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El Asador, The Grill House

$$ - $$$
Steakhouse, Puerto Rican, Seafood
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350 San Francisco Street | Old San Juan, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
+1 787-289-9966
11:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was my daughter's 24th bday dinner Jan 5th and she wanted to spend it here and I'm so glad she did. The ambiance was nice and the restaurant staff was friendly. I see the reviews and my experience was way different. We were greeted, given a table and waited maybe 15mins for food. A typical wait for any restaurant... More 

Thank Khalilah O
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ok, we were 9 persons with teenagers so didn't have much choice for dinner reservations. Both service and quality of food confirmed all the bad reviews. We spent 2 hrs waiting for cold food, most of which was standard frozen fare reheated--certainly not worth the $25 price tag. The waitress was cute but completely out of her depths. The only... More 

Thank Crosenberg
Espoo, Finland
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

We went for dinner and were a bit suprised. The prices were a bit high consediring the restaurant wasnt that fancy. We ended up taking the three course menu (23$). Besides that the maincourses were all 24$ and up. The restaurant didnt have a drink menu and had only one type of red wine so we ordered that (36$) The... More 

Thank Ninhin
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

I don't even want to give them a single star... but the program won't let me rate them what they should get...NO stars at all... took them about an hour to get my water, but had to go to the bar and get it myself. I got tired of waiting... my grilled chicken breast took 2 hours because my waitress... More 

1 Thank Linnea H
Redding, Connecticut
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305 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

We called into this bar while walking past and had a few beers/cocktails. Plenty of old town atmosphere and pleasant surroundings. Wait staff friendly.

Thank 15MW
Nashville, Tennessee
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47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Best part was seafood in a cheesy risotto appetizer. Downhill from here. Caesar dressing was weird and obviously bottled. Romaine was fresh. Tuna was overcooked and dry with a few tbs of mango salsa which also seemed bottled. Salmon did not taste fresh. Did not have a firm flaky texture. Bill with tip was $96.

1 Thank AlanBachrach
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

We popped in late on evening and really enjoyed the cozy atmospehere and great food! We sat at the bar and had a bottle of wine which was great and reasonably priced.

Thank Glen H
Vero Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

This is our go-to place for mojitos, which are excellent, albeit a bit pricy. We did not have dinner here, although the bartender brought us a sample of their mushroom risotto, which was excellent. We would love to return for dinner.

Thank susanbaldwin1009
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

We were in Old San Juan looking for a unique place and the look hit me. We were there at sunset and I expected it to be really busy. I was shocked how few people were there. Go if you are in town. Really a neat place, people were friendly and encouraged us to stay as long as we wanted.... More 

Thank Firetriedby
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

We had the grilled grouper and the seafood soup; both were delicious. The mojitos were excellent and the perfect start to our vacation!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$28
Steakhouse, Puerto Rican, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 350 San Francisco Street | Old San Juan, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
  • Phone Number: +1 787-289-9966
El Asador, where you can find the best seafood, meat cuts & Puerto Rican cuisine, has a prime location near Old San Juan's entrance, and right in the heart of the Old City's nightlife. The stylish and exclusive decor of this Bar & Restaurant, accentuated by a magnificent interior patio, provides the perfect environment for a delightful, cozy and sophisticated experience. Whether you are looking for an early lunch, a romantic dinner, or even if you are looking to have a couple of drinks with friends, El Asador is your ultimate destination.

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