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Santaella

4.8
4.8
2455 Reviews
$50 and over
Puerto Rican

Chef José Santaella has trained with some of the best chefs in the world, including Ferrán Adriá, Eric Ripert, and Gary Danko. His apprenticeships and successful catering career paved the way for Santaella, his signature restaurant in Santurce's La Placita Marketplace. The decor is rustic yet elegant, with exposed walls, Edison light fixtures, an interior garden, and a sparkling bar. Chef Santaella fuses local and international ingredients to perfectly execute Puerto Rican nouvelle cuisine. The menu is dominated by tapas, which you can easily make into a meal. Favorites include the ahi tuna skewers, goat cheese quesadilla, 'alcapurrias' topped with crab, and foie gras terrine with fruit jelly . The cocktail bar is one of the best on the island, so don't leave without trying one of the concoctions by Santaella's mixologists. -Fodors

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9:00 pm


Booked 37 times today
Experiences are available.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Puerto Rican, Caribbean, Latin / Spanish

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Tue–Fri 11:30 am–5:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (787) 722-7600

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Owned/operated by

    Latinx or Hispanic, LGBTQ

  • Executive Chef

    Chef José Santaella

  • Catering

    For Caterings, please contact: events@santaellapr.com or visit www.josesantaella.com

  • Private party facilities

    For Group Dining Inquiries please visit our website at: http://josesantaella.com/

  • Private party contact

    Kristian Toro: (787) 725-1611

  • Area

    San Juan

  • Cross Street

    La Placita de Santurce

  • Parking Details

    Santaella has valet parking thru Valera Parking ($10) and there are also two public, paid parkings nearby.

  • Public Transit

    Stop #19. Bus lines: A5, B21, M3, B16

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Experiences

  • Large Group Prix Fixe Menu

    USD 110.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    Enjoy a delicious selection of dishes perfectly sized for your group. Select from a variety of dishes to create your custom Santaella 3-course prix fixe menu. Visit our menu section at santaellapr.com to view our group menu options or email us at reservations@santaellapr.com with any questions. Once booked, we will follow up with you to select desired menu. Group menus are required for parties of 11 or more guests. THIS EXPERIENCE IS NON-REFUNDABLE.

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Menu

Corkage Fee: $35 per bottle; red or white wine 750ml, $40 per bottle of sparkling or champagne 750ml, $50 per magnum bottle.

APERITIVOS

  • CROQUETAS DEL DÍAUSD 16.00

    croquettes of the day

    • EMPANADILLAS DEL DÍAUSD 17.00

      turnovers of the day

      • ALCAPURRIASUSD 25.00

        green banana & root vegetable fritters topped with white crab and herb salad

        • QUESADILLA DE QUESO DE CABRAUSD 23.00

          goat cheese quesadilla, honey and white truffle oil dressing, arugulas

          • MORCILLA ARTESANAL CRUJIENTEUSD 21.00

            crispy puerto rican artisanal blood sausage served with puerto rican mayo 'pique' dip

            • ESCARGOTSUSD 18.00

              escargots à la bourguignonne served with baguette toast

              • PULPO ESPAÑOLUSD 32.00

                grilled spanish octopus with fingerling potatoes, smoked paprika mayo, boiled egg, chistorras and green olives. jerez reduction

                • FRITURAS DE MALANGAUSD 15.00

                  malanga root fritters topped with smoked turkey and chicken in tarragon

                  • 'WAGYU BEEF SLIDERS'USD 26.00

                    wagyu beef sliders in freshly baked brioche, blue cheese, local lettuce, tomato, onions, pickles, red wine cilantro mayo

