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El Asador, The Grill House

$$ - $$$
Steakhouse, Puerto Rican, Seafood
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350 San Francisco Street | Old San Juan, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
+1 787-289-9966
11:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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Houston, Texas
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We went for Dinner, I had a ceviche my husband had tacos de carnitas. The flavor isn't there, us Texans eat spicy food. I must say you will not find much of spiciness in the flavor of the food even if requested. The pico de gallo isn't with fresh jalapeño peppers it is served much different, puerto rican food is... More 

Thank Ludyvina G
Selden, New York
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We saw the menu outside and wandered in Building was originally a convent Intimate relaxed setting Rustic charm Frank who acts as bartender maitre d and server is charming Great drinks Cirviche and risotto are outstanding One night we did just appetizers Went back again and had delicious entrees We are planning one more dinner there before we leave Puerto... More 

Thank SBfriends
Buffalo, New York
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100 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were a party of 4 looking for an authentic experience in Old San Juan. This restaurant offered everything we were looking for. We walked right in, were greeted by a very cheerful hostess, promptly seated in the front room. The menu, food and service were outstanding! The ambiance is real and authentic. I would highly recommend this place to... More 

Thank Mike E
Upstate N.Y.
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49 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great bar/restaurant to go visit while in Old San Juan. Great cocktails and even better staff! We did grab a few appetizers and they were excellent. The place is really big if you venture beyond the bar area. There's a lot of small seating areas for a more intimate experience. Even if you just stop for one... More 

Thank DeaconCouple
Toa Alta
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139 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well, First the owner need to training the servers and reclute some more if you have a festival near to the place. I saw a lot of inexperiences server for a nice place and good food. we ask for water , never arrived, the server was in the bar working with drinks too. food was ok, Churrasco, good , Soups... More 

Thank Felix V
Humacao, Puerto Rico
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Don't go to this place. Service is more than poor. Two hours waiting and food never came out. First time ever I have to leave a restaurant without eat.

Thank Jacordova
Fairfield, California
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a disappointing experience. We chose El Asador based on reviews. When we arrived we asked to be seated in the interior courtyard. We were offered drinks and received water right away. We asked for a few minutes to read through the menu, and waited quite some time for our order to be taken. There were very few people... More 

Thank Emilyml1949
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

It was my daughter's 24th bday dinner Jan 5th and she wanted to spend it here and I'm so glad she did. The ambiance was nice and the restaurant staff was friendly. I see the reviews and my experience was way different. We were greeted, given a table and waited maybe 15mins for food. A typical wait for any restaurant... More 

Thank Khalilah O
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Ok, we were 9 persons with teenagers so didn't have much choice for dinner reservations. Both service and quality of food confirmed all the bad reviews. We spent 2 hrs waiting for cold food, most of which was standard frozen fare reheated--certainly not worth the $25 price tag. The waitress was cute but completely out of her depths. The only... More 

Thank Crosenberg
Espoo, Finland
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

We went for dinner and were a bit suprised. The prices were a bit high consediring the restaurant wasnt that fancy. We ended up taking the three course menu (23$). Besides that the maincourses were all 24$ and up. The restaurant didnt have a drink menu and had only one type of red wine so we ordered that (36$) The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$28
Steakhouse, Puerto Rican, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 350 San Francisco Street | Old San Juan, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
  • Phone Number: +1 787-289-9966
El Asador, where you can find the best seafood, meat cuts & Puerto Rican cuisine, has a prime location near Old San Juan's entrance, and right in the heart of the Old City's nightlife. The stylish and exclusive decor of this Bar & Restaurant, accentuated by a magnificent interior patio, provides the perfect environment for a delightful, cozy and sophisticated experience. Whether you are looking for an early lunch, a romantic dinner, or even if you are looking to have a couple of drinks with friends, El Asador is your ultimate destination.

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