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El Livin

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Parque Luis Munoz Rivera, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
+1 787-977-6500
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun 17:00 - 22:00
Wed - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 01:00
Sat 17:00 - 01:00
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Kitty Hawk, NC
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54 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2016

Walked from Hilton last night. Disappointed to find it closed. No signs explaining whether closing is permanent or seasonal. Too bad. (The park it's in is pretty tho)

Thank surfer143
Miami, Florida
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146 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2015

I had dinner at this restaurant when I visited San Juan, Puerto Rico in November of 2013. Maria, our concierge, recommended this restaurant. I am glad I listened to her advice. The staff made us feel like royalty, the food was yummy, and we even had a picture with the chef. I would definitely eat here again if I go... More 

Thank party2004pooper
San Juan, Puerto Rico
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2014 via mobile

We found out of these place thru a special coupon that we bought online. The pictures looked very nice and cozy. Al though we didnt saw the menu we bought it. The restaurant is located in a beautiful park between trees and lots of greens. Very nice....when we arrive there (we couldn't find the entrance it was dark) we enter... More 

3 Thank andrea8881
West Chester, Pennsylvania
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253 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2014

Ever the optimists, we had high hopes for El Livin to provide a nice dinner on our last night in San Juan. It is a 10 minute walk from the Hilton Caribe, hidden in the Luis Muniz Riviera park, near the old armory so seemed perfect. Climbing the curving, Gaudi-styled staircase and entering the delightful, 1930's wooden-themed restaurant and bar,... More 

2 Thank uktravailer
Toronto, Canada
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41 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2014

This is a wonderful restaurant, with good food, great service and a lovely setting. The staff make you feel welcome as soon as you walk in. Service is fast, and friendly. The food was tasty, and very well priced. It is just a 5 minute walk from the Caribe Hilton, and well worth the short walk.

Thank Pajomo
Clearwater, Florida
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47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2014 via mobile

El Living, colloqialism for Living Room is an enticing local relaxed bistro set on the portal of historic old San Juan. The restaurant features local comfort food, appealing to the tourist trade with a more conservative palate. I enjoyed the ambiance and it wasn't too crowded for a Saturday night. Note. Park as far west as you can. The rest... More 

Thank GabeF8
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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60 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2014 via mobile

Last night My wife and I visited for the first time this little known restaurant located inside the Luis Munoz Rivera Park. It was a very pleasant surprise to find a great little restaurant hidden in the middle of the city park. El Livin serves Puerto Rican fusion cuisine at affordable prices. The menu has a limited selection but the... More 

1 Thank conradowa
Islamorada, Florida
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2014 via mobile

Exceptional food, ambiance and service. Felt like a welcomed guest; unlike most restaurants we visited in SJ. Hard to find, but omg so worth it! I would travel back just for their paella risotto. Spread the word, THIS IS A GEM!

Thank Kristen B
Altamonte Springs, Florida
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238 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2014

This restaurant is on the second floor of an old structure within an old park in San Juan, with parking, out of sight of other places and just a weird place for a restaurant to be located. The place is a high ceiling wooden structure with ceiling fans, and lots of San Juan related decor. We had cocktails, quite good.... More 

2 Thank Luvsviolet
Puerto Rico
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72 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2014

I loved the atmosphere, a great place to go and have drinks and a nice meal. The owner was there and she was very nice and attentive to all the customers.

1 Thank JacquelineBiasco

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$40
Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Parque Luis Munoz Rivera, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
  • Phone Number: +1 787-977-6500

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