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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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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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Latin, Cafe, Spanish, Puerto Rican, Caribbean
Calle San Justo #251, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came in for breakfast. Food was fast and delicious! Diner style cafe, with great service! Highly recommend.

Thank Maritza G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Quaint local diner style cafe. Eat at the curved counter for most authentic experience. The fish is delicate and delicious. Great value, quick and a yummy food. We have been multiple times when in Old San Juan cruising. A former restaurant owner told us to...More

Thank ALMadison
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped here for lunch and was glad I did. Had the pollo mofungo relleno, which was very good and two cups of great coffee. Their yellow hot sauce was homemade according to the waitress and was worth the trip in itself. A great local joint...More

Thank Henry A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

For a quick easy breakfast, go here. Nothing fancy about menu, but everything is simple. Nice service!

Thank cmurfy1726
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were recommended Cafe Manolin by a friend that lives in San Juan. We were wandering the street and walked right past it. Getting desperate, we almost went somewhere else when I stopped a random businessman on the street and asked for directions, to which...More

Thank Juan-Carlos V
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

At first I was a little put off my the decor and it's mostly counter seating... But the food is reasonably priced and delicious! It's helpful if you speak a little Spanish. I had the almuerzo (lunch) fillete de Pollo con arroz y frijoles. It...More

Thank Fay D
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Ate here at the suggestion of Samuel from the Sheraton Hotel and Casino and it was the best food we had during our entire trip. Do yourself a favor and visit this restaurant in Old San Juan. Get the monfongo renello con pollo...you will not...More

Thank mmklingo
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Delicious cheap puertorrican food. Always full. Good creole and the rice and beans are delicious. Try it, not expensive.

Thank karen18169
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Super diner experience. Great, thick coffee and the best homemade picante sauce I've had yet in San Juan. We'll be heading back for all of our breakfasts while visiting this wonderful city.

Thank menetbliss
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Food its excellent! Very affordable.. !! The service was great! Not fancy.. its a small, cozy. The food is great, not more to be said!

Thank themummy16
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How busy will this place be on a cruise departure morning (Sunday), about 9:00 AM?
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
do they serve a homemade flan?
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.
I am thinking about taking this cruise to saint martin, san juan and bahamas. The thing is i am pretty afraid. I read so many horrible experiences and wanted to know if the ship is as awful as they say. Anything would be helpful before I take the plunge. Thank you.
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
Latin, Cafe, Spanish, Puerto Rican, Caribbean
Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 17:00
06:00 - 16:30
06:00 - 16:30
06:00 - 16:30
06:00 - 16:30
06:00 - 16:30
07:00 - 17:00
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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