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El Cairo

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352 Calle Ensenada, San Juan 00920-3504, Puerto Rico
+1 787-273-7140
Today
12:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon 11:30 - 21:00
Tue 11:30 - 21:30
Wed 11:30 - 21:45
Thu 11:30 - 21:30
Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is not the first time my wife and myself have been here. We actually go back everytime we want to have a quiet and peaceful dinner without the kids to remind ourselves the times we have been here starting fifteen years ago. Their decor is amazing, beautiful, extravagant and always leaves me speechless. We always enjoy their humus and... More 

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Thank Rajesh S
Carolina, Puerto Rico
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 March 2017

This place is beautifully decorated and has amazing food. I am a big fan of falafel and this place has the absolute best I've ever tasted.

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Thank Frances R
Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Went on a Saturday and we were first impressed with the decor. From the main entry door, to the ceilings the place is a piece of art. The food is outstanding with a great variety of dishes at a great price. Portions were more than enough and the waitress was very knowledgeable. If you are into wines, their wine cellar... More 

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Thank 803Omar
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

This place was amazing!! The food was soo good, the belly dancer was very entertaining and the customer service was great! I would highly recommend this place to anyone visiting PR and want to try something other than PR food.

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Thank StacitaBonita
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Rico, sabroso y un servicio de primera. I highly recommend this restaurant to have great food, ambience and service.

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Thank Luis M
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

I have been a regular customer of this restaurant for about 20 years. I still have not been able to find a better middle eastern food restaurant in either Puerto Rico, Miami (FL) or Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic). It is pricy, but you have to remember that good things cost money.

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Thank Jose V
2 reviews
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

This restaurant has the best meat! The lamb was cooked perfectly with no after taste. The service was awesome and the owner, Oliver was very nice. Come and check this awesome restaurant and it will bring you to Egypt with its decorations.

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Thank Jason C
San Juan
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016

Yesterday I came back to one of my greatest experiences, return to Egypt. I went to Egypt in 2006 and yesterday experience got me back in time and place, with my beautiful girlfriend and great food i was transported to a place I love. The place is really is handsomely decorated and they have decent service. I really enjoyed.

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2 Thank Enrique S
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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100 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2016

I have been going to this place for more than 10 years. The decoration is interesting, may be a bit exaggerate, but will give you the appropriate feeling of being in an arab restaurant. The food has always kept high standards. I always ask as an entree half baba ghanoush/ half hummus. The lamb is excellent whether a lamb leg... More 

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Thank Braulio G
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2016 via mobile

Food is fantastic, they even have a vegetarian platter with all the Middle East goodies. Falafel where not that great but everything else was really good. If you are a wine drinker they have wide variety of them. Adjacent to the restaurant they have a cava where you can go an just have wine and Arab tapas. Cava was closed... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
Cuisine
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Halal
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:45
Thursday
11:30 - 21:30
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 352 Calle Ensenada, San Juan 00920-3504, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
  • Phone Number: +1 787-273-7140

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