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“Beautiful atmosphere and service”
Review of Pikayo

Pikayo
Ranked #26 of 1,114 Restaurants in San Juan
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$25 - US$100
Cuisines: Caribbean
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Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Pikayo is the flagship restaurant for Chef Wilo Benet. The restaurant has set standards and raised the level of luxury in fine dining in Puerto Rico. Pikayo combines exquisite taste with exclusive ambiance and unique creativity in its cuisine.Avant-garde and intrepid are two words that can be used to describe Chef Wilo Benet’s cuisine. Benet has redefined Puerto Rican cuisine and in the process has put the Island’s enchanting flavors on display for the whole world to admire.Pikayo uses the best ingredients from both sea and land. Enjoy favorites such as Maine Diver Scallops and Petit Duck Magaret.Chef Wilo and Pikayo have been featured on television and in many publications. Recently, Chef Wilo appeared as a guest judge on Bravo’s popular show, Top Chef. He followed up that experience by competing alongside other well-known chefs on Top Chef: Masters. Pikayo has also hosted Andrew Zimmern and his television show from the Travel Channel.
Reviewed September 6, 2017

The tasting menu was fun, beautifully presented, on time and inventive. Some were a bit too much to ask for my Boricua palate (risotto, cheese and gandules is a bit off for me) but I loved to go through the concept. My husband's beef tenderloin was perfection and the cheese souffle excellent at the end of my meal.

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Wilo B, Owner at Pikayo, responded to this reviewResponded September 14, 2017

I'm thrilled you and your husband could have such an exquisite dining experience with us. Thank you for your excellent review.

Best,
Chef Wilo, Owner

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Reviewed August 18, 2017 via mobile

Pikayo has become one of the must do when we go as a family to PR. Milo and his team have done a fantastic job sustaining high quality on both food and service. Food is amazing (quality, freshness and presentation). This last time several of us ordered the tasting menu and needless to say, it was amazing. Can't wait for the next time we are back. Milo and team, keep up the great job...!

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Wilo B, Owner at Pikayo, responded to this reviewResponded August 21, 2017

I'm so glad a meal here is a must-do while you're in town, Jorge, and it means a lot to know the entire family is a fan of our fresh menu. We can't wait to welcome you all back, too.

Until then,
Chef Wilo, Owner

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Reviewed August 9, 2017

Loved the atmosphere and the view at Pikayo. Unfortunately, I can't say the same for the food. We tried the chef's tasting menu and it left me underwhelmed. While it was fun to try a variety of dishes, none made me say "Wow!". The wait staff provided elegant service in a lovely setting with a beautiful view of the ocean. Just wish the food had lived up to the rest of our experience.

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Wilo B, Owner at Pikayo, responded to this reviewResponded August 11, 2017

The PR Tasting is intended to introduce our non local customers with an entry level experience with the flavors of PR. Provide us with another visit and I guarantee you we can Wow you. Many Thanks for your visit!

Regards.
Chef Wilo, Owner

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Reviewed July 22, 2017 via mobile

Had dinner with business associates and was impressed with the creativity of the chef. My wife summed it up best when telling another couple about the food. "Almost too pretty to eat!"
Service was impeccable!! Truly fine dining.
Asked and got to meet the chef.
If you are a "Foodie" this is where you need to be!
If you are on a budget, you might want to reconsider.

Thank Pete K
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Wilo B, Owner at Pikayo, responded to this reviewResponded July 24, 2017

We're honored to have been able to impress you, Pete. Thank you for choosing to dine at Pikayo -- it would be a pleasure to have you return someday.

Warm regards,
Chef Wilo, Owner

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Reviewed July 15, 2017

We had a 7pm reservation and our table was right at the window facing the ocean. The view was fabulous. They had a special stool just for our purses. The portions were appropriate. Not huge, but quite fitting for a gourmet meal. The shrimp were fantastic. My friend ordered the lamb chops and couldn't stop raving about them. Dessert was not as good. We ordered a chocolate soufflé as well as the cheese soufflé. The chocolate one was delicious, but the cheese one was not at all palatable. The waiter had no issue removing it from the bill. Average price per entre was ~40+.
Great service.

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Wilo B, Owner at Pikayo, responded to this reviewResponded July 18, 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us this excellent review! It would be an honor and a pleasure to have you and your friend visit us again someday for another truly terrific meal.

Sincerely,
Chef Wilo, Owner

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