Waiter's Gastro Bar

4.6
50 Reviews
$30 and under
Puerto Rican
Waiter's Gastro Bar, a new dining genre that combines creative food and drink with warm style. A mix of “gastronomy” and “pub,” with the best food & drinks in a casual atmosphere!
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FoodieHead
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great vibe and energy and the food was amazing !!!!’

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LuisN
Caribbean
4 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

un sitio acogedor, el servicio muy bueno y personal, la comida exelente.

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for NYE and the food was on point! We were over dressed but the vibe was nice. The service was great, we went back the next day. Highly recommended!

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JenniferT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service! Portions are huge, we got two apps and two entrees and had way too much food. Highly recommend the fried cheese and the ceviche!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

I think the waiter Juan owns the place. Hence why so many reviews reference him. If he doesn’t, he acts like it. My service on this day was less than average. We were only given a small can of coke to drink at the very beginning and that’s it. I actually left the restaurant thirsty lol. As a fellow Boricua, I’m more than familiar with traditional Puerto Rican dishes. This place was disappointing. My chuletas /pork chops were thin and well over cooked. Dried out because of the apparent overly deep fried state. The white rice was meh and the beans had a little flavor at least. Maybe they just cook to appease a tourist palet that’s less experienced. We ordered fried cheese for appetizers and it was very bland. Had it not for the marina, it would taste like the same grease the rest of the food was fried in. Super tiny place. We were at capacity during COVID and I counted four tables. Which still made the place feel packed. Hate to see how it works when the pandemic is over. All and all I’ve been fortunate to travel the world and enjoy fine dining throughout. This is definitely not it. Lol. I’m originally from the Bronx and can name three cuchifritos (Puerto Rican fast food restaurant) that would put this place to shame. Buyer beware. Lol. Go ahead if you don’t want GOOD Puerto Rican food. Shoots, go here if you don’t even want halfway decent Puerto Rican food. The reviews on Yelp are definitely misleading unless it’s the owners posting positive reviews to help themselves. Good luck Juan but, you can do better. Your food is best served to drunken folks whom have no need for fine dine and just need something to combat the alcohol. Sorry but I love Puerto Rico too much not to remain honest to anyone who truly cares about their evening while visiting my beloved island. Change the menu. Serve burgers dogs and fries. That would seem more like your speed. Good luck Visitors. You’ve been warned.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Juan was very hospitable. Felt as is we were at a relatives. Social distancing guidelines were met. the food was amazing and the drinks on point.

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ThomasS
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's my favorite restaurant in Puerto Rico. The food is outstanding. It's a mellow, small place that makes you feel very relaxed.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Whenever I am in San Juan this place is a MUST! The food is soooo delicious. I order extra to take home. You will not be disappointed with this place. Love it

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hidden gem! Amazing service and AMAZING food! From the fried cheese with guava sauce to the skirt steak in rice we were stuffed by the end of dinner! I recommend getting 2 apps and sharing an entree. The portions are huge!

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Nino
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! Steaks highly recommended, rapid check in and online reservation available.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On its outdoor appearance we were a little hesitant but please do not be discouraged; There was no wait whatsoever, the food was delicious, our servers were very attentive and accommodating, we truly wish we would have discovered this place sooner!

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pickymicky
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food and drink

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viplove2travel2gther
Phoenix
128 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second visit to Waiters and both times our server was Juan. He is very nice and friendly and makes sure our food is as ordered. The food is excellent! It has a nice vibe since it is a unique type of setting (under ground level). We look forward to when we can return for another meal at Waiters.

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Dianey
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Food was good but nothing spectacular. Service was very good.

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vipJenN
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Small neighborhood place. Decent food in a great location to hotels. Nice and helpful server. The Mozzarella is good stuff.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant. Great food and the service was excellent. Small and unassuming place but a wonderful experience overall.

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vipGleasonGarry
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is truly fantastic and the service warm & friendly.

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vipJaye
Baltimore
59 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Two days after the earthquake, we were worried about our next-day trip to San Juan. I happened to see this restaurant was on Facebook and sent a message whether they were open. They answered back right away that they were open, serving full menu, and that everything was fine in the Condado area. I greatly appreciated their rapid response and was SO glad we didn't cancel our trip.

