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Jose Enrique

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Spanish, Puerto Rican
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Duffaut St. 176, San Juan, Puerto Rico
+1 787-725-3518
11:30 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
Closed now
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Tue - Fri 11:30 - 15:00
Tue - Sat 18:30 - 23:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Went for lunch with my wife on a Friday right at the opening time of 11.30AM. The service was friendly, and the wait was not bad. Enjoyed a rum Manhattan while waiting. The food (red snapper and fried beef with rice and beans) was basically simple fresh ingredients cooked the way they are supposed to. Very tasty, as was the... More 

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Sleepy Hollow, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Based on reviews, I was worried we'd be waiting hours for a table and we were hungry. Not so! We arrived for lunch and were promptly seated. The server was delightful, although the smile on her face was seemingly pasted there. The food was mostly excellent, it varied from dish to dish, so not consistent. Prices were mostly reasonable. Tiny... More 

1 Thank IMWHM
New York City, New York
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food is absolutely mediocre, but getting it is very challenging given the stellar reputation it - somehow - maintains. Seriously, if you want rice, beans, plantains and a protein, you could find a million average places nearby for less money. For a celeb chef that demands a crazy line forming at 5:30pm for dinner, I expected more creativity. Alas,... More 

Thank bbkal
Boston, Massachusetts
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

This was our 3rd time dining at this restaurant. It is a small restaurant in the neighborhood of La Placita. They don't take reservations, but the wait is worth it. Enjoy a cocktail while waiting. Marissa at the bar will take great care of you with suggestions of delicious local drinks. Fruit juices are all freshly squeezed. José Enrique was... More 

Thank RNI32
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101 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Firstly my top tip is that while the restaurant does not take bookings, they start adding names to their list at 6pm - before the restaurant opens at 630pm. By 630pm there was quite a crowd outside (on a Friday night in any case) so if your name was not on the list from 6pm you're unlikely to get seated... More 

Thank Siempredviaje
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

absolutely horrible service - we went early to get on the list for a table for 10 people. the hostess told us 2 hours so we went to grab a drink frequently checking in. after 2.5 hours we waited in front if the restaurant and were repeatedly ensured that the table was getting ready. after 3 hours we were only... More 

Thank Domenica S
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4 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Really disappointed in this place. The owner Jose Enrique came out after 4 hours to apologize about the 3.5 hour wait to say sorry for the wait and horrible service. He was condescending and his food was average at best. Totally did not appreciate the service who kept making up times they would seat us. Wondering why we were stupid... More 

Thank Maggie M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

This place is a small restaurant but very nice staff makes you wellcome the fish with majados is grest drinks are great dont miss if you are close to placita..

Thank Giovani R
Bayamon, Puerto Rico
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

we believe the ego of the chef (Jose Enrique) actually hurts this place. He and his staff need a customer service lesson and the food quality does not match the price. Rude staff and average food! We tried 3 separate occasions and can not comprehend the hype

1 Thank bayamonbill
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Wings, cheese fritters, pork with mamposteao. The options are endless and exquisite! Must eat here! We visit Jose Enrique as often as we can, my fave restaurant.

Thank Lori B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Spanish, Puerto Rican
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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
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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?