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La Cueva Del Mar

305 Recinto Sur St | Old San Juan, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
+1 787-726-8700
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“fish tacos” (263 reviews)
“mofongo” (99 reviews)
“turnover” (14 reviews)
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Caribbean, Latin, Bar, Seafood, Spanish, Soups, Puerto Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
305 Recinto Sur St | Old San Juan, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I read a review on Cruise Critic and the person said for great seafood go to La Cueva Del Mar. So we got a cab and asked him to take us to the restaurant. We got there at the height of dinner and the place...More

Thank Bluebeard39
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pros Fish tacos both the shrimp and the white fish were great Good atmosphere Busy restaurant All food was hot and fresh Good location Cons Huge line up, waited outside for almost an hour Waitress was not good. Not very friendly, didn’t listen, never came...More

1  Thank Murzle
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As someone was sending me a text message recommending a great seafood restaurant, we happened to look up and realize we stumbled across said restaurant. So we already felt like it was fate. Although we didn’t dine there that evening, we returned the next day...More

Thank Shari S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had dinner at La Cueva Del Mar and it was simply excellent! We enjoyed delicious papaya and the fish tacos were equally yummy. We ordered a few drinks to top things off. What a great experience! Highly recommend grabbing a bite at La Cueva...More

Thank GM-Travelers
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I loved everything about this place. The service was a little slow but we were there on a weekend and at night in a tourist area so it’s too be expected. The drinks were strong, the empanadas were amazing but most importantly, the mofongo de...More

Thank Amanda L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Absolutely amazing!!!! We asked a little lady walking her dog where we could go to get dinner - she recommended this restaurant! What a brilliant idea!!!! The appetizers we got was extremely delicious Tuna Nachos and Mahi Mahi bites!!! We ate so much I couldn’t...More

Thank Presa_Canario_ISIS
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love this place the food and the drink are amazing the bartenders are really good Natalia y Carlos me encanta 😍

Thank marisol1337
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were going to Old San Juan and one of the hotel staff recommended La Cueva Del Mar, as a place that he would go for lunch. We decided to try it. Unfortunately, Puerto Rico experienced another black-out that day, but that did not mar...More

1  Thank deb752
Reviewed April 16, 2018

We came here for dinner one night. It was very crowded! We only had to wait a few minutes for a table, though. They have a pretty extensive menu. We ordered several things to share. The highlights were the fish and shrimp tacos and the...More

Thank uclatraveler9
Reviewed April 14, 2018 via mobile

I have loved this place from my first visit several years ago. And then when we were seated here comes the dog next to our table and again its a companion dog, service dog whatever covered in a blanket. (Questionable to say the least.)This is...More

1  Thank RNP03
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Kenneth M
June 6, 2017|
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Response from FirehawksAngel | Reviewed this property |
From the cruise terminal? It is a decent little walk, probably 15 -20 minutes. We walked, on a very hot day. It is doable.
January 9, 2017|
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Response from Jose P | Reviewed this property |
There are three Restaurants "La Cueva del Mar" in Puerto Rico: 1. 315 Recinto Sur in Old San Juan a short walk from El Morro Castle. 2. 1857 Loiza St. in Santurce. This is the one that I reviewed. You might need to take a... More
January 9, 2017|
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Response from OurDenverFamily | Reviewed this property |
Just a few blocks...easy it to get to!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
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11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 305 Recinto Sur St | Old San Juan, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
  • Phone Number: +1 787-726-8700
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