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- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Clean menu provided to every guest
- Contactless payment available
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Fabulous restaurant!! Food and drinks were amazing!!
Fantastic! Everything we ate was amazing! Goat cheese quesadilla, foie gras terrine, custard with almonds & coconut - all delicious. Friendly service. Cool atmosphere.
Delicious and innovative menu, excellent service and fabulous cocktails!
Outstanding food and spirits !! Best restaurant on the island .
Awesome as always! I never know what is better; the food, the service or the ambiance.
The only thing I would say is that the fish was a little bit salty. The combination with the sweet mash was ok, bit alone it felt too Salty.
Delicious food and great service as always. Not once have we been disappointed. Worth every penny.
Poca variedad en platos principales.
My girlfriends and I came here to celebrate a birthday on the recommendation of our Airbnb host and it was amazing!!!! Loved everything about it. We all had the sea bass which melted in our mouths! We will definitely come back the next time we are I PR
AMAZING! We loved everything about it. The food was delicious, the service was attentive, and the ambiance was truly outstanding. It was our favorite restaurant in San Juan - we want to go back just to go to Santaella!
Cute atmosphere. Food was good, but not as amazing as others made it seem and a bit pricey.
Great overall experience! From food to service! The manager Jaime and Chef Rafa were very attentive. Our server Amaury was great! He made sure our expectations were exceeded in every way! Always a great time with every visit! Highly recommend Santaella to anyone!
Excellent Food! Excellent Service! Would come back here again!
Best meal we’ve ever eaten! Will come back to PR if only to eat at Santaella again!
Like always, the food was OUTSTANDING! I highly recommend this restaurant.
Loved this! Tuna was amazing. Also loved the goat cheese quesadilla
Everything about this place is amazing! 10/10 I’ll recommend it to anyone visiting PR.
Loud but delicious food.
My husband and I love our experience at Santaella. We enjoyed the goat cheese quesadilla and our entree of sea bass. So delicious!!! The atmosphere was wonderful...high energy and beautiful decor. We had a wonderful experience at Santaella!!!
Food was delicious! Just had to wait an extra 30 mins after our reservation to be seated.
Food is great! Pricey but good service! We had a great night.
Amazing food, excellent service! Such a great atmosphere.
Wonderful setting and incredible food and wait staff! Loved this experience overall and enjoyed everything we ordered! Be sure to leave room for dessert :) and the cocktails were beyond delicious!
Only complaint would be that the music was quite loud, and during the time we were there it was up and down in volume level constantly. Overall I would say still a bit too loud for the environment as you should still be able to converse with the people across the table from you.
Otherwise, the dining area is beautifully designed. It feels like your in the jungle with their glass wall full of plants outside which are lit up at night. The Interior design doesn’t seem to quite flow to the bar however. The lights that are so beautifully arranged in the dining space, don’t tie into the bar and the live plants on the opposite side don’t mesh well with the plant wallpaper. Only suggestion here would be to tie in the lights in a smaller scale. And add a few living plants.
Loved this restaurant though and will definitely recommend to any future visits to San Juan! :)
Consistency! Always on point! Best of the best in Puerto Rico. We always have a great time with amazing treatment, waiters, food and ambience.
Excellent ambiance and food. The Jibarito mule drink is very good.
Excelente cena y cocktails!
Everything was good.👌🏼
Delicious! Fun! We loved it. The tuna tacos were a standout as well as the goat cheese quesadilla. Tons of well-heeled sexy locals, tucked into a neighborhood. We loved it!!
Great restaurant! Consistently good!!
Was a great evening! A little rough start as we ran a minute late with traffic and they didn’t answer phone and automatically cancelled our reservation without a grace time or trying to reach us. Thankfully they sat us and our server Ivan took great care of us. Try the goat cheese white truffle quesadilla!
With the exception of the plantain soup made with a hame broth base, we loved the food. We had a nice tapas style dinner with the Brussels sprout salad. The sliders, quesadilla and empeñadas were very tasty. The wait staff were great!
Skirt steak was amazing. Yellow rice with beans was great as well. 10/10. We also had a great server who didn’t let us over order aka spend too much cash lol
Some San Juan restaurants may have meticulous execution, interior design, popularity, but this place is magical. Every dish that came to the table was music. We will come to SJ just to eat here.
Amazing service and incredible food!!!
Wonderful food and service. Great drinks. Thank you gabriel for your attentiveness
Very disappointing after reading so many good things about this place. I ordered one of the daily recommendations-an octopus stew with Italian broad beans and chorizo (Spanish classic dish) but the balance of ingredients was completely wrong: very little octopus and beans and way too much chorizo which completely spoiled the dish (which was served to me boiling hot).
The worst by far was the service: the barmen supposed to be waiting for me were busier having a chat, laughing watching at their phone rather than looking after me.
Still can’t get my head around the fact that this place has so many good reviews.
Our cruise ship stopped in San Juan and my family was so excited to try a local restaurant. It was amazing and we look forward to going back again.
What a fantastic dining experience. All the food was incredible, the staff was amazing, and the decor and ambience so unique and inviting. My only regret is that I wasn't physically capable of trying everything on the menu! I can't wait to return to San Juan; Santaella will continue to be a regular stop for me on every visit.
The restaurant was fabulous. Great menu. Amazing array of cocktails. Food choices were incredible. Loved that the focus was on local food. Had a Sweet Plantain Au Gratin dish as my main course and it was delicious. Décor was lovely, simple but loved the wall of plants with the mirror behind it. The service was incredible. Our waiter was super attentive and even made sure a cab was waiting for us once we finished. I would definitely go back!!!!
My fourth trip to this restaurant and somehow it just keeps getting better! The base menu is amazing but then when they tempt you with the chef’s specials you have no choice but to over order! The empanadillas of the day were sausage and plantain, they could not have packed more flavor into that perfectly crisp dough. The other stunner was the burrata with pear poached in port with pine nuts and a little baguette that was warm and crisp, the pear took that simple appetizer to another level. The pork belly and ribeye were equally amazing and sadly we had no room left for dessert. I used to say this was my favorite restaurant in Puerto Rico, but now it’s my top choice anywhere!
Santaella does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Santaella also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (787) 722-7600.
Santaella is rated 4.8 stars by 1926 OpenTable diners.
Santaella does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://josesantaella.com/togo/Gift-Card-w-Envelope-p199754711.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.