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Don Vale Restaurant

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462 Calle Jose a Canals | Hato Rey Puerto Rico, San Juan 00918-2725, Puerto Rico
+1 787-294-4411
11:30 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Houston, Texas
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64 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

while enjoying really tasty local Puerto Rican specialties, listen to outstanding duo who sang smooth Puerto Rican ballads and boleros. Appetizers of croquetas de bacalao and ceviche was outstanding and the entree of Carne Frita with rice dish was really tasty. Large servings and attentive service. Restaurant was comfortable, filled with fun and joy.

Thank Gasper M
Puerto Rico
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

A good place to eat, rissoto of guandules, carne frita, a good trifongo with shrimp in a white wine sauce and the chorizo with fried cheese as a appetizer is delicious! Why not 5, because they have to work in the consistency of flavors.

Thank cizlogon
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Had a great experience with a Lunch that I had with my clients. Great Food!!! Has a valet at the parking. Service ese good also. My client loved it and will return.

Thank Josue N
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

The place has ample parking. The price is right for the good quality you get. (It's wayyy better than fancy, pricey restaurants I've visited before). The food very tasty and not overwhelming, its perfectly balanced. They put a twist to traditional dishes. For example hamburger with sweet plantains, butter with red onion, kalamata olive sauce for sweet potato fries. Try... More 

Thank casulangel
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

I went with my husband to try a new place after work, the employees were very attentive and fast. The food was fresh and delicious. In addition, everything was well priced. We will come back! This place is a hidden gem! Sorry I didn't post a photo, it was too late when I realized that I didn't take one.

Thank Teck H
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

I came to Don Vale just looking for a new place to go with my husband and it definitely left an awesome impression on us. Food was superb, service was really nice (extremely friendly staff), it was very neat and clean. We tried: Arancinis di Riso, Mofongo con Carne Grita, Pechuga Parmesana con arroz mamposteao....everything really delicious. We came back... More 

Thank Yesenia O
San Juan, Puerto Rico
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2016

We had a group of 10 celebrating our Dad's birthday. Service was great and the food and drinks were excellent.

Thank ferrara564
West Lafayette, Indiana
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2015 via mobile

Ate here after flying in; the best ceviche I've had, and everything we tried was phenomenal! Service by Isa was great; we would definitely visit again! Friend tried the 'Christmas combination' and it was an interesting, flavorful array.

Thank jnielsen0044
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2015 via mobile

This little restaurant is the neighborhood place with a twist. It has fantastic food and great service, but don't expect to find here what you typically find someplace else.

Thank tomasjai
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Level Contributor
401 reviews
235 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2015

After reading very bad reviews in Trip Advisor I think that reviewers are rating the other Don Vale Restaurant in Sabana Seca, Toa Baja. That restaurant was the original Don Vale Restaurant, but now is a shadow of the original place, they have high prices, poor service and that is why people do not go there anymore. It is not... More 

Thank 27Ruben27

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Puerto Rican, International
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 462 Calle Jose a Canals | Hato Rey Puerto Rico, San Juan 00918-2725, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
  • Phone Number: +1 787-294-4411

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