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Pikayo - CLOSED

999 Ashford Avenue, San Juan 00907, Puerto Rico
+1 787-721-6194
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Overview
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good17%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“foie gras” (61 reviews)
“gouda cheese” (11 reviews)
“tasting menu” (48 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
CUISINES
Caribbean, Latin, Spanish
PRICE
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LOCATION
999 Ashford Avenue, San Juan 00907, Puerto Rico
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1 - 10 of 827 reviews

Reviewed 7 January 2018

This excellent restaurant is permanently closed. Rumors that Willo Benet, one of the best chefs in Puerto Rico will open a new restaurant elsewhere are running.

Date of visit: July 2017
6  Thank 27Ruben27
Reviewed 11 December 2017

Went there for a Saint Valentines dinner and it was a good choice. The service was excellent from the beginning till the end. The food was exquisite as well as the deserts. This is a fine dinning restaurant that you must go.

Date of visit: February 2017
Thank riveraraule
Reviewed 7 October 2017

My wife & I have not been to San Juan for a number of years. As such, we were not familiar with a lot of the newer restaurants. Pikayo being one of them. It was literally a block away from the Condado Vanderbilt, where we...More

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank Scubajk
Wilo B, Owner at Pikayo, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

It's a pleasure to hear your wife considers our cod to be the best she's ever had -- thank you for your kind remarks on our shrimp and escargot as well. I'm more than happy our impeccable service and wonderful flavors could entice you both...More

Reviewed 16 September 2017

I don’t write this with ill will. Rather, I hope that Chef Benet takes a good look at what’s going on in his kitchen. What we expected and why: A really great dinner as reward for uncompromising parenting. Once a month I treat my wife...More

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank angelo999090
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Chef Wilo Benet - PR Celebrity Chef. What a great meal full of flavor. Love his Pegao Bites, Gouda Cheese Parisenne with Guava Sauce, Risotto de Gandules and Bistec Encebollado. Great for Special occasions, Family, Friends or Business.

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank margaretcH7095EI
Wilo B, Owner at Pikayo, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2017

Margaret, thank you so very much for the lovely review. I'm delighted to know you enjoyed everything about your meal here. 'Til next time, Chef Wilo, Owner

Reviewed 6 September 2017

The tasting menu was fun, beautifully presented, on time and inventive. Some were a bit too much to ask for my Boricua palate (risotto, cheese and gandules is a bit off for me) but I loved to go through the concept. My husband's beef tenderloin...More

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank johar1
Wilo B, Owner at Pikayo, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2017

I'm thrilled you and your husband could have such an exquisite dining experience with us. Thank you for your excellent review. Best, Chef Wilo, Owner

Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

Pikayo has become one of the must do when we go as a family to PR. Milo and his team have done a fantastic job sustaining high quality on both food and service. Food is amazing (quality, freshness and presentation). This last time several of...More

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank Cocolo77
Wilo B, Owner at Pikayo, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2017

I'm so glad a meal here is a must-do while you're in town, Jorge, and it means a lot to know the entire family is a fan of our fresh menu. We can't wait to welcome you all back, too. Until then, Chef Wilo, Owner

Reviewed 9 August 2017

Loved the atmosphere and the view at Pikayo. Unfortunately, I can't say the same for the food. We tried the chef's tasting menu and it left me underwhelmed. While it was fun to try a variety of dishes, none made me say "Wow!". The wait...More

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank holalola123
Wilo B, Owner at Pikayo, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2017

The PR Tasting is intended to introduce our non local customers with an entry level experience with the flavors of PR. Provide us with another visit and I guarantee you we can Wow you. Many Thanks for your visit! Regards. Chef Wilo, Owner

Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

Had dinner with business associates and was impressed with the creativity of the chef. My wife summed it up best when telling another couple about the food. "Almost too pretty to eat!" Service was impeccable!! Truly fine dining. Asked and got to meet the chef....More

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank Pete K
Wilo B, Owner at Pikayo, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2017

We're honored to have been able to impress you, Pete. Thank you for choosing to dine at Pikayo -- it would be a pleasure to have you return someday. Warm regards, Chef Wilo, Owner

Reviewed 15 July 2017

We had a 7pm reservation and our table was right at the window facing the ocean. The view was fabulous. They had a special stool just for our purses. The portions were appropriate. Not huge, but quite fitting for a gourmet meal. The shrimp were...More

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank lorrainec611
Wilo B, Owner at Pikayo, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us this excellent review! It would be an honor and a pleasure to have you and your friend visit us again someday for another truly terrific meal. Sincerely, Chef Wilo, Owner

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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$25 - US$100
Cuisine
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
18:30 - 22:00
Monday
18:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
18:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
18:30 - 22:00
Thursday
18:30 - 22:00
Friday
18:30 - 23:00
Saturday
18:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 999 Ashford Avenue, San Juan 00907, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
  • Phone Number: +1 787-721-6194
  • E-mail
Description
Pikayo is the flagship restaurant for Chef Wilo Benet. The restaurant has set standards and raised the level of luxury in fine dining in Puerto Rico. Pikayo combines exquisite taste with exclusive ambiance and unique creativity in its cuisine.Avant-garde and intrepid are two words that can be used to describe Chef Wilo Benet’s cuisine. Benet has redefined Puerto Rican cuisine and in the process has put the Island’s enchanting flavors on display for the whole world to admire.Pikayo uses the best ingredients from both sea and land. Enjoy favorites such as Maine Diver Scallops and Petit Duck Magaret.Chef Wilo and Pikayo have been featured on television and in many publications. Recently, Chef Wilo appeared as a guest judge on Bravo’s popular show, Top Chef. He followed up that experience by competing alongside other well-known chefs on Top Chef: Masters. Pikayo has also hosted Andrew Zimmern and his television show from the Travel Channel.
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