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Jose Enrique

Duffaut St. 176, San Juan, Puerto Rico
+1 787-725-3518
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good12%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Spanish, Puerto Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Duffaut St. 176, San Juan, Puerto Rico
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1 - 10 of 797 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Numerous people at home recommended to us this restaurant. It did not disappoint! My husband and I were in San Juan just for the day as we were passengers on the Celebrity Equinox. We took a cab from the cruise port but ubered back (the...More

Thank Christine J
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the best restaurant during our stay in San Juan. We walked to this restaurant from our hotel and coincidently got there just as they opened and there was already a line to get in! Because the chef is continually changing the menu the...More

Thank DougDoha
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we had dinner there on a Monday night about 8.30, the place was full but we only had a short wait for a table.the place is very small and very informal.we had the pork belly and snook poppers for appetizers.we had a large whole red...More

Thank mark c
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent meal, and equally good service. Staff was very attentive and friendly. We ate at the bar, which normally wouldn't be our first choice, but was made worth it by the bartenders who fixed us some awesome off-hand cocktails. The deboned snapper is a must!...More

Thank Ryan S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On the recommendation of others at our hotel in a resort area in PR, we drove 40 minutes to Jose Enrique for a late dinner around 8:30 pm. The restaurant has no reservation system in place and instead calls your cell phone when your table...More

1  Thank Jason372
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Amazing experience. Wonderful food. No reservations, but when you arrive, your name goes on a list and they call your cell phone when your table is ready. We waited only 30 minutes. Around the corner there was a little stand with killer mojitos! Wonderful!!! GO!!

1  Thank Astorian13
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

This restaurant was recommended to me by everyone from tourists to waitresses in high end Puerto Rican restaurants. The menus are handwritten and on white boards. I am unsure if there even is a sign with the name of the restaurant outside. And then there...More

Thank Travelingbear1000
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

When researching our trip to San Juan we kept hearing about this chef. I believe he's the only James Beard nominated chef in all PR. Well, it was incredible. It's a small house in a neighborhood in which all the interior walls have been removed...More

Thank gvilletraveler82
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

The food here is great,the staff is great...warm and hospitable. The owner greeted us...the server was very attentive really cool guy,hostess was really nice. Just genuine good peeps,serving some good food,where the food is the focal point and is allowed to shine like a star....More

Thank regrealtor
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

Everyone raves about this place, so on the fly we booked a table. Wow! What a surprise. "Hole in the wall" type place. Not name on the front cafe type setting. THE FOOD was OUTSTANDING! Quail app, empanadas app, red snapper & 20 oz. rib...More

Thank Moonchild7569
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James M
Congratulations on the James Beard nomination! I'm trying to get a sense of the price range. $$ - $$$ could mean a variety of things. Hope to see you next week.
16 March 2017|
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Response from annayblacky | Reviewed this property |
Main course 18$-25
Thank you for posting he's open again. We went there for the first time last March, 2015. We sat at the bar and had a wonderful time, great food, met some locals, met Jose himself, awesome service. We will be returning to San Juan again this year April 27th, we had read he was closed and we both were heart broken. When I read the NEW posts he was back in business it made us so happy. Last March we went at 5:30 p.m. and the restaurant was full. My husband always calls me a bar fly, thank goodness cause we got the last 2 seats at the bar. We had the best time, we still talk about how great the food and service was. I wish he took reservations, I can see why he doesn't. Thank you for posting, so relieved to read the great reviews! Come on April, hurry and get here!
5 February 2016|
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Response from SirFrancis787 | Reviewed this property |
AMAZING FOOD!!! One of the best places to eat in Puerto Rico!!! Local creative cuisine at its best!!!
What time do they open??
13 January 2016|
Response from taniaskein | Reviewed this property |
Tue - Fri :: 11:30 am till closing Sat :: 6:30 pm till closing Sun & Mon :: closed
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
18:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Duffaut St. 176, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
  • Phone Number: +1 787-725-3518
  • E-mail
Located in the Placita de Santurce, the local farmers' market in the heart of San Juan and a very popular Friday night hangout among the locals.
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