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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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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (180 reviews)
“mofongo” (151 reviews)
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Caribbean, Latin, Cafe, Spanish, Puerto Rican, Vegetarian Friendly
Calle San Justo #251, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
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Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

Nice, cozy cafe. A good place for lunch while touring Old San Juan. It is close to Calle Fortaleza where many of the nice souvenir shops are. They serve the traditional Puerto Rican food. Their pinacolada is one of the best I had while in...More

Thank PalanggaTexas
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

Manolin The restaurant was located in old town of San Juan. It was hard to find street parking, so we parked the car in a parking lot, only around $2 an hour. When you go into the restaurant, it looked more like a diner with...More

Thank Kazumoto N
Reviewed 4 July 2017

I was in San Juan for a few hours on a business trip to the USVI and found this place on Yelp, I was looking for the real deal on Puertorrican cuisine and I believe I found it. This is more like an eatery or...More

Thank SanDiegoFito
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

I enjoyed this place! The coffee is amazing! I had two! I found the food just about ok - we ordered scrambled chicken eggs and cheese omelette. Worth a visit nonetheless! You will cherish its old world charm :)

Thank mvasudev
Reviewed 2 July 2017

We asked about a good local place to go instead of the very touristy place and this was recommended. We went at lunchtime and it was quite busy, so we got bar seating after a 10 minute wait. The place isn't that big, so it...More

Thank Trinigal77
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

My Uber driver mentioned I cannot leave PR without having mofongo - Manolin was mentioned by every stranger with a twinkle in their eye as I asked where to get the best - this is an old traditional diner vibe restaurant - nothing fancy (nor...More

Thank Joanne M
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

We were so happy to find a more traditional Puerto Rican restaurant among the touristy spots. The food and service was excellent. The prices were less touristy making it perfect for a family. They even catered to two of our pickier children and made them...More

Reviewed 25 June 2017

My friend had salmon and I had mofongo with shrimp. Both dishes were just average in taste. Mofongo dish was on the small portion size, and the "salad" was shredded lettuce around it. Then, the flan con queso, again, a small portion. I'd skip this...More

Thank terryluis
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

We stopped here for a quick snack at lunchtime. He had chicken and me garlic shrimp, both were ok but fairly steep at $40 for the meal. The service was okay but nothing amazing. The air con was on far too high though and we...More

Thank Amy L
Reviewed 23 June 2017

Our cab driver recommended Cafe Manolin to us, and since it was close to where we were staying, we made it our first food stop in Old San Juan. We were not disappointed. I had my first mofungo there, and it will forever be my...More

Thank Timothy R
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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
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.
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
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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
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