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Fabula, San Juan, PR

Fabula

4.4
4.4
148 Reviews
$31 to $50
Caribbean

Join us for a unique culinary experience by Chef Yamil Ruiz. Must try our signature Pina Colada Tuna Tartare, Lobster Mac & Cheese or our Korobuta Pork Chop. Our waiters will provide dedicated sugestions for wine pairings and our original coctail list. Enjoy great food and service in a trendy setting in the heart of Condado!
787-520-9880 for special requests or private events.

2x1 Margaritas on 5 de MAYO.
LIVE Music for Mother's Day and Fathers Day Brunch.

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Booked 3 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Caribbean, Puerto Rican, International

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Sun 10:00 am–1:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (787) 520-9880

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Yamil Ruiz

  • Catering

    We have a room for private events. Call us for more details. 787-520-9880

  • Area

    Condado / Santurce

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeaway, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Menu #1

  • Black Bean SoupUSD 12.00

    Crispy plantain corn purée, salsa verde, fresh cheese, piquillo pepper marmalade

    • Piña Colada Luna TartareUSD 22.00

      Coconut rum infused pineapple, avocado mouse, marinated tuna, yautia crumble

      • Deconstructed Crab AlcapurriaUSD 15.00

        Sweet and spicy aioli (pique mayo)

        • Marinated Skirt Steak SkewersUSD 25.00

          With sweet plantain chimichurri, blistered cherry tomatoes

          • Chayote SaladUSD 10.00

            Carrots, chayote, peppers, cilantro, mint, lemonade vinaigrette

            Menu #2

            includes one side

            • Coconut Chicken CurryUSD 26.00

              Roasted coconut and garlic white rice

              • Jerk Butter Poached LobsterUSD 56.00

                Local alcapurria, caribbean pearl couscous, rum mango salsa

                • Kurobuta Pork ChopUSD 40.00

                  Chickpea pork belly ragu, caramelized onions, roasted sweet potatoes

                  • Short Rib MangúUSD 32.00

                    "Pastelon style" layered short ribs topped with mozzarella cheese and finished with a garlic and herb cream sauce

                    • Pan Seared HalibutUSD 35.00

                      Guava mango glazed halibut topped with a mixture of sesame seeds over a bed of White bean mash along with roasted carrots

                      • Pumpkin SteakUSD 26.00

                        Roasted pumpkin with Pepita crust over a truffle vinaigrette kale salad

                        Sides

                        • MangúUSD 7.00

                          • Tostones "Fried Plantains" with Boricua AioliUSD 5.00

                            • Chicken Sausage Mamposteao "Mamposteao de Longaniza"USD 8.00

                              • Crispy Moringa Spiced Brussels SproutsUSD 5.00

                                • Roasted Vegetables "Vegetates Rostizados"USD 6.00

                                  Desserts

                                  • Coquito Tres LechesUSD 12.00

                                    • Guava CheesecakeUSD 8.00

                                      • Carrot CakeUSD 8.00

                                        • Orange & Grand Marnier Créme BruleeUSD 12.00

                                          • Chocolate Cheese CakeUSD 12.00

                                            • Khalua Ice CreamUSD 9.00

                                              • Basil Mint Chocolate Chip Ice CreamUSD 9.00

                                                Truffles & Bubbles

                                                miercoles, 22 de septiembre

                                                • Truffles & Bubbles

                                                  4 trufas y 4 copas, degustacion de champgne, vinos espomosos y cava, trufas de chocolate

                                                  • por personaUSD 65.00

                                                Last updated: 1 February 2022

                                                What 148 people are saying

                                                Overall ratings and reviews

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                                                4.4
                                                4.4 based on recent ratings
                                                • 4.4Food
                                                • 4.6Service
                                                • 4.5Ambience
                                                • 4.1Value

                                                NoiseQuiet

                                                Loved For

                                                • Puerto Rico

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                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  Tahoe

                                                  11 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  11 reviews

                                                  Dined 7 days ago

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  What a hidden gem. The food was really special and unlike so many restaurants in Puerto Rico they are light on the salt which really allows the flavors to come out. The Lobster Mac & Cheese was fantastic as well as the Stuffed Avocado with short ribs. And the service and ambiance was perfect. DEFINITELY going back!

                                                2. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  1 review

                                                  2.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 8 May 2022

                                                  overall2food2service3ambience4

                                                  they dint have half of the menu, on mother day

                                                3. XP

                                                  XaimaraP

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 8 May 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Excellent restaurant! Love it! The ambience was great, service excellent, food..OMG speechless! Cant wait to visit again!

