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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Art Museum
“Accessible, nice exhibitions, and it has a sculpture garden/botanical garden inside.”
  • 93 locals recommend
Plaza
“Late afternoons into early mornings in La Placita. Weekdays are slow but come the weekend, the crowds come out to drink and dance. ”
  • 151 locals recommend
Café
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“Classic bakery, a local favorite and a must if you're staying in Ocean Park. ”
  • 94 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
$$
“Best seafood option in San Juan. Great location, fast service, and decent prices. You gotta try their tropical salsas - coconut, pineapple, spicy, etc. Can't even decide which one is better. They also offer a full bar and portions to share. Menu favorites: Wonton nachos, fish tacos, sesame crusted salad, and any fish/seafood on the menu.”
  • 79 locals recommend
Pizza Place
$$
“Really good rustic-artisanal pizza especially for those who like thin crust pizza. All made on artisanal oven with fresh ingredients. Curiously, this place also have one of the best Mexican tacos in the city. This is definitely a nice stop on your way back home after a day on the beach. Good drinks, not super pricey, and friendly staff!”
  • 50 locals recommend
Food Truck
$$
“Food truck area, nice spot to grab food and drinks. Prices more to high side... but it's worth it for the large variety, great quality, and Yummyness! :) Closed on Mondays. Closing at 2:30PM on Tuesdays. Closing at 10PM Sundays. Open until 12Am all the other days.”
  • 63 locals recommend
Farmers Market
“Historic market and the surrounding area with a lot of restaurants and bars. It is always busy and becomes very crowded on weekend nights.”
  • 75 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
$$
“Best tacos in town! Their home made hot sauce is addictive. Say hello to owner Alfonso from us, Sol & Gianluca, aka the Milanese.”
  • 55 locals recommend
Museum
“Museum showcasing regional/Latin American contemporary art in 1918 white-columned middle school.”
  • 36 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“Ocean Park is a tranquil coastal neighborhood between the hotel-heavy tourism zones of Condado and Isla Verde, peppered with restaurants and shops just outside a gated residential area. One tucked-away sanctuary in high demand is the 19-room Dreamcatcher, known for its vegetarian meals (with some ingredients picked from the courtyard papaya, acerola and avocado trees) and inviting courtyards with hammocks and fountains. ”
  • 37 locals recommend
Latin American Restaurant
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“This is a local favorite. Nice food and good price. This is not a tourism-focused restaurant and you'll find a large variety of options, including authentic Puerto Rican food. Family and kids friendly.”
  • 49 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“The “New San Juan” Hotels-Bar’s-Casino-Food-Beach-Nighlife And Grocery Stores 🎰🎼💃🏻🍻🌯📸🇵🇷”
  • 52 locals recommend
Hotel Bar
$$$
“Get info for island tours and activities at the lobby, they will pick up here. Bars, Restaurants and Casino”
  • 37 locals recommend
Lounge
$$$
“If you wanna go out with some friends to have some drinks and dance, this place is for you! It's just called Funky now.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Caribbean Restaurant
$$$
“One of the best restaurants in San Juan, recommended for a more fine dinning approach. Modern Puerto Rican dining experience driven by Chef Jose Santaella. Rooted firmly in authentic dishes and local ingredients, Santaella creates an elegant evolution of the flavours that showcase the vibrant energy of the island's 'cocina criolla'. Reservations recommended!”
  • 46 locals recommend
Café
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“This is a personal favorite! Amazing stop for lunch or a quick bite after the beach. It is a food court type-of-thing with many options, such as burgers, sushi, bowls salads, coffee, etc. All in a super cool open area, feeling a tropical breeze and enjoy a delicious food. Dog friendly 🐾 Menu favs: fish sliders, tacos, burgers, and the bowls from the restaurant "Dos Palitos"”
  • 37 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Seafood Restaurant
“Best seafood option in San Juan. Great location, fast service, and decent prices. You gotta try their tropical salsas - coconut, pineapple, spicy, etc. Can't even decide which one is better. They also offer a full bar and portions to share. Menu favorites: Wonton nachos, fish tacos, sesame crusted salad, and any fish/seafood on the menu.”
  • 79 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“Really good rustic-artisanal pizza especially for those who like thin crust pizza. All made on artisanal oven with fresh ingredients. Curiously, this place also have one of the best Mexican tacos in the city. This is definitely a nice stop on your way back home after a day on the beach. Good drinks, not super pricey, and friendly staff!”
  • 50 locals recommend
Food Truck
“Food truck area, nice spot to grab food and drinks. Prices more to high side... but it's worth it for the large variety, great quality, and Yummyness! :) Closed on Mondays. Closing at 2:30PM on Tuesdays. Closing at 10PM Sundays. Open until 12Am all the other days.”
  • 63 locals recommend
Farmers Market
“Historic market and the surrounding area with a lot of restaurants and bars. It is always busy and becomes very crowded on weekend nights.”
  • 75 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“Best tacos in town! Their home made hot sauce is addictive. Say hello to owner Alfonso from us, Sol & Gianluca, aka the Milanese.”
  • 55 locals recommend
Latin American Restaurant
“This is a local favorite. Nice food and good price. This is not a tourism-focused restaurant and you'll find a large variety of options, including authentic Puerto Rican food. Family and kids friendly.”
  • 49 locals recommend
Caribbean Restaurant
“One of the best restaurants in San Juan, recommended for a more fine dinning approach. Modern Puerto Rican dining experience driven by Chef Jose Santaella. Rooted firmly in authentic dishes and local ingredients, Santaella creates an elegant evolution of the flavours that showcase the vibrant energy of the island's 'cocina criolla'. Reservations recommended!”
  • 46 locals recommend
Café
“This is a personal favorite! Amazing stop for lunch or a quick bite after the beach. It is a food court type-of-thing with many options, such as burgers, sushi, bowls salads, coffee, etc. All in a super cool open area, feeling a tropical breeze and enjoy a delicious food. Dog friendly 🐾 Menu favs: fish sliders, tacos, burgers, and the bowls from the restaurant "Dos Palitos"”
  • 37 locals recommend

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