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La Madre

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351 Calle San Francisco | Callejon Del Tamarindo, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
+1 787-647-5392
12:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun 10:00 - 23:00
Mon - Wed 12:00 - 23:00
Thu 12:00 - 00:00
Fri 12:00 - 02:00
Sat 10:00 - 02:00
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Homer, Alaska
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Delicious food, beautifully executed, outdoor seating, and great service. Open late and very friendly to travelers. The drinks were delicious--and the carnitas....to die for.

Thank Zenniferak
Espoo, Finland
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21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited here twice during this week, at lunch and dinner. At lunch we took chicken fajitas which was one of the best lunches during our Puerto Rico holiday week. Atmosphere at outdoor tables is peaceful and gives feeling of nostalgic San Juan town. Dinner we ate indoors which was very different atmosphere compared to the outdoors. It was very... More 

Thank Marko V
New York City, New York
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66 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped here for drinks and snacks and even though we loved the ambiance of sitting outside (that's where the extra rating from a 2 to a 3 came from) the drinks and food left much to be desired. I actually left more than half of my cherry marg. We were so hungry to scarfed down the food but afterwards... More 

Thank Kimberly W
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Stopped by this small restaurant in need of some guacamole. The strawberry jalapeno hot sauce is amazing. Great mojitos. I had a mango mojito.

Thank Alana S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best ahi tuna, crazy good burrito!!! Worth trying!! Service is great, prices not bad at all!! Go there!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Hartford, Connecticut
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36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the first restaurant we tried during our week in Puerto Rico. We waited for what seemed like and hour for our food but it was delicious and well worth the wait. You can sit outside or inside. It was centrally located in Old San Juan. Really fresh and delicious.

Thank Cat N
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4 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good food, in fact great food.....but goodness gracious it is shockingly slow! I couldn't believe how long it took, to be fair they did warn us the kitchen was slow....however I had no idea it'd be that slow. I would recommend this restaurant if they could fix kitchen times.

Thank Lexi C
Mid Coast Maine, Maine
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After leaving a restaurant in the busier part of Old San Juan, we found ourselves at La Madre; and had 2 seats at the bar. It is always a good sign when the place is filled with locals. Mari was our bartender and she was a blast. Not only was the food excellent but so was the company. We had... More 

Thank Adventurer1998
Olney, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of the best places to eat. The Duck quesadilla and coconut Margarita are amazing. I would strongly recommend this restaurant.

Thank MelK22
Santa Fe, Texas
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43 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent stop for dinner in the heart of Old San Juan! My husband had the tuna steak and I had the La Madrid Tacos (chicken). Very very good!

Thank Jwilliams191

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$26
Mexican, Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Romantic, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 351 Calle San Francisco | Callejon Del Tamarindo, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
  • Phone Number: +1 787-647-5392
We are a small, locally owned business offering high quality meals cooked with the best ingredients. A very intimate space to enjoy lunch or dinner, and now brunch on the weekends. Fresh fruit juices, mimosas & margaritas, premium coffee and great music make this a place you don't want to miss.

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