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Melao Bistro

Capitolio Plaza Bldg. Suite #201 Viejo San Juan, frente a la bahia..., San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
+1 787-400-6999
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good33%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“chicken” (2 reviews)
“old san juan” (4 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 23:00All hours
Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Fusion
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Capitolio Plaza Bldg. Suite #201 Viejo San Juan, frente a la bahia..., San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
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Reviews (21)
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1 - 10 of 16 reviews

Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

My wife and I stopped on a Thursday night to have dinner at this small outdoor restaurant located at the Capitol Plaza, old San Juan. Friendly and courteous servers. Good variety menu. A lot to choose from. Meats, chicken, salads, pizza, pasta, burgers and much...More

4  Thank Eddanor
Reviewed 7 February 2016 via mobile

Informal atmosphere w/exterior tables next to Bahia Urbana in Viejo San Juan. Food & service was good and my Costillas de Cordero (lamb ribs) w/Arroz Manposteao was delicious. The group of friend where satisfied with the flavor, amount & nice presentation of food. The place...More

Thank Jerry M
Reviewed 29 October 2015

Melao is a small restaurant located in front of Bahia Urbana, at Old San Juan, Puerto Rico. They have a few tables inside, but there are additional tables outside in a divine breeze. The appetizers menu is nicely varied and very tasty. I have visited...More

1  Thank Ivonna02
Reviewed 26 July 2015 via mobile

We had just finished a boat tour when we stumbled across this restaurant. The food was delicious. The menu is only in Spanish but you can find an English version online. I loved the deep fried cod balls so much that I came back the...More

1  Thank Kahcute
Reviewed 8 July 2015

Exquisite! Their chef is very creative and skilled. I love visiting this restaurant for lunch. It is in a nice setting with both outdoor and indoor seating, a few steps from the cruise ships dock in Old San Juan. You wont find any tourists here,...More

1  Thank PR-Nature-Lover
Reviewed 14 May 2015

By far the best food we have ever had in Old San Juan! We visit Puerto Rico regularly since we have family there and we make sure to never leave the island without eating at Melao Bistro. You can't go wrong ordering anything on the...More

2  Thank kdk139
Reviewed 30 March 2015

Calamari app and Pork chops with the chickpeas mamposteado when available is delicious. The sub chef is a great cook. He is the one in the kitchen when I go during my lunch breaks and so far I have never been disappointed. Even the pasta...More

1  Thank Jeriel1
Reviewed 5 March 2015

The night we arrived in San Juan, Puerto Rico our friends took us to this restaurant. We were coming from a cold climate and it was nice to be able to sit outside and eat local Puerto Rican cuisine. As a first time tourist in...More

1  Thank jdobson007
Reviewed 27 November 2014 via mobile

We were wondering around, looking for a place where to eat for a Wednesday evening and found Melaos Bistro. We decided to give it a try and it turned out to be the best decision made!! We loved it!!! We had codfish croquettes , mmmmm,...More

1  Thank Caribbean E
Reviewed 11 November 2014

Don't know what it was but this is by far the best meal I've had regarding local cuisine. There's some kind of foreign spice they use to season their meals. I mean, and I'm not exagerating, I was so surprised at the taste that I...More

1  Thank jamesrodz
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 22
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Waitstaff
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Open Hours
11:30 - 15:00
11:30 - 15:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Capitolio Plaza Bldg. Suite #201 Viejo San Juan, frente a la bahia..., San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
  • Phone Number: +1 787-400-6999
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