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Cafe Manolin Old San Juan

Calle San Justo #251, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
+1 787-723-9743
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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Latin, Cafe, Spanish, Puerto Rican, Caribbean
Calle San Justo #251, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Walked in and they told us we could sit anywhere at the bar. We did and an attendant got us some menus. Spanish and English so easy to figure out what we wanted. Made to order so took a little while but was hot and...More

Thank Joshua L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our hotel didn't serve breakfast until 8.30 a.m. , so we asked where we could eat earlier . This was the place they suggested , and were we ever glad ! A local place ... not too big ... lots of folks going to work...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Nothing fancy-just authentic, delicious, local cuisine. Time your visit so that it doesn't conflict with those who are there on their lunch break. This is a must try.

Thank jacklyle34
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a fantastic time in Old San Juan and the Coast Guard guys recommended this café. It was hands down the best meal that we had all week!! the food was delicious and the service was excellent. I highly recommend it and will certainly...More

Thank helpdesknan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful selection of dessert and panini. Lovely wine and cafe. Iris is Wonderful! Gratis chips and ham with cheese.

Thank Tanya B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wanted local flavors and this place hit the spot. Prepare to wait, it is cafe style with a small amount of table and chairs, more room at the food counter. Beans were so yummy, shrimp was fresh and tasty, yellow rice was really good. Thoroughly...More

Thank Larry R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Located in the heart of old San Juan, this cafe offers great variety of Puerto Rican food. It's served in a bistro style, and the staff somehow knows tourists well. They can make very good recommendations according to your dietary needs. Great for vegetarians, Seafood...More

1  Thank Anem J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Manolín is as close as you will get to a Puertorrican "Fonda", a local food restaurant known for large quantities and low prices. Café Manolín is usually packed with a large waiting line, but service is quick and you should not have to wait too...More

Thank Manuelq57
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have never had Puerto Rican food before and didn't know what to expect. The service was good, the food was hot, and the prices were much more reasonable than tourist trap restaurants in the area. I especially loved the rice, beans, and plantains!

Thank nowincolor
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As we like to say, "good, pretty, and cheap..." You can never go wrong here. Authentic Puerto Rican food, at good prices.

Thank LARA M
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How busy will this place be on a cruise departure morning (Sunday), about 9:00 AM?
12 February 2017|
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Response from Cherie G | Reviewed this property |
We ate there on a Sunday morning about 9:30. The tables were crowded but there were lots of stools available at the diner type curved bar. We had a great waitress and service was quick and food was good. Be sure to get... More
do they serve a homemade flan?
4 December 2016|
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Response from nbarnard2016 | Reviewed this property |
sorry for the delay. Their flan is delicious. And since i've never personally made it, it certainly looks as it's a homemade recipe.
I am thinking about taking this cruise to saint martin, san juan and bahamas. The thing is i am pretty afraid. I read so many horrible experiences and wanted to know if the ship is as awful as they say. Anything would be helpful before I take the plunge. Thank you.
23 January 2015|
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Response from Moracc | Reviewed this property |
Nothing to be afraid. We spent 4 nights in San Juan, Puerto Rico....amazing and safe. We spent one day in St Maarten and the same thing...up market, good and safe. Have not visited the Bahamas. You will enjoy Puerto... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Latin, Cafe, Spanish, Puerto Rican, Caribbean
Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 17:00
06:00 - 16:30
06:00 - 16:30
06:00 - 16:30
06:00 - 16:30
06:00 - 16:30
07:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle San Justo #251, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
  • Phone Number: +1 787-723-9743
  • E-mail