but it’s very overpriced, probably for all of the US government workers on a high expense account.
We found both the restaurant and clientele to be up scale.
There was an issue with our reservation, which was no fault of the management.
We wound up ordering and eating our dinner at the bar, enjoyed some stimulating conversation with other patrons at the bar, and had a very enjoyable evening.
Both the food and drinks excellent.
Definitely a return visit
Make a reservation well in advance.
Reserved one week in advance still had to wait fifty minutes. Service horrible..
Dinner was very good and the place was highly recommended. Had a great time
Great food! Authentic and creative cuisine from Puerto Rico with a fusion of the caribbean and mediterranean. Absolutely fabolous and great service!
Food was amazing! Tuna pinchos, one of my fav. The snapper was incredible. Great service. Def a must visit in Puerto Rico!
Loved the recommendations and the attentions! 🙌🏼
Spectacular. The best eggs bennedict I have had. Perfect hollandaise sauce
Best meal in San Juan. Ever dish was more delicious than the last. The best cauliflower I’ve ever had in my entire life. I mean it was cauliflower for crying out loud. It was delicious.
Great food and service.
One of my top 5 meals of all time! The filet empanadillas were perfectly crisp on the outside and the filling was amazing. The watermelon salad with goat cheese and pine nut oil was very refreshing. The Sandia Mojito was not too sweet and was full of fresh watermelon! Pork belly special was melt in your mouth greatness with a citrus vinaigrette to cut some of the richness! Warm chocolate cake was the perfect ending! A must stop in San Juan!
Great service and food. Salted caramel pot de créeme may have been best dessert EVER
We had a reservation for 8:30pm and waited aprox. 45 minutes to be seated. I was sitting in one side on a table of 6 and couldn’t hear the conversation of other side of the table. Too loud for my taste. The food was excelent; although it was a bit overpriced.
Awesome meal!! We loved the empanadas, goat cheese quesadilla, and garlic shrimp!
A reservation was made for 9. We didn’t get offered a seat til after 10:30. This was disappointing. I ended up eating dinner at the bar. The food was good and the bartender was awesome.
Amazingly delicious food! The ahi tuna tacos and sea bass were exceptional!
Great place and food. Loved the location.
Great service! Best food!!
Very Good PRican Food!!!
This place is so good. Delicious cocktails and wine, AMAZING food, in a sexy party neighborhood around Plazita Santurce, where there is a gorgeous open-air market in the daytime and an all night party after sunset with live music and beautiful architecture, if a bit young and tipsy for us older folks ;) We had the red snapper fritters, the foie with quince and passionfruit - truly awesome - the pork belly and the veal cheeks, which gave me intense flashbacks to my grandma's sunday cooking and nearly made me shed a tear. And dessert! This place is can't-miss.
We made a reservation and had a great spot at the bar. We were very well taken care of by the bartender. We ordered a sushi special, calamari and roasted califlower dish. Everything was so fresh and delicious. My cocktail was a berry honey mojito- my first mojito and I’d say I’m hooked. Upon arriving by taxi the neighborhood was defiantly sketchy but there was a gentleman greeting you outside the restaurant with a welcoming smile and around the corner is a GREAT neighborhood for bar hopping and outside music. I danced with a local gentleman who was happy to accommodate this tourist.
Excellent service. Professional, friendly and attentive staff. Top notch dishes. Balanced flavors. Nice ambiance. We had a professional chef in our party and we sent our compliment to the restaurant chef, who came out to greet us.
Love it! Food is great, service even better.
Excelente servicio, de las comida más deliciosas puertorriqueñas que he comido. Santaella es una experiencia gastronómica que siempre recordaré en mi primer aniversario.
Great ambiance and food.. great for get togethers
The food was really great. The place was realle loud. People from the bar kept bumping with our table.
One of the best meals in a very lo g time, great dishes with a combo of unexpected flavors. Service was great plates are substantial, some are good to share if you have appetizers.
Might be the best culinary experience of my entire life. If I could rate it 10+ stars I would. If you get a chance, the tuna skewers and the steamed buns with shrimp are amazing. May have been the most delicious things I have ever eaten.
We were a little nervous when we turned the corner in to the neighborhood but it is an oasis in what looks like a rather run down block. The cocktails were excellent ... the perfect lady and the one made with grapefruit juice... not to sweet. The food was excellent for brunch and the service impeccable. Highly recommend.
Loved everything about it!
Always excellent! The ambiance and food best in town.
Great ambiance. A lot of food variety. Great cocktails. Really enjoyed the service and experience
Excellent service, and the food was incredible, the tasting was so good, thanks!
I have been at Santaella multiple times and overall experience is of excellence in the menu, wines, drinks, and service.
Everything was great as usual. Best restaurant in PR.
We always enjoy our experiences at Santaella! It is a vibrant place with great energy. Never know who you will see - great people watching! But the star of the show is the food and cocktails... and, of course, the amazing wait staff!
Great food and atmosphere as always! The most fantastic part of the evening was seeing a wonderful fried from Brooklyn who is now working at Santaella - Stephan.
The service and dessert were the best. The cocktails are Manhattan priced. The noise level is like a loud pub, the space is cramped.