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El Meson De Melquiades

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Carretera #15 Ramal #741 | km 0.5 BO. Culebra Alto, Cayey 00736, Puerto Rico
+1 787-738-4083
Sun 11:00 - 19:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 20:00
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Awesom restaurant the atmosphere and the view is excellent. The food is fantastic and delicious. Great place to go with family and friends, and to celebrate any special day.

Thank Brenda R
Puerto Rico
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23 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is an incredible Puertorrican flavors restaurant. Great Food, excellent service. This is a family owned restaurant. The "Alcapurrias de Corned Beef" and Yautia Soup are delicious. The also have veal, Buffalo and Jabalí. Pork chops are full of flavors. I recommend this place for everyone who's looking For a great place To eat in Cayey. You can enjoy the... More 

Thank carrasqh
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 8 April 2017

When you visit this place you have to try the Alcapurrias filled with corn beef (puertorrican style) they are delicious. The rest of the menu is just as good. They were six of us and we tried different things and we were very happy with our choices. The terrace in the back is nice, comfortable and cool weather feels really... More 

Thank Rosin T
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

On a Sunday, the place was crowded. As always everything was superb! Excellent filet mignon and cod fish fillet. Service is top of all the restaurants in Puerto Rico.

Thank Jorge T
Miami, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Food is excellent. Service is personal . Ask for the corned beef alcapurrias, they are really good! The trip is worth it.

Thank delmysantiago
Cayey, Puerto Rico
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Visit El Meson de Melquiades is always a great experience because of the menu options, the taste, the service!! I highly recommend this place for family, couple, business.

Thank Abigail R
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Level Contributor
112 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017

it has been a landmark for many years. it started selling " Alcapurrias" filled with corn beef .there is no there place to find them. The fish is fresh, as the quality of the beef is prime. the service is friendly and is not overly expensive. will return soon.

Thank Julio G
Level Contributor
15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Lobster bisque was great, pumpkin soup good too. Nice ambient, very clean, famous restaurant in Cayey. I ordered cayos, the flavor was good but the portion too small, served in a cereal bowl, with white rice $11. My wife ordered Guanimes with Cod fish $9, very good. prices range from $9 to $34.

Thank Dasb01
San Juan Metro Region, Puerto Rico
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84 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017

It was an empty Saturday, we ordered two churrascos, rice and beans, avocados and two cokes. $90.00. Meat was without meat taste, rice and beans tasless, waiter had to be called twice, they do not pay attention to customers although it was an empty restaurant with four or five customers. He was called to retrieve empty dishes and empty cokes.... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 January 2017

The best combination in the island of amazing food, drinks, great view and even greater service. The travel to the restaurant itself is a whole experience being on top of a mountain where you experience a cold weather (considering you are in the Caribbean) and a beautiful view. Everything on the menu is absolutely great, I personally adore the mushrooms... More 

Thank Tishilu

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$25
Caribbean, Latin, Puerto Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, View, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Carretera #15 Ramal #741 | km 0.5 BO. Culebra Alto, Cayey 00736, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  Cayey
  • Phone Number: +1 787-738-4083

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?