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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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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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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 2 days ago via mobile

Dinner was quite the treat. My crew sampled the fish, beef, and chicken. All to die for. The ambiance was awesome. I’m flying back to San Juan to just eat here.

Thank curtishinton
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a cozy, small gem with a wonderful old school atmosphere. The bar is excellent, albeit small, and the service is terrific. On a Saturday night they had two musicians playing good old songs from the late 60s and 70s (like James Taylor, Simon...More

Thank GrandeSanJuan
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Delicious food, great service, super friendly and knowledgeable waiter, WORLD CLASS JAZZ PIANIST! If you are in San Juan DO NOT MISS THIS SPOT! It's a small bistro so you may need to reserve a table. The first night we went there it was full,...More

Thank Stephane M
Reviewed 5 August 2018

For me no trip to Puerto Rico is complete without a dinner at Carli’s! It begins with a warm hello from Fausto, Bar Man like no other. A staff that knows their food and is comfortable in presenting it. Super polite and accommodating wait staff....More

Thank JoeEatWell
Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

Cute little place with lots of personality! This was a stop on our drinking tour of San Juan. Fausto the bartender was entertaining and makes an amazing mojito.

Thank shimmygirl
Reviewed 18 July 2018

found this awesome place on my way back from a stroll on el paseo la princesa in old san juan. went for a couple of drinks and came out loving the place. the music, atmosphere, service , all perfect. our waitress Jahaira did and excellent...More

Thank Pete R
Reviewed 9 July 2018

The staff here is so knowledgeable and kind! The food is delicious, the cocktails are very well-made, and service is always 5-star. Not to mention the live music is so enjoyable. You can dress nicely or come in casual wear and you will not be...More

Thank briannanpinkney
Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

Went to our favorite jazz corner in old San Juan. As usual, Carlis was there with his brilliance at the piano. Great drinks and service. He came after his set, said hello in his usual laidback style. Just another great time.

Thank CynthiaGC1953
Reviewed 2 July 2018

I have been to Carli's twice now during my stay in San Juan. It is a charming bar and restaurant in Old San Juan. It has a wonderful laid back and comfortable atmosphere. Although I have not tried an entree at Carli's, I have tried...More

Thank CNP1109
Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

Excellent little place. Warmly service, great mojito, the cod croquettes delicious. Music delightful. Food and ambiance to simply enjoy. Perfect for couples, family or friends.

Thank Alberto D
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Laury C
23 January 2017|
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Response from kenny h | 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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene
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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