                                                4. AR

                                                  AilenR

                                                  1 review

                                                  4.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 8 May 2022

                                                  overall4food4service3ambience4

                                                  La mesera deberia montitorear con más frecuencia las mesas para ver si el cliente necesita algo adicional y que no espere mucho

                                                5. MA

                                                  MaritzaA

                                                  New York Area

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 1 May 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Excellent!! Chef was nice!

                                                6. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  Caribbean

                                                  1 review

                                                  3.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 30 April 2022

                                                  overall3food2service5ambience3

                                                  The Service was great but the food and the drinks were ok. It was our 2nd time there and menu is very limited. The couple next to us were very load so they made our date miserable. We ordered chicken curry with rice and the mangu with ribs, the ribs were burn and rice was over cook. They need to redesign the menu.

                                                7. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  Los Angeles

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  4.0

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  Dined on 29 April 2022

                                                  overall4food5service4ambience5

                                                  Food was excellent, little bit expensive for what it was but would recommend

                                                8. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  New England

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 23 April 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  The food was delicious and the cocktails were creative and excellent! Chef Yamil Ruiz came to our table and chatted with us and we discussed the Caribbean elements of his recipes. Our wait person made sure our meal was spaced appropriately. My wife and I enjoyed every aspect of the experience.

                                                9. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  Austin

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 23 April 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  It was absolutely fabulous, would recommend 10 out of 10 times

                                                10. NR

                                                  NicoleR

                                                  New York Area

                                                  13 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  4.0

                                                  13 reviews

                                                  Dined on 13 April 2022

                                                  overall4food4service5ambience2

                                                  Party of 10 from New York. Food allergies were almost missed. Food was good if slow even though there were only 2 tables (one large and one small) in the entire restaurant. Creative cocktails. 3 of 6 desserts were not available. Sound absorbers above table were stained with food.

                                                11. GB

                                                  GregoryB

                                                  Denver

                                                  19 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  5.0

                                                  19 reviews

                                                  Dined on 10 April 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Great food and ambience! We were very impressed with the presentation and quality of the food. We had a great evening.

                                                12. CK

                                                  CaptnKeith

                                                  Memphis/West TN

                                                  8 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  8 reviews

                                                  Dined on 9 April 2022

                                                  overall5food4service4ambience5

                                                  Excellent service and food creative cocktails. Great hospitality.

                                                13. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  Baltimore

                                                  33 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  5.0

                                                  33 reviews

                                                  Dined on 3 April 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience3

                                                  Excellent food very authentic. Service was great. Would go again

                                                14. LG

                                                  LourdesG

                                                  Caribbean

                                                  7 reviews

                                                  2.0

                                                  7 reviews

                                                  Dined on 11 March 2022

                                                  overall2food2service4ambience4

                                                  The ambiance and the service are very good. Nevertheless, the food is not worth the price in terms of flavor.

                                                15. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  Philadelphia

                                                  1 review

                                                  2.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 10 March 2022

                                                  overall2food2service4ambience4

                                                  Attractive room, attentive service, chef came out and did rounds which was nice. But prices are super high and the flavors on what we ordered (halibut and short rib mofongo) didn’t seem to jive at all. Way too expensive for what it is. If prices were more reasonable I’d maybe go back and try again.

                                                16. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  New England

                                                  1 review

                                                  vip
                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 9 March 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  We loved everything about Fabula! The staff was friendly and attentive and each course came just when we were ready for it. Every single thing we ate was amazing, and the combination of local food and traditional fair was wonderful. The restaurant was small and uncrowded so we could hear each other easily. Even the bathrooms were beautiful! Thank you for such a lovely evening.

                                                17. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  N. Ireland

                                                  1 review

                                                  2.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 6 March 2022

                                                  overall2food2service3ambience3

                                                  Disappointing experience - the food was bland and extremely expensive for what we received. The service was fine albeit a little over attentive. The best food in San Juan is definitely at the cheaper end of the scale!

                                                18. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  1 review

                                                  2.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 17 February 2022

                                                  overall2food1service5ambience5

                                                  Place is nice and clean, very good service. Ideas of recipes are great, but it wasn’t fresh. Just microwave dinner.

                                                19. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  Atlanta

                                                  1 review

                                                  vip
                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 16 February 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  We had a lovely date night. Creative, delicious cocktails, good wine list, creative menu with local seafood and traditional offerings notched up with elegant presentations. The service was great. We will definitely return to explore more of their offerings.

