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Cafe Manolin Old San Juan

Calle San Justo #251, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
+1 787-723-9743
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (174 reviews)
“mofongo” (155 reviews)
“rice and beans” (66 reviews)
Open Now
6:00 AM - 4:30 PMAll hours
Caribbean, Latin, Cafe, Spanish, Puerto Rican, Vegetarian Friendly
Calle San Justo #251, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Authentic café in the heart of Old San Juan. Busy place, equally frequented by locals and tourists. Great breakfast service. Must visit.

1  Thank Zo1tanH
Reviewed 1 week ago

I always enjoy bringing friends from the mainland to this cosy corner in old San Juan. The food is good, Puerto rican and not too expensive. My friends agree.

Thank Restful M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went off the boat looking for some real PR food and stumbled on this place. Great service, recommend the Mofongo, mix the beans with rice, and ask for the yellow hot sauce. Highly recommend this place

Thank Simon R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our son, who speaks fluent Spanish, asked a local where to get awesome PR lunch fare. They recommended Cafe Manolin!! Outstanding! Highly recommend the Monfongo (with chicken)-comes with beans and rice. Pair it up with a Medalla beer (local) or a Barcardi Mojito😋

Thank jrmouts
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place to go eating, it hav good ambient and variety of food. Located at Old San Juan walking distance from the pier.

Thank Sol E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I were wandering around OSJ looking for a place to have lunch. I happened to spy Café Manolin and I remembered good reviews on TA. The café was 75% full with locals and a couple of tourists. We were lucky to get...More

Thank lynclarke
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved this restaurant in old town San Juan! We got to try some delicious local cuisine that was reasonably priced in a very cool atmosphere. It was very popular and busy which shows they are doing something right. Would definitely go back whenever I...More

Thank Matt H
Reviewed 11 December 2017

Loved this place. Long counter winds throughout the restaurant. Plenty of tables for those not wanting to belly up to the bar. Throw in a chef that knows how to cook an egg, and you got a winner in Old San Juan! Quick delivery, attentive...More

Thank DLHirst
Reviewed 7 December 2017

While most of San Juan was closed, the Manolin was able to produce a complete breakfast a very reasonable price. As there were few alternatives, it could have jacked up its prices but did not.

Thank Heathercrest
Reviewed 6 December 2017

Had breakfast here one morning in Old San Juan and found it fine, not fancy but filling. It seemed that there was many "locals" so that say's a lot. We sat at the counter and had eggs and bacon and coffee. It was somewhat hot...More

Thank sck1
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13 February 2017|
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Response from Cherie G | Reviewed this property |
We ate there on a Sunday morning about 9:30. The tables were crowded but there were lots of stools available at the diner type curved bar. We had a great waitress and service was quick and food was good. Be sure to get... More
5 December 2016|
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Response from nbarnard2016 | Reviewed this property |
sorry for the delay. Their flan is delicious. And since i've never personally made it, it certainly looks as it's a homemade recipe.
24 January 2015|
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Response from Moracc | Reviewed this property |
Nothing to be afraid. We spent 4 nights in San Juan, Puerto Rico....amazing and safe. We spent one day in St Maarten and the same thing...up market, good and safe. Have not visited the Bahamas. You will enjoy Puerto... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
6:00 AM - 4:30 PM
6:00 AM - 4:30 PM
6:00 AM - 4:30 PM
6:00 AM - 4:30 PM
6:00 AM - 4:30 PM
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle San Justo #251, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
  • Phone Number: +1 787-723-9743
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