This is a small restaurant, but the drinks are excellent, the waiter helpful and friendly, the food authentic and delicious. This was the best meal we had in San Juan - I highly recommend it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Food overall is just okay. It’s in a dump. The service is extremely slow. The mussels are good if you decide to stay.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Fantastic experience! Juan was our server and was very attentive. We ordered two tapas and a rice dish to share (between two of us), and it was more than enough food. We had the Gouda fritters, Loiza style Piononos (mashed plantains filled with beef, covered with cheese) and Arroz con Longaniza (rice dish with local sausage). It was all fantastic. Great value as well. Definitely recommend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience. The service was warm and friendly. We had the mussels and paella. We had to get extra bread for the mussel sauce. Ymmm. We highly recommend this place.

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vipmomof2boys
Washington DC
38 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Service, food and beverages we had in Condado! Loved the Vanderbilt 1919, ET and was amazed by Waiters 3x

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Small place, very cozy. Food and service were terrific! An authentic PR food experience.

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vipSssc
Chicago
54 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We wanted authentic PR food while in San Juan and this hit the mark. Not a fancy place everything on the menu was fresh and delicious .We had shrimp in a avocado and rice with skirt steak. Had mozzarella balls for an appetizer. It’s right in the hotel district in Condado so we walked back to the Marriott with no problems. Highly recommend for some really good food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Real gem of a place.

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vipStaJay
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fabulous, especially the specials. Their cocktails were the best ever & our waiter Juan was so nice & helpful. We’ll definitely return!!

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vipbernadettem
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Juan served us and he and the food were excellent

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Juans service was excellent and his recommendations were amazing. The food was delicious. 10/10 would recommend this place to anyone around the area. If possible ask for Juan as your waiter - you won’t regret it!

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vipDougW
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go here every time we visit Puerto Rico. The food is phenomenal. Never had a bad thing off the menu. It’s called Waiters because this is the place that all of the restaurant staff go after work to eat. Supremely executed Puerto Rican food. They make great cocktails too.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great! Juan was very attentive and friendly.

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PamelaW
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Waiters was absolutely delicious ! The server was kind & gave excellent recommendations. We left the next morning & only regret is that we didn’t get carry out for the plane ride home !

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QueenLove
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Juan provides great customer service and menu assistance. The Chef Red Snapper Special was delicious. It was very moist in side yet crisp and flavorful outside. Drinks were a little weak but overall we enjoyed it and would definitely return.

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MarioC
Louisville
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Small and quiet overall very pleasantly impressed. Food and service was excellent will go back next time in San Juan.

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HaleyJ
New England
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Juan was amazing. One of the best meals we had during our trip. It will be our first stop on our next trip!

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vipAmeliaB
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was amazing and the food was delicious! We ordered ceviche that was so fresh and yummy! Our server was delightful and attentive. This place is very unassuming from the outside but once you’re inside, the dining is A-one.

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BrianC
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A hidden gem in Condado. Manager Juan went to great lengths to make us welcome. Enjoyed so much we had dinner there two nights in a row, and went for dessert and drinks on third night. Foos was outstanding. Highly recommend.

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vipRJC72
New England
23 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Just what we were looking for- great specials and genuinely nice staff

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food at good prices, I had to ask what was the happy hour special after hearing someone order 2x$5 local Magna beers good deal

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vipLudbear
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Just an excellent restaurant with authentic Puerto Rican specialties prepared with the freshest ingredients. Our server Juan was excellent - his recommendations were spot on. Highly recommended for a great night in Puerto Rico.

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Arlingtone
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Located across the street from fancy resort restaurants, this spot looked fun and relaxed. The restaurant, which features Puerto Rican food, sits low and below street level. It is not fancy, and has a big TV screen. But the ceviche was fabulous, and the Mofungo really delicious. I also really enjoyed the fried cheese with Guava sauce. The drinks are fine, nothing fancy, and the waiters are very friendly.

FAQs

Waiter's Gastro Bar does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Waiter's Gastro Bar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (787) 977-1611.

Waiter's Gastro Bar is rated 4.6 stars by 50 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.