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La Tortuga

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Corner of Calle San Sebastian & Calle San Jose, San Juan, Puerto Rico
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05:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 05:00 - 23:00
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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272 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

$6 for a home made pizza that really tasted lovely. Good service too, a little off the beaten track. Bar scene also. Three TVs and music.

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Thank Paul H
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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255 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

La Tortuga is good enough for breakfast, lunch or dinner on a budget. Great coffee, omelettes, sandwiches, and pizzas to name a few. Most menu items are under priced for being in the historic district. Locals go there a lot.

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Thank Pedro T
New York City, New York
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is located in the heart old San Juan . Nice little restaurant clean and air condition . My wife and I come to this restaurant every year on our annual vacation to Puerto Rico . They have great service great food at affordable prices . If you are in old San Juan highly recommend restaurant for breakfast and... More 

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Thank GeorgeNY14
Wilmington, North Carolina
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418 reviews
236 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Last year my wife and I stopped in La Tortuga and were very impressed with it. This year when we returned to Old San Juan we decided to stop by on our first night to get a late night snack. We were joined by my wife's brother Michael and sister-in-law Barbara when we stopped in. The people who were working... More 

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Thank pparrothead
San Juan, PR
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146 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This is a small, non-touristy place that is popular with grad students and professors from the nearby Center for Advanced Study of Puerto Rico and the Caribbean. Inexpensive and informal - you can easily make friends with the regulars and maybe get some unique insight into Old San Juan history and culture.

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Thank Richard H
Winston Salem, NC
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79 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

San Juan is expensive. Finding good food for a good price and not leaving disappointed was difficult. This place was a hit! Short walk from El Morro. I think my GPS said it was .3 miles. Our waitress was super nice and gave us tips on which food we ordered. My friend and I each for a personal pan pizza.... More 

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Thank TravellingGirl55
va
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62 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

Everyone seems to have had a great experience here. I stopped in when I was walking down the street and my sweet tooth was aching. I grabbed a baked good to go, some kind of pastry with strawberry filling and I was disappointed. I will say that the person with me got a slice of cake and they were much... More 

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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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386 reviews
208 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

There are tons of options in this really awesome area of San Juan's Old Town. We'd actually already eaten lunch when we stopped here but decided to step in anyway looking for ice cream. Instead of ice cream, we spied donuts on display. We got a few and loved them. One of us grabbed a slice of pizza - two... More 

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Thank JSTrip_77
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

Loved everything about this place- the staff, the yummy cheap eats, and the location in old san juan. We got breakfast and were very pleased by everything! You must try the croquettes!

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Thank Madeline N
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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104 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

Good service, very nice servers, and the pastas were creamy, thick, and completely off the chart! I had the penne alfredo and the homemade lasagna. It was just mouth watering! I wanted more to take home!

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Thank Sieno C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Pizza, Italian
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
05:00 - 23:00
Monday
05:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
05:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
05:00 - 23:00
Thursday
05:00 - 23:00
Friday
05:00 - 23:00
Saturday
05:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Corner of Calle San Sebastian & Calle San Jose, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?