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Princesa Gastrobar

$$ - $$$International, ,
Paseo de la Princesa, Viejo San Juan, San Juan, Puerto Rico
+1 787-723-7878
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good21%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“shark bites” (5 reviews)
“coconut rice” (5 reviews)
“risotto” (17 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Hours
International, Gastropub, Puerto Rican, Latin, Seafood, Spanish, Cuban, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Paseo de la Princesa, Viejo San Juan, San Juan, Puerto Rico
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This restaurant has a wonderful outdoorsy atmosphere. Trees and plants everywhere and then the Coqui frogs began singing as it got dark!

Thank 873kay
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The pace is beautiful and offers nice plates. However, the variety depends on when you go, too expensive

Thank Christian L
Reviewed September 2, 2018

Both of the bathrooms were closed. I was told that the toilets were plugged. I was sent down the street to some public restrooms where there were 14 women waiting for one toilet. The waiter said the problem happens frequently. They really need to solve...More

Thank Mary A
Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

We visited upon recommendation of our concierge. We had ceviche which was loaded with sugar and just wrong. The meatballs were flavourless. The steak was also not good and served with vegetables that were clearly from a frozen bag. Really terrible.

Thank jdub1234
Reviewed July 30, 2018 via mobile

After a long day this place was nice to have a bite to eat listen to live band and relax. Food was good bacalitos are a must try! Only issue was bathroom was temp closed. Loved the outdoor seating.

Thank shimmygirl
Reviewed July 26, 2018 via mobile

I reached out to some family here in PR and asked what restaurants do you recommend. He stated Princesa Gastrobar. If you want great food and even better island atmosphere, this is the place. The food is amazing. I will say that the food took...More

Thank Juan T
Reviewed July 11, 2018 via mobile

Magical, amazing, beautiful, delicious and sooooo much more. More than words can explain. This special place is only appreciated by a visit. The dinner was great. The cocktails amazing and desert out of this world. I return is quarantined!!!

Thank larrylF5756JJ
Reviewed July 8, 2018 via mobile

Delicious and interesting cuisine at Princesa. From the appetizers (we actually ordered seconds) to the dessert, everything was amazing. Plus, the best drinks we had during our visit to San Juan. All in a delightfully hidden patio complete with live music. Two of us could...More

Thank Mossleigh
Reviewed July 5, 2018

My husband and I had our 10th anniversary dinner here. We had the lamb meatballs as an appetizer and they were excellent. We both had the skirt steak with tuber mash and broccolini for dinner. The steak and broccolini were very good and the mango...More

Thank Stephanie C
Reviewed July 2, 2018

My fiancée and I went here last night for dinner and it was amazing. The server was very attentive, the drinks were good and the food was excellent. He rarely raves over new places but my fiancé really enjoyed the salmon and the chorizo appetizer!...More

Thank mmcd1908
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S Ister M
June 10, 2018|
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Response from Kbarrelle | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry I do not know as we walked to the restaurant. You could call or email them to ask.
February 22, 2018|
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Response from Lourdes O | Reviewed this property |
If you are at the port in Old San Juan it is a short walk, if at Panamerican Port near Covention Center you must take a cab.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$37
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Paseo de la Princesa, Viejo San Juan, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
  • Phone Number: +1 787-723-7878
  • E-mail
Our Gastronomy Dates back to the 1850's At Princesa we've rescued the 1859 cookbook El cocinero puertorriqueño (The Puertorrican Cook). It contains details about 19th century Puertorrican culinary culture and its influences from Africa, Spain, the native Taínos and other Caribbean islands. Since the book was missing some parts related to the ingredients, our kitchen staff has worked to reconstruct its recipes using all of the available information. For the most part we have kept to the ingredients from the original recipes. We invite you to taste and learn about the best of our culinary culture.
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