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Top bar recommendations from locals

Bar
“Very popular restaurant in Old San Juan where the Piña Colada drink was created back in the 60's. Good environment for lunch and dinner in a beautifully decorated histórical building with huge interior patio. ”
  • 30 locals recommend
Café
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“The local coffee shop opens up to open mic night on every tuesday. Come take your chance on the mic or hear someone else's poems. The good thing is when you travel, nobody knows you!”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bar
  • 3 locals recommend
Café
“Famous among tourists. Right in front of Old San Juan Bay.With View of Cruse Ships!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
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“Trois Cent Onze is an elegant French Dining Room in the heart of Old San Juan, Puerto Rico. The sophisticated yet intimate ambience is just a prelude to the pleasures of the exquisite cuisine. 311’s cuisine is refined, delicate yet full of flavors of what France’s culinary art has best to offer. Their exquisite cuisine is complimented by extensive and carefully selected wine cellar.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Performing Arts Venue
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“You have to watch Boriken: The Show! The only cultural and historic show on the island! A must see!”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Exceptional Tex-Mex dishes such as shrimp nachos, tacos, burritos and don't forget the margaritas! This eco-friendly place infuses their own tequila with different flavors such as mango, strawberry and even spicy chile! Worth a taste. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Caribbean Restaurant
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“Speaking of the mind-blowing food presentations at Vaca Brava in Old San Juan, the next Puerto Rican foods you must eat are their red snapper, skirt steak, mofongo, and yucca. The red snapper is a fried fish served on a vertical spit with the strips of skirt steak arranged on a bed of lettuce below it! The mofongo on the side is mashed plantains with garlic and contains chicken, steak, and a ridiculous amount of cheese. It’s topped with a red salsa that helps cut the thickness of the mofongo. The red snapper is full of tasty and tender meat, but the juiciest parts are the eyes, so don’t leave them! All in all, it’s an insanely eye-catching meal you will never forget!”
  • 3 locals recommend
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“This is a premier location for Rum and everything Puerto Rican! The owners have in-depth knowledge of the island and it’s history and top shelf rums and spirits from all over the Caribbean. You don’t have to take my word for it just google them and you’ll see for yourself! ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Night Club
“Its the best place for local food...fresh, great price and a nice selection of cocktails. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Night Club
“This is a classy bar to go to if you feel like dressing up and spending some cash on good whisky, champagne and cocktails. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
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“This is a small bar with great ambiance, literally just around the corner from the 'Blue Room'. The bar is known to be a great place to have rum-based cocktails but one glance at the bar and you understand that they serve any alcoholic drink under the San Juan sun. Alex is the owner and he makes a fantastic mojito. My husband and I really like his 'parcha mojito', which comes in a tall glass full of fruit (and rum). Its drinks are known to be abundant and expensive. In the weekends, his wife prepares very nice chicken quesadillas. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
“A terrific place to get yummy and reasonably priced Vietnamese food, including salad rolls, spring rolls and, of course, pho. The beer is cheap and the bay view is very nice. Best part is that you can get your nails done after your savory lunch..!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“Right on the famous cruise ship pier of Puerto Rico... enjoy margaritas and Mexican...!”
  • 1 local recommends
Café
  • 1 local recommends