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Pikayo

₹₹₹₹Caribbean, Latin,
999 Ashford Avenue, San Juan 00907, Puerto Rico
+1 787-721-6194
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Overview
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good17%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“foie gras” (64 reviews)
“souffle” (38 reviews)
“gouda cheese” (11 reviews)
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Caribbean, Latin, Puerto Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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999 Ashford Avenue, San Juan 00907, Puerto Rico
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Reviewed 28 May 2015

Excellent menu. Creative cusine. Great wine list. Service is impecable. Do check operating hours. Reservations are a must.

1  Thank PuertoRicoLOLA
Wilo B, Owner at Pikayo, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2015

Lola! Thank you very much. I'm delighted to hear you liked the food and service here. Cheers, Chef Wilo, Owner

Reviewed 28 May 2015 via mobile

Service was unbelievable. I felt pampered the entire experience. And the food was the most incredible meal of my life. So many items on the menu all sounding amazing. Jaw dropped when plates arrived all around the table. Amazing experience. Would go every night!!

Thank Adam7784
Wilo B, Owner at Pikayo, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2015

Best meal of your life? My gosh. This is amazing to read! Thank you so much, Adam. I am so ecstatic to have given you an amazing dining experience. Would love to have you back anytime. Cheers, Chef Wilo, Owner

Reviewed 26 May 2015

I was here with a large group and they had only one option for me as a vegetarian. It was very good but if it had been something I didn't like I was out of luck. Service was generally good though they did struggle some...More

Thank doctormin
Wilo B, Owner at Pikayo, responded to this reviewResponded 27 May 2015

Thank you very much for leaving this review. We have plenty of vegetarian choices and when those on the menu will not provide we can always custom make even vegetarian tasting menus as we have for celebrities and US presidents alike., always ask. best way...More

Reviewed 25 May 2015

We had a delicious light dinner at Pikayo after a long day of travel to San Juan. We ordered only small plates and wine by the glass. The items we ordered were quite good to really outstanding. We especially loved the gouda bites with guava,...More

Thank Barb1976
Wilo B, Owner at Pikayo, responded to this reviewResponded 27 May 2015

Barb! What a terrific thing to say -- I'm so happy to hear that you and your colleagues all had a great time here. I hope the rest of San Juan is treating you just as well. Cheers, Chef Wilo, Owner

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Reviewed 19 May 2015

Everyone was so friendly and nice in this restaurant. It is a quiet and cool oasis - much nicer than any other place in this hotel. This is the best place to eat or just have a drink. The bartender is fun, helpful, knowledgable about...More

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Wilo B, Owner at Pikayo, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2015

A must? Why, thank you! it was an absolute joy to cook for you, and the staff loved serving you as well. Have a wonderful time in San Juan! Cheers, Chef Wilo, Owner

Reviewed 13 May 2015 via mobile

Went with some out-of-towners for a relaxing dinner. Overall experience was very good. Reservations were correct, the table was ready and the staff was very attentive. Some mishaps though. Wilo, the gazpacho was a bit salty. The "pegaitos" with tuna were spectacular! Had the filet...More

Thank npena1020
Wilo B, Owner at Pikayo, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2015

Hmm, thank you for pointing out that slight hiccup in service -- that certainly should not have happened, but other than that, I'm pleased to hear you had a good experience. I will be looking into that slight problem immediately so that you can expect...More

Reviewed 12 May 2015 via mobile

I didnt like the beef carpaccio that much but i would recommend anyone to try the black pasta (with squid ink), a spicy and delicious course. The staff was really friendly and extremely attentive so it was a nice experience after all. The decoration of...More

Thank Patricia T
Wilo B, Owner at Pikayo, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2015

Patricia, thank you very much for your feedback. I'm happy to hear that the black pasta was a hit with you, and I'd love to have you back again anytime. Cheers, Chef Wilo, Owner

Reviewed 6 May 2015

We went there with a party of 12 and everyone loved their dinner. The service was excellent, and totally loved the meal. We were staying in Condado so loved being able to walk to dinner

2  Thank Sha1016
Wilo B, Owner at Pikayo, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2015

What a delight it was to serve you! I'm so glad you stopped by. I'd love to have you all back again anytime. Cheers, Chef Wilo, Owner

Reviewed 26 April 2015 via mobile

Wow. This place had great food and the service was great. It's atmosphere was ok, a bit bland. However, the food....Wow!!!! The swordfish was amazing. The tuna tartare is a no brainer. It feels as if you had it before but it's nuances remind you...More

1  Thank Panagiotis S
Wilo B, Owner at Pikayo, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2015

"Wow!", great compliment. I'm so delighted you gave us the opportunity to cook for you and serve you. Come back again for more of the tuna tartare! Cheers, Chef Wilo, Owner

Reviewed 25 April 2015

Great restaurant in the Cornado Plaza Hilton. Don't be fooled by the restaurant bein part of a hotel. Upscale, classy and delicious. Great appetizers and full menu, heavy with seafood choices. Great wine list. Ask for a window seat, viewing the ocean!

Thank IndyTravelingGuy
Wilo B, Owner at Pikayo, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2015

Well now, this is fantastic to read! I'm so glad you didn't judge by appearance alone and took a chance on us -- I'm so grateful for the chance to cook for you. Do come by again whenever in town! Cheers, friend, Chef Wilo, Owner

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Shanker B
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Response from love2traveltogether | Reviewed this property |
Hi, They do seem to have a risotto dish as well as a fusilli pasta entree. They also have a few salad options and a cheese empanadilla for appetizers. For dessert, they have a chocolate or cheese soufflé. The service is... More
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I think they are open.
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It's the kind of place where, if you take pride in your appearance, you'll want to dress nicely in evening attire.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 25 - US$ 100
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Monday
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
6:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
6:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 999 Ashford Avenue, San Juan 00907, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
  • Phone Number: +1 787-721-6194
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Description
Pikayo is the flagship restaurant for Chef Wilo Benet. The restaurant has set standards and raised the level of luxury in fine dining in Puerto Rico. Pikayo combines exquisite taste with exclusive ambiance and unique creativity in its cuisine.Avant-garde and intrepid are two words that can be used to describe Chef Wilo Benet’s cuisine. Benet has redefined Puerto Rican cuisine and in the process has put the Island’s enchanting flavors on display for the whole world to admire.Pikayo uses the best ingredients from both sea and land. Enjoy favorites such as Maine Diver Scallops and Petit Duck Magaret.Chef Wilo and Pikayo have been featured on television and in many publications. Recently, Chef Wilo appeared as a guest judge on Bravo’s popular show, Top Chef. He followed up that experience by competing alongside other well-known chefs on Top Chef: Masters. Pikayo has also hosted Andrew Zimmern and his television show from the Travel Channel.
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