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Diners' Choice: Hot spot restaurants in Puerto Rico

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Updated May 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants that are the best hot spots in Puerto Rico? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Restaurante Casa Emilio restaurant
4.7
4.7 (66)
$31 to $50
Traditional Spanish
Hato Rey Norte
About the restaurant
More than a Spanish restaurant with delicious food, a wide variety of wines and drinks, our little corner is a very cozy and homely meeting point. Our friends will return for the food, but I know they stay because of the good treatment we give them. So don't be surprised if we share a glass of wine! I wait you at home! - Luz Iris, chef and owner
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on Feb 27, 2024
Looking at the restaurant, it looked underwhelming when we arrived. There was some confusion. They indicated they were actually closed, and that OpenTable had the wrong closing time for them on Mondays. They apologize profusely for the confusion checked with the kitchen to make sure we could still be served and treated us like royalty.  the flute with some of the best food that we’ve had on the island. I had garlic grouper it was phenomenal. The cod fritters were also fabulous!  it was my last night in Puerto Rico out of five stars I give them seven and I will definitely return. Monica our server was fabulous
A photo of Furtivo Speakeasy restaurant
4.7
4.7 (43)
$31 to $50
Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
Condado
About the restaurant
Welcome to Furtivo Speakeasy Bar, a hidden gem where mixology meets mystery. Nestled in an unassuming location, our speakeasy offers an exclusive escape into the world of craft cocktails and exquisite tapas. Each visit to Furtivo is an adventure, a journey through flavors and stories that unfold with every sip and bite. Our expert mixologists craft each cocktail with precision and creativity, using the finest ingredients to bring you a truly unique experience. Pair your drink with our selection of gourmet tapas, thoughtfully prepared to complement our beverage menu. Furtivo is not just a bar, it's a destination for those who seek the extraordinary. Discover the experience, embrace the secrecy, and indulge in the allure of Furtivo Speakeasy Bar.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
Fantastic spot! The food is exceptional, making every bite a delight. Perfect for an exciting night out with its lively atmosphere. Highly recommend!
A photo of STK San Juan restaurant
4.5
4.5 (2866)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Condado
About the restaurant
Welcome to the hottest steakhouse in Puerto Rico! STK San Juan is a unique concept that artfully blends the modern steakhouse and a chic lounge into one, offering dynamic, fine dining experience with the superior quality of a traditional steakhouse. We are a high-energy, vibe-driven atmosphere where meeting new friends is all part of the social experience. To make the best impression possible, our guests dress in an upscale attire.

Dress to impress... you never know who you might meet!

Top review
hector787vip
Dined 6 days ago
Excellent place to dine if you are in party mode and have the budget.
A photo of THE LOBBY - Fairmont El San Juan Hotel restaurant
4.5
4.5 (175)
$31 to $50
Sushi
Isla Verde / Carolina
About the restaurant

Sushi and Tapas available from Monday to Sunday starting at 5:00pm.

"See and be seen" in the epicenter of Puerto Rico iconic Nightlife destination THE LOBBY. Sip from Fairmont luxurious Classic Perfected Cocktails, DINE with Sushi* and Asian tapas, and LISTEN to the best LIVE music in Puerto Rico! THE PLACE TO BE. Table Reservations strongly recommended. Experiences available.


Chandelier Bar is iconic for it's Czechoslovakian crystal chandelier centerpiece, inviting guests to savor cocktails served beneath it's radiant aura. A gathering place to start and finish the night out on the town.


Top review
Lajos214
Dined 3 days ago
Very nice venue with helpful courteous wait staff and good music.
A photo of CHICO CABARET - Fairmont El San Juan Hotel restaurant
4.5
4.5 (60)
$31 to $50
Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
Isla Verde / Carolina
About the restaurant
In 1958 Chico was the hotel’s speakeasy, a cozy secluded lounge hidden from the lobby. In fact, Chico Cabaret was originally designed and named after a famous speakeasy in Manhattan. It is our intention to recreate that era with an emphasis on curated live entertainment where seasoned performers are featured, be it burlesque, DJs, live musicians and singers or comedy.


$45 minimum consumption per person
Sushi and Tapas available from Monday to Sunday starting at 5:00pm.

