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El Parnaso

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Bar, Pub, South American, Central American
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Calle de Christo, San Juan, Puerto Rico
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Oakley, California
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21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wow!! Chips and about 1/2 cup of guacamole was $10.95! I ordered shrimp fajita quesadilla with rice and beans. Again, there was only about 1/2 cup of rice and 1/2 cup of beans. The quesadilla was about 1/2 the size I was expecting for $17.95. My friend ordered a bowl of soup and my other friend had fish tacos (I... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017

El Parnaso is really close to a bunch of Old San Juan tourist attractions, but naturally is not particularly authentic or value-oriented food. I stopped because I was walking around for hours and craving Mexican, which is pretty much the situation I'd recommend eating here in.

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Thank hurstkkm
Maine
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Waited an hour for ice cold food that was obviously not made to order. When we asked for our rice that didn't arrive with our meals they told us they were out, apparently they weren't planning to tell us. The food was terrible, very dissapointing. Some of the dishes looked like a lot like store bought frozen entrees but we... More 

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Thank Mainebiker
Missoula, MT
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54 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

We loved this little spot. Street cafe and bar. Joshua is a great guy and extremely customer focused. I would definitely eat here again.

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Thank Larry L
Biddeford, Maine
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 March 2017

serve was bad. what food we did get was cold. and not cooked all the way. and they never let us know that they where all out of rice and tried to play it off and see if we didn't notice that it wasn't on the plate. we complained to the manager and they just gave us our bill and... More 

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Thank cpicard78
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Mexican food with a Puerto Rican flair. Best burrito ever! We sat at an outdoor table which was very fun but the inside of their restaurant was beautiful and festive too.

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Thank michelew789138
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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95 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Chose to eat here after a tiring day of sightseeing primarily because in the evenings it occupies the street at the door of our hotel. The service was good but the food and drinks were just average.

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Thank Tuthfairy5
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

The food was ok (nothing stellar), but the service is a bit slow. Don't expect a lot of food for your money, but it was an ok place to stop and eat on a Sunday afternoon.

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Thank Seaturtle32
Buffalo, New York
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113 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

We sat at the bar here for an afternoon drink, we met a few of the locals who had all kinds of wonderful stories about the pub and it's history. The pub has memorabilia on the walls and is very colorful. The service was great and the staff very friendly, the neighborhood is very walk able and we enjoyed our... More 

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Thank Mike E
New Delhi, India
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338 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

We had lunch at El Parnaso while strolling on Calle de Cristo, which is one of the best areas of Old San Juan. The place caught our attention due to the street cafe option. The place becomes super crowded during meal times as it has a great vibe, is located right by the ocean and has great food and drink... More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Mexican, Bar, Pub, South American, Central American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle de Christo, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan

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