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El Asador, The Grill House

350 San Francisco Street | Old San Juan, San Juan 00927-5812, Puerto Rico
+1 787-289-9966
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible15%
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“asador” (40 reviews)
“ceviche” (18 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 AM - 11:45 PM Hours
Steakhouse, Puerto Rican, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
350 San Francisco Street | Old San Juan, San Juan 00927-5812, Puerto Rico
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The place was almost empty on a Thursday evening at 7. Should have been our first clue... The service was horrible. We had to wait a long time for our drinks. Beer was served in bottles without glasses. Asked the waiter for glasses, took so...More

Thank annette v
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Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

Is a lovely place in Old San Juan with a lovely interior patio in which you can have very good fish or beef asado. It is located in a very typical Old San Juan house.

Thank melias527
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband & I stopped by this spot because we saw the NFL game being televised. We sat at the bar and was promptly greeted by Nathan & Christian. We ordered drinks and dinner and watched the game. Their customer service was phenomenal and I'm...More

Thank Anjaleate W
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

Ambiance 5 Decoration 4 Service 3 Cleanliness 5 Food Flavor. 4 Food Presentation 4 Originality (creativity) 3 Price **** Bathroom (the reflection of the kitchen). 4

Thank angelislote
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

I loved this place. Ruben the bartender made awesome drinks. He served as a bartender and waiter since they were short staffed and didn’t miss a beat. The passion fruit sangria he made was one of the best. And I know my sangria. Will definitely...More

Thank 4maritza4
Reviewed 7 September 2018

Beautiful, romantic setting in an old house with courtyard in old San Juan and the food was fresh and delicious - they have nice seafood, grilled fish and meat and we enjoyed all of it, from the gambas al ajillo to the Mahi Mahi, the...More

Thank Ange516
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

El Asasor was expectacular! From food to staff! Amazing calamri! The mushroom risotto was delicius! The fish (salmon and grouper) were amazing as well! Delicius drinks! Frank the bartender was such a great person and a Joy! So glad we had the oportunity to meet...More

1  Thank Cecilia B
Frank Javier J, Bartender at El Asador, The Grill House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2018

Thank you for giving me the opportunity to serve you, you will always be welcome to the Asador.

Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

This place was one of the best i have eaten at in the world! Fantastic & fresh food! The service was extremely friendly & polite. Atmosphere was fantastic in old downtown San Juan.

1  Thank dvdkioskgroup
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

On a leisure Old San Juan day excursion, we decided to stop here for Mojitos and appetizers. We sat in the interior patio: good vibe, cross ventilation, and great service... Consistency of the drinks is a major plus: all were the same. The menu is...More

1  Thank RomeroPR
Reviewed 28 July 2018

Short stay in San Juan before a cruise and wanted to see how Old Town is faring. Pleasantly surprised to find this seafood venue on San Francisco St, welcomed in and seated promptly. Cold brews and mojitos started the repas. Seafood mofongo, red snapper, mushroom...More

1  Thank gkolanchick
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Response from CareerCritic | Reviewed this property |
We were there a few times, but no entertainment. We usually asked for and got a semi private area to dine. The ambiance was plenty enough for a good time, but the food was wonderful.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$28
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Private Dining, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
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Open Hours
10:00 AM - 11:45 PM
10:00 AM - 11:45 PM
10:00 AM - 11:45 PM
10:00 AM - 11:45 PM
10:00 AM - 11:45 PM
10:00 AM - 11:45 PM
10:00 AM - 11:45 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 350 San Francisco Street | Old San Juan, San Juan 00927-5812, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
  • Phone Number: +1 787-289-9966
  • E-mail
El Asador, where you can find the best seafood, meat cuts & Puerto Rican cuisine, has a prime location In 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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