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Mario Pagan Restaurant

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4.8
723 Reviews
$30 and under
International

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7:00 pm


Booked 8 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    International

  • Hours of Operation

    Tue–Fri 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (787) 522-6444

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party contact

    Paola Ramos: (787) 522-6444

  • Area

    Condado / Santurce

  • Parking Details

    $10.00 per car

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Corkage Fee: $30 per bottle; red or White wine 750ml, $40 per bottle of sparkling or champagne 750ml Only 3 credit cards per table are accepted. Share entrees have a charge of $8

Bites

  • Yuca Fries, Truffle Oil AïoliUSD 11.00

    • Tuna Tartare, Plantain Tostones, Sesame MayoUSD 12.00

      • Gouda Croquetas, Sweet PapayaUSD 12.00

        • Lamb Alcapurrias, Turmeric ChiliUSD 12.00

          • Escargots Yuca Bacon Mofonguitos, VeloutèUSD 14.00

            Taste

            • Soup of the DayUSD 12.00

              • Baby ArugulaUSD 15.00

                Papaya, Radish, Goat Cheese, Pancetta, Passion Fruit Vinaigrette

                • Warm Brussel SproutsUSD 16.00

                  Smoked Beets, Queso Blanco, Pine Nuts

                  • Angus TartareUSD 18.00

                    Truffle Oil, Shallots, Fried Egg Yolk Emulsion, Plantain Chips

                    • Jumbo Lumb Crab TacosUSD 18.00

                      Mango Papaya Gastrique, Salmon Row

                      Eat

                      • PegaítoUSD 26.00

                        Crispy Chicken Rice, Stewed Beans, Arañitas

                        • Sea ScallopsUSD 48.00

                          Blood Sausage Avocado Crispy Rice, Fennel, Lime Aïoli

                          • Local Yellowtail SnapperUSD 35.00

                            Carrot Passion Fruit Broth, Tomato Romesco, Arañitas

                            • Black Chilean Sea BassUSD 48.00

                              Yuca Truffled Mousse, Asparagus, Port Foie Gras Reduction

                              • Spiny Lobster ThermidorUSD 52.00

                                Shallot Escabeche, Yuca Mofongo, Tarragon Parmesan Panko

                                • Angus Beef Tenderloin FilletUSD 56.00

                                  Apio Gnocchi, Blue Cheese Sauce, Caramelo Onions

                                  • My Lamb Shoulder ConfitUSD 42.00

                                    Goat Cheese and Truffle Cauliflower Risotto, Cranberry Sauce

                                    • Adobo Niman Ranch Double Pork ChopUSD 46.00

                                      Root Veggie Trifongo, Tamarind Reduction

                                      Sides

                                      • PegaítoUSD 16.00

                                        Crispy Chicken Rice

                                        • TostonesUSD 6.00

                                          Double Fried Green Plantains or Breadfruit

                                          • AvocadoUSD 8.00

                                            Pickled Purple Onions

                                            Last updated: 2 February 2022

                                            What 723 people are saying

                                            Overall ratings and reviews

                                            Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                            4.8
                                            4.8 based on recent ratings
                                            • 4.8Food
                                            • 4.8Service
                                            • 4.6Ambience
                                            • 4.5Value

                                            NoiseModerate

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                                            1. OA

                                              OmarA

                                              Baltimore

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined 2 days ago

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Quiet, great ambience, attentive and wonderful servers described dishes perfectly. Food was great! Highly recommend.

                                            2. L

                                              Lauren

                                              New England

                                              8 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              8 reviews

                                              Dined 3 days ago

                                              overall5food5service4ambience5

                                              Suoerb, but Expensive

                                            3. O

                                              Ozsaleem

                                              Indiana

                                              5 reviews

                                              vip
                                              5.0

                                              5 reviews

                                              Dined on 20 May 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Great restaurant, classically finished with amazing trim and attention to detail on the inside. Soon as you enter you know you are somewhere special. Small but seating is perfect that you feel you are dining private. Great menu!

                                            4. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on 17 May 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                              Food was interesting I had the black sea bass which is their signature dish Appetizers where seafood meatballs and fried gouda cheeseballs All were outstanding Will return soon again

                                            5. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              Pittsburgh

                                              2 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              2 reviews

                                              Dined on 14 May 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              A truly magnificent dining experience from the service to the innovative and amazing food. Best in San Juan!

                                            6. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              New England

                                              2 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              2 reviews

                                              Dined on 14 May 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Amazing from top to bottom. Sad at the bar and the bartender took great care to make sure my dining experience was awesome. And the drink he created was outstanding. Go!

                                            7. R

                                              Rafi

                                              Caribbean

                                              11 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              11 reviews

                                              Dined on 10 May 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                              I went to the restaurant with other business people. Food and service were fantastic. the place is quite to either a business meeting or social dinner. Strongly recommended!

