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Diners' Choice: Neighborhood gem restaurants in Puerto Rico

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Updated April 05, 2024

Looking for the best restaurants that are the best neighborhood gems 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 PROLE Cocina & Barra restaurant
4.8
4.8 (525)
$31 to $50
International
Condado / Santurce
About the restaurant
Contemporary restaurant and bar in Santurce’s Calle Cerra by Chef José Esteban Rivero.
Top review
MadMax
Dined on Apr 13, 2024
Beautiful place, food and drinks were delicious, and service was superb! Ambiance was quite, but it was a 5pm reservation, very early to have a crowd.
A photo of KGB: Kitchen, Gallery, Bistro restaurant
4.8
4.8 (72)
$31 to $50
Mediterranean
Dorado
About the restaurant
KGB Dorado, is a mediterranean restaurant with a transitional concept, containing three different menus: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner. What highlights us in the industry is our service, etiquette and our extensive wine list. Our chefs innovate and create an amazing culinary experience into every serving.
Top review
JoeB
Dined on Apr 6, 2024
Service was great and offered plenty of options for kids. The Halibut in Champagne Cream was amazing!!
A photo of VEGAND restaurant
4.7
4.7 (12)
$31 to $50
Vegetarian / Vegan
Condado / Santurce
About the restaurant
Welcome to a vibrant vegan haven nestled in the heart of Santurce, Puerto Rico. Our restaurant celebrates the fusion of cruelty-free cuisine and island flavors, offering a diverse menu that tantalizes taste buds and honors sustainable living. From delectable plant-based renditions of local favorites to globally-inspired dishes, every bite at vegAND is a celebration of compassion, flavor, and community.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Mar 29, 2024
Loved it! Not many restaurants here consider verifying if the cheese they are using is 100% plant based but this restaurant did their homework! Everything was amazing
A photo of Sofia’s Old San Juan restaurant
4.6
4.6 (61)
$30 and under
Italian
Old San Juan
About the restaurant
Located at #364 Fortaleza Street, Sofia’s Old San Juan is the only Italian Steakhouse. It Brings New Flavors and Flair to The Traditional Italian Cuisine, a Combination of International Flavors, Prime Beef Cuts and The Best Service in Town Will Place Sofia’s as the Hottest Restaurant in Old San Juan. Join Us and Discover the Flavors of Sofia’s Old San Juan.
Top review
JohnC
Dined 5 days ago
Excellent food and interesting variations on traditional dishes
A photo of El Vino Crudo restaurant
4.6
4.6 (51)
$31 to $50
Wine Bar
Old San Juan
About the restaurant
El Vino Crudo is a wine bar and restaurant located in the heart of Old San Juan - la Calle Fortaleza. We are nestled in a building from the 1700s, displaying the timeless aura old world charm. El Vino Crudo imports quality wines from around the world. The wine we represent is real, from eccentric to laser focused and refined, always sourced from growers who follow organic, biodynamic farming and wine making practices. The food offerings from Chef Eric Ramos are in the french neo-bistro style with North African and Mediterranean influences. The plates rotate monthly, with respect to seasonality and when we feel inspired to try something new.

Good wine, good music, good times....
¿Que ma' tu quieres?

Top review
SandraD
Dined 5 days ago
The food was delicious, there was a great selection of wines and the service was excellent.
A photo of Cayo Blanco restaurant
4.5
4.5 (962)
$31 to $50
Puerto Rican
Condado / Santurce
About the restaurant
Cayo Blanco is a restaurant that features Puerto Rican cuisine, fresh seafood and high-quality steaks (certified angus beef).
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on Apr 15, 2024
We had a great first meal of our trip in Candado at Cayo Blanco! Alex and Rafa were amazing. The drinks were delicious and the paella for two was incredible.
A photo of Waiter's Gastro Bar restaurant
4.5
4.5 (591)
$30 and under
Puerto Rican
Condado / Santurce
About the restaurant
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!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Food was great, service even better. Billy was awesome, we will be back!
A photo of Julieta's Bar & Restaurant restaurant
4.5
4.5 (10)
$30 and under
International
San Juan
About the restaurant
Julieta’s es un viaje al pasado, desde su ambientación hasta su experiencia culinaria. El menú se basa en platillos internacionales con su sazón caribeña que han trascendido generaciones. Los más destacados son el cabrito al ron, nuestro plato estrella es el "Arroz Julieta ‘s a lo Pobre", un curioso arroz frito a caballo, con huevo y maduros al sartén y las empanadillas Julieta’s que son de queso y cebolla y las croquetas de Queso Brie.

Nuestra coctelería son recetas clásicas utilizadas en las recetas tradicionales y técnicas de elaboración que se han usados durante décadas. Su presentación es un equilibrio entre los sabores y elegancia. De los destacados son Old Fashioned, Manhattan y La Mula de Julieta’s.
Contamos con un salón acogedor y una pequeña terraza frente para el disfrute de La Cerra.
Estamos ubicados en La Cerra cerca de Botánico, PROLE, Mr. Kukis y El Axolote.

Top review
Distrito
Dined on Apr 13, 2024
Excellent food, very fresh. The service by everyone was A+.
A photo of Casa Istella PR restaurant
4.3
4.3 (90)
$30 and under
Puerto Rican
Cupey
About the restaurant
A bit of the countryside just 5 minutes away from the city. Perfect environment to enjoy with family, friends or even your pets.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jan 26, 2024
Excellent food and service. Excellent ambiance. Definitely will go again
A photo of Havana Bar & Grill restaurant
4.0
4 (128)
$31 to $50
Latin American
Condado / Santurce
About the restaurant
Located at the iconic Ashford Ave 1025 San Juan PR 00907. Havana Bar & Grill offers three different atmospheres inspired in Cuban heritage, first you will encounter our front open terrace where manny of our costumers enjoy our tropical all year round weather while sipping our signature Mojito. Then you can step in to our our bar salon where you can enjoy a cold local beer a variety of cocktails and house starters. Also you can choose to step in our main salon that has an astonishing Atlantic ocean front view where you can delight yourself with any of our dishes.
Top review
RobertC
Dined on Apr 4, 2024
This is a very nice restaurant and the food was outstanding. The staff was very friendly and attentive. The restaurant is on the small side so it's very cozy and it looks out right over the ocean, beautiful view.
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