                    • 'BERKSHIRE PORK BELLY BUNS'USD 19.00

                      gua bao buns, sprouts, cucumber, cilantro and oriental sauce

                      • TACOS DE TARTAR DE ATÚNUSD 18.00

                        ahi tuna corn tacos, chipotle sauce, fresh guacamole

                        • BURRATA SOBRE PERAS AL OPORTOUSD 22.00

                          fresh burrata over pears in port wine, nut vinaigrette

                          • CALAMARES FRITOSUSD 19.00

                            oriental-style fried calamari, mildly spicy sauce

                            • 'CURRY POPCORN CHICKEN'USD 18.00

                              popcorn chicken in curry agave sauce

                              • TERRINA DE FOIE GRASUSD 35.00

                                duck foie gras terrine with fresh pineapple jam and nut vinaigrette over brioche toast

                                CRUDOS

                                • PINCHOS DE ATÚNUSD 22.00

                                  ahi tuna skewers marinated in oriental spices, rice paper 'chicharrón'

                                  • CEVICHE DE PETO Y SALMONUSD 32.00

                                    fresh wahoo 'ono' and salmon ceviche in tropical juices, tomato, sriracha, sweet potato

                                    SOPA

                                    • SOPA DEL DÍAUSD 12.00

                                      soup of the day

                                      ENSALADAS

                                      • ENSALADA DE TOMATES CON HELADO DE PARMESANOUSD 19.00

                                        peeled organic cherry tomatoes salad, homemade parmesan cheese ice cream, micro basil, pine nuts, balsamic vinaigrette, focaccia toast

                                        • ENSALADA CÉSAR DE ROMANA Y KALE CON MANZANASUSD 24.00

                                          romaine and kale caesar salad with apples, french baguette toast

                                          • ENSALADA DE AGUACATE CON QUESO DEL PAÍS AL JENGIBREUSD 22.00

                                            fresh avocado salad, local fresh cheese, ginger dressing, thinly sliced onion rings, micro herbs

                                            ESPECIALES

                                            • COLIFLOR GRATINADO CON QUESO DE PAPAUSD 19.00

                                              au gratin cauliflower with cheddar cheese

                                              • NASI GORENG CON SALCHICHAS CHINAS, HUEVO FRITO Y 'CASHEWS'USD 42.00

                                                Indonesian fried rice with chinese sausages, cashews and topped with fried egg

                                                • LACÓN ASADOUSD 34.00

                                                  braised pork shank caramelized and served with potato salad

                                                  • RODABALLO EN SU CAZUELAUSD 49.00

                                                    turbot 'cazuela' with chickpeas, local pumpkin, brussel's sprouts, and sherry wine spanish-style casserole

                                                    • ''HEN OF THE WOODS MUSHROOM'' ASADA SOBRE QUESO DE CABRA EN VINAGRETA DE JALAPENO Y REDUCCION DE PIMIENTO DEL PIQUILLOUSD 22.00

                                                      roasted hen of the woods mushroom over fresh goat cheese, jalapeño vinaigrette and piquillo pepper reduction

                                                      • ALBÓNDIGAS DE CORDEROUSD 23.00

                                                        lamb meatballs with harissa sauce and dates, curry bread toast

                                                        • TACOS DE ENSALADA DE POLLO Y ARANDANOSUSD 17.00

                                                          crispy white corn tortilla tacos chicken salad

                                                          • TOSTADA CIABATTA CON AGUACATEUSD 16.00

                                                            ciabatta toast with avocado, dill shrimp salad

                                                            DEL MAR

                                                            • LUBINA ASADAUSD 62.00

                                                              fresh antarctic seabass over sweet potato purée, caper and piquillo pepper vinaigrette

                                                              • FILETE DE SALMÓN CRUJIENTEUSD 35.00

                                                                pan seared crisp fresh salmon fillet, mustard seed cream sauce, curry and honey roasted baby carrots, horseradish, dill garnish

                                                                • CHILLO FRITO CON TOSTONESUSD 39.00

                                                                  crisp whole fresh red snapper, cilantro mojo, fried green plantains "tostones"

                                                                  • CAMARONES EN CREMA AL AJILLOUSD 42.00

                                                                    jumbo shrimp in garlic cream sauce, plantain, yucca and sweet plantain puerto rican 'trifongo' with bacon