                                                20. L

                                                  Luis

                                                  Caribbean

                                                  4 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  4 reviews

                                                  Dined on 15 February 2022

                                                  overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                  Very nice special Valentines dinner

                                                21. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  Washington DC

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  4.0

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  Dined on 14 February 2022

                                                  overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                  Valentines Menu - Everything was very good. Didn’t love the Prix Fixe Menu in its continuity and profile. Some inventive items executed really well. Interesting combinations and flavor profiles. Ambiance, live music and service were great. A bit on the paced side but makes sense. Will be going back.

                                                22. EF

                                                  EmanuelF

                                                  Caribbean

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  3.0

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  Dined on 14 February 2022

                                                  overall3food3service5ambience5

                                                  Entiendo que para lo que se pago por 4 cursos es un poco elevado. Falto el factor sorpresa para el valor de lo pagado.

                                                23. IW

                                                  IsaacW

                                                  New York Area

                                                  3 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  5.0

                                                  3 reviews

                                                  Dined on 14 February 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Far beyond our expectations, a great experience, amazing service, would highly recommend!

                                                24. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  New England

                                                  4 reviews

                                                  4.0

                                                  4 reviews

                                                  Dined on 14 February 2022

                                                  overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                  Food and service were good. I would go back and recommend.

                                                25. IJ

                                                  IreneandJohn

                                                  Columbus

                                                  24 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  5.0

                                                  24 reviews

                                                  Dined on 14 February 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Everything is exceptional here! The food was delicious and the service was outstanding. We will definitely be back to sample more of their delicious menu items.

                                                26. F

                                                  Frank

                                                  Caribbean

                                                  6 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  5.0

                                                  6 reviews

                                                  Dined on 30 January 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Outstanding service, outstanding food. Personalized service!

                                                27. M

                                                  Mari

                                                  Caribbean

                                                  3 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  3 reviews

                                                  Dined on 30 January 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  El Brunch: fenomenal! Aroma y sazón! Plateo: Espectacular!

                                                28. CG

                                                  ColinG

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 30 January 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Hidden gem of Condado. The only thing better than the lounge atmosphere and impeccable service is the exquisite food. We came with a group of 7, and the staff was able to accommodate us last-minute with no problem. The menu is incredibly diverse (able to accommodate vegetarians and vegans), and the cocktail list was equally impressive. Highly recommend!

                                                29. FA

                                                  FrancesA

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 26 January 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  The service and the food were excellent. The waitress very proactive and diligent.

                                                30. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  Denver

                                                  1 review

                                                  vip
                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 20 January 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Lovely! Dinner was great and included a nice chat with the chef.

                                                31. MA

                                                  MARYSOLV

                                                  New York Area

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 5 January 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Excellent ambiance, outstanding service and awesome & exquisite food. We will definitely go again and highly recommend it!!

                                                32. c

                                                  cmsbelt

                                                  Washington DC

                                                  105 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  4.0

                                                  105 reviews

                                                  Dined on 2 January 2022

                                                  overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                  A great experience! As an appetizer, I ordered the deconstructed crab alcapurria. However, they were out of crab and substituted short ribs. Had I understood, I would have probably ordered a different wine than the Gyotsku white blend. Nonetheless, the yucca fritters on a bed of shredded short rib with a spicy aioli was delicious. For the main, I had the jerk butter poached lobster. They were out of couscous, so the server offered me a second side dish instead of the usual just one. I ordered crispy Brussels sprouts and roasted vegetables. The crispy Brussels and the roasted vegetables were delicious. My lobster, however, was just okay. Nothing wasn’t specifically wrong with it, but it didn’t have that tender sweetness I experienced with butter poached lobster tail elsewhere. I was really looking forward to the basil mint chip ice cream but they were out. (One theme of the meal was “we are out.” Supply disruptions due to COVID etc are understandable. What I have trouble understanding is why an online menu (no paper copies due to COVID) seems to be so difficult to update.) However, the tres leches was delicious. Service was excellent: friendly and attentive. The chef came out to explain the substitution of short ribs for crab in the appetizer. There was no shortage of attention. They don’t access American Express but accept Apple Pay. Not perfect, but an excellent meal. I would try Fabula again.

