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El Patio de Sam

102 Calle de San Sebastian, San Juan 00901-1198, Puerto Rico
+1 787-723-1149
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good36%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“burger” (47 reviews)
“mofongo” (41 reviews)
“rice and beans” (13 reviews)
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American, Caribbean, Latin, Bar, Puerto Rican, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
102 Calle de San Sebastian, San Juan 00901-1198, Puerto Rico
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were wandering around Viejo San Juan and stopped here to eat. Great rice and beans. Fried pork was delicious. The mofongo has a good garlicky flavor but the texture was not ideal- it seemed to be harder than other places I’ve had it. My...More

Thank Kristina L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a large family group touring Old San Juan and stopped here for drinks. We hit happy hour, including two for one Corona beers. The bartender was friendly and quick, serving all the variety of drinks requested. A great refreshment stop, especially if you...More

Thank Mje12518
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Place has been around for ever . It has A/C and we needed a break from the sun. The staff was nice and helpful. We had a glass of wine and Diet Coke with some yellow plantains. Simple but place was nice and great location...More

Thank thomasjsullivan
Reviewed 6 March 2018

Full of young families, we knew that we would enjoy lunch here; we were not disappointed. We agreed that this was one of the most enjoyable meals that we had in Old San Juan. My Mofango pollo in garlic sauce was served with amarillos and...More

Thank Martin M
Reviewed 4 January 2018

Very nice setting that fits the name (like a patio inside a home). Tables can accommodate families/groups. Included children's menu. Service and excellent with good food at reasonable prices. Was disappointed that they did not have mofongo (shortage of plantain on the island due to...More

Thank Mismatched
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

We had visited the fort and while walking back down to town we were very pleased to find this very unassuming cafe from the outside that opened up be an oasis from the heat. We had the appetizer sample plate, lovely, then each had a...More

Thank Debbie S
Reviewed 26 August 2017

the servic at best is mediocre the food is not what ypu woul expect inthis area of old san juan the locals go mainly to the bar not to eat

Thank Jose C
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

We had a plate that had mini versions of alcapurrias, pastelillos, sorullitos, etc as well as a mofongo with carne frita. Everything was delicious!!!

Thank SouthFloridaCoolmom
Reviewed 11 August 2017

What looks to be a small Cantina type restaurant....opens up inside to a great place for an excellent (or dinner?). Service was very good, but took a while to receive our orders...looks like favorite local place for Families. Food was excellent...and probably one of the...More

Thank Frisbe44
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

Great food, great service and great drinks! Homemade desserts were especially delicious. Also in a great location in San Juan with good prices.

Thank Bill B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 102 Calle de San Sebastian, San Juan 00901-1198, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
  • Phone Number: +1 787-723-1149
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