When in PR this experience and culinary adventure is a must!!
The food at santaella was incredible, but the service was everything but. They were dry busy on a weeknight, which we had reservations for at 7:30, and we weren’t seated until almost 9. The restaurant made up for it and comp’d a couple things, but they weren’t apologetic at all. Food was very good, but be prepared for an extremely long wait.
Excellent food and atmosphere. Little noise but it was absolutely fine for romantic dinner. Thank you and excellent service!
Great experience on a Tuesday night. La Placita is quiet compared with the weekend, yet Santaella is still packed. Just wish PR food had fewer fried items ...
Amazing! Every bit!
Excelente cocina, muy recomendable, si estás en Puerto Rico trata de visitarlo
Beautiful atmosphere! This was a truly special experience. The food was top-notch. We really enjoyed the goat cheese quesadilla and the steak entree. The salmon was good, but I prefer it a little less cooked. Still delicious though. Drinks were awesome too.
Wonderful vibe food and service helpful waiter who happily explains the menu with pride of its dishes.
The food is delicious!!
The food here is Amazing. Service is the best in Puerto Rico. Both food and drink is top notch.
The food was very good
Best restaurant in San Juan, Puerto Rico!
Espectacular... Ambiente diferente en PR.
The best meal in San Juan!
As always Santaella is an amazing experience. Great service, staff that enjoys their job, and delicious, creative, amazing food. No matter how many times we want to try a new restaurant, Santaella always wins.
Our server was unbelievable. We were not that hungry so we didn’t want to order big meals. He handled us gracefully without making us feel bad about not having big orders. He was the best overall and most professional server we have ever experienced which is saying a lot since I am on the road all the time in different places eating out.
great place with amazing food and drinks and the best vibe on the island for the professional looking for great night out. the area outside the restaurant is also very fun for an after dinner cigar and drink.
Amazing food and superb service. We enjoyed every dish. The tuna and octopus were just spot on. Only negative point is the toilets. For such a biggish restaurant you would expect several toilets. The women's queue was painful! It is also super hard to book during the summer season. I'm happy i was able to go in November...finally!!
Food was outstanding, though overpriced. Service was very slow. I had a reservation but still had to wait 10 minutes to be seated.
Everything about Santaella was amazing. The food, service, ambience.. one of the highlights of our trip!
A beautiful and welcoming locale in a lively part of town. Wonderful food and drink options, knowledgeable staff. Loved seeing a comfortable mix of locals and tourists.
Excellent food!! Great service!!! Cute nice spot with great food!!
Best food we had in San Juan during a long weekend including a visit to a fancier restaurant.
Food was good, that we expected, but service was ok and ambiance changed from a crowded restaurant to a loud pub in the course of our business dinner, which was not ok. We were screaming across the table to be able to continue our conversation! Perhaps I”ll come back for dinner with my partner, but certainly not coming back for a business dinner.
The rest. bar and music is excellent after 10 PM when the rest. is empty! Great place of after dinner drinks, too!
This was probably our favorite restaurant in San Juan. Our favorites were the goat cheese quesadilla and the shrimp served with an incredibly tasty trifongo. Definitely recommend this place!
Excellent service, food and ambience by Chef Miura
We loved it. We have been several times and the food never disappoints. The only issue I had, is I booked bar seating as it was an option and I love the bar vibe. When I got there they said they didn’t have bar seats and sat us in the dining room. Although it all worked out, it was misleading.
Great ambience, poor service, great food but overprice.
Amazing food! The octopus, the goat cheese quesadilla, the cocktails. The ambiance. One of the best meals I’ve had in a long time
Santaella is the best restaurant in Puerto Rico. Period.
Descontenta con los platos principales. La calidad del filete no era la esperada y los cachetes de ternera los sirvieron con demasiada salsa de sabor muy fuerte. Los precios son muy altos para la calidad
Excellent as always
Upscale Puerto Rican cuisine. Very good restaurant with consistently good and quality food. The grilled octopus is our favorite dish on the menu. Look out for daily lunch specials as well! The service can be slow as the restaurant is frequently crowded with no room at the bar, either. Once seated, it is a great culinary experience!
This place is amazing! Went three times in the past week and have had most of the menu. Two of the occasions were for work and we did not have a dish that everyone at the table did not thoroughly enjoy. Went for a date night as well and it was perfect. The cocktails are amazing (highly recommend the Perfect Lady, Parchita, Spicy Margarita, and Zacapa Old Fashioned) and the food is wonderful too (recommend the croquetas del dia and goat cheese quesadilla from the normal apps menu, anything from the specials, and the veal cheeks, cuban skirt steak, and sea bass from the main courses)!