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El Asador, San Juan, PR

El Asador

4.4
4.4
329 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
El Asador Restaurant, where you can find the best seafood, meat cuts and Puerto Rican cuisine, has a prime location in Old San Juan"s entrance, and right in the heart of the Old City's nightlife. The stylish and exclusive décor of this Bar & Restaurant, accentuated by a magnificent interior patio, provides the perfect environment for a delightful, cozy and sophisticated experience. Whether you are looking for an early lunch, a romantic dinner, or even if you are looking to have a couple of drinks with friends, El Asador Restaurant is your ultimate destination.
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2 people

7:30 p.m.


Booked 5 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Steakhouse, Puerto Rican

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon, Thu–Sun 8:00 am–12:00 am Tue, Wed 11:00 am–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (787) 289-9966

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Private party facilities

    El Asador, where you can find the best seafood, meat cuts, and Puerto Rican cuisine has a prime location in Old San Juan’s entrance right in the heart of the Old City’s nightlife. If you would like to book a private event, please contact 787-382-0325.

  • Private party contact

    Private Event Coordinator Johelly Martinez: (787) 721-5193

  • Neighbourhood

    Old San Juan

  • Cross Street

    Callejon de la Capilla

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, BYO Liquor, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

What 329 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Caribbean

    Group Bookings

  • Puerto Rico

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambience, adequate prices for a place in old SJ. I expected more red meat variety as the name is “El Asador” but overall good taste of everything we ordered including the Risottos. Very friendly staff. Definitely recommended.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A rustic decor with dark wooden tables nicely tucked away in alcoves for large parties or small intimate, romantic parties of two. The food is delicious. I peeked in the kitchen window and two abuelitas were in there cooking the food. That’s when I knew the food would be great! Try the skirt steak or the tuna steak!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience5
    Very slow service and cold food.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were excellent. Layered flavors. Would definitely go back.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    90 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    90 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Food was good. Service was friendly.
  6. GS

    GinaS

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing! Pina coladas the best! Service was very attentive! Couldn’t have been happier. Thanks for the surprise coquito shots at the end!
  7. JM

    JeremyM

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience4
    Food was just very basic. Ceviche was ok, my risotto was actually orzo, our sauvignon blanc was actually pilot grigio. Steak was cooked to correct temperature but lacked any color or character, was just bland. Same with salmon, cooked correctly but lacked character and depth of flavor. Staff was friendly and atmosphere nice.
  8. TA

    TheresaA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Deliscious food and excellent service! Can’t wait to go back!
  9. TD

    TessaD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Deliciously amazing food! Flavors pop with perfection. Try the yucca!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff was very friendly and the space was fantastic! Ceviche was delicious. The sopa de mariscos was not "American sized" but it was so full of fish that it was plenty. Creme brulee is a must!!
  11. JC

    JackieC

    Atlanta

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Our dessert was a little off but otherwise we loved it
  12. SC

    SandraC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a nice quiet but amazing evening celebrating our anniversary
  13. BA

    BrianaA

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    El Asador was delicious and the atmosphere was wonderful! We had a pretty large group so they put us in a room with two separate tables. Very attentive service, great food, and the ambience really made the experience. It was a bit pricey but worth it if you are celebrating!
  14. UK

    UKtoUS

    New England

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We left without ordering as there was only one person waiting tables for the entire restaurant. There was no one to greet us when we arrived and no drinks or menu was offered for at least 20 minutes.
  15. VT

    VTC2

    Austin

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience while visiting San Juan
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was wonderful and the food from delicate tastes to deliciously savory. Atmosphere beautiful. Highlights of our meals are: the house ceviche, excellent. Skirt steak, tender and excellent, perfectly cooked. Mushroom Risotto creamy and cheesy. Shrimp & garlic sauce appetizer, and cream brûlée.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is a gem! Stopped here for lunch when our cruise docked in San Juan. Wanted to eat some good local food in a non-touristy spot relatively close to the port. The ambiance here was wonderful. Service was great. The food was amazing. Loved the tacos ropa viejos and lobster risotto. My husband said his steak was better than anything he ate on our Disney cruise. Portions are large. The sangria was excellent. Don’t hesitate to check this place out.
  18. DA

    DebbieA

    Miami - Dade

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious meal, cooked to perfection! The service was excellent and the staff was extremely helpful and attentive. The ambience was great, the lighting made it very romantic. Only drawback was no air conditioning. There were plenty of fans and this wouldn't stop us from visiting again!!!!
  19. M

