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Jose Enrique

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Spanish, Puerto Rican
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Duffaut St. 176, San Juan, Puerto Rico
+1 787-725-3518
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18:30 - 23:00
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 15:00
Tue - Sat 18:30 - 23:00
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194 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Firstly my top tip is that while the restaurant does not take bookings, they start adding names to their list at 6pm - before the restaurant opens at 630pm. By 630pm there was quite a crowd outside (on a Friday night in any case) so if your name was not on the list from 6pm you're unlikely to get seated... More 

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Thank Siempredviaje
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

absolutely horrible service - we went early to get on the list for a table for 10 people. the hostess told us 2 hours so we went to grab a drink frequently checking in. after 2.5 hours we waited in front if the restaurant and were repeatedly ensured that the table was getting ready. after 3 hours we were only... More 

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Thank Domenica S
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really disappointed in this place. The owner Jose Enrique came out after 4 hours to apologize about the 3.5 hour wait to say sorry for the wait and horrible service. He was condescending and his food was average at best. Totally did not appreciate the service who kept making up times they would seat us. Wondering why we were stupid... More 

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Thank Maggie M
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is a small restaurant but very nice staff makes you wellcome the fish with majados is grest drinks are great dont miss if you are close to placita..

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Thank Giovani R
Bayamon, Puerto Rico
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

we believe the ego of the chef (Jose Enrique) actually hurts this place. He and his staff need a customer service lesson and the food quality does not match the price. Rude staff and average food! We tried 3 separate occasions and can not comprehend the hype

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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wings, cheese fritters, pork with mamposteao. The options are endless and exquisite! Must eat here! We visit Jose Enrique as often as we can, my fave restaurant.

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Thank Lori B
Buffalo, New York
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The purple building without a sign.My mom and I got there and the gates were locked although we could see people cleaning in the back. Finally a lady came to the front and said. We don't open until 6:30. She put us on the list. It was an experience to remember. By the time we were let in the restaurant... More 

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Thank fancipoet
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here on a whim after stumbling upon reviews on TripAdvisor (we'd initially planned to go to la placita and I was looking up places to go for dinner) and I must say it has definitely superseded expectations. Right from the start we were warmly ushered to our seats. The waitress who took our orders was very familiar with the... More 

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Thank elizabethf9214
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Wow! This restaurant was one of the best restaurants I have gone to while visiting Puerto Rico. I ordered the fried Yellow Tail Snapper with the avocado salad and tostones. It was delicious!!! This place is a BYOB. It is located directed across from La Placita that is usually busy and fun for night life starting Thursday's. I highly recommend... More 

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Thank Deana B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

We had tried to come here on a Sunday and found it closed. Came back on rainy Wednesday night and delightfully found there was no wait. Started off with the fried pork appetizer. This was simple but a must try for anyone who loves fried pork. The pork is bathed in a mix of butter, lemon, their house sauce and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Spanish, Puerto Rican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:30 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
Thursday
11:30 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
Friday
11:30 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?