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Permanently Closed - Ummo Argentinean Grill

4.1
163 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Argentinean
Perfect For:
  • Good for Groups
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies

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This restaurant is permanently closed. Permanently Closed - The local scene here is as hot as the wood-fired grill in the kitchen. Carnivores go for the parrillada, a savory selection of chorizo, pork tenderloin, short ribs, sweetbreads, and blood sausage (the faint of heart can opt for the fresh grilled vegetables).
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Argentinean, European
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Hours of operation
Lunch Daily: 12:00pm - 5:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 1:00am
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Phone number
(787) 722-1700
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Martin Louzao
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Private party contact
PABLO CRUCCI: (787) 918-1032
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Catering
UMMO catering services offers selections for breakfast, lunch tasting menus, private dinners, upscale barbecues, buffets and cocktail parties to suit your wishes. Chef Martin Louzao's cuisine will allow you to travel and taste the exquisite dishes from Argentina.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine
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4.1based on all time ratings
4.2
food
4.0
service
3.8
ambience
3.5
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined on May 25, 2016

I ordered rib eye. What I got was cold and tasteless. Will not recommend.

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3.0Dined on May 6, 2016

Have been to Ummo many times when we visit Puerto Rico. The food, luckily, has remained outstanding in every aspect, including the variety on the menu. On this occasion, the restaurant looked "tired," we were not greeted at the door or podium, we had to walk into the dining room to get any attention (we were a party of 6); and the service was quite poor. On two occasions I had to get up from my table to seek service. Not good. We have other good steakhouses to choose from.

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1.0Dined on April 14, 2016

As a place that holds it self out as a steakhouse you would think the chef would be able to grill a steak. Not so. I ordered a rib eye steak, medium rare and it served at least medium-well. I sent it back and the second try was rare, I mean rare...refrigerator cold in the middle. I asked for it to be grilled a little longer.... it came back (about 15 minutes later) still cold in the middle. OK, enough for me...I did not eat dinner. Prices were also a little high for what you got, or in my case, what I should have got. If you are looking for a steak in San Juan go to Morton's. Yes its a chain but at least you know what you are going to get.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2016

This is in our neighborhood and when we want meat, this is the place to go! My wife and I love the friendly and attentive service. We always sit outside as the air conditioning inside is Arctic. The meat is cooked over a grill and is flavored perfectly. We usually split either the skirt steak or the larger filet. It is so tender that it melts in your mouth. We like the creamed spinach and pair it with a potato choice.

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2.0Dined on March 31, 2016

We were looking for a very good steakhouse while we were vacationing in Puerto Rico and chose Ummo because of its TripAdvisor rating. Now I wish we hadn't because my ribeye wasn't what I expected, even though it was recommended by the hostess. My ribeye was only about 1/2 inch thick and very undercooked! I had to send it back twice to bring it to my request of medium rare. And it was very tough. My wife's filet was just ok and neither was worth the price charged.
I do not recommend this restaurant.

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4.0Dined on March 27, 2016

I've been to Ummo before, but it's been awhile. Wasn't as busy as past visits but it was Easter Sunday so a lot of people were probably eating at home with family. Nice server/hostess. Filet was better than the porterhouse. Wine was great (house Malbec). I would go again.

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4.0Dined on February 29, 2016

Best steaks ever! Always return when in Puerto Rico

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2.0Dined on February 16, 2016

Meat was overcooked. Restaurant looks old. I went with customer and didn't get good impression. Wouldn't recommend it. Won't come back again.

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4.0Dined on February 12, 2016

Everything about this place was very good and its in a great part of town

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2016

Fantastic place, with alot of nice dishes. Nice and exciting entrees, very nice steaks on grill. Nice to sit outside. Nice waiter. We have been eating here 5 times.
Sad that they never change the menu.

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4.0Dined on January 13, 2016

Service well intended but spotty at best. Ambience pleasant enough but nothing to write home about. We had fairly low expectations for the steak but my small skirt steak was truly delicious (and we just returned from Argentina!) Sides were not quite as appealing. If you are feeling carnivorous in San Juan, this is not a bad choice.

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3.0Dined on January 13, 2016

Arrived in San Juan earlier in the day and had read great things about Ummo Argentinean Grill. Expected to have great meats and disappointed to have a steak that was no more than a quarter inch thick. It appeared we dined too early - went at 7:30pm and outdoor dining had just one other couple. As we were leaving saw the restaurant fill up however, it seems like this was a place for younger adults looking for music, dance and Tapas.

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5.0Dined on January 5, 2016

Our group wanted the surf and turf platter for four but the restaurant was out of lobster and octopus. We asked if we could substitute for other items on the menu that we wanted and they were more than happy to do exactly what we wanted. We enjoyed it emmensly that we ordered seconds and asked to throw in some more meat because we were enjoying it soo much and still hungry. The grilled vegetable platter was also good. The service was excellent.

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4.0Dined on January 1, 2016

Ummo has a great selection of meat dishes, and most of them taste wonderful. Our server left us alone for very long periods of time, which was annoying, but the food made up for it. The prices are high but not exorbitant.

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4.0Dined on December 31, 2015

GREAT FOOD AND WINE. Outstanding service . Well prepare menu for the taste of every member in our family .

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5.0Dined on December 29, 2015

This is our second visit and we liked our experience even more. If you are staying at the Marriott, it is a 5 minute walk. Ask to sit outside as it is quite loud inside.

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2.0Dined on December 27, 2015

One steak was so tough I couldn't eat it. The rest was just mediocre.

