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Restaurante Guarare, San Juan, PR

Restaurante Guarare

4.2
4.2
53 Reviews
$31 to $50
Puerto Rican

En el corazón de Santurce…
Gastronomía local, coctelería y ambiente de Santurce. ¡Te esperamos!

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Booked 5 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Puerto Rican, Cocktail Bar, Seafood

  • Hours of Operation

    Tue, Wed 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–1:00 am Sun 11:30 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (787) 722-4013

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Contactless Payment, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Area

    Condado / Santurce

  • Parking Details

    Parking located in rear of the restaurant. There is a $6 parking fee

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

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What 53 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Caribbean

    Hot Spot

  • Caribbean

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Puerto Rico

    Group Bookings

  • Puerto Rico

    Hot Spot

  • Puerto Rico

    Outdoor Eating

  • Puerto Rico

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. LU

    LUISA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Service was great, food was awesome , drinks not so good they can be upgraded

  2. HT

    HTroup758

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 3 May 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    The restaurant is cute, it’s a busy area with restaurants and bars. The music of all the locations could be heard. Service was a little slow but the food and drinks were good.

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a great time. Good servers and incredible music.

  4. NL

    NelsaL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 April 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Great place to spend a couple of hours enjoying music, being outdoors and eating good food.

  5. FR

    FrancesR

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 April 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5

    Music and ambience were great, as well as our waitress. But it seems they were short staff, which made our experience to go from a great night to a disaster. The food took more than an our to get prepared and even when it arrived, the main dish/plates came one by one and the last one was served 20 minutes after the first plate was served.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food and ambience was great! Had live band playing also. The drinks were okay. Would be better but otherwise I highly recommend checking out this local gem

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 March 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience5

    The food was not good at all, ordered spicy crab stuffed avocado and it was imitation crab meat. The food was pretty bland. The servers were very nice and the live music was great. The only downfall was the food was meh.

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 March 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Great place and ambiance! Loved the decor. The location is great, people in the street mingling. We'll definitely go again

  9. G

    Gigi

    Cincinnati

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on 19 March 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Authentic place with excellent live music and tasty food!

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 March 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience5

    Live music and ambiance was great. We waited for over an hour and a half for our entrees and they were all brought out about 30 minutes apart. Food was ok but not great.

  11. NF

    NancyF

    Caribbean

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 March 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Bday with friends, visiting from NYC, they were very satisfied with the food.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 February 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Very good experience overall! Great service!

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was amazing and service was exceptional. Our waitress spoke English and Spanish and was super attentive! Ambiance was perfect and was a great dinner and dancing date night. Park in the lot behind the outdoor seating and if they are super busy, pay the $10 for valet - it’s worth it! Expect it to be loud with live music, but can still hear each other when ordering and chatting. Will def need your Covid vaccine and ID! Definitely make this a spot you check out, if visiting Puerto Rico! 💃

  14. MS

    MiguelS

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    I arrived a bit early before my reservation time and was cordially greeted and accommodated at a temporary table and served a drink right away :) The food and drinks were great and kept flowing. Thanks!

  15. M

    Mick

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    This place will only get better and better like a fine aged wine. Great funky salsa setting in an up and coming art neighborhood, next to the fun Watusi Bar. If you like urban funky chic, this is definitely the place to be. Simple yet great PR local food, but don’t be in a hurry. Homemade takes time. Definitely NOT for snobs.

  16. M

    Marosa11

    Key West

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 13 November 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    It’s an eclectic paradise. From the food to the friendly ambiance.

  17. RC

    RuthyC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 October 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Excelente servicio y ambiente! El Maelo Mule es un must! Regresamos!

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Birthday dinner was excellent. Place is comfortable and service is great.

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 22 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and service.

  20. IW

    IanW

    Portland

    15 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 16 August 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    We had reservations but the restaurant decided to close for the day and didn’t inform us of the cancellation for our dinner. We drove 45 minutes for no reason and were met w complete indifference for their mistake. Unorganized and rude. The layout however seemed like a festive atmosphere

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 14 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Awesome cocktails and excellent food!! Outstanding service!!

  22. V

    Vtsmom

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 13 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved it! Fantastic live music. Great food and drinks. Very friendly service.