Top review
jintymcginty1971vip
Dined 3 days ago
The place that always feels like home ! The absolute best Sushi will be found here, coupled with respectable libations. The entertainment and people watching are the best part. Absolute must visit in Isla Verde
A photo of Hard Rock Cafe - Ponce restaurant
4.5
4.5 (91)
$30 and under
American
Ponce
About the restaurant
Hard Rock Cafe Ponce is about to set the Aloft Hotel on fire with our signature style and rock and roll cuisine. Located in the heart of the south area of Puerto Rico, our cafe in the “pearl of the South” has enough room for you and over 350 of your best friends in over 12,500 square feet of party space. Boasting more than 300 years of history, the city of Ponce is known as “Ciudad Señorial” or the Majestic or Noble City. As a huge part of Ponce, we’re also close to the action, only 0.2 miles from University of Puerto Rico, 0.5 from Plaza del Caribe Mall, and 5 miles from Mercedita Airport. This historic city just got a culinary upgrade! Just one bite of our world-famous Legendary® Burger and you’ll see what fans of our classic cuisine have been clamoring for since we first began slinging burgers. If salad or mac and cheese is more your speed, we have you covered as well. No matter what you order, wash everything down with a few local beers or a hand-crafted cocktail or two.
Top review
Mike
Dined on Apr 21, 2024
That was my first time and we love it. Very good food, the live music was great and put a very good rock atmosphere. The service was great also. Definitely I’ll comeback soon.
A photo of Asere restaurant
4.3
4.3 (341)
$30 and under
Cuban
Condado
About the restaurant
Asere is Fine Cuban & Puerto Rican Cuisine! Taken from the best influences of Spanish, African, French and Caribbean flavors. Here, the old and the new Cuba come to life! The elegance of the Caribbean's Paris of the 50's (as Cuba was known) is showcased in a variety of elegant delights, while the local flavors of today's Cuba come to life with authentic recipes from the underground world of home-based restaurants in the island. Asere is located in front of one of the most flavorful Farmer's Markets in PR, Santurce's La Placita. The old Spanish architecture gives life to a 2 story building designed in detail to let you live the experience of visiting the legendary Cuba of the 50's and the hidden world of today's Cuban underground fine-dinning culture. Asere in Cuban slang means "my friend!!!", so come around to La Placita in Santurce and experience the best in Cuban cuisine, Asere!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 18, 2024
All was good and nice people. Nice street dining. Good drinks
A photo of Sal de Mar restaurant
4.3
4.3 (123)
$30 and under
Caribbean
Aguadilla
About the restaurant
Sal de Mar es un restaurante de comida puertorriqueña, con pescados y mariscos frescos de nuestras costas, un ambiente relajado con la mejor vista a la bahía de Aguadilla!
Top review
Karlavip
Dined on May 19, 2024
Great place! The food was amazing as well as the service.
A photo of Carli's Fine Bistro & Piano restaurant
4.1
4.1 (497)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Old San Juan
About the restaurant
Carli's Fine Bistro & Piano located in the heart of historic Old San Juan Puerto Rico was born on December 27, 1998, as a place where locals and international patrons could gather to enjoy a unique live musical and fine dining experience in a relaxed atmosphere.

We have world-class live music nightly: Monday's and Thursdays we have jazz music at around 6:30 pm, and on Tue, Wed, Th, Friday & Saturday we have Jazz Piano from 8 PM, and on Saturday's, a Classic Rock Duo, from 6:30 PM.

Nested on the plaza level of the historic art deco Banco Popular building, Carli's warm and artistic vibe will charm you while you savor exotic assortments of gourmet tapas and exquisite international entrees, or sip on your favorite martini from our classic bar on our main room or under the stars with a view of the SJ Bay.

Carli’s excels in the art of fine dining and live jazz entertainment, without sacrificing the comfort of casual elegance and competitive pricing. Live music begins nightly.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 7 days ago
Our server was very accommodating and friendly! The food was great and the drinks were even better, made by the amazing bartender that has been an expert bartender and drink master, Fausto, has been mixing the best drinks almost 20 years. The mojito was definitely the best I have ever had and the piña colada on ice was exceptional! Carli, the musician/composer/writer typically plays 8pm and 10pm M-F and a band joins outdoors at 9pm on Saturdays. Reservations are definitely recommended, as it is smaller and close knit. I highly recommend this place, and will definitely be returning ASAP!
A photo of HUMO restaurant
4.1
4.1 (12)
$50 and over
International
San Juan
About the restaurant
Welcome to Humo International Cuisine where every dish is a passport to a world of flavors and cultures. Nestled in the heart of the city, our restaurant beckons discerning diners with the promise of an unforgettable culinary journey.

Step inside and be transported to a realm where boundaries dissolve, and the vibrant tapestry of international cuisine unfolds before your eyes. Our ambiance seamlessly blends modern elegance, creating the perfect backdrop for your dining experience.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 20, 2024
The service and food amazing, everything spotless clean. I will come back for business meeting, date, girls night. It’s a wonderful experience Miami style with a touch of elegance. Recommend 100%
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