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La Jaquita Baya

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$$ - $$$
Caribbean, Puerto Rican, Latin, Spanish
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Ave Fernandez Juncos, San Juan 00907-3181, Puerto Rico
+1 787-993-5359
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Today
18:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:30
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Mon - Thu 18:30 - 22:00
Tue - Thu 11:30 - 15:30
Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 18:30 - 23:00
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Austin, Texas
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56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Reasonably priced, tasty Puerto Rican classics with modern twists. A local neighborhood goto spot, not a tourist trap. Small, casual, interesting/funky decor. I had arroz con pollo which was very good, but enough for two. The lime aioli topping was a nice touch. My wife had grilled red snapper which she liked but she thought the veggies had too much... More 

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Thank Clint W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are looking to Extend your knowledge in local food at another level Come to the Jaquita Baya . We had the best time and service.

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Thank J M
Stoughton, Wisconsin
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156 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took a walk here while staying at the Hyatt. It's a cute little restaurant with a bar and a dining room. The food was very good, but in my opinion it was overpriced for the serving size. We left hungry.

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Thank beachcruizer77
Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here last year after reading about it on yelp and absolutely loved it. We returned this year and loved it again! You can't go wrong. The sangria is fabulous and the guava dessert is delicious. 100% recommend!

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Jackson, Tennessee
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Marilyn was a delightful server who offered her expert opinion on authentic Puerto Rican cuisine. She did not steer us wrong. The fresh vegetables and pineapple salsa on the pork chop was amazing! The beef tenderloin was so juicy and flavorful it melted in your mouth. Dessert was the cherry on top of a great meal.

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Thank jkbnurse5
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My company took a group of customers to this location for dinner and didn't know what to expect as it was a recommendation. We were told it was excellent and to be honest it was everything we were told. The food was amazing. We tried many different appetizers and all were fantastic. I personally had the sword fish and can't... More 

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New York City, New York
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18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

Was delightfully surprised to finally try this restaurant and I wasn’t disappointed. Great service and local “farm fresh” foods (Organic Garden Salad: Not your plain lettuce, tomato, cucumber salad-- jam packed with much more and drizzled with ginger dressing) Service, attentive and personable. I’ll be back soon…. Reservations a must.

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Thank Bunneb
New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

The food is excellent... I have visited this restaurant various time, whether on business or leisure. Everything I have ordered has always been on point. The creativeness of the chef is amazing. The staff is very knowledgeable of the food that is being served and are very friendly and accommodating.

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Thank Sevenwitches
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Excellent food in San Juan. Best I've had in 10 years coming to PR. The tapas are awesome. Make a reservation it's a small place

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Thank Mike A
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

The whole experience in Jaquita Baya is simply superior. The food is genuine, great tasting Puerto Rican, fresh local farm/sea to table and well presented. Casual experience with great old Salsa music in background, cool small bar with great cocktails and the waiter (believe his last name was Chevere had a beard) perfectly explained each dish. As a beginner, I... 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, Puerto Rican, Latin, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
18:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
18:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:30
Wednesday
18:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:30
Thursday
18:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:30
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
18:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ave Fernandez Juncos, San Juan 00907-3181, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
  • Phone Number: +1 787-993-5359
Description
We focus on reviving forgotten dishes from our delicious puertorrican gastronomic culture.
We sponsor "lo nuestro" You should do it too. Eat local, Eat fresh!

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