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El Parnaso

Calle de Christo, San Juan, Puerto Rico
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good35%
  • Average19%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“nachos” (8 reviews)
“burrito” (7 reviews)
“mexican food” (6 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mexican, Latin, Bar, Pub, South American, Central American
$$ - $$$
Calle de Christo, San Juan, Puerto Rico
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wow!! Chips and about 1/2 cup of guacamole was $10.95! I ordered shrimp fajita quesadilla with rice and beans. Again, there was only about 1/2 cup of rice and 1/2 cup of beans. The quesadilla was about 1/2 the size I was expecting for $17.95....More

Thank boyumz
Reviewed 27 March 2017

El Parnaso is really close to a bunch of Old San Juan tourist attractions, but naturally is not particularly authentic or value-oriented food. I stopped because I was walking around for hours and craving Mexican, which is pretty much the situation I'd recommend eating here...More

Thank hurstkkm
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Waited an hour for ice cold food that was obviously not made to order. When we asked for our rice that didn't arrive with our meals they told us they were out, apparently they weren't planning to tell us. The food was terrible, very dissapointing....More

Thank Mainebiker
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

We loved this little spot. Street cafe and bar. Joshua is a great guy and extremely customer focused. I would definitely eat here again.

Thank Larry L
Reviewed 2 March 2017

serve was bad. what food we did get was cold. and not cooked all the way. and they never let us know that they where all out of rice and tried to play it off and see if we didn't notice that it wasn't on...More

Thank cpicard78
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Mexican food with a Puerto Rican flair. Best burrito ever! We sat at an outdoor table which was very fun but the inside of their restaurant was beautiful and festive too.

Thank michelew789138
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Chose to eat here after a tiring day of sightseeing primarily because in the evenings it occupies the street at the door of our hotel. The service was good but the food and drinks were just average.

Thank Tuthfairy5
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

The food was ok (nothing stellar), but the service is a bit slow. Don't expect a lot of food for your money, but it was an ok place to stop and eat on a Sunday afternoon.

Thank Seaturtle32
Reviewed 9 February 2017

We sat at the bar here for an afternoon drink, we met a few of the locals who had all kinds of wonderful stories about the pub and it's history. The pub has memorabilia on the walls and is very colorful. The service was great...More

Thank Mike E
Reviewed 5 February 2017

We had lunch at El Parnaso while strolling on Calle de Cristo, which is one of the best areas of Old San Juan. The place caught our attention due to the street cafe option. The place becomes super crowded during meal times as it has...More

Thank SerendipityIndia
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Latin, Bar, Pub, South American, Central American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle de Christo, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
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