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Cafe Manolin Old San Juan

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Caribbean, Latin, Cafe, Spanish, Puerto Rican
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Calle San Justo #251, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
08:00 - 17:00
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Sun 08:00 - 17:00
Mon - Fri 06:00 - 16:30
Sat 07:00 - 17:00
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75 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Cafeteria seating make this a possible pass but WELL worth it! Great service and great local cuisine. Value prices and fast! Have the beef stew delicious.

Thank NJItalian
Cleveland, Ohio
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79 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

This was our second time in Puerto Rico and my husband and I made it a MUST STOP for Cafe Mandolin! The food is by far the best Puerto Rican food we've ever tasted. This time our children were with us and they loved the food also. I had the fried pork, my husband order the chicken mofongo and the... More 

Thank vivi411
Woodbridge, VA
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Want authentic, quick and inexpensive...search no further. The food is tasty and decent portions. The service is top notch... Not a fancy place just what it needs to be

Thank rriospr7
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63 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

We stopped here while walking through the old city. It is a cafeteria seating and there was a huge line but the food is well worth the wait. I had the Mofongu with chicken and it was great. My wife had steak with rice and beans. The pina colada was spectacular. All that for $30, I highly recommend the food... More 

Thank Randy B
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110 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016

Casual old fashioned stools around u shaped counters--very cool--very good food at good prices! Lunch is a must..Im sure their breakfast is great too!

Thank JJ416
Orlando, Florida
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4 reviews
Reviewed 17 August 2016

was there for 1 day had mofongo with shrimp and the passion fruit drink with rum very delicious. even the white rice had flavor. i highly recommend.

Thank cseepersad
Nassau, New York
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016

My family and I arrived at Old San Juan a day early for our cruise and we went to this cafe for lunch after we checked in to our hotel. My older daughter had the chicken mofongo, my husband had pernil (special for the day), my younger daughter had empanada de lomillo (pork), and I had the Puerto Rican style... More 

Thank RCS4316
Maumee, Ohio
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 16 August 2016

This restaurant had wonderful food, drinks, service, and is very clean. The wait staff was very friendly and the service was outstanding. They want to please you. We were here for 3 lunches and one breakfast. It was THAT GOOD! We tried the Chicken Mofongo, red snapper, and the grilled chicken breasts. The beans and rice are excellent. We also... More 

Thank Lammon18
Springfield, Massachusetts
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44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016

I was visiting my Island, my family and friends, having a great time with them. My brother invited me to this restaurant after we walked more than 15 steps (using a Fitbit) from Santurce to the Old San Juan!! The food, the service, the family atmosphere, the price!!!, in general, all was great! I love mofongo (a ball of fried... More 

Thank irisyvan
Agawam, Massachusetts
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149 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2016

There are many places to dine in Old San Juan - but this restaurant was an exceptional find. We found it by searching TripAdvisor and we were happy we did. As we sat at the counter, our lunch choices were: Biftec Encero, Camarones Criolla Amarillo, and Carne Frita. We topped off our lunch by splitting a flan queso - one... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Caribbean, Latin, Cafe, Spanish, Puerto Rican
Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
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: 787-723-9743

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?