                                            8. MF

                                              MatthewF

                                              Cleveland

                                              2 reviews

                                              4.0

                                              2 reviews

                                              Dined on 7 May 2022

                                              overall4food4service5ambience5

                                              While nothing in particular was sub-par, most dishes did not exceed my high expectations. It is definitely worth a visit, but is not the best restaurant in San Juan IMO.

                                            9. B

                                              Bobo

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on 7 May 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                              Mario was excellent and, great food & wine. Ambience good, perfect noise level. I would go back to eat there again.

                                            10. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              New England

                                              3 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              3 reviews

                                              Dined on 6 May 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              We sat in a very intimate corner of this establishment and were treated like VIP all night. We will return!

                                            11. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              Charleston

                                              1 review

                                              3.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on 5 May 2022

                                              overall3food5service3ambience4

                                              We were told the mixology/cocktails here were outstanding, however when we wanted a martini bartenders choice there was no-one who could make it so we ordered wine (a delicious bottle of Spanish wine recommended by their SOM.) The timing of the food was off as they brought us our mains TWO different times even tho we clearly were eating our apps and then tried to tell us they remade it which as someone in the hospitality industry, they only kept it warm. If it wasn’t for that i would’ve given this place 5 stars. The flavors of the food were delicious !

                                            12. JI

                                              JerseyInWonderland

                                              Naples

                                              50 reviews

                                              vip
                                              5.0

                                              50 reviews

                                              Dined on 5 May 2022

                                              overall5food5service4ambience5

                                              Vacation dinner with family including a 2 year old. They were very accommodating. Had high chair. There is no childrens menu so child must eat everything! Food delicious, service lovely. Pace leisurely

                                            13. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on 5 May 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              The food and service were excellent, the favorite dish was the crawfish risotto. Amazing!!!

                                            14. RL

                                              RosaL

                                              New York Area

                                              2 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              2 reviews

                                              Dined on 5 May 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Last night in Puerto Rico (for now) service was impeccable, great suggestions from our server. From drinks (favorite drink I had on the island)appetizer (tacos …. Presentation and taste out if this world, I had the best lamb ever and my sister had a delicious fish dish …. Ended with a chocolate hazelnut soufflé and coffee ! Perfection!

                                            15. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              New England

                                              1 review

                                              vip
                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on 4 May 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Food and service were incredible.

                                            16. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on 3 May 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              El servicio y la comida estuvo excelente.

                                            17. w

                                              wandao

                                              San Francisco

                                              2 reviews

                                              vip
                                              5.0

                                              2 reviews

                                              Dined on 30 April 2022

                                              overall5food4service4ambience5

                                              excellent service Complimentary appetizers were good. Specials with local ingredients.

                                            18. JR

                                              JRmartin027

                                              New York Area

                                              10 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              10 reviews

                                              Dined on 27 April 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              The food was spectacular. Mario never disappoints. Service, ambiance and attention to detail were superb.

                                            19. LM

                                              LenM

                                              Las Vegas

                                              16 reviews

                                              vip
                                              5.0

                                              16 reviews

                                              Dined on 26 April 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Vacation dinner

                                            20. EG

                                              EddaG

                                              Washington DC

                                              13 reviews

                                              vip
                                              5.0

                                              13 reviews

                                              Dined on 26 April 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                              Excellent! Elevated criollo food…one of my favorites!

                                            21. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on 24 April 2022

                                              overall5food5service4ambience4

                                              Exquisite cuisine ! Excellent product at great value, as good as the best.

                                            22. G

                                              Goingout

                                              Caribbean

                                              1 review

                                              vip
                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on 23 April 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                              Todos los platos excelentes. Una combinación ingeniosa y balanceada de platos de la cocina local con elementos de la cocina gourmet internacional. Una carta de vinos para satisfacer todos los gustos.

                                            23. AT

                                              AlejandroT

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on 22 April 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Amazing experience. The food was delicious. The attention was excellent.

                                            24. s

                                              starlas

                                              Philadelphia

                                              8 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              8 reviews

                                              Dined on 21 April 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Exceptional meal- beautiful ambiance would highly recommend.

                                            25. JR

                                              JRL1

                                              Jacksonville

                                              16 reviews

                                              4.0

                                              16 reviews

                                              Dined on 19 April 2022

                                              overall4food4service5ambience5

                                              Overcooking of fish is never good… overcooking Cartucho is a sin… not taking it off the bill…well.

                                            26. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              New England

                                              3 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              3 reviews

                                              Dined on 19 April 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Loved it! Great service, great food, great ambiance!

                                            27. GB

                                              GregoryB

                                              Denver

                                              19 reviews

                                              vip
                                              5.0

                                              19 reviews

                                              Dined on 9 April 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              We thoroughly enjoyed our evening at Mario Pagan's. The food was amazing and the presentation and service were exceptional!

