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Cafe Manolin Old San Juan

Calle San Justo #251, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
+1 787-723-9743
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (175 reviews)
“rice and beans” (66 reviews)
“mofongo” (152 reviews)
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Caribbean, Latin, Cafe, Spanish, Puerto Rican, Vegetarian Friendly
Calle San Justo #251, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
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Reviewed 4 days ago

While most of San Juan was closed, the Manolin was able to produce a complete breakfast a very reasonable price. As there were few alternatives, it could have jacked up its prices but did not.

Thank Heathercrest
Reviewed 5 days ago

Had breakfast here one morning in Old San Juan and found it fine, not fancy but filling. It seemed that there was many "locals" so that say's a lot. We sat at the counter and had eggs and bacon and coffee. It was somewhat hot...More

Thank sck1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice local food and big plate. Warm service. Recommend liver steak! Finish it when it's warm. Only thing is a bit chill inside, and cash only due to the electricity problem after hurricane.

Thank Eelly Z
Reviewed 22 October 2017

This is basically a dinner that serves puertorrican food. The place is a bit run-down and it is usually crowded. Not a goos place to take a large group. The food is not bad, but there are better places to eat in Old San Juan.

Thank Pablo M
Reviewed 20 September 2017

I normally make it point to have lunch or an early dinner at Manolins when I visit this part of the island...but this last time I didn't enjoy it as much. It's almost always busy and thats OK because it means the people like the...More

Thank fletchlives1966
Reviewed 17 September 2017

We are here twice for breakfast while staying in Old San Juan. We were there early in the morning, so there where mostly locals having breakfast. We sat at the counter which totally brings you back to the days when a lot of places had...More

Thank jlkkshic
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

My wife and I ate her on the recommendation of the hotel. The food was EXCELLENT!! Our server Angelo did a great job taking care of us. He made recommendations on the menu. The atmosphere was quiet and local even though it's in the tourist...More

Thank Keiko96
Reviewed 14 September 2017

We searched out this place for lunch because of reviews on Trip Advisor. We were not disappointed! I had shrimp mofongo, which was the first time I tried this dish. Shrimp were plentiful and large and I was very happy with my mofongo experience. Waiter...More

Thank Brightside70
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Can always count on this place to have a solid PR local meal. Daily Special Menu is a must. Classic place. Great Value.

Thank margaretcH7095EI
Reviewed 10 September 2017

We visited this place based on Tripadvisor reviews. We ordered mofongo and kid had some kind of chicken schnitzel (we ordered empanada ?). Mofongo was pretty dry. Same for the chicken (kid did not eat much of it). If I have to say something nice...More

Thank BigPappi34
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13 February 2017|
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Response from Cherie G | Reviewed this property |
We ate there on a Sunday morning about 9:30. The tables were crowded but there were lots of stools available at the diner type curved bar. We had a great waitress and service was quick and food was good. Be sure to get... More
5 December 2016|
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Response from nbarnard2016 | Reviewed this property |
sorry for the delay. Their flan is delicious. And since i've never personally made it, it certainly looks as it's a homemade recipe.
24 January 2015|
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Response from Moracc | Reviewed this property |
Nothing to be afraid. We spent 4 nights in San Juan, Puerto Rico....amazing and safe. We spent one day in St Maarten and the same thing...up market, good and safe. Have not visited the Bahamas. You will enjoy Puerto... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
6:00 AM - 4:30 PM
6:00 AM - 4:30 PM
6:00 AM - 4:30 PM
6:00 AM - 4:30 PM
6:00 AM - 4:30 PM
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle San Justo #251, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
  • Phone Number: +1 787-723-9743
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