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Cafe Manolin Old San Juan

Certificate of Excellence
Caribbean, Latin, Cafe, Spanish, Puerto Rican
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Calle San Justo #251, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
06:00 - 16:30
Closed now
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Sun 08:00 - 17:00
Mon - Fri 06:00 - 16:30
Sat 07:00 - 17:00
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56 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

I love this place. The food is out of this world!!! My favorite is any plate that has fish, rice, beans and the ripe plantains. Damn i'm making myself hungry. Please don't forget to ask for the house HOT sauce, is deliciously tasty. Mofongo with shrimp, i have no words that can describe this great delicacy.

Thank Igor N
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016

You'll think you are in a city diner with the long and winding barstool seating. Simple breakfasts at great price that will fill you up for a full day of walking OSJ. Great coffee, eggs, bacon and such. We loved their homemade hot sauce on the eggs. Wish we had bought some. Not sure they sell it that way, though.

Thank Kimo66
Woodside, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

After a long night of partying I woke up with the meanest hangover but the lemonade and sandwich put me back in the game Great Spot and friendly staff...

Thank Nels613
Punta Gorda, Florida
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

Recommended by several local shop keepers, we were on a mission to eat where the locals eat. Hit the nail on the head. Mostly local workers having lunch and I sat next to one who was more than happy to recommend some of the favorite local fare. Most meals come with the traditional rice, beans and plantains. The fried chicken... More 

Thank Mike o
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105 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

After a morning walk with some friends, shopping some Mothers Day gift, we decided to have lunch before heading home. Some had already visit the place but it was a first time for me. The service was excellent but the food was OK. I have had better puertorrican food.

Thank Soltropo
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

This is a small restaurant with the majority of the seating at counters like a old male drug store. Had to wait as it was so popular and crowded. The wait was worth it as the food was excellent and plenty of it was served. The waiters were friendly and offered suggestions that were also outstanding. Will definitely go back.

Thank Rudy G
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

Wonderful lunch....a ton of food. My meal was so great..forgot to picture....my husband loved the seafood.

Thank Elizabeth S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

being in san juan again, we wanted to find this place again because the food was so great there the first time. we had friends with us this time, and they loved this place as much as we did. the food was great again serving local dishes and the staff was very friendly and helpful in ordering.

Thank Stephen M
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016 via mobile

Awesome food. We love everything of the place. The waiter was amazing and the food outstanding. You must try the carne de res soup. Definitely we will come again.

Thank Angel C
Whippany, New Jersey
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89 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016

After finding several other places closed, we stumbled upon Cafe Manolin and were happy we did. This PR-diner style restaurant was a perfect breakfast stop. Ask for the homemade hot sauce!

Thank ChrisKNFAM

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Caribbean, Latin, Cafe, Spanish, Puerto Rican
Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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: 787-723-9743

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?