Cocina Abierta

4.6
589 reviews
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$30 and under
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Fusion / Eclectic
Top tags:
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
We are an interactive culinary environment.

At our restaurant we create and interpret the culinary ideas inspired from different cultures, products, and techniques. Our always evolving menu is a result of the interaction and interchange of different experiences.

An open kitchen, eclectic and without limitations.
Because cooking is our passion.

Historically cooking evolved through the interaction and exchange of cultures. Through this premise and advances in technology our project, Cocina Abierta, was born, designed for the sharing and development for our passion.

Cocina Abierta is a restaurant and school.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Fusion / Eclectic, International
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Hours of Operation
Dinner:
Mon - Wed: 11:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thu: 11:30 pm - 12:00 am
Fri: 11:30 pm - 12:00 am
Sat: 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Sun: 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Phone number
(787) 946-1333
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Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Business Casual
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Executive Chef
Martin Louzao
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Private Party Facilities
Reservations are available for private dinners, celebrations and corporate events as well.
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Private Party Contact
Cristina Gracia: (787) 457-1066
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Parking Details
Valet Parking is also available.
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Entertainment
At the school we offer cooking classes for cooking aficionados. We reveal all of our secrets and we create the dishes shown on our website and blog.
Cocina Abierta also offers a boutique deli with a selection of homemade gourmet products. You will find a selection of breads from around the world and variety of jams, artisanal cheeses and meats, chutneys, and pates. Sweets, chocolates, and baked goods are available.
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Special Events & Promotions
events@cocinaabierta.net
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 589 People Are Saying
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JS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We came to Puerto Rico for our honeymoon and we ate st Cocina Abierta 3 days In a row. If we would have came here sooner we are both sure that we would have came here for our lunch and dinners for the entire stay. We loved it . The food is healthy and delicious and the service was awesome. Two minute walk from our hotel .

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L
Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service and delicious food!!! A must visit.

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JC
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food please bring back you risotto dish and lamb sausage stuffed calamari

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Caribbean
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and excellent service!

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MR
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 2Ambience 1

Fish and salad too salty and had to return plate.
Appetizers were not good.

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MB
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 1Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

An extremely disappointing experience. The menu was inventive, however not evenly executed for the three dishes we did have. The octopus causa was completely overpowered by the olives. We cancelled our entrees and left after being subjected to a 3-4 year old’s high pitched screaming literally at the top of her lungs for 45 minutes and running around the restaurant in circles and including up to our table and slapping her hands on our table top - with absolutely no intervention from her parents or restaurant management. Our special evening was ruined. As we walked out the manager ran after us trying to then apologize - way too little way too late. They didn’t even comp us a single glass of wine for enduring this nonsense. Would never go back. Shame that such a promising menu turned out to be a complete bust.

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c
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a wonderful brunch at Cocina Abeirta! The food was delicious and the place is very cute inside. They also have an outdoor patio area that looks really nice. Our waitress was very nice and knowledgeable! We had the croque madame, crab cake benedicts, and vanilla bean pancakes. All were beautiful and very good dishes!!

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F
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 2Ambience 4

Service was what ruined the evening. Dishes came out at different times for a party of 8. Had to chase down the waiter for drinks and to pour wine. Dish portions are small for the prices.

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JD
Toledo
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

We had a great time and the food was so good we went back 2 days later.

Green curry, lamb Wellington, mofongo, short rib empanadas, and chicken dish were all shared between us. The cocktails were great too and fun.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

The appetizers were very good but the main dish which was a fish was bland and had some fishbones on it

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Great food! Too loud for conversations.

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E
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

One of the best meals we've ever had. Cocina Abierta changes its menu weekly, and the food is cooked to perfection. We asked our waitress for recommendations, and she hit it out of the park with every one we tried. The lamb wellington was one of the best entrees I've ever tasted. The restaurant is a must-try if you're in the San Juan area.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Bartenders were friendly and gave me great advice on what to order for dinner. Get the green curry, you’ll be glad you did?

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G
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

great service. decent food.
would recommend deviating from the norm as far as possible when making your menu selections.
that's where i succeeded.

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OT
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food was interesting and very creative. Fresh and delicious. Our server Michele was nothing short of wonderful.

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NR
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 4Food 2Service 5Ambience 5

I went on a Sunday night, the service is excellent and the ambiance is very nice. Honestly I expected more about the food. I think some of the flavors were too overpowering and competing with one another. Sometimes less is more. I did love the roots though! Keep creating!

