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“Excellent Food and Nice Atmosphere”
Review of Princesa Gastrobar

Princesa Gastrobar
Ranked #26 of 1,164 Restaurants in San Juan
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$12 - US$37
Description: 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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Description: 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.
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! I had the pork ribeye and it was cooked to perfection. We are only here for a couple of days but will definitely make another trip to Old San Juan for dinner!

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Thank mmcd1908
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Reviewed June 23, 2018 via mobile

What a great surprise un Paseo La Princesa. The atmosphere is relax, great music and excellent food. Service was superb!

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Reviewed June 22, 2018 via mobile

For our last night on the island, we wanted to find someplace special for dinner. The reviews for Princesa Gastrobar were wonderful, so I decided that would be the place. We walked in at 6:30, but I was a little concerned because there was only one other table occupied.

Our server led us to a table and explained the menu. We ordered virgin drinks for the kids and then perused the extensive menu. The menu is wonderful - it's more than just mofungo like so many other places around. But it's also reasonably priced. My wife cautiously ordered a steak - she hasn't had good luck ordering steak in Puerto Rico. But this one was excellent and she thoroughly enjoyed it. My kids and I ordered different cod dishes. Both dishes were well prepared and very enjoyable.

The setting is perfect - you feel like you're eating in a rain forest. And you're seated at the foot of the historic wall, which provides that much more feeling to your visit.

Thank joewilk1
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Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

Great food and atmosphere. From the owners of Zafra restaurant in Gurabo. The food is excellent, great service. Their salmon with risotto was superb.

Thank CGCM
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Reviewed May 30, 2018

The Princessa is in a beautiful setting close to the harbor and serves even better food. Our group had shrimp and pork belly risotto, salmon and risotto, penne chicken, and pasta primavera. Portions were not large, but everything was simply delicious. We also sampled all of their desserts including friend cheesecake, Creme Brulee, and a layered chocolate cake with a cheese flan. There wasn't a bite left and we came close to licking the plates clean. The only downside was the service was a little slow. But, it wasn't enough to detract from the overall great dining experience we had.

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Thank chrisgQ7989JK
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