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El Asador, The Grill House

350 San Francisco Street | Old San Juan, San Juan 00927-5812, Puerto Rico
+1 787-289-9966
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible17%
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“asado” (38 reviews)
“ceviche” (15 reviews)
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Steakhouse, Puerto Rican, Seafood
$$ - $$$
350 San Francisco Street | Old San Juan, San Juan 00927-5812, Puerto Rico
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Reviewed 4 days ago

a Beautiful restaurant with amazing environment and architecture. The service was great and so was the food even though it was a little bit expensive.

Thank TrotaAye3
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Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

We saw the menu outside and wandered in Building was originally a convent Intimate relaxed setting Rustic charm Frank who acts as bartender maitre d and server is charming Great drinks Cirviche and risotto are outstanding One night we did just appetizers Went back again...More

Thank SBfriends
Reviewed 1 week ago

Staff was just as amazing as our trip. We only regret that we did not eat there more than once but we saved the best for last. The steak, risotto,(better than I ever had), potatoes and calamari and the ambiance was perfect! We cannot wait...More

Thank BrwnSunTan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We only had a few hours in San Juan before making our flight out back to the states, so we took a walking tour of Old San Juan and came across El Asador The Grill House. We started with the delicious fresh fried calamari. Each...More

Thank 1HappyMommaof6
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice environment. Loved the tables and the decor of the restaurant. On a Wednesday night, there were vendors in the upstairs area of the bar that were having a DJ party which was very loud. The food was very good. Mushroom Risotti was great!...More

Thank Morgan B
Reviewed 17 April 2017

I enjoyed this restaurant. The waiters were pleasant and attentive without hovering. They started us with a sample of the Mushroom Risotto, which was creamy and delicious. Then came our Mango Mojitos, which were also good. We had Cesar Salad and Lobster Risotto as appetizer...More

Thank Claire516
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

I usually do not say anything if it is not good. However, on my visit to old San Juan the day was amazing. Wish I could say the same about the service and food. Nice place that looks inviting but not! Food was ok and...More

Thank j1971k
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Our group heads here every trip to San Juan! I was reviewing other places and was offered mushroom risotto as I passed by. We have been happy customers since. Order the $23.50 meal for two (not on the menu). Our favorite is pork chops with...More

Thank CareerCritic
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Didn't eat there, just stopped by for a drink. Sat at the bar and the tall, dark, handsome bartender made the best mojito I have ever had. Perfect blend of crushed mint, lime and not a heavy hand with the sugar at my request.

Thank Debbie H
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

But very polite waitresses. The food was overcooked and no good taste. This is the only bad food We have has in our Trip to Puerto rico, Culebra and Visques.

Thank Kjell A
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$28
Steakhouse, Puerto Rican, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 350 San Francisco Street | Old San Juan, San Juan 00927-5812, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
  • Phone Number: +1 787-289-9966
  • E-mail
El Asador, where you can find the best seafood, meat cuts & Puerto Rican cuisine, has a prime location near Old San Juan's entrance, and right in the heart of the Old City's nightlife. The stylish and exclusive decor of this Bar & Restaurant, accentuated by a magnificent interior patio, provides the perfect environment for a delightful, cozy and sophisticated experience. Whether you are looking for an early lunch, a romantic dinner, or even if you are looking to have a couple of drinks with friends, El Asador is your ultimate destination.