    Miguel125

    Caribbean

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    La comida estaba buena y el servicio tambien un poco crowded para mi gusto.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food! A little pricey, but great atmosphere and service.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    I didn’t care to much for the Calamari. The breading was kind of unseasoned and the dipping sauce was as well. It was skinny rings of squid as well. My mom had the grouper with creole sauce. She did not like the sauce at all. Said it’s not your typical creole sauce. I personally did not try any. I had the Mofongo with seafood and I surprisingly liked it a lot. The seafood was good and it was flavorful (it’s kinda pricey though). The plating was very nice as well. I heated it up for lunch and it tasted good the next day as well. The restaurant is quite and dark. The server we had was very nice. Kind enough. For the price of the items on the menu, I don’t feel like the quality of food matched.
  22. C

    Carlady

    Nashville

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We made a reservation. It was a lovely evening. Grouper with Lemon sauce was delicious. Flan was also delicious. Service was lovely. We ubered there and I do think there would not be any parking. It is a short walk from the Canon Club Piano Bar which was also wonderful. We were celebrating a Birthday and friendships.
  23. JS

    JenniferS

    Caribbean

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great seafood and outdoor dining available. The menu also had chicken and pork dishes for non-seafood eaters.
  24. LP

    LuisP

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The risotto was amazing. Skirt steak was perfection. The staff were very welcoming and warm. Bravo El Asador!
  25. DD

    DaphneD

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lo recomiendo !! El sitio es bien acojedor y pintoreco. Nos atendieron con prontitud y muy amables. El chillo frito y el filete espectacular! Definitivamente volvemos.
  26. N

    Nico

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Es mi restaurante favorito en el viejo San Juan!!
  27. NM

    NedfromMD

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Good food with great ambiance. It has a nice selection of food, but the best part of going there was the location in a very old building in Old San Juan.
  28. CM

    ClaudiaM

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Abbiamo aspettato un'ora per avere l'acqua e non ci hanno portato nemmeno i bicchieri. Il cibo è arrivato dopo 2 ore dal nostro arrivo ed era pessimo. Non ci andate.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jorge was amazing!! This little hidden gem in old San Juan was one of the highlights of our trip. The food was beyond delicious and the staff was out of this world. The ambiance was perfect and something out of a dream. I have not one bad thing to say about this restaurant. Will definitely be returning!!
  30. u

    unfoundnemo

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and perfectly executed food.
  31. KR

    KarelizR

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Experiencia sumamente agradable. El servicio excelente; todos súper atentos. La comida muy buena. Para haber sido un fin de semana festivo, el tiempo de espera fue menos de lo esperado. Sumamente agradecidos y dispuestos a regresar.
  32. T

    Tom1026

    Philadelphia

    82 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    82 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was fantastic. Service was great. The ambiance was perfect.
  33. EN

    ENM1

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Definitely a great restaurant. The overall experience was fantastic. The service, food, timing, and ambience was top-notch. I would highly recommend this restaurant.
  34. S

    Shyam

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Uncomfortable seating, no bread, long wait for food, poor customer service and overpriced for the experience
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience5
    Service was quick and friendly. Ambiance is amazing. Food was unfortunately poor. We really wanted to like it more but it was not good.
  36. KB

    KerryB

    Greensboro

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    We had a great dinner at El Asador in Old San Juan. We had a group of 7 and sat at one of the tables right by the open windows near the street. Overall, we had a great experience. The only thing lacking a little was the service. The service was good enough, but it was not exceptional. We ordered many different appetizers and entrees and everyone enjoyed their food. They also had a few drink specials which were unique and tasty.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice dinner. Food and service were very good. The majado was excellent. Wine by the glass was very limited (2).Nice place with a different architecture.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    Food looked good and atmosphere was great- but service was nonexistent. Waited 20 minutes just to speak with a staff member only to be left without service at a table. Left without ordering as we had already been waiting 45 minutes and didn’t even have water.
  39. AJ

    AnaJ

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great mofongo - good value for the area. Ventilated and gets you out of the sun
  40. D

    Dallasw

    Charleston

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very fun place with great food. Incredible place to get a feel for the local vibe

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

El Asador offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (787) 289-9966.

El Asador is rated 4.4 stars by 329 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 p.m.


Booked 5 times today
Google Map for El Asador

350 San Francisco St., San Juan, PR 902

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Callejon de la Capilla

  • Neighbourhood

    Old San Juan

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon, Thu–Sun 8:00 am–12:00 am Tue, Wed 11:00 am–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Steakhouse, Puerto Rican

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, BYO Liquor, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

  • Phone number

    (787) 289-9966

  • Private party facilities

    El Asador, where you can find the best seafood, meat cuts, and Puerto Rican cuisine has a prime location in Old San Juan’s entrance right in the heart of the Old City’s nightlife. If you would like to book a private event, please contact 787-382-0325.

  • Private party contact

    Private Event Coordinator Johelly Martinez: (787) 721-5193

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