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Carli's Fine Bistro & Piano

) #81 of 797 Restaurants in San Juan ₹₹₹₹ Latin, , Caribbean
206 Tetuan Street | Old San Juan, San Juan, Puerto Rico
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“rack of lamb” (11 reviews)
“grouper” (14 reviews)
“crab cakes” (8 reviews)
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Latin, Puerto Rican, Caribbean, International, Vegetarian Friendly
206 Tetuan Street | Old San Juan, San Juan, Puerto Rico
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Reviews (225)
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41 - 50 of 225 reviews

Reviewed 29 June 2016

My wife discovered this place while planning our vacation to the island. On the outside it doesn't not look like much and on the inside it is a little small but definitely with a cozy feel to it. The wait staff is really friendly and...More

Thank southtexastraveller
Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

Lovely romantic place to go great food , jazz pianist in the background and the owner gave us a picture of the place to take home ! Very impressed this is our second time going here we went here on a previous vacation and love...More

Thank Gferr
Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

We discovered Carli's on tour of downtown. Very upscale and classy! The food was amazing! We enjoyed the food and atmosphere. The service was subpar, we waited a long time for our check and had to ask for it.

Thank amyhass
Reviewed 3 June 2016 via mobile

The service was TERRIBLE!! Took 45 minutes just to get drinks and menus. Got my order wrong and brought my dinner after everyone else was done eating. There were8 people and were there for over 3 hours. Piano player was way to loud, couldn't hardly...More

Thank ridejf
Reviewed 7 May 2016

The restaurant is small, with a very intimate and warm atmosphere, even more so when there's someone playing the piano. The food is simply amazing (I strongly recommend the rack of lamb!) and our waitress was really helpful, kind and professional. Make sure to pay...More

Thank Federico C
Reviewed 3 May 2016

I had a wonderful meal at Carli's on recommendation from a local gentleman. The piano playing was amazing, and I had the best mojito I have ever had!

Thank bucko13
Reviewed 21 April 2016

We really enjoyed the food, drinks and service here. The cod fritters were tremendous abd y wife's grouper with a light cream sauce was also terrific. I have the pork loin which was juicy and enormous, I couldn't finish it all. The bartender also makes...More

Thank jaygatsby27
Reviewed 20 April 2016

The restaurant is a quaint, fine bistro piano bar owned by the fabulous musician Carli Munoz. We first heard of him from the movie " the wrecking crew". The food was delightful, as was the atmosphere and service.

Thank kate g
Reviewed 20 April 2016

This place reminded my of SF jazz bars, small, intimate, wonderful handmade drinks, best mojito in the world so far. Carli was there and thanked. absolutely a must go in San Juan.

Thank pam o
Reviewed 16 March 2016

I made my fifth trip to Carli's on my fifth trip to/through Puerto Rico. The piano player on a cruise referred me here several years back and said that Saturday nights are the time to go (you probably want a reservation if you are going...More

Thank kevinbduff
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Laury C
What is the dress for this restaurant? TIA.
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.
We will be in San Juan on Monday, Nov 23,2015. Will Carli's have piano jazzi entertainment on that evening? Thank You,
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, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
15:30 - 23:00
15:30 - 23:00
15:30 - 23:00
15:30 - 23:00
15:30 - 01:00
15:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 206 Tetuan Street | Old San Juan, San Juan, Puerto Rico (Formerly Carli Cafe Concierto)
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
  • Phone Number: 787-725-4927
  • E-mail
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