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Cafe Manolin Old San Juan

Calle San Justo #251, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
+1 787-723-9743
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (193 reviews)
“mofongo” (143 reviews)
“onion steak” (12 reviews)
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6:00 AM - 4:30 PM Hours
Caribbean, Latin, Cafe, Spanish, Puerto Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Calle San Justo #251, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Cafe Manolin is always a good choice, and almost always full. I have never set in the side tables, always at the countertop. They are always ready to serve you quickly with excellent food. Cafe Manolin is likely the best place for Puerto Rican food...More

Thank viatgesrjr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was in desperate need of a hearty meal. This was more than enough and the fruit punch was the icing in the cake. We skipped breakfast and we were in for a day of walking so this was the perfect meal! My husband loved the...More

Thank Tamikka C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited with 3 other guests for lunch. The restaurant was very crowded, which is a good indication the food is good. I was not disappointed. Everyone in our group was happy with the food and service. I would definitely eat there again when in...More

Thank johnalfred2018
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

The restaurant make you feel like a kid it has a long countertop or bar were you can sit or at a table.high ceilings for some reason everyone's comes in are just so friendly not to mention the employees are very nice and like conversation...More

Thank 914points
Reviewed 29 September 2018

Get the oatmeal!! It is the best I have ever had anywhere! Creamy and sweet and delicious. Whenever we are in Old San Juan, Manolin is our first stop of the day. I would usually get a veggie omelette (with their marvelous house made hot...More

Thank George T
Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

We found ourselves back in San Juan, 2-1/2 years after our first visit. We couldn’t resist popping in for a quick lunch in the midst of sight-seeing. This is still an excellent place to get a good meal with great service. Do yourself a favor...More

Thank BarefootAcres
Reviewed 14 September 2018

Located centrally in old san juan, this is a must eat for anyone visiting or staying for a long period of time. Old decor and all locals, so good. Service is ok, nothing is rushed but we were never in a rush. The club sandwich...More

Thank Dennis M
Reviewed 2 September 2018

Good place for some eggs, bacon and toast with some coffee. Nothing fancy but within walking distance from where we we're staying. Service was ok, place has lots of character, think of an old diner in NYC. Would recommend this place.

Thank Sansanmo57
Reviewed 30 August 2018

The meal is good I went to order a to-go order the service was terrible they treated me rude because I went to the bar to order to go and not to the host WHO WASN'T THERE.

Thank ktorres2238
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

I had reviewed this Cafe many times with great praise, But unfortunately they have dropped thier service and quality of food significantly. I asked for a simple platter, steak with onions and white rice with beans. No white rice! Ok, how about a serving of...More

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13 February 2017|
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Response from CherieG373 | Reviewed this property |
We ate there on a Sunday morning about 9:30. The tables were crowded but there were lots of stools available at the diner type curved bar. We had a great waitress and service was quick and food was good. Be sure to get... More
5 December 2016|
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Response from nbarnard2016 | Reviewed this property |
sorry for the delay. Their flan is delicious. And since i've never personally made it, it certainly looks as it's a homemade recipe.
23 January 2015|
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Response from Moracc | Reviewed this property |
Nothing to be afraid. We spent 4 nights in San Juan, Puerto Rico....amazing and safe. We spent one day in St Maarten and the same thing...up market, good and safe. Have not visited the Bahamas. You will enjoy Puerto... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
6:00 AM - 4:30 PM
6:00 AM - 4:30 PM
6:00 AM - 4:30 PM
6:00 AM - 4:30 PM
6:00 AM - 4:30 PM
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle San Justo #251, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
  • Phone Number: +1 787-723-9743
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