Best Restaurants in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico

Louliana Voelker

If you can only go to one place in Puerto Rico, come to Old San Juan. I think it is one of my favorite places I have ever visited in my entire life. Old San Juan might be one of my favorite places I have visited. Every house is painted in a different vibrant color with accents of white that outline the building. It is an entirely walkable area with cute stone streets. The food is unexplainably amazing. One of my favorite meals was a plate of fish with rice and some mini guava and cheese empanadas on the size. There are also these breads I used to get at the bakery called "Cafeteria Mallorca" in the morning. It was always busy and loved by the locals. The whole area is surrounded by the ocean which makes it even more beautiful. I could go on forever about this amazing place but no description will ever do it justice. If you ever go to Puerto Rico and can only visit one place, come to Old San Juan. Here are some of the best restaurants to eat at in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico. You won't be disappointed!

Cafe Manolin, Marmalade, Barrachina, La Factoría, Hecho en Casa, Bien Papayas, Cafetería Mallorca

  • Cafe Manolin in San Juan, Puerto Rico

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      Great food for a great price. Cafe Manolin has good food and the prices are much cheaper than other places you might find around Old San Juan. It is in an area around many places to eat so there are people around which is nice. Check this place out if you are on a budget or just want some good food that isn't too expensive.

  • Marmalade in San Juan, Puerto Rico

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    • loulianavoelker

      The food at Marmalade is spectacular. Some of the best food you will eat on your trip. The prices are reasonable as well and are totally worth the amazing food. The menu is very interesting and is known to be always changing.

  • Barrachina in San Juan, Puerto Rico

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      Barrachina is restaurant in Old San Juan that is recommended by the locals. Some tourists say they were recommended by taxi drivers as well. The place has a very cool old Spanish style with vibrant colors and plants which makes it a nice place to eat. The food is obviously delicious and the drinks here are good too. The Pina Colada seems to be a hit here.

  • La Factoría, Puerto Rico

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      A secret about this bar is that you can travel from room to room and there is a totally different bar in every room. The music changes also depending on what room you are in. The drinks here are very innovative and delicious. This is a really cool place to checkout even if you aren't looking to have a drink.

  • Hecho en Casa in San Juan, Puerto Rico

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    • loulianavoelker

      This is the place where I had these unforgettable guava and cheese empanadas. I have no words to describe how delicious these were. My fish that came with rice and plantains was also delicious. This was one of the areas where we ate the best in our whole trip.

  • Bien Papayas in San Juan, Puerto Rico

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      We would get fresh fruit smoothies every morning from this cute little cafe. The woman who owns it works there and is extremely welcoming and kind. The smoothies are delicious and the place has nice seating areas with the doors wide open so fresh air comes through.

  • Cafetería Mallorca in San Juan, Puerto Rico

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      This bakery is known for its sweet breads or pan dulce. There is nothing better in the morning than one of these warm breads that are made freshly everyday with a Puerto Rican coffee. Known by tourists and the locals, this place is destination for everyone.