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Pikayo

€€€€Caribbean, Latin,
999 Ashford Avenue, San Juan 00907, Puerto Rico
+1 787-721-6194
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good17%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“truffle cheese” (10 reviews)
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Caribbean, Latin, Puerto Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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999 Ashford Avenue, San Juan 00907, Puerto Rico
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Reviewed 4 July 2015 via mobile

As two people who typically do not frequent upscale restaurants, my husband and I had a lovely evening from start to finish at Pikayo. Not quite sure what to expect, we were taken care of from the moment we walked in, seated promptly and given...More

Thank Nicole Z
Wilo B, Owner at Pikayo, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2015

Nicole! Thanks so much for coming by and letting me cook for you. The staff were very happy to have been able to pamper you as well. I do hope we've collectively set a tough standard to beat when dining out. Cheers, Chef Wilo, Owner

Reviewed 4 July 2015

We had two meals here late June and early July 2015. Both were simply outstanding. Although right next door to the very loud casino, the restaurant itself is quiet and elegant. The service is fabulous. The menu is as well--it is full of unique dishes...More

Thank B_and_MJ2014
Wilo B, Owner at Pikayo, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2015

B and MJ! Thank you both for your kind and flattering words about my team and my food! Perhaps the best compliment here is that you came back on consecutive evenings -- as a chef, nothing delights me more! Do come again soon. Cheers, Chef...More

Reviewed 3 July 2015 via mobile

When you enter the restaurant it's beautiful, modern and up scale. You are immediately greeted and taken care of by a team that is so attentive that your water never makes it to only half full - they serve Fuji. The menu is simple and...More

Thank Sarah O
Wilo B, Owner at Pikayo, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2015

Sarah! I'm sitting here reading your review with a huge smile on my face. Thank you so much for your very kind words. Sounds like everything was to your liking. Do come back again anytime you're in the area. Cheers, Chef Wilo, Owner

Reviewed 1 July 2015

One of the first and still one of the best upscale/fine dining PR fusion restaurants in PR. If your looking for great service, food and drink don't hesitate to choose this place.

Thank Iwechtex
Wilo B, Owner at Pikayo, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2015

Hey! Such a delight to hear back from you after your meal here. I am very happy to see that everything was to your liking, and certainly hope to have you back. Many thanks! Cheers, Chef Wilo, Owner

Reviewed 30 June 2015

Had lunch there and the waiter was attentive and friendly. The food was delicious and the ocean view alone was worth going to the restaurant.More

Thank marisolm661
Wilo B, Owner at Pikayo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2015

We currently do no t open for lunch. Where you here in a private event or perhaps you have us confused with another experience. If in fact it was a private lunch event at Pikayo, thanks very much for taking the time to write us...More

Reviewed 28 June 2015

Food was fresh and well-presented. We felt that the staff was present, but inobtrusive. Parts of the Hilton were dated and a little dingy-smelling, but the restaurant was clean and open. Dishes were innovative and palate-pleasing. I would recommend for any occasion. It is pricey,...More

Thank moykl
Wilo B, Owner at Pikayo, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2015

Thank you so much for stopping by. I'm glad you loved the food and service! I hope you enjoy the rest of your time here in San Juan. Cheers, Chef Wilo, Owner

Reviewed 25 June 2015 via mobile

Tonight my husband and I dined at Pikayo. The service was impeccable. Remi's eye for detail left nothing to be desired. We started with the special mozzarella, tomato and arugula pesto. The size was perfect. Offering a joyful experience from the creaminess from the mozzarella,...More

Thank Stephanie B
Wilo B, Owner at Pikayo, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2015

Stephanie, I am so pleased to read all of this. You paid such careful attention to each dish -- I'm very flattered that it all stood up to your scrutiny. I'm sorry I was unable to meet you, but please rest assured that I am...More

Reviewed 23 June 2015 via mobile

Chef Wilo Benet is at his best, every detail is covered, creative, flavorful and elegant cuisine with an amazing wine list to pair. Great dining room and bar, the service is at Michelin star level, the wine list is updated daily leaving out the surprises...More

Thank RAR01
Wilo B, Owner at Pikayo, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2015

Thank you so much! Everything my team and I do here is for our amazing guests, and I'm glad that you enjoyed all the details of our experience. Many Thanks for your visit! Cheers, Chef Wilo, Owner

Reviewed 21 June 2015

We are foodies and went to eat in about 10 well-ranked restaurants in San Juan in about 6 days. These included Marmalade (twice), Jose Enrique, Oceano, Perla, Santaella, St. Germain Bistro, etc. Pikayo is clearly the best in every aspect. The food was excellent, the...More

2  Thank Wisetraveller26
Wilo B, Owner at Pikayo, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2015

The best in San Juan! Now that's amazing. I am very pleased that your experience here was one to remember. Good call sampling the small plates -- if there's anything that stood out to you, don't hesitate to let me know the next time you're...More

Reviewed 3 June 2015 via mobile

I have dined at Pikayo many many times throughout the years and always enjoyed the fish since I don't eat meat. Willo makes the perfect fish never overcooked always moist and juicy. However, this time my husband surprised me for my birthday ordering a customized...More

1  Thank Ana715
Wilo B, Owner at Pikayo, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2015

I remember planning that menu! It was very fun experimenting a little and making you something special to try. I hope it was a memorable dining experience! Cheers, Chef Wilo, Owner

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Hi, They do seem to have a risotto dish as well as a fusilli pasta entree. They also have a few salad options and a cheese empanadilla for appetizers. For dessert, they have a chocolate or cheese soufflé. The service is... More
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It's the kind of place where, if you take pride in your appearance, you'll want to dress nicely in evening attire.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
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
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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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