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Old San Juan Tour & Dine around
Shop and explore sites of the Old City by foot and visit the 16th century San Cristobal Fortress, gothic style cathedrals and bustling plazas. The galleries, museums and narrow streets of Old San Juan offer a history lesson in every turn where you will find some of the best shops for high quality, highly discounted gold and jewelry as well as major factory outlets. Afterwards enjoy a sumptuous dinner at one of the fine restaurants in this unique city.
This 11 year Italian restaurant has been known as one of the most appreciated Italian eateries in the metropolitan area. The appearance is casual and the unique menu will please even the most demanding clients. In Old San Juan Al dente is known for its authentic Italian cuisine, fresh pasta and innovative recipes. Located in a historical building, the décor of this charming restaurant will transport you to Palermo, native city of chef and owner Giancarlo Amenta. The pasta cooked Al Dente, the love for fresh seafood, vegetables, meats, poultry, and spices are the main ingredients in this restaurant.
Dress code: Casual
Puerto Rico's most historic hotel, El Convento, has now been restored; one of its many attractions is El Picoteo, an informal place that makes an idyllic stopover during your exploration of Old San Juan. The tapas served at the bar are the best in town, especially when accompanied by a pitcher of sangría.
Dress Code: Casual
El Patio de Sam
This Caribbean-Mediterranean restaurant is riding the wave of the Nuevo Latino culinary trend, with consists of putting a spin or traditional Latin foods. For instance, the Puerto Rican dish mofongo is customarily made with plantain. Baru is more than a dream come true for proprietors, Colombian Brothers Rodolfo and Carlos Manuel Perez. Realizing Old San Juan hardly had any modern restaurants, the brother filled the void with an extensive menu that features approximately 28 dishes, not to mention the daily specials that Chef Zelma Rocio Parra cooks up, there is something for everyone.
Dress code: casual / elegant
Amadeus is the first and best alternative in Puerto Rican cuisine with a nouvelle twist. The locals prefer Amadeus for our flavor, our friendly service, and our ambiance, either in the two indoor salons or in the new outdoor area at San Jose Square. Located in the heart of the Old City, Amadeus offers a wide variety of alternatives, from fried plantains (tostones) with caviar to delicious fish mousse.
Dress code: casual / elegant
Experience authentic Indian and Indo-Latino cuisine prepared by internationally acclaimed chef Ramesh Pillai. Adorned with clay and iron pots, San Juans most beautiful and interesting restaurant serves up delicious and carefully prepared creations in a romantic unique atmosphere. Among the locales best sellers are Pickle Pork and Chicken or Lamb Curry. Be sure to stop in on Fridays and Saturdays after 9 pm for some exotic belly dancing. Restaurant hours are Monday-Sunday, noon 11 pm, with late nights on Fridays and Saturdays.
Dress code: Casual / Elegant
Trois Cent Onze (311)
In the heart of Old San Juan, 311, Trois Cent Onze is a stylish French restaurant set on a beautiful landmark building. Sober décor and Limoges china provide the backdrop for the chefs sophisticated yet simple cuisine, with scents of Province. The refreshing and lively atmosphere of this alluring dining room opens up to two charming patios, where outdoor dining is made more comfortable.
Dress code: Casual elegant