The culinary scene is one of the most influential in the Caribbean and the nightlife is second to none. With top chefs such as José Santaella, Juan José Cuevas, María Mercedes Grubb, Mario Pagán, and José Enrique, and Enrique Piñeiro, Puerto Rico is known for a one-of-a-kind culinary experience. From casual to fancy, San Juan knows how to brunch, lunch, and dinner. Trust us… we’ve tasted a great deal of the area!
The Must Have's
Famed Chef Jose Santaella’s restaurant. Reservations suggested! Located in Santurce.
Original home of the Piña Colada! Located in OSJ.
Great salsa dancing in the late evening. Known for the filming of the Despacito music video.
Awesome outdoor food truck lot with plenty of options for every apetite. Located in Santurce.
Miramar Food Trucks
Miramar Food Trucks
Live music, fun string lights and great drinks, desserts and food.
La Placita is as local as it gets! Full of authentic bars and restaurants. Also great for dancing.
Very authentic local cuisines. Outdoor beach kiosks. Bring cash and support the locals!
A strip of restaurants in Loiza with awesome street art and a mix of infused menus.
What's around the vacation rental
Everything listed below is walkable and/or a quick bike ride.
El Hamburger Burgers | $
El Charo Mexican | $$
Ladis Place Seafood & Puerto Rican | $$$
PizzeleCalzon Local Pizzaria | $$
Akura Sushi | $$
KFC/McDonalds Fast Food | $
Fogo de Chão Steakhouse | $$$
El Mercado De Paseo Caribe Variety | $$-$$$
The Noodle Merchant Asian | $$
Taller de Tapas Spanish/Mediterranean | $$$
Napolitana Pizzaria | $$
Old San Juan
Just a short 2-3 minute Uber, 5-10 minutey bike ride or a 20-30 minute walk and you’ll be in the historic Old San Juan where you will be many restaurants, activities, sights and everything in between.
La Casita de Rones
Beautiful waterside bar with great Caribbean dishes.
A refreshing variety of gelato, sorbet and sugar-free treats.
One of the few that is great for any meal of the day. Native, Caribbean, vegan and gluten free options.
Very tourist-friendly. Small rooms, homey vibes and great for happy hour cocktails.
Avocado lovers rejoice! Curated or custom bowls and gluten-free options.
Café setting brunch spot and chocolate shop. They infuse chocolate into every dish!
Great for the local who doesn’t shy away from a truly Puerto Rican experience from start to finish.
Go for the views of the ocean and La Perla, stay for the cheap drinks and delicious apps!
A must-do historical market-square for anyone visiting Puerto Rico. Founded more than 100 years ago and still functioning as a place to buy fresh produce.
The hottest nightlife scene in San Juan from Thursdays thru Sundays.
A strip of restaurants and bars in Loiza with awesome street art and a creative culinary take of infused food flavors.
Other Must Do's
Gorgeous Boutique hotel located in Condado. Amazing rooftop and sunset views overlooking Condado Bay.
El San Juan
El San Juan
Iconic hotel located in Isle Verde featuring hand-crafted cocktails and the third largest chandelier in the world.
Hotel rootop bar located in Isle Verde overlooked the beach. Wrap around outdoor patio featuring a pool and ocean views.
A newly renovated resort in Condado with restaurants, bars, and a casino as well as live music and great prices!
Oceanfront restaurant located in Condado featuring amazing ocean views, perfect for a delicious drink or a nice dinner.
Newly renovated, the Caribar at the Caribe Hilton is gorgeous, delicious, and walking distance!
Located on Calle Loiza, Panuchos has daily specials for tacos and yummy margaritas.
Gorgeous Boutique hotel located in Condado. Amazing rootop and sunset views overlooking Condado Bay.