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999 Ashford Avenue, San Juan 00907, Puerto Rico
+1 787-721-6194
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18:30 - 22:00
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Carolina
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41 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2015

Greatest chef of the island. Food is at other level. Gourmet food with natural ingredients. Natural juice drinks. Bacon Lobster is a must

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Thank Elinor S
Wilo B, Owner at Pikayo, responded to this review

The greatest on the island, Elinor? You're too kind! I really enjoyed cooking for you and I'm delighted to see that you liked the bacon lobster. Do stop by again soon! Cheers, Chef Wilo, Owner More 

San Juan, Puerto Rico
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395 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2015

The ambiance, the service and the food is excellent and expensive but you pay for what you get. Must try it.

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Thank Maritza G
Wilo B, Owner at Pikayo, responded to this review

Marichico, I always want to make sure your experience here is worth every penny, and I'm delighted to see that it was the case for your visit. Stop by again anytime. Cheers, Chef Wilo, Owner More 

San Juan, Puerto Rico
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104 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2015

Pikayo definitely offers one of the best dining experiences in San Juan. Everything from the ahi tuna appetizers to the souffle duo is expertly prepared by chef Wilo Benet and his staff. Pricey, but worth it!

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Thank MiguelLVargas
Wilo B, Owner at Pikayo, responded to this review

Miguel, it is a pleasure giving you the best dining experience here in San Juan. Knowing that you enjoyed yourself here is really the highlight of my day. Do come back again soon for more. Cheers, Chef Wilo, Owner More 

Trujillo Alto
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2015

Extremely creative cooking, outstanding flavors. This is Caribbean Noveau Cuisine at its best. You will never forget eating here.

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Thank Roberto R
Wilo B, Owner at Pikayo, responded to this review

Roberto, I am so happy to see that you picked up on the different flavors -- I strive to be as creative as possible to delight my lovely guests, and nothing pleases me more than when they recognize that. Thank you for letting me give you an unforgettable culinary experience. Cheers, Chef Wilo, Owner More 

Puerto Rico
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119 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2015

This place provides a great ambience and food. The service is great. You can go there for drinks, dinner or lunch but also you can coordinate to use it as a conference location.

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Thank Jordanar
Wilo B, Owner at Pikayo, responded to this review

Jordanar, thank you so much for picking up on the food, service, and atmosphere. We do our best to make sure that all three are outstanding here so that you can have an amazing experience. Hope to have you back again soon. Cheers, Chef Wilo, Owner More 

Nashville, Tennessee
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264 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2015 via mobile

We ate here for dinner and were lucky enough to sit at the table right in front of the large window wall that looks over the ocean. Absolutely stunning. The beet gazpacho was refreshing and delicious (and I don't even like beets). The tuna appetizer (raw tuna on crunchy rice) was delicious. We had several tapas (sliders, cheese balls with... More 

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Thank Jen_K_777
Wilo B, Owner at Pikayo, responded to this review

Nothing goes together with a great view than some good food. I'm thrilled I was able to get you to enjoy beets! The rest of the entrees definitely seemed to delight your palate as well, which I'm glad to hear. Do stop by again whenever you're in the area. Cheers, Chef Wilo, Owner More 

Warwick, Rhode Island
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2015

We had very much looked forward to enjoying our last dinner in San Juan at Pikayo. However we were very much disappointed. The service was deplorable which the manager blamed on a large party being there at the same time. They should have planned in advance for that as I am sure they were not walkins. In addition, we had... More 

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1 Thank KathyCC185
Wilo B, Owner at Pikayo, responded to this review

Kathy this is certainly surprising to hear. We would never want to give a guest anything less than an amazing experience here at Pikayo. While that is our goal and one we achieve most of the time in your case you we where not able for which I apologize. I would like to point out however that in lieu of... More 

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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2015 via mobile

Went there for sisters birthday. Attentive and friendly staff. Lovely food and excellent service, but too much ice in the signature cocktails for a Brit. We shared starters and had the beef tenderloin for mains. Very good dining experience..$$$

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Thank Deepak M
Wilo B, Owner at Pikayo, responded to this review

Deepak! Thank you very much for stopping by -- I'm so happy to see that we hit all the right spots for you and your sister. It means the world to me that you two would spend such a special occasion with us, and I hope the food and drinks made it that much more memorable. Hope to have you... More 

Weatherford, United States
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102 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2015

We sat at the bar and only had appetizers which were very tasty. This is a more formal place where a steak runs about $52. We had drinks in here on three different nights and Jason was a great bartender. Good pours!

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Thank Bruce A
Wilo B, Owner at Pikayo, responded to this review

Bruce! Thank you very much for stopping by so often and letting us serve you -- Jason does a great job at the bar, I will be sure to let him see this as well. I'd love to have you come by again for a proper meal sometime. Cheers, Chef Wilo, Owner More 

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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2015 via mobile

If you want to experience a fantastic meal then you have to visit Pikayo. I had the same bass - which was melt in you mouth delicious and my husband had the special which was equally good. The appetizers were great as well. Since everyone else talked about the soufflé - while I'm not really a fan - we tried... More 

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1 Thank Karen R
Wilo B, Owner at Pikayo, responded to this review

Karen, your feedback is greatly appreciated. I am so honored to have had the opportunity to cook for you, and I'm very pleased to see that we didn't disappoint with the souffle! Of course, I hope to have you back again for more of that great food and service. Cheers, Chef Wilo, Owner More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
Cuisine
Latin, Puerto Rican, Caribbean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Romantic
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
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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