                                                                    CARNES & AVES

                                                                    • FILETE ANGUS EN CREMA DE SETASUSD 58.00

                                                                      certified angus beef filet mignon over mushroom cream sauce served with corn rice with herbs

                                                                      • POLLO DESHUESADO EN CREMA DE SOFRITO CRIOLLOUSD 29.00

                                                                        boneless chicken in creole stew over creamy polenta

                                                                        • PASTELÓN DE CORNED BEEF CON MAJADO DE VIANDAS Y QUESOSUSD 38.00

                                                                          viads purée with corned beef au gratin with varieties of cheeses (serves 2)

                                                                          • CACHETES DE TERNERA EN FRICASÉ CRIOLLO SOBRE PURE DE YAUTIAUSD 49.00

                                                                            veal cheeks in creole stew over 'yautía' root vegetable puree

                                                                            EXTRAS

                                                                            • Side ARROZ BLANCOUSD 7.00

                                                                              White Rice

                                                                              • Side ARROZ Y HABICHUELASUSD 12.00

                                                                                white rice with pink stewed beans

                                                                                • Side ARROZ MAMPOSTEAOUSD 12.00

                                                                                  mixed rice & beans

                                                                                  • Side TOSTONESUSD 12.00

                                                                                    double fried green plantains

                                                                                    • Side AMARILLOSUSD 10.00

                                                                                      sweet plantains

                                                                                      • Side VEGETALES SALTEADOSUSD 14.00

                                                                                        fresh sautéed vegetables

                                                                                        POSTRES

                                                                                        • SANDWICH DE NUTELLA®USD 14.00

                                                                                          nutella sandwich in skillet served with whipped cream

                                                                                          • POT DE CRÈME DE CARAMELO SALADOUSD 14.00

                                                                                            salted caramel pot de crème

                                                                                            • BIZCOCHO DE CHOCOLATE CALIENTE CON HELADO DE VAINILLAUSD 14.00

                                                                                              warm chocolate cake, vanilla ice cream

                                                                                              • BUDIN DE GUINEO Y NUCES, CON MANTECADO DE VAINILLAUSD 14.00

                                                                                                banana bread pudding with nuts and vanilla ice cream

                                                                                                • BAKED ALASKAUSD 14.00

                                                                                                  vanilla ice cream, raspberry sorbet, cake, flambéed meringue

                                                                                                  • COCADAUSD 14.00

                                                                                                    local coconut and almond custard

                                                                                                    • SORBETE DE GUANABANA CON WHIPPED CREAM Y MENTAUSD 10.00

                                                                                                      soursop sorbet with mint and whipped cream

                                                                                                      Last updated: 20 April 2022

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                                                                                                        KaterinaO

                                                                                                        Washington DC

                                                                                                        8 reviews

                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                        8 reviews

                                                                                                        Dined 1 day ago

                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                        Amazing and delicious! Our favorite place in San Juan!

                                                                                                      2. a

                                                                                                        andy1209

                                                                                                        Orange County

                                                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                                                        Dined 1 day ago

                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                        Excellent high quality service! Rafael was the best server. Food was delicious. The only thing is the wait for the food; took a little while for appetizers and meals.

                                                                                                      3. G

                                                                                                        Guille

                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                        Dined 2 days ago

                                                                                                        overall4food5service3ambience3

                                                                                                        We had a great time. What a fantastic meal! The place is a little bit noisy.

                                                                                                      4. OT

                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                        Caribbean

                                                                                                        52 reviews

                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                        52 reviews

                                                                                                        Dined 2 days ago

                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                        Lovely dinner as usual at Santaella. The service is wonderful. The food is delicious. Always an enjoyable experience. Highly, highly recommend.

                                                                                                      5. D

                                                                                                        Debs

                                                                                                        Caribbean

                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                        Dined 2 days ago

                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                        Excellent Lacón Asado, alcapurrias w white crab, empanadillas, chillo frito

                                                                                                      6. RH

                                                                                                        RobertH

                                                                                                        Kansas City

                                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                                        Dined 2 days ago

                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                        Honeymooning in San Juan and visited Santaella per the recommendation of a family member. Best food we’ve had in Puerto Rico so far!

