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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%
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“lunch” (180 reviews)
“mofongo” (151 reviews)
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Caribbean, Latin, Cafe, Spanish, Puerto Rican, Vegetarian Friendly
Calle San Justo #251, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Excellent mofongo, rice and beans and pork.Service was extremely friendly and helpful. Very cold beer. If you need a place for lunch this is the place.

Thank Douglas364
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I loved this place its good for families, its good for coming solo its honestly THE perfect place to eat in Old San Juan. The food is honestly delicious and the service is really good. I can't even describe the great time I had here...More

1  Thank AmazingGenius1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

OK, so I wanted to try mofongo while in San Juan. So based on the reviewed we scouted out Cafe Manolin. It was a clean, lively place in the heart of everything. We were part of two large cruise ship "dumps" so there were a...More

1  Thank DrBillH
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived in San Juan via a cruise ship. Walked around town and stumbled upon this gem. Service was extremely friendly and helpful. Food was delish! The plantains were very good. We also ordered the Puerto Rican Onion Steak and Empanadas... excellent! Good came with beans...More

1  Thank Denny D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were in San Juan for 4 days prior to a cruise. This day, we were touring Old San Juan. We went to Manolin based on our taxi driver's suggestion. He told us that many locals go there and he was right. When we arrived,...More

1  Thank Dan B
Reviewed 14 July 2017

The food here is Puerto Rican but nothing fancy. On the other hand the prices are great. Only alcohol is beer. It's only open for breakfast and lunch and you have to look close to find it or you will walk right by. There are...More

1  Thank edsachs
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

So far this is the best place my family has eaten at in Old San Juan. This was our second trip to PR in as many years. The prices are right for the food that is offered. By far the best service. Service is prompt...More

1  Thank JLuckyJr
Reviewed 11 July 2017

My friend and I found this place on TripAdvisor and were glad we did! The food was delicious and the service was fantastic! My goal is to always find the restaurants where the locals go. I am never disappointed when I find them either! My...More

Thank Sherry B
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Don't miss if you like typical food in low key places. The mofongo was excellent! Also gambas criollas. Coffee strong and very good. Desserts pretty good too. All for $30. We couldn't stop talking about this place, best we tried so far. We sat at...More

Thank TJRTravel
Reviewed 8 July 2017

Our driver on the way back from Bacardi recommended this, so we stopped through for breakfast on our way out of town. GREAT COFFEE. Our server was prompt and attentive. Food was good and probably the most affordable we've had on that trip. Can't do...More

Thank Ella K
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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
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 17:00
06:00 - 16:30
06:00 - 16:30
06:00 - 16:30
06:00 - 16:30
06:00 - 16:30
07:00 - 17:00
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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