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Carli Cafe Concierto

Caribbean, Puerto Rican
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Calle Recinto Sur, San Juan, Puerto Rico
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Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

Fun place to listen to live music and have drinks. Eating is also a pleasant experience. Great place to meet people. Friendly environment

Thank _umetgines
Sonoma, California
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59 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2016

My husband and I had dinner here. It is not an amazing place and th food is expensive and average. That said the spinach salad was delicious. Wines by the glass are very average and our server really did not know anything about them. Service is spotty, and the restaurant is small so they should be able to get it... More 

Thank foodiesonoma
Pomona NY, United States
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2016 via mobile

Had a terrific evening at Carli's. Small intimate restaurant. Carli is an incredible pianist and was also very engaging. Food was very good. Rack of lamb was excellent. Highly recommend.

Thank Mark S
Albany, New York
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2015

One of my favorite places in Old San Juan. Love the live music (after 8 pm), and Fausto (bartender) who is famous for making his own special drinks, like "San Juan 9" a pumpkin syrup with cinnamon and ginger and vodka with a brown sugar rim to the glass and kalamati olives. Dinners are great too but seating is tight... More 

Thank 126Kay
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2015 via mobile

My brother-in-law arranged for ten of us to have dinner and enjoy Carli's music when we were in Puerto Rico. The risotto was delicious, the music was gorgeous and the service was very attentive. We arrived at 7:30 music started around 8. When we left, the place was packed, so I encourage reservations

Thank Kimberly C
West Hartford, Connecticut
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2015

We had a wonderful dinner at Carli Cafe Concierto. Food was delicious and wine was also. We enjoyed hearing both Carli and the visiting musician playing in a jazz combo. It is a small venue and frankly was just a perfect evening of dining and music.

Thank pamandave
Ocean Springs, Mississippi
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42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2015

Was in San Juan for a few days prior to a cruise. Decided to give this highly recommended restaurant a try....wish we had not. Since we did not have a reservation on a Sat evening we knew to come early and arrived at 6:30pm. We were the only customers in the restaurant and virtually every table had a reserved sign,... More 

Thank FunGuy1707
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8 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2015 via mobile

- had heard great things - classy atmosphere - older clientele, perhaps from the cruise ships - piano was good - food was mediocre at best - service was good - disappointed

Thank Jo V
Denton, Texas, United States
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182 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2015

We had heard great things about this restaurant and Trip Advisor ratings were the highest. We had dinner for 6 on a Friday night. The place is small but does have outside seating. The music was loud but good and that is one of the reasons people go there. The food was supposed to be great but was a major... More 

Thank RoyB871
Atlanta, Georgia
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2014

When my friend and I first arrived, the door was locked and I saw a server and guests look at us standing outside and didn't come to the door. My friend had to go to the back door to get the kitchen staff's attention to let us in. When the server, Orlando came to the door, he looked as though... More 

Thank Ms P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Caribbean, Puerto Rican
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Recinto Sur, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
  • Phone Number: 725-4927

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?