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Verde Mesa

107 Calle de Tetuan | Corner With San Jose, San Juan 00901-1811, Puerto Rico
+1 787-390-4662
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good13%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Caribbean, Mediterranean, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
107 Calle de Tetuan | Corner With San Jose, San Juan 00901-1811, Puerto Rico
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This lunch place in old San Juan is definitely worth seeking out, it is hidden in plain sight. Decor is interesting, quirky and certainly adds to the whole dining experience. The staff are very knowledgeable about the food they serve and are very pleasant with...More

Thank Awaywegoagain22
Reviewed 5 days ago

Food, service, atmosphere is just plain excellent. I understand the change the menu often so every time you go is a new experience. It was my first visit and I was really impressed. Love the decor. The tables bases are Singer sewing machines, mixed chairs....More

Thank Ileana W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When I lived in PR and worked at Old SJ i used to have lunch here every single day. Four years after I left that area I returned to find out that Chef Gaby continues doing magic in the kitchen with now more sophisticated ingredients!...More

Thank 137kristinah
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I enjoyed my most favorite lunch here at Verde Mesa with local dishes and the most amazing Moroccan stew! Very special experience in the heart of Old San Juan

Thank PeterIslandParadise
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you are visiting Puerto Rico, you must take a trip into Old San Juan to have a meal at Verde Mesa. The dishes are locally inspired, and the chef uses locally sourced ingredients, many of them organic. If you also happen to be vegetarian...More

1  Thank Gary L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lunch only, and boy do they do it right. They were very please to tell us that they had just been nominated for James Beard Award...and I can easily see why! Decorated in a French Farmhouse Chic, this place is not to be missed. Our...More

1  Thank Morgan B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We would have liked to try out this restaurant and tried twice during our stay. Both times, there was a note informing us that the restaurant is closed while they make repairs. Since a rating was required, I added one, but it is based on...More

1  Thank Richard M
Reviewed 16 January 2018

The decor is quirky and unique. The food is very healthy and absolutely delicious! The service was wonderful. i highly recommend this restaurant.. We loved it!

Thank Samhainn22
Reviewed 2 January 2018

Someone at our hotel suggested we check out this gem of a place. Although a bit difficult to find, our family enjoyed a lovely lunch and our server, Camilla, who took her time to explain the dishes to us. We each enjoyed something different and...More

Thank janvipd
Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

I was inSan Juan for a wedding and the reception dinner was held here, shortly after they reopened post-hurricane Maria. The food and service were phenomenal. They chef and proprietor give a lot of thought and care to making sure it is a special, delicious...More

Thank Melissa R
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12 October 2017|
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Response from Beatriz R | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Everything is fine now.
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7 March 2017|
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Response from David C | Reviewed this property |
It can, but be aware that it is first come, first served, and you all need to line up outside to get in. You probably want to line up at least a half hour before they open.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$35
Drinks, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
12:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
12:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
12:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
12:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
12:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 107 Calle de Tetuan | Corner With San Jose, San Juan 00901-1811, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
  • Phone Number: +1 787-390-4662
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First farm to table in the island since 2009 with a modern approach to cuisine. An invitation to the curious palate. Local, traditional ingredients meet ingenious and innovative forms. Our chef's proposal changes according to local meat, fish and produce availability. Botanical Bar, wine list and homemade ingredients cocktails. No reservations. Limited seating.
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