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Cafe Esperanza - CLOSED

250 Res San Jose, San Juan 00907-4324, Puerto Rico
+1 787-722-5452
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good28%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
28 Jul 2012
“Great lunch!”
15 Jul 2012
“Great little hole in the wall!”
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Caribbean, Latin, Cafe, Spanish, Puerto Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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250 Res San Jose, San Juan 00907-4324, Puerto Rico
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11 - 20 of 21 reviews

Reviewed 8 March 2012

They have the best mojitos and they had a good selection of sandwiches. What loved about the sandwiches were the fresh ingredients used.

Thank Gunjan05
Reviewed 23 February 2012

We wondered the streets of Puerto Rico for hours longing for a delicious meal to nourish our fatigued bodies. Every cafe we passed turned out to be some kind of souvenir shop pretending to serve food. At deaths door the hungry travellers stumbled upon a...More

Thank Chris C
Reviewed 23 December 2011

Have a mojito or a sangria and take in old san juan. Not the fastest service but worth the wait. The food and drinks were the best we had in old san juan. And the atmosphere/local flavor were great as well.

Thank Palestineag
Reviewed 17 December 2011

We came across this place while walking through Old San Juan and feel lucky we did! It is a small place with a warm atmospere. The salmon burger and salad was fantastic! The mojito was even better!! And nothing could top the service.

Thank Gary W
Reviewed 17 December 2011

They made great mojito for us. One was original, the other with passion fruit flavor. After a long and hot afternoon walk, we just crashed into the chairs in front of the the front door. The lady was charming and sweet. The mojito really powered...More

1  Thank Phil Y
Reviewed 8 December 2011

We found Cafe Esperanza after touring El Morro in Old San Juan and I'm so glad we did! This restaurant is small and a little hidden. Our server was really friendly....he even taught us some Spanish! The food was fantastic and very original. Cafe Esperanza...More

1  Thank Courtney W
Reviewed 6 December 2011

Great food, great prices. Angela the owner and chef is a gem.

1  Thank Ron H
Reviewed 28 September 2011

We love to find little places that feel local (not touristy) when we travel and we found it here. Just a handful of tables but the best mojitos! And we shared a bunch of appetizers - tapas style - and they were delicious. The service...More

1  Thank Crackens
Reviewed 15 September 2011

Discovered this place by accident while wandering around Old San Juan. Chef owned and operated - food prepared with fresh ingredients with interesting combinations. The homemade mayo is wonderful. We will definitely go back when visiting again!

Thank Cyndytwo
Reviewed 18 January 2011

Was a wonderful experience, nice people, excellent service, amazing food...! If you come to Old San Juan, you must visits Cafe Esperanza... I do not know what else to say, me and my family have a grate time with the owners and local people that...More

Thank blueseahorse2
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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 250 Res San Jose, San Juan 00907-4324, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
  • Phone Number: +1 787-722-5452
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Description
Criollo (local) food... Tapas, Ceviche & salads. Mojitos & Sangria is our specialty:)