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“Coqui Frogs Serenade”
Review of Princesa Gastrobar

Princesa Gastrobar
Ranked #25 of 1,173 Restaurants in San Juan
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$12 - US$37
Description: Our Gastronomy Dates back to the 1850's At Princesa we've rescued the 1859 cookbook El cocinero puertorriqueño (The Puertorrican Cook). It contains details about 19th century Puertorrican culinary culture and its influences from Africa, Spain, the native Taínos and other Caribbean islands. Since the book was missing some parts related to the ingredients, our kitchen staff has worked to reconstruct its recipes using all of the available information. For the most part we have kept to the ingredients from the original recipes. We invite you to taste and learn about the best of our culinary culture.
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Description: Our Gastronomy Dates back to the 1850's At Princesa we've rescued the 1859 cookbook El cocinero puertorriqueño (The Puertorrican Cook). It contains details about 19th century Puertorrican culinary culture and its influences from Africa, Spain, the native Taínos and other Caribbean islands. Since the book was missing some parts related to the ingredients, our kitchen staff has worked to reconstruct its recipes using all of the available information. For the most part we have kept to the ingredients from the original recipes. We invite you to taste and learn about the best of our culinary culture.
Reviewed 14 October 2018

This restaurant has a wonderful outdoorsy atmosphere. Trees and plants everywhere and then the Coqui frogs began singing as it got dark!

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

The pace is beautiful and offers nice plates. However, the variety depends on when you go, too expensive

Date of visit: October 2017
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Reviewed 2 September 2018

Both of the bathrooms were closed. I was told that the toilets were plugged. I was sent down the street to some public restrooms where there were 14 women waiting for one toilet. The waiter said the problem happens frequently. They really need to solve the problem, maybe get a Port-a-Potty. My standards are not high. I have used bathrooms that consist of a hole in the ground. However, I do not want to wait 20 to 30 minutes to use the bathroom when I am paying to eat at a nice restaurant.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Mary A
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Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

We visited upon recommendation of our concierge. We had ceviche which was loaded with sugar and just wrong. The meatballs were flavourless. The steak was also not good and served with vegetables that were clearly from a frozen bag. Really terrible.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank jdub1234
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Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

After a long day this place was nice to have a bite to eat listen to live band and relax. Food was good bacalitos are a must try! Only issue was bathroom was temp closed. Loved the outdoor seating.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank shimmygirl
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