                                                                                                      7. OT

                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                        Chicago

                                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                                        Dined 6 days ago

                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                        Food was amazing, atmosphere was relaxing although small, and our waiter was so funny! We had a great time!

                                                                                                      8. OT

                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                        New York Area

                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                        Dined 7 days ago

                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                        Amazing culinary experience in a beautiful space and fun neighborhood

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                                                                                                        PetyaM

                                                                                                        Washington DC

                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                        Dined 7 days ago

                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                        An amazing trendy place where classy locals hang out. Reservation only and it has to be made more than 2 weeks in advance. But it’s well worth the hype! Food was amazing, drinks were incredible. Highly recommended.

                                                                                                      10. M

                                                                                                        Mildred

                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                        Dined on 13 May 2022

                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                        Always the best experience. Love the food and their team.

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                                                                                                        Quiksilverpr

                                                                                                        Caribbean

                                                                                                        11 reviews

                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                        11 reviews

                                                                                                        Dined on 13 May 2022

                                                                                                        overall4food5service3ambience4

                                                                                                        We had an amazing time. Food was great. Drinks and Wine Selection was great. Prices are the same as fine dining restaurants. Hot cool staff. Bartenders have amazing knowledge in cocktail preparation and presentation. Will return soon

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                                                                                                        franks

                                                                                                        San Diego

                                                                                                        7 reviews

                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                        7 reviews

                                                                                                        Dined on 13 May 2022

                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                        Excellent food

                                                                                                      13. OT

                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                        Philadelphia

                                                                                                        6 reviews

                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                        6 reviews

                                                                                                        Dined on 13 May 2022

                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                        Food, drinks and ambiance were excellent! Will definitely be back.

                                                                                                      14. RR

                                                                                                        RichardR

                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                        Dined on 13 May 2022

                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                        What a gem. Everything was perfect. The food, the service, gorgeous, interesting, delectable. Dress classy this place is nice don't come stumbling in off the beach all Sandy and sunburned. Wear that outfit You've been saving. Pricey but worth it 100%.

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                                                                                                        SimoneZ

                                                                                                        New York Area

                                                                                                        4 reviews

                                                                                                        1.0

                                                                                                        4 reviews

                                                                                                        Dined on 12 May 2022

                                                                                                        overall1food1service4ambience5

                                                                                                        Food was terrible. Flavorless & dull. Too expensive for flavor you could get at Applebees or Chilis. Stay away as there are so many great eating options on Puerto Rico. Will advise everyone to stay away.

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                                                                                                        Nylmie

                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                        Dined on 10 May 2022

                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                        Great customer service, amazing food, and ambiance.

                                                                                                      17. AS

                                                                                                        AndreaS

                                                                                                        New England

                                                                                                        6 reviews

                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                        6 reviews

                                                                                                        Dined on 8 May 2022

                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                        Totally recommend, the food was elevated and delicious! Service was outstanding and the cocktails are a must!

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                                                                                                        Flechaveloz

                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                        Dined on 7 May 2022

                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                        Maravillosa experiencia! Vuelvo!!la ambientación divina, la comida exquisita.

                                                                                                      19. OT

                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                        Austin

                                                                                                        13 reviews

                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                        13 reviews

                                                                                                        Dined on 7 May 2022

                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                        Staff, food and ambience… FANTASTIC.

                                                                                                      20. AS

                                                                                                        AnnabelS

                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                        Dined on 7 May 2022

                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                        This was my third time at the restaurant, and it was the charm. Every aspect was fulfilled. Nicolas took really good care of us. Definitely will be recommended

                                                                                                      21. B

                                                                                                        Brandon

                                                                                                        Columbus

                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                        Dined on 6 May 2022

                                                                                                        overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                        Everything was on point, you can’t go wrong with anything on the menu. But if I had to choose one to definitely try, I would say the goat cheese quesadillas!