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4.0Dined on December 25, 2015

Delicious food. Ok service. No wine list. Instead they ask you about "the grape you like" then the waiter brings three bottles to the table for you to pick; not even a teste. We had to do Vivino to decide. They could do better.

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5.0Dined on October 18, 2015

We visit Ummo each time we visit PR. This experience was wonderful. Although the server was a little too interested in the soccer match on the tv over the bar, the food was superb. Try the Gnocchi (any of them) they are delicious.

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5.0Dined on October 14, 2015

The food was our best of the week at Ummo. Something for everyone and the grilled vegetables were awesome.

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1.0Dined on October 6, 2015

Avoid this Place if you are in San Juan!! They were out of the entire seafood menu when I dined here !! Who does the inventory for this place? They were out of seafood on a slow Wednesday night. This is totally unacceptable. Server tried to get me to order anything just to make a sell!

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5.0Dined on September 6, 2015

The food was so great - it's now one of our favorite places in Puerto Rico! The Ummo gourmet grill platter was UNREAL!!!! We had some appetizers - cheese, octopus, etc - everything was amazing!!

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5.0Dined on August 29, 2015

My husband and I both ordered steak - his came out raw and I asked if my filet could be kept warm as they redid my cold potato. His re do steak was also raw and they just gave me my cold food that had been waiting on the bar. The manager, Laura Gonzalez, blamed
It on our sweet waitress and took her to "the side" and reprimanded her where we could watch. So inappropriate. She was rude to my husband even though we told her we lived in the area. She wanted to charge me 25 for a cold potato and cold filet. We paid for appetizers and drink and I handed out poor waitress cash on our way out. I won't go back and hope that Laura realizes that being rude to her customers and staff is no way to run a successful restaraunt.

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3.0Dined on August 20, 2015

We ordered the mixed platter. The filet mignon, sausage and blood sausage was excellent. The chicken was way overdone. The ribs were very tough. Service was excellent.

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5.0Dined on July 30, 2015

Our meal at Ummo Argentenian Grill was by far our BEST meal while in Puerto Rico!! Everything was SUPERB from start to finish!

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4.0Dined on June 21, 2015

Best Argentinian restaurant in Puerto Rico. The NY Strip (bife de chorizo) is best cut. Great wine selection - Luigi Bosca Gala 1 is extraordinary!

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4.0Dined on June 4, 2015

Will try this place again, when in Puerto Rico. But we will not order another skirt steak ! Was very impressed with wine list .

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4.0Dined on March 22, 2015

First time here, our son and his wife brought us. They had been here before and loved it. The reason I did not give it 4 stars is that they were out of a lot of food. Only one kind of lettuce instead of 3 listed on the menu. Who runs out of lettuce? The food was good, but the plantains came out before the rest of the meal, and the waitress was hard to locate.
They really enjoyed the food and found it to be very authentic. Not sure if I would go back again, but maybe it was just a tough night for them (as in they were very busy earlier). We had dinner at 6:30pm.

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3.0Dined on March 10, 2015

We visited on a Tuesday evening, it was not that busy but the service was slow from start to finish. Very pleasant waiter but did not make an effort to provide any level of service. Food was excellent and really enjoyed the skirt steak. Pricey on the martinis, but good drink menu.

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3.0Dined on March 7, 2015

Last year while on vacation in San Juan we dined here on the recommendation of a friend and were very pleased. Bottom line is great steaks. And so, while on vacation this year we dined again and the experience equals our prior visit. Well done, no pun intended.

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2015

We've eaten here before and it is still the best steakhouse ! Great wine list, starters,entee selections, and desserts to die for.

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4.0Dined on February 10, 2015

Very good food with a typical Argentinian menu selection. Service was good and was not rushed - had plenty of time to chat and enjoy the meal! Good, varied and reasonably priced wine list. Would visit again.

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4.0Dined on February 10, 2015

After a long day of travel, Ummo was recommended by our Hotel Concierge and confirmed by Open Table as a great steak place. The flavorful filet was tender and cooked to perfection. The baked potatoes were some of the best we have had in years. We look forward to our return to Ummo !

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3.0Dined on February 7, 2015

Recently went with a large group (8 people) to Ummo and our meal was very good, however, service was spotty at best. It was 10 minutes before our drink order was taken. Another 15 to get them and our server would drop them off and leave before we could order appetizers or anything else. When our food finally came, my order was completely wrong, but I couldn't imagine waiting another 45 minutes for the right thing to come out so I just ate it. Not once did our server check on us to see how our meal was. Due to his inattentive service I our group was only able to get two drinks a piece which made a 3 hour meal even longer. That said, the food was very good and each of us enjoyed our meal. Had my meal not tasted good, I would have expressed my displeasure and had them bring me what I ordered. The corn "tamale" appetizer is not to be missed.

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5.0Dined on February 7, 2015

Best steak that I have had in a long time. Reasonably priced wine list. Friendly professional service.

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4.0Dined on January 16, 2015

Restaurante en buena localizacion la comida muy buena, centrico,

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2.0Dined on January 1, 2015

We love to eat at the bar but unfortunately this bartender couldn't handle it. Our order was wrong, sides never came and the meat was over cooked.

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3.0Dined on December 24, 2014

Service was pretty bad! I don't recommend this restaurant.

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5.0Dined on December 24, 2014

the food was very good. I'm very pleased with the place.

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2.0Dined on December 22, 2014

Good for a hearty meal - NY strip steak cuts were a bit thin & gristly but ok flavour, waiters pretty much just plonked the dishes down - but solid fare for what you pay for so no complaints

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