Enable JavaScript to run this app.
Skip to Main Content
OpenTable logo
  1. Home
  2. United States
  3. Caribbean
  4. Puerto Rico
  5. Condado / Santurce
Restaurante Guarare, San Juan, PR

Restaurante Guarare

4.4
4.4
55 Reviews
$31 to $50
Puerto Rican
En el corazón de Santurce…
Gastronomía local, coctelería y ambiente de Santurce. ¡Te esperamos!

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Puerto Rican, Cocktail Bar, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Tue, Wed 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–1:00 am Sun 11:30 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (787) 722-4013

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Contactless Payment, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Neighborhood

    Condado / Santurce

  • Parking details

    Parking located in rear of the restaurant. There is a $6 parking fee

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 55 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Caribbean

    Hot Spot

  • Caribbean

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Caribbean

    Puerto Rican

  • Puerto Rico

    Good for Groups

  • Puerto Rico

    Hot Spot

  • Puerto Rico

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Puerto Rico

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Puerto Rico

    Puerto Rican

Sort by

Filters

  1. IR

    IlianieR

    Caribbean

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Muy buen servicio y la comida excelente
  2. AB

    AmaiaB

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Good food, live music on the weekends. Nice service.
  3. LU

    LUISA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Service was great, food was awesome , drinks not so good they can be upgraded
  4. HT

    HTroup758

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The restaurant is cute, it’s a busy area with restaurants and bars. The music of all the locations could be heard. Service was a little slow but the food and drinks were good.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great time. Good servers and incredible music.
  6. NL

    NelsaL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great place to spend a couple of hours enjoying music, being outdoors and eating good food.
  7. FR

    FrancesR

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Music and ambience were great, as well as our waitress. But it seems they were short staff, which made our experience to go from a great night to a disaster. The food took more than an our to get prepared and even when it arrived, the main dish/plates came one by one and the last one was served 20 minutes after the first plate was served.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and ambience was great! Had live band playing also. The drinks were okay. Would be better but otherwise I highly recommend checking out this local gem
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience5
    The food was not good at all, ordered spicy crab stuffed avocado and it was imitation crab meat. The food was pretty bland. The servers were very nice and the live music was great. The only downfall was the food was meh.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great place and ambiance! Loved the decor. The location is great, people in the street mingling. We'll definitely go again
  11. G

    Gigi

    Cincinnati

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Authentic place with excellent live music and tasty food!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience5
    Live music and ambiance was great. We waited for over an hour and a half for our entrees and they were all brought out about 30 minutes apart. Food was ok but not great.
  13. NF

    NancyF

    Caribbean

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Bday with friends, visiting from NYC, they were very satisfied with the food.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Very good experience overall! Great service!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing and service was exceptional. Our waitress spoke English and Spanish and was super attentive! Ambiance was perfect and was a great dinner and dancing date night. Park in the lot behind the outdoor seating and if they are super busy, pay the $10 for valet - it’s worth it! Expect it to be loud with live music, but can still hear each other when ordering and chatting. Will def need your Covid vaccine and ID! Definitely make this a spot you check out, if visiting Puerto Rico! 💃
  16. MS

    MiguelS

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    I arrived a bit early before my reservation time and was cordially greeted and accommodated at a temporary table and served a drink right away :) The food and drinks were great and kept flowing. Thanks!
  17. M

    Mick

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    This place will only get better and better like a fine aged wine. Great funky salsa setting in an up and coming art neighborhood, next to the fun Watusi Bar. If you like urban funky chic, this is definitely the place to be. Simple yet great PR local food, but don’t be in a hurry. Homemade takes time. Definitely NOT for snobs.
  18. M

    Marosa11

    Key West

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    It’s an eclectic paradise. From the food to the friendly ambiance.
  19. RC

    RuthyC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 3, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Excelente servicio y ambiente! El Maelo Mule es un must! Regresamos!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday dinner was excellent. Place is comfortable and service is great.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service.
  22. IW

    IanW

    Portland

    15 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We had reservations but the restaurant decided to close for the day and didn’t inform us of the cancellation for our dinner. We drove 45 minutes for no reason and were met w complete indifference for their mistake. Unorganized and rude. The layout however seemed like a festive atmosphere
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome cocktails and excellent food!! Outstanding service!!
  24. V

