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La Cueva Del Mar

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Caribbean, Latin, Bar, Seafood, Spanish, Soups, Central American, Puerto Rican, Pub
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305 Recinto Sur St | Old San Juan, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
+1 787-726-8700
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11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Boston, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Fish taco to die for. Awesome food!!! Nahi mahi not such a hit but over all it's great. And yeah their sauces are amazing. Must try..

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We tried the fish and the "mofongo" and ir was really good! The fish was fresh, and the beers cold!! Also there is a guy playing guitar and singing, that gives to the place great vibes!

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Madison, WI
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had lunch at La Cueva Del Mar. We tried a lot of places recommended both in and out of Old San Juan, and this stood out as an excellent meal. I had a fresh conch arepa, and it was one of the best things I ate on my whole trip! My husband's shrimp and fish tacos were good, too.... More 

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Mars Hill, North Carolina
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

After having spent a week in Puerto Rico, travelling around and trying different restaurants, all living up to their excellent reviews, this was a major disappointment. The food was mediocre, and we had just about given up on it when it was finally served, at least 45 minutes after ordering.

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Texas
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41 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved the fish tacos at the Cueva del Mar in Old San Juan. The service was very good as well. I think this is a great place to eat if you're in the area. Not only is the food good, it is an excellent value. We discovered that it is less expensive to eat in restaurants than it to... More 

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Manila
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went with your friend for some casual dinner, friendly wait staff, fantastic seafood platter, relatively decent price, would highly recommend!

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Prescott Valley, Arizona
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54 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed our food and cocktails in air conditioned comfort. After walking in extreme heat and humidity, it was great to relax and enjoy some new taste sensations. We had grouper (spanish style) and mahi mahi bites with traditional rice and beans. Enjoyed both of our meals. Overall, prices were reasonable, but be sure to ask about alcohol prices ahead... More 

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Sicklerville, New Jersey
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its a short walk from the doubletree hotel and the food is great. Order the fish and shrimp taco's also try the monfogo with shrimps you won't be sorry.

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There was a restaurant row right outside our hotel, but the cab driver recommended this place, so we tried it. Best calamari either of us had ever eaten! Amazing seafood dishes. Drinks were well made and reasonable pricing.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely one of the best restaurant in PR!! Food is fresh (especially fish) and delicious! Very good selection of wine (price from 26 dollars --> / bottle)! The service was friendly even though they had a lot of customers, and in a hurry!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Caribbean, Latin, Bar, Seafood, Spanish, Soups, Central American, Puerto Rican, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:30
Monday
11:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:30
Thursday
11:00 - 21:30
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 305 Recinto Sur St | Old San Juan, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
  • Phone Number: +1 787-726-8700

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