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“Fantastic food!”
Review of Jose Enrique

Jose Enrique
Ranked #33 of 1,164 Restaurants in San Juan
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Caribbean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours
Description: Located in the Placita de Santurce, the local farmers' market in the heart of San Juan and a very popular Friday night hangout among the locals.
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

We stopped by here for a brunch thanks to the Yelp reviews. Somehow found some street parking nearby and thanks to all reviews we were able to spot the 'pink building'.

The food and staff were absolutely amazing!! We ordered a crab appetizer, tuna and the beef curry. We also ordered the avocado salad and boy was it good!!

Wanted to go back for the deboned yellow snapper but never managed to squeeze into the trip but highly recommended!

Thank RahulK5485
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Reviewed 13 December 2017

After a week of eating small, local mom and pop restaurants, a few trends emerged. First, the food scene in San Juan especially Old San Juan is delicious, flavorful, made with love and derived from old family recipes. Second, the time in which you will wait to be served, follow up service, food delivery and getting your bill may be a world record in the worst customer service ever. Don't get me wrong, there has not been one server or restauranteer that has been rude or generally a crappy person. It's seemingly a general lack of intensity that can be found in the continental US. Jose Enrique restaurant breaks that mold and provides excellent food with remarkable service. The restaurant is fairly small and encourages reservations, you should try to dine early or late to avoid the rush. Trust me, you should absolutely eat small local restaurants and be adventurous, Jose Enrique is a rare gem so don't pass up this unique take on Puerto Rican dishes with great service.

Thank BB_GW-Doc
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Reviewed 6 December 2017

It had been recommended to me before but I never went because I heard it was very expensive. It is expensive but not that much more than many chain restaurants but it offers a truly excellent dining experience where you get value for your money. It a simple layout and the menu is on a blackboard placed on a chair next to your table but great food. The staff is friendly and service prompt. It does get crowded but its worth the wait.

It is located next to the La Placita a very popular night time area in Santurce for eating drinking and music.So before or after you can explore

Parking can be a problem so take a taxi or Uber or go early.

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Thank Jim G
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Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

Our group of seven was not disappointed with the food or service after visiting this place! The waitress was great and made sure we tried many of their signature dishes! Our group tried 9 different apps and 5 different dinners....would order every single one again! The menu changes daily which sets the place apart from others we’ve tried. We ended the night with desserts that also did not disappoint! If you have the opportunity check this little pink house out!!

Thank Katie B
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Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

Best food I have had here yet! Servings were sizeable and I left the table satisfied, with a new appreciation for a dining experience. Denise, out waitress, was also amazing and kind, and attentive as well! Highly recommended, even the setting in the center of a real town with real people!

Thank Kurt K
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