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Cafe El Punto

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Puerto Rican
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105 Fortaleza Street, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
+1 787-646-4943
10:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 10:30 - 21:00
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Yes. Go. Their Piña Colada is great. The Ceviche is a "flavor party" in your mouth. Their specialty "Stuffed Avocado" with chicken, beef, shrimp and crab options is amazing. I had the chicken with "salsa criolla" and a side of tostones (fried green plantain) and Chilean salad (yummy tomatoes and cilantro combo) and my husband had the shrimp stuffed avocado,... More 

Thank 45marianer
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57 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a late port of call at San Juan on our cruise and decided to do some research for places to eat in advance and came across this restaurant. We made our way here about 8pm one evening and it was very easy to find. We were seated quickly in a secluded part of the restaurant which we had... More 

Thank JayandLuke2007
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150 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Entered through an archway into a shopping area selling local arts and crafts then noticed at the end of the passage El Punto. We had the best Mojito's in Old San Juan then decided to stay for a meal as all the staff were really friendly. The food was as good as the drinks! Went back two more times before... More 

Thank sunchasingbrits
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This place was amazing!! The staff were very friend and polite. They have free wifi. The food was totally authentic and a very good portion size . The mojitos were by far the best I have ever had in my life. I would recommend this place to anyone!

Thank Michele C
Manchester, Washington, United States
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266 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Hubby walked us into this place wanting to eat here, having absolutely no idea what he was getting himself in for... and neither of us was disappointed. I have a chicken stuffed avocado, and truly the avocado was HUGE-- the largest avocado I've ever seen. The waiter told me they were from Dominica... it was wonderful. Hubby had his chicken... More 

Thank CM_G279
Madison, Wisconsin, United States
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I would give a 3.5 if I could but the food was not as great as the reviews say and I just couldn't bump up to a 4. Heart says 4 but taste buds say 3. Mojito was strong but not great on flavor. Service was excellent. Just didn't live up to the hype food wise. I think some people... More 

Thank Justin1015
Atlanta, Georgia
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Lunch was sooo good. Very authentic food and great staff. Ceviche and avocado dishes were to die for. Drinks were hand made and delicious.

Thank Janet B
Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Friendly, personal, service. Delicious appetizers. Prompt attention but unrushed if you just want to linger. The outstanding hot sauce is available for purchase. The host will even offer you a lesson on Puerto Rican history if you care to chat

Thank George459129
Southampton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to this restaurant today and we had the most unbelievable meal ever! The place is unique, has an interesting entry way, nice atmosphere, friendly staff and great drinks - with happy hour every day! It is also a stop for the food tours of the city. Highly recommended

Thank E D
Scarsdale, New York, United States
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I really loved the food and drinks here, so I would return in spite of the very slow service. I had a stuffed avocado with steak and shrimp. Just delicious! My husband had the mofongo with mixed seafood ceviche. The mofongo itself was very tasty. He was not too happy because he hadn't realized it was served with ceviche. Even... More 

Thank Lisa C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$15
Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Puerto Rican
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 105 Fortaleza Street, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
  • Phone Number: +1 787-646-4943

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