Cocina Abierta

4.6
604 reviews
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$30 and under
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Fusion / Eclectic
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  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
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
Lunch Monday - Saturday: 11:00A.M. to 3:00P.M.
Brunch Sunday: 10:30A.M. to 3:00P.M.
Dinner Sunday through Wednesday: 4:00P.M. to 11:00P.M.
Dinner Thursday through Satrurday: 4:00P.M. to 12:00A.M.
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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
Events Coordinator : (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 604 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.5
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Tulsa
13 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabuloso! A great meal. So many amazing items to choose. Everything we ate: red bean soup, octopus, croquettes & mofongo was perfect. We will be back.

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L
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

The food here is incredible and I was very happy to return and bring my family after first trying it with friends. Every single dish had a unique blend of flavors and we all shared everything we ordered. All agreed that the ribeye was one of the best we had ever had and my very favorite dish was Roots. My only constructive comment is this: don't hold a staff meeting at 6:30pm on a Thursday! We had to wait more than 10 min to be seated while they met and were offered to sit at the bar but the bartender was in the meeting. The food and ambiance (we sat outside) was worth the initial frustration.

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SD
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 1Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

We were looking foreward to dining there but service was terrible. We were not recognized for at least 20 minutes at our table while they cleared others. They finally took our drink order, they then placed the bottle in a bin with several others and we had to ask for more as our glasses sat empty.
Food was good, not taking that away from the restaurant, but they needed to train their staff. Customers sitting and waiting to at least be recognized is poor business practice.

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m
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excelent service and the food was amazing! Great for any occasion

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Bath
6 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

We really enjoyed the food at Cocina Abierta - it is a creative and eclectic menu, and I would love to go again and try other dishes! We had two courses,and didn’t share..the ceviche was great, as was the lamb wellington and the halibut, the special that day.
The setting could be more cosy - lighting is quite poor and the decor very understated and minimal. It was a rainy night and a bit of a warm glow would have hit the spot!

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Caribbean
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent taste and service!

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Miami
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was nice. Our server was pleasant and informative. The food was delicious.

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BR
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

tremendo ambiente y excelente comida. el servicio fue espectacular y las recomendaciones muy buenas.

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AS
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Comida deliciosa, única y variada. Gracias por la atención

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S
Chicago
47 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Food was very good. A little pricey. Helps if you know how to speak Spanish.

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F
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Cocina Abierta never disappoints me. The menu evolves and keeps on teasing your senses. We were five people and tasted 16 items of the menu. We shared most of them. The consensus was that everything was exiting, flavorful, executed to perfection. Our waitress, Paula, was very knowledgeable about the menu, and was very assertive making recommendations. She did great servicing our table.

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GM
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We were a little confused initially with the menu but our waiter was incredibly helpful. The food was excellent and the flow of the different plates adequate. Corkage fee was a bit high.

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AL
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great menu. We tried this restaurant first time and we left very impressed. Everything we ate was tasty and adeguately tasteful. Very recommended. Croquetas y mofongo on top.

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CB
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

This place came recommended to us. Of the three of us one enjoyed the dinner. The food style and cuisine just wasn’t to our taste. May be for others who would be into unique and very different meal plates. The atmosphere and the presentation was very nice. Service was also nice. They even offered to give us another plate. Unfortunately, that seemed to indicate they know the food is not for everyone...which would explain the cost. We paid more than $130 for food we didn’t eat. I’m sure some will enjoy it. Just wasn’t for us.

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JS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
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 on September 15, 2018
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
14 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
22 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
New York Area
2 reviews
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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Atlanta
9 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
New York Area
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
Philadelphia
5 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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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
8 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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MR
Caribbean
2 reviews
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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