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Carli's Fine Bistro & Piano

₹₹₹₹Caribbean, Latin,
206 Tetuan Street | Old San Juan, San Juan 00901-1870, Puerto Rico
+1 787-725-4927
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“rack of lamb” (14 reviews)
“crab cakes” (10 reviews)
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Caribbean, Latin, Puerto Rican, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
206 Tetuan Street | Old San Juan, San Juan 00901-1870, Puerto Rico
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Reviewed yesterday

Wowee! We were looking to hear some live music and find a great place to eat too. What a find--Carli's combines them both. Right down near the harbor on a plaza. They have a large patio with outdoor seating; we ate inside so we could...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank cynthiah994
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love this place! Great food, fabulous atmosphere, wonderful service and cool jazz vibe. Carli on the piano sets the vibe and the delicious meal takes it home. Go here for dinner, dessert, and/or drinks. One of San Juan’s finest.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank daveosf
Reviewed 1 week ago

great food and service by Fausto, and Carli's playing is mesmerizing.....Had the rack of lamb and the mahi...worth the wait !!!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Bob O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a terrific night, the owner played through out our meal and it was delightful. The order of plantain crusted calamari was outstanding, but it’s not on the menu, ask for it.. Great place! Will definitively be back.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank codyliebs
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food is the reason to go here as it is innovative and delicious. The only disappointing thing was desert. You get to hear a famous piano artist entertaining you while eating. Great experience for New Years Eve.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank RusPat_704
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food is decent, but go for the music! Carli’s is a true gem for music lovers, especially jazz piano. The restaurant is owned by Carli Muñoz, a well-known pianist who played with such greats as The Beach Boys, George Benson and Al Jarreau. He...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Lynn M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fausto, Carli's head bartender, makes the most amazing mojito that I've ever had! We came one night as part of a rum cocktail walking tour and loved the drink so much that we came back the second night (and had two more). As he is...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Okie0612
Reviewed 7 December 2018 via mobile

Greeted by staff and owner and manager at 7:15pm on a Thursday, given a table near the music. Guitarist singing Bossa Nova was subtly expressive, sexy but sophisticated sound and friendly, casual manner. Server was friendly yet on par with any white-table-cloth restaurant. Pianist was...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank smurphier
Reviewed 2 December 2018

Carli’s sure had a bad Saturday night and could have used better cooks and a manager who can handle a tricky situation. As the headline says, we left the restaurant more than an hour after ordering and having been told twice that our meal was...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Travelating
Reviewed 24 November 2018 via mobile

Another place that I just do not get the reviews. We found the service people most uninterested in service and the entertainment to be mediocre. A guy on a guitar outside playing the same tune over and over with different words. The drinks were relatively...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank kimrealestate
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Laury C
23 January 2017|
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Response from 250kennyh | Reviewed this property |
I have seen everything from dressy to sightseer casual. The fact that you care enough to ask tells me you will be good! I hope you go there and love it.
27 October 2015|
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Response from Tom M | Reviewed this property |
That I wouldn't know. However, if Carli is not performing that nite there is usually a musician taking his place or a group. It is still worth the visit.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
3:30 PM - 11:00 PM
3:30 PM - 11:00 PM
3:30 PM - 11:00 PM
3:30 PM - 11:00 PM
3:30 PM - 1:00 AM
3:30 PM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 206 Tetuan Street | Old San Juan, San Juan 00901-1870, Puerto Rico (Formerly Carli Cafe Concierto)
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
  • Phone Number: +1 787-725-4927
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