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Carli's Fine Bistro & Piano

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206 Tetuan Street | Old San Juan, San Juan, Puerto Rico (Formerly Carli Cafe Concierto)
15:30 - 23:00
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Mon - Thu 15:30 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 15:30 - 01:00
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St. Pete Beach, Florida
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

The service was TERRIBLE!! Took 45 minutes just to get drinks and menus. Got my order wrong and brought my dinner after everyone else was done eating. There were8 people and were there for over 3 hours. Piano player was way to loud, couldn't hardly talk

Thank ridejf
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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50 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 May 2016

The restaurant is small, with a very intimate and warm atmosphere, even more so when there's someone playing the piano. The food is simply amazing (I strongly recommend the rack of lamb!) and our waitress was really helpful, kind and professional. Make sure to pay a visit to this place if you're in the Old San Juan!

Thank Federico C
Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 May 2016

I had a wonderful meal at Carli's on recommendation from a local gentleman. The piano playing was amazing, and I had the best mojito I have ever had!

Thank bucko13
germantown, md
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2016

We really enjoyed the food, drinks and service here. The cod fritters were tremendous abd y wife's grouper with a light cream sauce was also terrific. I have the pork loin which was juicy and enormous, I couldn't finish it all. The bartender also makes the best mojitos I have ever had, so I would definitely recommend them. If you... More 

Thank jaygatsby27
East Kingston, New Hampshire
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 20 April 2016

The restaurant is a quaint, fine bistro piano bar owned by the fabulous musician Carli Munoz. We first heard of him from the movie " the wrecking crew". The food was delightful, as was the atmosphere and service.

Thank kate g
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2016

This place reminded my of SF jazz bars, small, intimate, wonderful handmade drinks, best mojito in the world so far. Carli was there and thanked. absolutely a must go in San Juan.

Thank pam o
Houston, Texas
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2016

I made my fifth trip to Carli's on my fifth trip to/through Puerto Rico. The piano player on a cruise referred me here several years back and said that Saturday nights are the time to go (you probably want a reservation if you are going on a Saturday night). He also told me that Carli's has the best mojitos in... More 

Thank kevinbduff
Watchung, New Jersey
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143 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2016

We have been coming to Carli's for 10 years on our trips to Puerto Rico. The ambiance is elegant and the service is excellent. This year we came to celebrate my wife's birthday. Carli is a phenomenal piano player and knows how to set a mood for the place. He will typically stop at the tables after his set and... More 

Thank jwolinsky
Bellevue, Iowa
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55 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2016

This was our last stop the last night in Old San Juan. Fausto the bartender was so fun, sweet and made everyone feel great. If we could all work with someone like him- work would be great. We split a bottle wine and then had a boom boom ---very good. The owner was at the piano playing very nice music... More 

Thank Pam52031
Carson City, Nevada
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108 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2016

Wonderful place to meet friends and enjoy great food. In the heart of Old San Juan, Carli's provides good music and excellent food. Service was unbeatable as well.

Thank murphynv

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Latin, Puerto Rican, Caribbean, International, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene
Open Hours
15:30 - 23:00
15:30 - 23:00
15:30 - 23:00
15:30 - 23:00
15:30 - 01:00
15:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 206 Tetuan Street | Old San Juan, San Juan, Puerto Rico (Formerly Carli Cafe Concierto)
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
  • Phone Number: 787-725-4927

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