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Jose Enrique

Duffaut St. 176, San Juan, Puerto Rico
+1 787-725-3518
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good12%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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“corvina” (12 reviews)
“smoked pork” (16 reviews)
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Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Spanish, Puerto Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Duffaut St. 176, San Juan, Puerto Rico
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Reviewed yesterday

On the recommendation of others at our hotel in a resort area in PR, we drove 40 minutes to Jose Enrique for a late dinner around 8:30 pm. The restaurant has no reservation system in place and instead calls your cell phone when your table...More

Thank Jason372
Reviewed 4 days ago

Amazing experience. Wonderful food. No reservations, but when you arrive, your name goes on a list and they call your cell phone when your table is ready. We waited only 30 minutes. Around the corner there was a little stand with killer mojitos! Wonderful!!! GO!!

Thank Astorian13
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant was recommended to me by everyone from tourists to waitresses in high end Puerto Rican restaurants. The menus are handwritten and on white boards. I am unsure if there even is a sign with the name of the restaurant outside. And then there...More

Thank Travelingbear1000
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When researching our trip to San Juan we kept hearing about this chef. I believe he's the only James Beard nominated chef in all PR. Well, it was incredible. It's a small house in a neighborhood in which all the interior walls have been removed...More

Thank gvilletraveler82
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food here is great,the staff is great...warm and hospitable. The owner greeted us...the server was very attentive really cool guy,hostess was really nice. Just genuine good peeps,serving some good food,where the food is the focal point and is allowed to shine like a star....More

Thank regrealtor
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Everyone raves about this place, so on the fly we booked a table. Wow! What a surprise. "Hole in the wall" type place. Not name on the front cafe type setting. THE FOOD was OUTSTANDING! Quail app, empanadas app, red snapper & 20 oz. rib...More

Thank Moonchild7569
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A must when in San Juan, this place rocks! Firstly it is in the fun locals hangout of La Placita/Santurce which is where the locals come and party on the weekend. The food is incredible, not surprised he is nominated for the James Beard award....More

Thank Marina E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Absolutely the must-go restaurant in town and one of the most outstanding eateries in the Americas (North and South), in a comfortable atmosphere and with the best service.

Thank JoseKendall
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a most special late lunch at this restaurant. It was very casual and welcoming. Nothing pretentious but wonderful food. Jose Enrique is not trying to be a European restaurant in Puerto Rico. Rather this is a Puerto Rican restaurant of the highest caliber....More

Thank Wine4Love
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was visiting in Friday and I try guinea , picadillo and crab tostones All amazing like always My favorite Cheff !!!

Thank diony0
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James M
Congratulations on the James Beard nomination! I'm trying to get a sense of the price range. $$ - $$$ could mean a variety of things. Hope to see you next week.
16 March 2017|
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Response from annayblacky | Reviewed this property |
Main course 18$-25
Thank you for posting he's open again. We went there for the first time last March, 2015. We sat at the bar and had a wonderful time, great food, met some locals, met Jose himself, awesome service. We will be returning to San Juan again this year April 27th, we had read he was closed and we both were heart broken. When I read the NEW posts he was back in business it made us so happy. Last March we went at 5:30 p.m. and the restaurant was full. My husband always calls me a bar fly, thank goodness cause we got the last 2 seats at the bar. We had the best time, we still talk about how great the food and service was. I wish he took reservations, I can see why he doesn't. Thank you for posting, so relieved to read the great reviews! Come on April, hurry and get here!
5 February 2016|
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Response from SirFrancis787 | Reviewed this property |
AMAZING FOOD!!! One of the best places to eat in Puerto Rico!!! Local creative cuisine at its best!!!
What time do they open??
13 January 2016|
Response from taniaskein | Reviewed this property |
Tue - Fri :: 11:30 am till closing Sat :: 6:30 pm till closing Sun & Mon :: closed
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
18:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Duffaut St. 176, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
  • Phone Number: +1 787-725-3518
  • E-mail
Located in the Placita de Santurce, the local farmers' market in the heart of San Juan and a very popular Friday night hangout among the locals.