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El Cairo

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352 Calle Ensenada, San Juan 00920-3504, Puerto Rico
+1 787-273-7140
12:00 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon 11:30 - 21:00
Tue 11:30 - 21:30
Wed 11:30 - 21:45
Thu 11:30 - 21:30
Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Rico, sabroso y un servicio de primera. I highly recommend this restaurant to have great food, ambience and service.

Thank Luis M
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

I have been a regular customer of this restaurant for about 20 years. I still have not been able to find a better middle eastern food restaurant in either Puerto Rico, Miami (FL) or Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic). It is pricy, but you have to remember that good things cost money.

Thank Jose V
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

This restaurant has the best meat! The lamb was cooked perfectly with no after taste. The service was awesome and the owner, Oliver was very nice. Come and check this awesome restaurant and it will bring you to Egypt with its decorations.

Thank Jason C
San Juan
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

Yesterday I came back to one of my greatest experiences, return to Egypt. I went to Egypt in 2006 and yesterday experience got me back in time and place, with my beautiful girlfriend and great food i was transported to a place I love. The place is really is handsomely decorated and they have decent service. I really enjoyed.

2 Thank Enrique S
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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66 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

I have been going to this place for more than 10 years. The decoration is interesting, may be a bit exaggerate, but will give you the appropriate feeling of being in an arab restaurant. The food has always kept high standards. I always ask as an entree half baba ghanoush/ half hummus. The lamb is excellent whether a lamb leg... More 

Thank Braulio G
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016 via mobile

Food is fantastic, they even have a vegetarian platter with all the Middle East goodies. Falafel where not that great but everything else was really good. If you are a wine drinker they have wide variety of them. Adjacent to the restaurant they have a cava where you can go an just have wine and Arab tapas. Cava was closed... More 

Thank Bruttusp
Caguas, Puerto Rico
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54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016 via mobile

We went today to El Cairo Restaurant for my husband birthday dinner and we love it! The place it's beautiful with an outstanding decoration. The food it is really good, even my 8 year old son like it. The drinks are tasty and strong. If you are in the mood for good Arabic food this is the place to go.

Thank Yazzmf
Carolina, Puerto Rico
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148 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

My wife and I went for a Valentine's Day day dinner. We looked for another Middle Eastern restaurant and they were closed, so we showed up at El Cairo without reservations. The place was full, and with many reservations, but the staff went out of their way to accommodate us. The food was well prepared and the price was affordable,... More 

Thank enatal
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2016 via mobile

I am not a fan of middle eastern food but this restaurant really surprised me. Excellent food and a very good selection of wines. I will surely return.

1 Thank edwin r
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2016 via mobile

Good food. Nice combination of several items on one lunch plate. I had the diced beef in a tomato sauce. Price was reasonable. Service was good.

Thank Stephen R

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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
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Halal
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:45
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 352 Calle Ensenada, San Juan 00920-3504, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
  • Phone Number: +1 787-273-7140

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