  23. J

    Judith

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 12 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    If you're looking to hear great live music, enjoy some dancing, eat great food and sip amazing cocktails head over to this restaurant. I had a wonderful time and staff was so helpful.

  24. L

    Lucas

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 August 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Muy buen ambiente y calidad de la comida. El servicio un poco lento, aunque muy amables todos los meseros. Buena musica. Volveremos

  25. JA

    JuanAntonio

    Houston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 August 2021

    overall4food2service5ambience5

    The food hasn’t been consistent. I would expect for the price to have better and consistent cooking.

  26. MO

    MariaO

    Caribbean

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 31 July 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Excelente ambiente, comida y atención! Regresaré

  27. F

    Family3

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The atmosphere, and service is great

  28. M

    Mari

    Caribbean

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Ambiente excelente! Música en vivo! Meseros de trato amable, respetuoso y súper servicial!!!

  29. S

    Sofia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 July 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Excellentalternative to La Placita in Santurce. Good food and ambiance. Great live music. The indoors is a bit noisy but overall vert good!!!!

  30. MO

    MOME2017

    New York Area

    44 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on 17 June 2021

    overall3food3service5ambience5

    I had visited the place several times using Open Table. The place is spectacular!! This time I made a reservation and our table was outside. In the past months the “standard “ was inside. Can you please modify the seating options? Fortunately we were able to get a table inside. Thanks.

  31. FM

    FrankieM

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 May 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best new hit place where locals enjoy live music. Themed after Salsa popular songs. You will be surrounded by murals, art, music, amazing food and most diverse mix of beautiful locals. Do not miss this hidden gem.

  32. K

    Karem

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 May 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Barrunto cocktail is awesome! The croquetas are amazing and the Kankan with French fries crispy delicious. Only bad thing was the waiting time for the food to come. Approximately one and a half hour. However, the waitress was excellent and kept our beverages running at time!

  33. R

    Ricky

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 2 May 2021

    overall2food3service1ambience3

    Although the waitress was very friendly, we have to wait more than an hour for the main entries. My wife had to wait an extra 30 min for hers ( she just asked for a shrimp salad !!! ). In top of that , they served us the wrong dessert at the end. I think that they have a big problem in the kitchen that has to be fix.

  34. FP

    FrecklesPR

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 1 May 2021

    overall1food5service4ambience5

    I wasn’t able to eat because the parking was full and the other person wasn’t able to get there. We went to other place.

  35. m

    mbloo

    Kansas City

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 21 April 2021

    overall3food2service1ambience4

    When it comes to music and ambience the place is great. And the cocktails are also great. But the service is very inattentive. And the food was pretty bad. Everything was over cooked and dry. So if you are not hungry and live music and sporadic cocktails are what you are aiming for you will be pleased. Otherwise not for you.

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 April 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    You guys allowed us to make reservations when the restaurant closed

  37. E

    Estella

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 April 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The menu embodies Puerto Rican delicacies with a few twist here and there. I ordered empanadillas (highly recommend the Bacalao empanadilla), carrucho salad, pork as the main entree, arroz con gandules and the budin de guineitos and everything was delicious. The servers were outstanding and always checking on our table to see how were and if we needed anything else. The only thing I wish would had gone better was the time it took to get drinks and our food. The restaurant was packed on a Saturday night and the bar and kitchen seemed to be overwhelmed with orders. If you want to have tasty Puerto Rican food in a casual ambience I would highly recommend Guarare.

  38. LP

    LillianP

    Caribbean

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 April 2021

    overall3food3service5ambience4

    Food was good but pricey . Ambience was great and service was outstanding

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 10 April 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Espectacular! Ambiente increíble... comida deliciosa ! Los drinks buenísimos super recomendacion!

  40. d

    dalonso

    New York Area

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on 4 April 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    our waitress was super nice and helpful. Always asking if everything was ok!

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
    • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Restaurante Guarare offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (787) 722-4013.

Restaurante Guarare is rated 4.2 stars by 53 OpenTable diners.

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

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Booked 5 times today
Google Map for Restaurante Guarare

1004 Calle Elisa Cerra San Juan, PR 00907

Additional information

  • Area

    Condado / Santurce

  • Hours of Operation

    Tue, Wed 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–1:00 am Sun 11:30 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Puerto Rican, Cocktail Bar, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Parking located in rear of the restaurant. There is a $6 parking fee

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Contactless Payment, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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