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El Meson De Melquiades

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Caribbean, Puerto Rican, Latin
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Carretera #15 Ramal #741 | km 0.5 BO. Culebra Alto, Cayey 00736, Puerto Rico
+1 787-738-4083
Sun 11:00 - 19:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 20:00
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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108 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

it has been a landmark for many years. it started selling " Alcapurrias" filled with corn beef .there is no there place to find them. The fish is fresh, as the quality of the beef is prime. the service is friendly and is not overly expensive. will return soon.

Thank Julio G
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lobster bisque was great, pumpkin soup good too. Nice ambient, very clean, famous restaurant in Cayey. I ordered cayos, the flavor was good but the portion too small, served in a cereal bowl, with white rice $11. My wife ordered Guanimes with Cod fish $9, very good. prices range from $9 to $34.

Thank Dasb01
North Carolina Mountains, North Carolina
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76 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was an empty Saturday, we ordered two churrascos, rice and beans, avocados and two cokes. $90.00. Meat was without meat taste, rice and beans tasless, waiter had to be called twice, they do not pay attention to customers although it was an empty restaurant with four or five customers. He was called to retrieve empty dishes and empty cokes.... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The best combination in the island of amazing food, drinks, great view and even greater service. The travel to the restaurant itself is a whole experience being on top of a mountain where you experience a cold weather (considering you are in the Caribbean) and a beautiful view. Everything on the menu is absolutely great, I personally adore the mushrooms... More 

Thank Tishilu
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

If you have time and you are nearby Cayey, put on your agenda this restaurant. Great local puertorican food, try the corned beef alcapurrias and Tom Collins. Excellence service, nice ambience and surroundings. Spectacular view!!! This place is always pack, make reservations if you can...

Thank Wilson P
San Juan
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Food was very good and not expensive, waited 20 mins aprox to be seated but it was worth the time. Will be back! La comida estaba muy sabrosa y no costosa. Esperamos como 20 minutos para sentarnos a comer pero valio la pena. Volveremos!

Thank Giny1977
lake worth
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

I have known this amazing family since I was 13 years old, today I am 53. I knew Melquiades, an honorable, humble man. His children took over and have brought amazing and delicious plates. I am so proud of them and I will always wish them health, success and many blessings. I am gong to PR soon , and of... More 

Thank puetorricanbaby
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Excellent service.Food :5 Stars quality.You are close to heaven in the Top of Cayey's Mountains.Peacefull and great temperature.Very clean restaurant.

Thank Edmin R
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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30 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

We went to celebrate our aunts 85th Birthday, the food is extraordinary, the service is great, but the prices are high. We will come back!

Thank Elizabeth R
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56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Good ambience with excellent service. Clean restrooms. Good wine, excellent appetizers an good variety of typical Spanish food. I had a great time with my wife. Will return.

Thank Julio P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$25
Caribbean, Puerto Rican, Latin
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Carretera #15 Ramal #741 | km 0.5 BO. Culebra Alto, Cayey 00736, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  Cayey
  • Phone Number: +1 787-738-4083

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