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El Meson Gallego

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1247 F D Roosevelt Ave | Puerto Nuevo, San Juan 00920, Puerto Rico
+1 787-783-5866
18:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 18:30 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 18:30 - 23:30
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Good service, but expect to pay premium $30+ per person. Food is above average. It has an antique old look. I enjoyed my lunch.

Thank Erick P
Colts Neck, New Jersey
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69 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

What can I say one of my all time favorite restaurants. From the begining to end - The Atmosphere, Staff, Sangria, Spanish Ham (Jamon Iberico), Cheese (Queso Manchego). The Croquetas, Calamares, Pulpo, Paella, Trufa de Chocolate & Cafe con Leche - From start to finish all excellent. A fine dining experience that I highly recommend.

Thank Robert M
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An elegant, quiet atmosphere in the Hato Rey area. Always with great service by its staff. Starting with typical Northern Spain appetizers, follow by delicious main courses dishes including fish or meat, and finishing it with dessert of the region.Nice wine list.Valet parking .

Thank Rosendo M
Cayey, Puerto Rico
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

The place is elegant and the food is wonderful. Always a great place to take special guests. It is one of my favorite places in San Juan

Thank G2492QCcarlosd
New York City, New York
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44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Wow. Excellent Spanish food and service. We lived in Spain for 4 years, and probably would state that the food in Meson is probably even better than in Spain. Yes...TRUE. Try the croquetas....Great. Service, we were taken care off by Angel (wonderful gentleman from Asturias) We live in NY and if I had the chance we travel every weekend for... More 

Thank Ivan P
Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
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94 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Excellent service and Spanish style food. Waiters are very friendly and have no problem modifying dishes and sides to please you. Food is somewhat expensive but it is worth it. It has good flavor and the service is part of the experience.

Thank Wilfredo M
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

Went for lunch on a Sunday about two weeks ago with my parents, wife, and son. As soon as we got it you could "feel in the air" that it was going to be an excellent meal. We were promptly greeted and seated and offered water, drinks, and appetizers. For appetizers we had the fried calamari, manchego cheese, jamón ibérico,... More 

Thank Julio G
Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

This is my favorite high end restaurant in Puerto Rico. Specializes in authentic Spanish dishes. Everything is good. Excellent service, formal, proper, and friendly. Pricey but worth every dollar.

Thank TurpialdelSur
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

They make you feel like royalties. Restaurant decoration and ambiance is super. Food is exquisite, small menu but very difficult to decide because all of it looks fantastic. Great selections of drinks and impressive list of wine. $$$$

Thank rjnido
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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82 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016

We were a group of five and were looking for a place to hold a Board meeting on a Saturday. A difficult task as most restaurants open at 12:00 pm on Saturdays and not all have private meeting rooms. We did not get a private room but had a good table on a secluded corner of the main salon. Now... More 

Thank Poorgourmet

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1247 F D Roosevelt Ave | Puerto Nuevo, San Juan 00920, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
  • Phone Number: +1 787-783-5866

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?