                                                                                                      22. N

                                                                                                        Nancyfood

                                                                                                        Birmingham

                                                                                                        20 reviews

                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                        20 reviews

                                                                                                        Dined on 5 May 2022

                                                                                                        overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                        Fun and delicious ! Be sure to save room for dessert !

                                                                                                      23. OT

                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                        Caribbean

                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                        Dined on 5 May 2022

                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                        Great cocktails, great food, great ambiance. Very Chic.

                                                                                                      24. JR

                                                                                                        JennR

                                                                                                        Denver

                                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                                        Dined on 4 May 2022

                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                        JUST WOW! One of the best meals I've ever had. The goat cheese quesadilla is what dreams are made of. Every dish we had was amazing, and the cocktails were delicious. My only regret is that I only came with one other person so I wasn't able to try more things. I highly recommend if you are visiting San Juan. I can't wait to dine there again in the future!

                                                                                                      25. BB

                                                                                                        BettyBoop53

                                                                                                        New York Area

                                                                                                        9 reviews

                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                        3.0

                                                                                                        9 reviews

                                                                                                        Dined on 4 May 2022

                                                                                                        overall3food3service5ambience5

                                                                                                        The restaurant has a great vibe. We had tuna tacos which were good but nothing a special. And mashed banana cakes with crabmeat on top as appetizer. They were salty and tasteless. My husband and I shared the.salmon dish which was fair. The avocado and arugula salad was excellent. The cocktails were great. Overpriced for what it is.

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                                                                                                        Sunny

                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                        Dined on 3 May 2022

                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                        We live in NyC and on our way to SB we spend the night in PR just to be able to enjoy this excellent restaurant. The only problem is the noise level is very high for someone that doesn’t hear very well. Think that the Bar might be an option next time. Not sure if one is able to have dinner at the Bar. This is an amazing restaurant with a very talented chief/ staff.

                                                                                                      27. DA

                                                                                                        DuncanA

                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                        Dined on 30 April 2022

                                                                                                        overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                        Truly the chicest restaurant I visited during my time in San Juan. Located at the entrance of La Placita, the party neighborhood, this is placed perfectly to begin a fun night out. Would recommend to anyone visiting the area! Make sure to look up reservations far in advance as this restaurant is just that popular.

                                                                                                      28. OT

                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                        Caribbean

                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                        1.0

                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                        Dined on 30 April 2022

                                                                                                        overall1food3service2ambience3

                                                                                                        I was expecting more about this place. We had to do a reservation 3 weeks in advance. The food was not great, it was just ok. In addition, just after paying the bill, we were asked to leave the table as there was another reservation. Definitely, I will never come back! Very disappointed.

                                                                                                      29. J

                                                                                                        Jeb1234

                                                                                                        Caribbean

                                                                                                        5 reviews

                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                        5 reviews

                                                                                                        Dined on 30 April 2022

                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                        Consistently amazing. The best restaurant in PR period.

                                                                                                      30. KD

                                                                                                        KDinBC

                                                                                                        Washington DC

                                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                                        Dined on 29 April 2022

                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                        Tuna skewers, grilled octopus, burrata over pears, escargot and with a nice glass of wine or two followed with warm chocolate cake. The best sharesie menu ever! Sit at the bar to be entertained by the bartenders!

                                                                                                      31. OT

                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                        Caribbean

                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                        Dined on 29 April 2022

                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                        Excellent food and service

                                                                                                      32. KH

                                                                                                        KimH

                                                                                                        Vancouver

                                                                                                        5 reviews

                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                        5 reviews

                                                                                                        Dined on 29 April 2022

                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                        It was fantastic. Service could not have been better and the food was delicious.

                                                                                                      33. OT

                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                        New England

                                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                                        Dined on 27 April 2022

                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                        We had our favorite meal of the vacation at Santaella. Our server Rafael gave us great recommendations. The goat cheese quesadilla and pork dinner were both phenomenal.

                                                                                                      34. OT

                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                        New York Area

                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                        Dined on 27 April 2022

                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                        This is hands down the best restaurant in Puerto Rico. Amazing experience!