                                            28. DJ

                                              DianeJ

                                              New York Area

                                              8 reviews

                                              vip
                                              4.0

                                              8 reviews

                                              Dined on 7 April 2022

                                              overall4food4service4ambience4

                                              Good dinner particularly dessert - try coconut cake They kick you out unceremoniously after exactly 2 hrs Says this on the menu!!

                                            29. RS

                                              RogerS

                                              San Francisco

                                              1 review

                                              3.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on 3 April 2022

                                              overall3food2service4ambience4

                                              Given the dozen other fabulous restaurants in the area at a fraction of the cost, I had high expectations. Goes to prove name alone does not equate to quality / good value. Every dish was extremely salty, rookie mistake. We ordered four main courses and all of them lacked the vibrant flavors I expect in Puerto Rican influenced dishes. I’d avoid this restaurant and use you money to support less know local talent such as Aqui Se Puede.

                                            30. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              New York Area

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on 3 April 2022

                                              overall5food4service5ambience4

                                              Excellent and exquisite.

                                            31. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              Caribbean

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on 2 April 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Mario Pagan Restaurant = Perfection.

                                            32. G

                                              Gis11

                                              Caribbean

                                              6 reviews

                                              vip
                                              5.0

                                              6 reviews

                                              Dined on 2 April 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Excellent as usual! The food and service impeccable!

                                            33. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              Los Angeles

                                              9 reviews

                                              vip
                                              5.0

                                              9 reviews

                                              Dined on 1 April 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Highly highly highly recommend Mario Pagan Restaurant. The food was fantastic and the cocktails were terrific. Our waitress was attentive, knowledgeable, and provided us with excellent suggestions. We will return next time we are in San Juan.

                                            34. MV

                                              MarymarV

                                              Caribbean

                                              11 reviews

                                              vip
                                              5.0

                                              11 reviews

                                              Dined on 1 April 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              My new favorite 💓 so delicious

                                            35. K

                                              johnK

                                              Denver

                                              4 reviews

                                              vip
                                              5.0

                                              4 reviews

                                              Dined on 1 April 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              The meal was perfect from start to finish. I complimented the staff and chef.

                                            36. P

                                              Penny

                                              New Orleans

                                              19 reviews

                                              vip
                                              5.0

                                              19 reviews

                                              Dined on 31 March 2022

                                              overall5food5service4ambience4

                                              Fantastic food. 4 of us ordered something different and all was excellent. Esp likes the Sea bass, pork chop and lobster thermador for entrees. Both apps and bread yummy as well as chocolate soufflé. Only room for improvement was additional wine by the glass options to try different pairings(although multiple bottles available at varied prices). There was a prolonged lag between app and entree, otherwise… The best restaurant I’ve been to in a long time.

                                            37. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              Chicago

                                              2 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              2 reviews

                                              Dined on 31 March 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Great food and great service!

                                            38. M

                                              Marimar86

                                              New York Area

                                              24 reviews

                                              2.0

                                              24 reviews

                                              Dined on 31 March 2022

                                              overall2food2service4ambience1

                                              My plate scallops was good, perfect portion but cold. My partners plate steak was overcooked. The best part of the experience was BYOB but was charged $30 to open bottle. The worst part was the room temperature, freezing which made everything even colder. They said they regulate it but my partner left restaurant to get us sweaters.

                                            39. JM

                                              JeffreyM

                                              New England

                                              2 reviews

                                              3.0

                                              2 reviews

                                              Dined on 26 March 2022

                                              overall3food4service3ambience3

                                              Delicious options, although meager portions were somewhat of a disappointment

                                            40. T

                                              Tara

                                              New York Area

                                              3 reviews

                                              vip
                                              5.0

                                              3 reviews

                                              Dined on 25 March 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Highly recommend the crab tacos (they’re tiny!), yuca anything, chicken crispy rice, and the scallops! Service and food was great.

                                            Safety precautions

                                            • Cleaning & sanitising

                                              • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
                                              • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
                                              • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
                                              • Contactless payment available
                                            • Physical distancing

                                              • Limited number of seated diners
                                            • Protective equipment

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

                                              • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
                                              • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
                                              • Staff temperature check required

                                            FAQs

                                            Mario Pagan Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (787) 522-6444.

                                            Mario Pagan Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 723 OpenTable diners.

                                            Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                                            Booked 8 times today
                                            Google Map for Mario Pagan  Restaurant

                                            1110 Ave Magdalena San Juan, PR 00907

                                            Additional information

                                            • Area

                                              Condado / Santurce

                                            • Hours of Operation

                                              Tue–Fri 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm

                                            • Cuisines

                                              International

                                            • Dining style

                                              Casual Elegant

                                            • Dress Code

                                              Casual Dress

                                            • Parking Details

                                              $10.00 per car

                                            • Payment Options

                                              AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                            • Additional

                                              Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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