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El Asador, The Grill House

$$ - $$$Italian, Steakhouse,
350 San Francisco Street | Old San Juan, San Juan 00927-5812, Puerto Rico
+1 787-289-9966
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible16%
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“ceviche” (16 reviews)
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Italian, Steakhouse, Puerto Rican, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
350 San Francisco Street | Old San Juan, San Juan 00927-5812, Puerto Rico
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

El Asador is a great place! The food is great as are the drinks. The staff are so friendly and the location represents old San Juan.

Thank Swordfish911
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Reviewed 16 February 2017 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...More

Thank SBfriends
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Stopped here while in San Juan. Food smelled good but we just stopped for a beer. Limited selection of beers but it was good. The bartender was friendly, attentive and social. Nice place in a nice location. Would recommend and return. Would try food next...More

Thank Pil255
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

we where walking and stop to get a couple of drink, ended staying for lunch. the risotto shrimp and lobster a most. the great service, good food. very nice spot

Thank Awildahp
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

We went there by accident and it turned out awesome! Best risotto ever and the ceviche was really good as well. The waiter was really kind and diligent and the place is very well designed, great spaces and excellent ambience, definitely a must when in...More

Thank Magitinto
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

My husband had been to the restaurant for his business trip and he took me to this restaurant during our trip. We went there for late lunch around 4-5pm). I ordered a prix fix menu (about $20-25) and my husband ordered a meat dish. We...More

Thank MzHC
Reviewed 29 May 2017

Having eaten at a number of San Juan restaurants now, I am not going to complain about the somewhat inattentive service. That appears to be a "thing," and it was a minor annoyance. Now on to the GOOD stuff! The restaurant itself is beautiful, with...More

Thank Jason W
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

When going anywhere for me, I have to eat local and this place did it for me. My wife and I came here to get out of the rain while trying to find a place to eat. We had stopped by the day previous during...More

Thank Matthew K
Reviewed 22 May 2017

a Beautiful restaurant with amazing environment and architecture. The service was great and so was the food even though it was a little bit expensive.

Thank TrotaAye3
Reviewed 15 May 2017

Staff was just as amazing as our trip. We only regret that we did not eat there more than once but we saved the best for last. The steak, risotto,(better than I ever had), potatoes and calamari and the ambiance was perfect! We cannot wait...More

Thank BrwnSunTan
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30 June 2017|
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Response from CareerCritic | Reviewed this property |
We were there a few times, but no entertainment. We usually asked for and got a semi private area to dine. The ambiance was plenty enough for a good time, but the food was wonderful.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$28
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Private Dining, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 350 San Francisco Street | Old San Juan, San Juan 00927-5812, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
  • Phone Number: +1 787-289-9966
  • E-mail
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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