Comfort Inn & Suites
Del Valle Ave. 1829
Phone: (787) 641-9090
Fax: (787) 993-2555
Bars & Cafes
This upscale eatery serves some of the best steak dishes in the city. Porterhouse, Double Porterhouse, Double Cut Filet Mignon, New York Strip - all feature on the menu. You can whet your appetite beforehand with the seafood appetizers such as Lobster Bisque, Bluepoint Oysters on the Half Shell, and Smoked Pacific Salmon. Among desserts, your best choice would be the sinfully indulgent Chocolate Velvet Cake - it will prepare you for the toll that dining here takes on your wallet!
A view of the San Juan Bay is one of the main features of this steak and seafood restaurant. Mike Fierro, the owner and chef makes an effort to personally welcome all his guests. Known for its theme nights, Wednesday is Mexican night; Thursday and Friday are Bohemian nights, and Sunday is 'Tríos' night. Morgan's décor features walls that are decorated with photographs of local landmarks. The menu offers a variety of meat dishes including t-bone steaks, filet mignon and veal chops. Also on the menu you will find chicken Marsala and paella.
Located on Calle de San Sebastián, Nono's is known by locals and visitors alike as the best bar in the old city, due to its excellent atmosphere and its “hip” crowd. While American specialties like burgers and salads are served, Nono's is best known for the partying spirit of its visitors. Full bar service is also available with frequent Happy Hours. The bar is housed in a colonial-style building overlooking San José Square. There are two floors, the first contains the bar and a seating area and the second features pool tables and other entertainment. The clientele comes from all walks of life.
On the isle of Culebra, across from the harbor, this large, clean establishment maintains a full bar and prepares an array of deli-style sandwiches. The cold beer is refreshing and the pool tables make the place lively, especially with the locals. Disco brings in the Saturday Night Fever crowd. Weekdays, it's much calmer. The owners, Digna Feliciano and Tomás Ayala, have made a lot of fans on the island.
This is a traditional sidewalk bar-café that is located in the middle of Old San Juan on Calle Cristo. Its claim to fame is that the world-famous Piña Colada was invented there. Your knowledge of this makes for great bar banter with the locals. But in addition to the PC, other excellent drinks are available. Nice place to stop in for a 'attitude adjustment', with a traditional Puerto Rican beverage and perhaps some afternoon snacks.
The cuisine of Puerto Rico often features recipes based around the green plantain fruit. The Anamú Bar & Restaurant raises the bar for these dishes, and serves local classics with distinct American and Spanish tweaks. The restaurant building dates back to the 19th Century. Its patio affords views of a sparkling water fountain and the lively street scene. Savor dishes such as Filet Mignon Risotto, Tuna Carpaccio and Malanga Chips, accompanied by Goat Cheese. Do not miss their green plantain fritters, called Arañitas, and their Mofongo, prepared from garlic, shrimp and plantain, and soaked in olive oil. This restaurant frequently invites popular local musicians to treat guests to groovy tunes. It is also a great venue for hosting private functions, with excellent catering services.
This restaurant is on the second floor of a restored mansion next to the world's largest gallery devoted to butterflies. Thousands of framed butterflies adorn the walls. The dining room of 15 tables overlooks a courtyard. The cuisine is tropical and light European fare made with fresh ingredients. You might begin with gazpacho or vichyssoise, follow with quiche or one of the daily specials, and finish with chocolate mousse or the tantalizing raspberry chiffon pie. A full bar offers tropical specialties such as piña coladas and fantasias, a frappé of seven fresh fruits.
One of the latest additions to Hyatt Dorado Beach's dining experience, El Catador Wine Cellar is the perfect respite to enjoy a memorable lunch or dinner with your closest acquaintances. This elegant side room of the Surf Room Restaurant is available for exclusive parties of up to eight people. Additionally, El Catador's exquisite seven-course menu fuses traditional delicacies with Caribbean and Mediterranean ingredients such as fresh mango and pearl pasta. The cellar offers delicious delicacies such as foie gras and baby lamb chops mixed with international ingredients.
All hamburger fans can get a chance to design their own burger at Bistro Burger. This eatery offers a vast selection of meat, cheese, bread and toppings. Guests can match options such as focaccia bread, camembert cheese, chorizo and aioli sauce to come up with novel burgers, that would do Wimpy proud. Their artisanal loaves are procured from local sources. This eco-friendly restaurant uses only reprocessed materials in its interior decor. Their ready-to-eat burgers are named after renowned native painters, including the likes of Jorge Sierra, Rene Benvenutti and Dafne Elvira. In addition to burgers, one can also savor the Caribbean Ropa Vieja, along with a choice of creative cocktails.
Club Lazer is one of the oldest nightclubs in Old San Juan. Located near the cruise ship terminals, it offers three levels, each with its own unique atmosphere and style of music. This is a place to meet and greet singles. A state-of-the-art light show is a major attraction. "International Cruise Ship Night" is the theme on Monday evenings. Doors open at 8p and close whenever the last person leaves. Sundays are reserved for private bookings and college parties.
Divino is one of the more modern tapas bars in Old San Juan, but has quickly captured the attention of both the local and the visiting crowds. It serves the famous, hearty Spanish appetizers in an exhilarating atmosphere. In fact, there are daily Flamenco or Spanish guitar performances. The decor is traditional Spanish tavern-style. Energizing folkloric music is also performed here. Tapas choices include Serrano Ham, Iberian Chorizo, Manchego Cheese, and Ali-Oli Potatoes. There is also full bar service available, with excellent Spanish wines on offer.
Located on the street level of the Banco Popular Building in the middle of Old San Juan, the owner and pianist Carli Muñoz turned this sidewalk café into an Old San Juan institution. Continental creations include duck rissolé, cod dumplings, and filet of salmon with mustard-cream sauce. The seared loin of lamb is known to be one of the best dishes that this excellent restaurant has to offer. Desserts include favorites like Creme Bruleé, Tart Tatin, and the decadent Kahlúa-3-leches. The restaurant has a contemporary New York-style bistro appeal.