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Top Restaurants to Try in Old San Juan

If you are looking for delicious food in Old San Juan check Patria Tours' top rated restaurant selection!

Old San Juan has a great offer of local and international restaurants! However, finding the right one among dozens of choices can take precious time out of your trip in Puerto Rico.

Below you will find Patria Tours' selection of the best rated restaurant found in Old San Juan. All the restaurants below are within walking distance from our tours' ending location. Click on the "let's go" bottom to get their location in Google Maps. To discover other amazing places in Old San Juan, join our daily walking tours


Click on any category below to discover Patria Tours' pick of restaurants in Old San Juan!

Spanish Restaurants

Spanish Restaurants 

El Champi

"We had a great experience here. The staff is super friendly and the food delicious. The croquetas are fantastic . The paella took its time but was worth it."

Triana Tapas & Flamenco

"Amazing atmosphere, live music and the dancers were fantastic. Food excellent. Service attentive and present. Will come back if in the area for sure."

Mexican Restaurants

Mexican Restaurants 

Sabor Azteca

"Very delicious. Not loud or noise like other restaurants nearby. Tacos were very tasty. We had the Steak and Shrimp Tacos. Queso and Guacamole Dip."

La Madre

"If you like Mexican food, you have to try this place.  Super flavorful and a great presentation. The churros were amazing. Highly recommend"

Puerto Rican Restaurants

Puerto Rican Restaurants 

Café El Punto

"Great food, people, place and service.
Just enjoyed everything we ordered - ample vegetarian options and fresh fruit juices. Rice and beans were finger licking good!"

Princesa - Cocina Cultura

"This is a real gem. Food is well made using lots of hyper local ingredients. They have an outstanding cocktail list and the service was welcoming, informative, and cheerful. 10/10."


"Wow, I loved the food here. We picked this place because a lot of locals come here and they say they had great food here and they wasn't kidding about that. The food was delicious and freshly made."

El Jibarito

"Great experience with a large group of friends. This place feels authentic and the service feels like a group of "Auntie's" taking care of their family. Its comfortable, familiar and they were so helpful."

Italian Restaurants

Italian Restaurants 


"Can’t say enough good things about our meal this evening! We ordered the burrata caprese appetizer 10/10 delicious and the chef special spare rib ravioli. Holy moly the raviolis were INCREDIBLE!"


"Food was amazing. Drinks were strong and made well! Melissa was attentive and ensured that we had everything we requested. We ordered and within minutes the food arrived."

La Cucina di Ivo

"Our experience was nothing short of extraordinary. The Boscaiola pasta was simply spectacular. Highly recommend the pumpkin soup and the ravioli fritti. Our servers were so kind and attentive. The overall atmosphere is very cozy and intimate."

Cosa Nostra

"Excellent food. Chicken was amazing, all the pasta was great and the servers were so helpful. Also save room for dessert because they have the best s’mores cookie baked fresh with marshmallow and ice cream. To die for!!!"

American Restaurants

American Restaurants 

Wings Factory

"I’ve been on this island for two years best wings, hands-down if you like a good American style hot wings this is a must have you got to stop here. It’s right down by the cruise ship port in old San Juan service is fantastic and the food is worthy of five stars."

 Bun's Burger Shop

"The Burgers were good but heavy. The flavor of the meat was good and so was the bun but the star of the sandwich is the bacon. It was cooked perfectly and was sweet and savory at the same time. The fries were perfect as well."

Pizzerias Old San Juan


Pizza Pirata

"Great place, beautiful building, great service, pizza was delicious, and fair price too!! Really dig the pirate theme! If you're hanging in Old San Juan and would like to have a good drink and a meal, this is the place!

La O

"We ordered a vegetarian pizza with creamy sweet potatoes and pumpkin purée. Totally a gamble, but was well worth it. We loved it. They do Gluten-free crusts too. Loved their cozy ambiance."

Bari Handcrafted Pizza

"The place has a beautiful, relaxing courtyard where you can chill and recharge. The plus is definitely their service. Fast and responsive. The pizza was amazing, thin crust, churchy and so tasty. We’ve tried the spinach pizza which was incredibly delicious."


"Great and hip spot in Viejo San Juan. Get a reservation or be prepared to wait. Aside from delicious pizza, Pirilo has really good tapas/appetizers that incorporate local flavors with classic dishes."



Chocobar Cortés

"Day 1, chocolate waffles and chocolate martinis 👌🏽. Day 2 chocolate grilled cheese (I know. Sounds strange, but f'n delicious 😋), turkey choco club, baklava and Don Ignacios . This place is awesome and Carlos is thee absolute best!! We will be returning for a third and final visit tomorrow. …"

Cafeteria Mallorca

"If you want a great breakfast on a traditional PR cafeteria, this is your place! Awesome service that brightens your morning. My server, Domingo, was super attentive and fun. Great interaction with the customers. This is not a touristy place, that is the best part. Excellent mallorcas and quesitos."

Kaffe Haus Old San Juan

The food was great I ordered the salmon omelet and it didn’t disappoint. Everything was fresh and seasoned well. The cold vanilla temptation was referred to me and was absolutely amazing.. it has 3 shots of espresso and exactly what I needed to start my day. 

Mercado La Carreta

We loved our brunch at La Carreta! Gabby was a wonderful waitress and gave us great recommendations for what we should order. The croquettes and veggie omelette were delicious!

Asian Restaurants

Asian Restaurants 

Electric Wok

Fantastic food! Next level Asian. Pick your base and pick your toppings. Too many options to count. Veg or vegan unless you add meat to your dish. The staff was awesome and fun to hang out with. Highly recommend. 

Azalea Latin Asian

Food was excellent- all the fish was melt in the mouth delicious - sauces and seasoning combinations were complex and unique. Staff was super friendly and the apple cobbler tasted like a sunny Michigan autumn day.

Seafood Restaurants

Seafood Restaurants 

Cayo Caribe

Absolutely delicious food. The mofongo was so flavorful and probably the best thing I ate my entire visit.  Atmosphere was very nice and calm.  Staff was very accommodating of food allergies. 

Ostra Cosa

Amazing open air restaurant at the top of Old San Juan! Incredibly fresh seafood with exceptional service. The octopus empanadilla was incredible, tender and flavorful. The stuffed tostones are a must have.

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