                                                                                                      35. OT

                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                        New England

                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                        Dined on 26 April 2022

                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                        Amazing food and drinks! Cool vibe.

                                                                                                      36. SN

                                                                                                        SandyN

                                                                                                        Caribbean

                                                                                                        4 reviews

                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                        4 reviews

                                                                                                        Dined on 24 April 2022

                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                        The rooftop (Azotea) is lovely! Same excellent food and service, but a great view over La Placita with a nice breeze and at 7 the lights go on and it gets even better. Highly recommend.

                                                                                                      37. OT

                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                        Caribbean

                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                        Dined on 23 April 2022

                                                                                                        overall4food5service5ambience2

                                                                                                        Servicio excelente, comida buena, mi único problema es que personalmente para este tipo de cenas prefiero ambientes más callados, donde se pueda conversar sin tener que alzar la voz. A personas que este tipo de ambiente no les afecte el lugar es recomendable.

                                                                                                      38. NR

                                                                                                        NelkyR

                                                                                                        Caribbean

                                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                                        Dined on 23 April 2022

                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                        Todo estuvo excelente la bebida los aperitivos y el postre. Giovanni fue excelente con sus recomendaciones amable respetuoso y muy servicial

                                                                                                      39. OT

                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                        Caribbean

                                                                                                        4 reviews

                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                        4 reviews

                                                                                                        Dined on 22 April 2022

                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                        Great experience and the food was so good

                                                                                                      40. OT

                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                        Caribbean

                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                        Dined on 22 April 2022

                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                        My favorite restaurant in Puerto Rico! Five stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

                                                                                                      Safety precautions

                                                                                                      • Cleaning & sanitising

                                                                                                        • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
                                                                                                        • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
                                                                                                        • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                                                                                        • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
                                                                                                        • Contactless payment available
                                                                                                      • Protective equipment

                                                                                                        • Waiting staff wear masks
                                                                                                      • Screening

                                                                                                        • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
                                                                                                        • Staff is vaccinated

                                                                                                      FAQs

                                                                                                      You can order delivery directly from Santaella using the Order Online button. Santaella also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Santaella also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (787) 722-7600.

                                                                                                      Santaella is rated 4.8 stars by 2455 OpenTable diners.

                                                                                                      Santaella does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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

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                                                                                                      Delivery

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                                                                                                      Google Map for Santaella

                                                                                                      219 Cll Canals San Juan, PR 00907

                                                                                                      Additional information

                                                                                                      • Cross Street

                                                                                                        La Placita de Santurce

                                                                                                      • Area

                                                                                                        San Juan

                                                                                                      • Hours of Operation

                                                                                                        Lunch Tue–Fri 11:30 am–5:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

                                                                                                      • Cuisines

                                                                                                        Puerto Rican, Caribbean, Latin / Spanish

                                                                                                      • Dining style

                                                                                                        Casual Elegant

                                                                                                      • Dress Code

                                                                                                        Smart Casual

                                                                                                      • Parking Details

                                                                                                        Santaella has valet parking thru Valera Parking ($10) and there are also two public, paid parkings nearby.

                                                                                                      • Public Transit

                                                                                                        Stop #19. Bus lines: A5, B21, M3, B16

                                                                                                      • Payment Options

                                                                                                        AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

                                                                                                      • Owned/operated by

                                                                                                        Latinx or Hispanic, LGBTQ

                                                                                                      • Executive Chef

                                                                                                        Chef José Santaella

                                                                                                      • Additional

                                                                                                        Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                                                                                      • Phone number

                                                                                                        (787) 722-7600

                                                                                                      • Catering

                                                                                                        For Caterings, please contact: events@santaellapr.com or visit www.josesantaella.com

                                                                                                      • Private party facilities

                                                                                                        For Group Dining Inquiries please visit our website at: http://josesantaella.com/

                                                                                                      • Private party contact

                                                                                                        Kristian Toro: (787) 725-1611

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