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El Picoteo de Tapas y Paellas

$$ - $$$Latin, Spanish,
100 Cristo St | El Convento Hotel, Old San Juan, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
+1 787-723-9202
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good32%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (159 reviews)
“gazpacho” (23 reviews)
“gambas” (5 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 11:00 PMAll hours
Latin, Spanish, Puerto Rican, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
100 Cristo St | El Convento Hotel, Old San Juan, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
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1 - 10 of 365 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This Tapas restaurant is in the hotel El Convento. We were staying at the hotel and decided to try the restaurant, as we were not too hungry for a huge meal. They offer outdoor seating which is lovely. The evening we went, there were only...More

Thank jlkkshic
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Located inside the El Convento hotel my husband and I had tapas here last night. The waiter was charming, remembered what we drank the night before and made delightful conversation while we waited for our food. The gazpacho was terrific as was the hummus plate....More

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Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

El Picoteo is located in the cool Il Convento hotel. On the night we were there, my wife and I were the only ones dining. There were a few guests at the bar. We ordered assorted tapas plates and cocktails and beer. The food was...More

Thank Skier9175
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Ate here while staying at El Convento and was very happy to enjoy a quiet meal with fantastic ambiance and food. Service was well-paced and the sangria is a great choice.

Thank jmrtx73
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Don't like to write bad of a place, but this deserves it all. Half of the menu was not available and the waiter of another table excused herself with those other guests because of our kids...well next time write a no kids policy and we'll...More

Thank pamela p
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

I would recommend to eat here if you're appetite is not big, just in the mood for lite fare. We ordered a wide range of tapas, and all were very tasty. I only have one complaint. We ordered the jamon iberico, expecting real jamon iberico....More

Thank elebeene
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

Excellent tapas prices very reasonable and ambiance is excellent. The location is prime and the staff very friendly.. use the staffs' recommendations great place to chill before you hit the streets of Old San Juan PR.

Thank Miguel R
Reviewed 26 July 2017

My friend and I were here in July on an eating vacation. Yes, that is one good reason to come to PR. El Picoteo in Old San Juan overlooks the the open air courtyard of Hotel El Convento. I recently heard from a person who...More

Thank Zoraida M
Reviewed 25 July 2017

Experienced this place during a very special group dinner with my friends. This place has a lot of history and ambience. As some reviewers have noted the prices are high but you're definitely getting quality food. We lucked out with an amazing waiter. Really great...More

Thank Dean C
Reviewed 20 July 2017

The restaurant looks nice, and it's lightly dim to create ambiance. The waiter was a very nice older guy. The food was really good! The portions are bigger than I expected. I got the calamari & mussels. The calamari was nice and cripsy, it came...More

Thank atyndale1
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Response from StThomasTraveler | Reviewed this property |
You should contact the restaurant directly...
18 February 2015|
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Response from Louise S | Reviewed this property |
I had the octopus on my visit there in January. It was just okay. I have had better. Not sure what is going on there but something has changed from 2013 until my trip recent trip there.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$45
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 Cristo St | El Convento Hotel, Old San Juan, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
  • Phone Number: +1 787-723-9202
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  • This restaurant is at Hotel El Convento
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