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Nuyorican Cafe

312 Plaza San Francisco | Old San Juan, San Juan 00927-5812, Puerto Rico
+1 787-977-1276
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Casualty of Hurricane Maria

Sadly, this excellent, super cool spot, where Mick Jagger danced the night away, and most... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2017
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Best place in San Juan for Live Local Music!

Husband is a musician, so we went to hear a live Salsa band. The music was fantastic and we were... read more

Reviewed 31 August 2017
Boston, Massachusetts
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Best Music Venue in San Juan!!! Music Theater Poetry Ambiance, Salsa, Latin Jazz, Folklore, Hip Hop.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“salsa dancing” (20 reviews)
“great salsa” (6 reviews)
312 Plaza San Francisco | Old San Juan, San Juan 00927-5812, Puerto Rico
+1 787-977-1276
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

Sadly, this excellent, super cool spot, where Mick Jagger danced the night away, and most international musicians playing at other venues in San Juan, came to jam, after thier performances, survived the hurricane, but losses compounded by time closed after the storm made it impossible...More

1  Thank SanJuanExpert
Reviewed 31 August 2017

Husband is a musician, so we went to hear a live Salsa band. The music was fantastic and we were surprised at how good the food we ordered was as well. This place is in an alleyway, upstairs and easy to miss even when searching...More

Thank Tuesflight11
Reviewed 16 August 2017

The best place to dance salsa. We meet in 2004 at the Nuyorican Cafe dancing Salsa. We return just last week August 12 and we had a blast remembering and enjoying the place again as we did the first time !!!!

Thank NinaFuentes
Reviewed 6 August 2017

The food was very good, drinks were creative and tasty, the staff was exceptionally kind and helpful. Watching the band and dancers was the best! I can't wait to come back!

Thank Jen P
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Small but great salsa bar with live music. $5 cover. Good drinks at reasonable prices. Good mix of locals and travelers and everyone there the night we visited had good "onda" and led to a great night of dancing. Go with a positive attitude and...More

Thank TJRTravel
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

If you want to hear the sound of Puerto Rico... this is the place you need to come to and order the Parcha Mojito. Watch a live band sing and play their heart out; and if you spirited enough show your salsa dance moves on...More

Thank mrojas72
Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

This was actually our very first stop on the Island, as we found street parking near by. Don't be afraid to tip the street parking "panhandlers." They've got quite the hustle going, but they find the parking!!! Great open establishment, great service, great drinks!!! We...More

1  Thank Pacviajante
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

It was difficult to find the place at first. It's hidden in an alley. But once we got there, t was an amazing experience. The live salsa music started at around 10pm, and the dance floor filled soon after. Food was good and drinks were...More

Thank Athenalim
Reviewed 27 May 2017

To visit the Nuyorican Cafe is to be transported to the intimate, dimly lit, energy driven, salsa venues of New York City in the early 1950's. The place has retained it's character since it's inception. What the "Whisky a Go-Go" signifies for rock in to...More

Thank Moebius456
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

The instructor was great and we enjoyed the lively atmosphere once the live music started. The place is a little hard to find, but just ask a local and they will point you there.

Thank Teri F
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Kristen K
1 September 2017|
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Response from mrojas72 | Reviewed this property |
They are a classic Salsa place, for Salsa enthusiasts. It is a great spot for a real taste of Puerto Rico.
Kristen K
24 August 2017|
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Response from GennyfromtheD | Reviewed this property |
We went around 8:30 for the salsa lessons which they give prior to the band starting. It was lots of fun and the band was top-notch. We didn't eat there and paid cash, so can't speak to that. But it was one of the highlights... More
helene g
1 May 2017|
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Response from Mom241995 | Reviewed this property |
Drinking age in PR is 18yo, but no one under 18 is permitted there as it is a night club