    Vtsmom

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it! Fantastic live music. Great food and drinks. Very friendly service.
  25. J

    Judith

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you're looking to hear great live music, enjoy some dancing, eat great food and sip amazing cocktails head over to this restaurant. I had a wonderful time and staff was so helpful.
  26. L

    Lucas

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Muy buen ambiente y calidad de la comida. El servicio un poco lento, aunque muy amables todos los meseros. Buena musica. Volveremos
  27. JA

    JuanAntonio

    Houston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2021

    overall4food2service5ambience5
    The food hasn’t been consistent. I would expect for the price to have better and consistent cooking.
  28. MO

    MariaO

    Caribbean

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Excelente ambiente, comida y atención! Regresaré
  29. F

    Family3

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The atmosphere, and service is great
  30. M

    Mari

    Caribbean

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ambiente excelente! Música en vivo! Meseros de trato amable, respetuoso y súper servicial!!!
  31. S

    Sofia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Excellentalternative to La Placita in Santurce. Good food and ambiance. Great live music. The indoors is a bit noisy but overall vert good!!!!
  32. MO

    MOME2017

    New York Area

    44 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2021

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    I had visited the place several times using Open Table. The place is spectacular!! This time I made a reservation and our table was outside. In the past months the “standard “ was inside. Can you please modify the seating options? Fortunately we were able to get a table inside. Thanks.
  33. FM

    FrankieM

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best new hit place where locals enjoy live music. Themed after Salsa popular songs. You will be surrounded by murals, art, music, amazing food and most diverse mix of beautiful locals. Do not miss this hidden gem.
  34. K

    Karem

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Barrunto cocktail is awesome! The croquetas are amazing and the Kankan with French fries crispy delicious. Only bad thing was the waiting time for the food to come. Approximately one and a half hour. However, the waitress was excellent and kept our beverages running at time!
  35. R

    Ricky

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2021

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Although the waitress was very friendly, we have to wait more than an hour for the main entries. My wife had to wait an extra 30 min for hers ( she just asked for a shrimp salad !!! ). In top of that , they served us the wrong dessert at the end. I think that they have a big problem in the kitchen that has to be fix.
  36. FP

    FrecklesPR

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2021

    overall1food5service4ambience5
    I wasn’t able to eat because the parking was full and the other person wasn’t able to get there. We went to other place.
  37. m

    mbloo

    Kansas City

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2021

    overall3food2service1ambience4
    When it comes to music and ambience the place is great. And the cocktails are also great. But the service is very inattentive. And the food was pretty bad. Everything was over cooked and dry. So if you are not hungry and live music and sporadic cocktails are what you are aiming for you will be pleased. Otherwise not for you.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    You guys allowed us to make reservations when the restaurant closed
  39. E

    Estella

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The menu embodies Puerto Rican delicacies with a few twist here and there. I ordered empanadillas (highly recommend the Bacalao empanadilla), carrucho salad, pork as the main entree, arroz con gandules and the budin de guineitos and everything was delicious. The servers were outstanding and always checking on our table to see how were and if we needed anything else. The only thing I wish would had gone better was the time it took to get drinks and our food. The restaurant was packed on a Saturday night and the bar and kitchen seemed to be overwhelmed with orders. If you want to have tasty Puerto Rican food in a casual ambience I would highly recommend Guarare.
  40. LP

    LillianP

    Caribbean

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2021

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Food was good but pricey . Ambience was great and service was outstanding

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

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

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Diner temperature check required
    • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Restaurante Guarare offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (787) 722-4013.

Restaurante Guarare is rated 4.4 stars by 55 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 PM


Google Map for Restaurante Guarare

1004 Calle Elisa Cerra San Juan, PR 00907

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Condado / Santurce

  • Hours of operation

    Tue, Wed 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–1:00 am Sun 11:30 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Puerto Rican, Cocktail Bar, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Parking located in rear of the restaurant. There is a $6 parking fee

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Contactless Payment, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Copyright © 2022 OpenTable, Inc. 1 Montgomery St Ste 700, San Francisco CA 94104 - All rights reserved.
OpenTable is part of Booking Holdings, the world leader in online travel and related services.
Booking LogoPriceline LogoKAYAK LogoAgoda LogoRentalcars LogoOpenTable Logo