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Cafe Manolin Old San Juan

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Latin, Cafe, Spanish, Puerto Rican, Caribbean
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Calle San Justo #251, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
+1 787-723-9743
06:00 - 16:30
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Sun 08:00 - 17:00
Mon - Fri 06:00 - 16:30
Sat 07:00 - 17:00
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6 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Walked in and they told us we could sit anywhere at the bar. We did and an attendant got us some menus. Spanish and English so easy to figure out what we wanted. Made to order so took a little while but was hot and fresh. I got the PuertoRican onion steak and my wife ordered rice and beans. It... More 

Thank Joshua L
Longboat Key, Florida
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184 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our hotel didn't serve breakfast until 8.30 a.m. , so we asked where we could eat earlier . This was the place they suggested , and were we ever glad ! A local place ... not too big ... lots of folks going to work and having breakfast here ...

Lincol, RI
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46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nothing fancy-just authentic, delicious, local cuisine. Time your visit so that it doesn't conflict with those who are there on their lunch break. This is a must try.

Thank jacklyle34
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a fantastic time in Old San Juan and the Coast Guard guys recommended this café. It was hands down the best meal that we had all week!! the food was delicious and the service was excellent. I highly recommend it and will certainly be back the next time we visit Old San Juan. Thank you

Thank helpdesknan
Boynton Beach, Florida
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51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful selection of dessert and panini. Lovely wine and cafe. Iris is Wonderful! Gratis chips and ham with cheese.

Thank Tanya B
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wanted local flavors and this place hit the spot. Prepare to wait, it is cafe style with a small amount of table and chairs, more room at the food counter. Beans were so yummy, shrimp was fresh and tasty, yellow rice was really good. Thoroughly enjoyed our lunch. Came home and tried to recreate the bean flavors. A good example... More 

Thank Larry R
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Located in the heart of old San Juan, this cafe offers great variety of Puerto Rican food. It's served in a bistro style, and the staff somehow knows tourists well. They can make very good recommendations according to your dietary needs. Great for vegetarians, Seafood or Halal options as well. They served us Shrimp Mofongo with a homemade local hot... More 

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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276 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Manolín is as close as you will get to a Puertorrican "Fonda", a local food restaurant known for large quantities and low prices. Café Manolín is usually packed with a large waiting line, but service is quick and you should not have to wait too much in line. You can be served at the counter or at a table and... More 

Thank Manuelq57
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have never had Puerto Rican food before and didn't know what to expect. The service was good, the food was hot, and the prices were much more reasonable than tourist trap restaurants in the area. I especially loved the rice, beans, and plantains!

Thank nowincolor
Puerto Rico
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As we like to say, "good, pretty, and cheap..." You can never go wrong here. Authentic Puerto Rican food, at good prices.

Thank LARA M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Latin, Cafe, Spanish, Puerto Rican, Caribbean
Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 17:00
06:00 - 16:30
06:00 - 16:30
06:00 - 16:30
06:00 - 16:30
06:00 - 16:30
07:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle San Justo #251, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
  • Phone Number: +1 787-723-9743

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