                                                33. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  Caribbean

                                                  10 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  3.0

                                                  10 reviews

                                                  Dined on 31 December 2021

                                                  overall3food2service5ambience3

                                                  This is my second time at Fabula. I really enjoyed my first visit. The food, ambiance and service were REALLY good. This time around, I was very disappointed. My friend and I paid $159.00 per person to have a “food” experience in New Year’s Eve. We knew it was a fixed menu. I thought maybe a 4-5 course meal or a wine pairing. The $159.00 included an appetizer, a main entree and a dessert. No drinks or anything else included. In my case, I chose the plantain soup, the surf & turf (filet mignon and 2 scallops) and a tres leches. The food was ok but not great. I was expecting something that WOW me. My friend had a lobster bisque, salmon and a creme brulee. She is vegetarian but the vegetarian option was eggplant. She chose the salmon because she couldn’t imagine herself paying 159.00 for eggplant. On the positive side, the service was excellent. I hope their management do things differently in the future.

                                                34. SW

                                                  StephenW

                                                  New York Area

                                                  21 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  5.0

                                                  21 reviews

                                                  Dined on 29 December 2021

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Great food and live jazz music. In the midst of Pandemic no less…

                                                35. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  New York Area

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  Dined on 28 December 2021

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  This place is amazing !! The food was incredible as well as the service. A MUST go to when in PR.

                                                36. KC

                                                  KristineC

                                                  Washington DC

                                                  4 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  4 reviews

                                                  Dined on 27 December 2021

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  We were greeted by the owner who was gracious and welcoming. The restaurant is modern and minimalist which allows your attention to be paid to the amazing food!! Every course was special and delicious :-)

                                                37. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 27 December 2021

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Fuimos a Fabula a celebrar nuestro Aniversario. La comida estuvo exquisita, el servicio excelente, y el ambiente muy agradable. La dueña, Yamil Ruiz, nos recibió de manera muy atenta y se mantuvo pendiente de que todo corriera bien. Definitivamente vamos a volver pronto.

                                                38. NM

                                                  NancyM

                                                  New England

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  2.0

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  Dined on 26 December 2021

                                                  overall2food3service2ambience3

                                                  Overall, we were disappointed with our dinner.- The service was very slow. They were out of several items on the menu. The portions were quite small. We would t go running back.

                                                39. V

                                                  Vivi

                                                  London

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  2.0

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  Dined on 26 December 2021

                                                  overall2food3service3ambience3

                                                  Food - main entree was too salty (maybe just for me) Drink - I ordered a virgin cocktail since I am allergic to alcohol, although I could not taste any alcohol in my drink, I still had mild reaction after I finished the drink, so I think it contained some alcohol. The drink was good though. Service - short of staff during the Xmas season, so service was acceptable. They also offered free treats.

                                                40. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  Chicago

                                                  1 review

                                                  4.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 26 December 2021

                                                  overall4food4service3ambience4

                                                  Visiting from Chicago this was our Christmas Day dinner. The owner/hostess was great. She explained the staffing shortage/ hence the wait for our good to arrive was longer than normal but being told upfront was nice. They had live music and the food and ambiance was nice. It’s a small restaurant but it was nice for any occasion.

                                                Safety precautions

                                                • Cleaning & sanitising

                                                  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
                                                  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
                                                  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
                                                  • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                                  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
                                                  • Contactless payment available
                                                • Physical distancing

                                                  • Limited number of seated diners
                                                  • Distancing maintained in common areas
                                                  • Extra space between tables
                                                • Protective equipment

                                                  • Waiting staff wear masks
                                                  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
                                                • Screening

                                                  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
                                                  • Diner temperature check required
                                                  • Staff temperature check required
                                                  • Contact tracing information collected

                                                FAQs

                                                You can order delivery directly from Fabula using the Order Online button. Fabula also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (787) 520-9880.

                                                Fabula is rated 4.4 stars by 148 OpenTable diners.

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                                                Booked 3 times today
                                                Google Map for Fabula

                                                60 Condado Ave San Juan, PR 00907

                                                Additional information

                                                • Area

                                                  Condado / Santurce

                                                • Hours of Operation

                                                  Brunch Sun 10:00 am–1:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

                                                • Cuisines

                                                  Caribbean, Puerto Rican, International

                                                • Dining style

                                                  Fine Dining

                                                • Dress Code

                                                  Smart Casual

                                                • Parking Details

                                                  Street Parking

                                                • Payment Options

                                                  MasterCard, Visa

                                                • Executive Chef

                                                  Yamil Ruiz

                                                • Additional

                                                  Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeaway, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                                • Phone number

                                                  (787) 520-9880

                                                • Catering

                                                  We have a room for private events. Call us for more details. 787-520-9880

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