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Caribbean
3 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was amazing I would definitely recommend. I ate inside next to the kitchen area .. seeing all the plates pass by me and not knowing what to choose. Lucky that we had a great waitress that helped us choose everything to eat. I am definitely going back again....

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c
London
5 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Food was great and one dish a little salty and the smokiness if the brick oven was a lot. I love this restaurant and will continue to come here. The service was excellent and the drinks too.

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BB
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Probably the best food/meal I have ever had. We went for my best friend's Bachelorette party dinner and we weren't sure what to get at first so we started just ordering a bunch of dishes for the table and literally every dish we got I think we ordered one or two more of the same thing because we couldn't get enough.

I think we tasted the full menu by the end of the meal and there was not a single non-delicious plate.

Bottom line, go to this restaurant. So so so good. : )

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ES
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This restaurant came highly recommended and it did not disappoint! The food was wonderful and the portions were generous. The prices were a little high,but the delicious food was worth it. Our waitress was very friendly and helpful. I will definitely visit this restaurant again the next time I am in San Juan. We let them know it was our anniversary in advance, however, it wasn’t acknowledged. That would be my only complaint.

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V
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food - especially for those with an adventurous palate. Unique offering in a fun environment. Service was great. Would HIGHLY recommend it.

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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food great service!

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BM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Amazing food!

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B
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food is here is fantastic, good service as well.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great experience, but a little noise.

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JC
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 5

Liked old menu much better than new menu. Bring it back or do specials with it

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Z
Tulsa
13 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A casual yet trendy spot in the middle of Condado in San Juan. Their concept is farm to table using 90% local ingredients. Every single dish we ordered was phenomenal! We have been to many Michelin rated restaurants and we love casual as well. This is by far one of the most memorable dining experiences we have ever had. We will definitely be back. The cuisine and service was EXTRAORDINARY

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JA
New England
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Took some friends for their first time. They really enjoyed the place and said they are returning. It was my wife’s and I fourth time there. The service is great, they explain everything as many times as you ask and they do it with a smile everytime. Will be back soon.

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Caribbean
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

今回の利用時は店内も満席状態に近かったので、かなり賑やかでした。
静かな雰囲気で食事をされるなら、他のお店の選択肢をお薦めします。

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EC
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

I enjoyed the food & atmosphere...Highly recommend the restaurant to anyone with an open mind since there are no substitutions in the menu.

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VM
New England
7 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food, very unique flavor combinations. Service was so friendly! Really a unique and delicious experience. I will keep going back! Outstanding!

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A
Orlando
18 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food & presentation! Our server Paula was kind & attentive! Amazing service! Highly recommend!!

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Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

I am a huge fan of Cocina Abierta. Our visit happened to be during restaurant week. We were not fond of the pre-fixe menu option so ordered from the menu. The salad with arugula and yellow beets is great. The octopus terrine had good flavor but was sadly over cooked. The duck had good flavor but was also over cooked. Our third guest had the filet mignon, which was cooked to perfection. Service was amazing.

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H
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We went to Cocina Abierta for my birthday and it certainly took us by surprise! Even though it had been recommended, we didn't have our stakes too high!!! The service was impeccable and food amazing! Very original, good small portions to share or to sample more than the standard 3 course dinner!! Prices were also very good and the price/quality ratio was excedeed! Decor is not my taste but it can easily be overlooked since the food is exquisite!!

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AP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Food was a little lack luster.

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OT
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Cocina Abierta has a fun, casual vibe with top notch food. The cocktails are interesting as well as delicious. Croquetas are a must and the filet mignon entree was yummy. Although it is tapas style, the group shared a number of plates and then we each got an entree plate and did some sharing. The service was very good as well.

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CH
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 3Food 5Service 5Ambience 1

Very noisy. Chairs very uncomfortable. Food was great.

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AB
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

I had been once before for business and this time was for pleasure. It was the Friday of a long, Memorial Day weekend so very busy. We arrived about 10 minutes early and they were able to seat us without problem.
The food was fresh and tasty. The polpo was delicious as was the watermelon and tuna ceviche. The merguez-stuffed calamari sounded better than it tasted. It was rubbery and the filling was not tasty. We couldn’t finish it.
The night was busy and we wanted to order dessert but our server literally disappeared for 20 minutes and by the time she came back, the craving had passed. There seemed to be a issue with the tech/system. Our server can back and apologized. We were just happy to get the bill and get out.

All in all, it’s a lovely place w good food. They just need to work on the overall speed of service.

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V
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

I had a special low carb request which they were able to accomodate. They make Celery Root Mofongo! I am impressed. Drinks are great. The best spot is the outside seating

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G
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food, service and location. You must go there.

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