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Ropa Vieja

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1021 Ashford Avenue | Condado, San Juan, Puerto Rico
+1 787-725-2665
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Today
11:30 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 - 22:30
Mon 11:30 - 22:00
Tue - Wed 11:30 - 22:30
Thu 11:30 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:59
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great food surpassed by even better service. The menu almost forces you to get a multitude of appetizers, so my wife and I ordered four and spread it out. The empanadas were delicious. Just the right combo of spice and juciness. The house sampler had 4 different apps, so recommended for folks looking to experiment. Even better was the black... More 

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Thank Rand N
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had such a great meal here--our waiter Fernando was excellent explaining and translating the menu for us---very honest with the kids and their questions--a bit more pricey than average but the meal is worth every penny

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Thank Darci W
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Good local joint with good PR food. Was in walking distance from our hotel. Service was good, and reasonably priced. Would go back again.

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I am averaging out the "star rating" between us. I rated it a 5, but my sweetie gave it a 2. Allow me to explain. Loved every little bitty of the shrimp creole dish. If I had bread, I would have cleaned up my plate. Baring that, I would have licked my plate clean, but that wouldn't have gone over... More 

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Thank Rstraubh
East Lansing, Michigan, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant is pricier than some of the other Puerto Rican restaurants in the area in general it was good. However, my daughters meal was amazing! I highly recommend the black bean risotto with steak tips!

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Thank Karissa C
Double Oak, Texas
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I wish we would have asked for a dinner recommendation sooner during our week long stay because we would have ate here more. The food was fantastic...great flavor (we had the skirt steak and garlic shrimp mofongo), 5-star staff, and the meal was delivered hot and fast. Highly recommend if you are in this area; less than a 5 minute... More 

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Thank Tammy V
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I have eaten here at least 20 times over the years. While I didn't have much of an appetite tonight, I couldn't be in San Juan and not taste their risotto. One employee stood out tonight. Cesar. He came to our table constantly making sure we were ok and refilling our water. Exceptional service by Cesar. Thank you!

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My wife and I were vacationing in San Juan...the Renaissance recommended Ropa Vieja. We were outside looking at the menu...Cesar met us at the door and said, "If you don't like the food I will pay for dinner!" Cesar pretty much ordered for us and the meal was fantastic....so much that we went back a few nights later! Thank you... More 

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We would not know from the outside that this is going to be the best meal so far of our vacation. The staff is very professional and attentive. We asked for recommendations and were very pleased.Our group had lamb, skirt steak,a shrimp dish and a chicken dish. We all were very pleased .We can hope that the rest of our... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped in to grab dinner the night before our cruise. The food was delicious and prices were fair compared to other similar restaurants. I would definitely go back if I'm ever in San Juan again. It was just my husband and myself but I probably wouldn't take young children here. It's more of an adult restaurant and tables are... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$35
Cuisine
Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Cuban, Puerto Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:30
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:30
Thursday
11:30 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:59
Saturday
11:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1021 Ashford Avenue | Condado, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
  • Phone Number: +1 787-725-2665

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