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Waiter's Gastro Bar, San Juan, PR

Waiter's Gastro Bar

4.6
4.6
384 Reviews
$30 and under
Puerto Rican
Waiter's Gastro Bar, a new dining genre that combines creative food and drink with warm style. A mix of “gastronomy” and “pub,” with the best food & drinks in a casual atmosphere!

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2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 5 times today

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Condado / Santurce

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 384 people are saying

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Caribbean

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Caribbean

    Puerto Rican

  • Puerto Rico

    Fit for Foodies

  • Puerto Rico

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Puerto Rico

    Puerto Rican

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was incredible
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was outrageous, best most affordable meal in condado. Must visit
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is the second time at this restaurant. Both times food and service were excellent. Only complaint is that this time I ordered soft drinks (diet coke), and since it was brought already in a glass, I was not aware that refills were not included and so each “refill” was charged. The customer should be made aware of this.
  4. GM

    GregM

    Louisville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Make a reservation!
  5. JB

    JudyB

    Caribbean

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was authentic and delicious. It was worth the money.
  6. JR

    JuanR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service price location ambient and good food
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Definitely a great low key spot
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second visit and can’t wait to go back. The food is amazing and they might have the best Mojito on the island!! Can’t say enough about the taste and flavor of the food!!
  9. LS

    LSV1

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food, great service. Make a reservation to ensure a table
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Ceviche was salty but other dishes were good.
  11. c

    crystalr

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience2
    Food was mediocre for the price and ambiance. The rice was hard and the beans should of had more flavor.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We come here everytime we are in town. 10/10.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This unassuming spot was the best food we had in Puerto Rico and the best service I’ve had in years. The food was absolutely outstanding and our server was a true professional. Cannot recommend highly enough. Will admit, the heavily branded exterior and sports on the TV screens gave us momentary pause but trust that this relaxed space will provide a meal you won’t forget.
  14. AR

    AntoniaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding experience on every level! Juan was a sweet, knowledgeable and helpful server. A return visit is a must!
  15. P

    Prince95

    New York Area

    30 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Hard to find the entrance. Not nice looking but great food and service. Good vegetarian options
  16. LF

    LocalFoodsLover

    New England

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Nice spot but it took forever to get our meal. The food was tasty but not particularly good for the long wait. If they can get the food out more promptly, I'd recommend as a neighborhood spot for great beans and rice.
  17. TN

    TNTTravelTeam

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We cannot say enough about this place. I have started booking all my VIP Clients here. The food is so authentic and all of my clients love it. Try the dessert too.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    It was OK. Nothing special!
  19. AR

    AbrylR

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience2
    We got seated at 8:30pm and ordered our drinks and meal (steak and their salmon special) there were only another 3 tables with people and we waited over an hour and when we told them that we wanted cancel the order, the waiter went to check in the kitchen and told us that the food will be ready in a few. At that point we were over it. I would understand if they were busy or if the place was packed. But it is unacceptable to wait so long for a skirt steak and a salmon special.
  20. JT

    JeffT

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Pub like atmosphere. Small. Server was friendly and accommodating. Nothing fancy but food was good and not expensive.
  21. MP

    MissPam

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Relaxing and welcoming. Chef special snapper was glorious. Mofongo stuffed with ceviche was beautifully done. Flan dessert was lovely, and the piña coladas could have been dessert themselves — so good. Be prepared to wait for the check — it will give you time to savor a memorable evening. Would definitely eat there again.
  22. I

    Iceman

    Charlotte

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and service. Would highly recommend
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience1
    The waiter was rude, impatient, inconsiderate, and dismissive. We were sat right in front of the bathroom. although multiple tables became available and us repeatedly asking to be moved, we were told this is all they have available to us. We had reservations and were told tables were being reached until we left no other parties occupied the table. After sitting for 15 minutes watching people going and out of the bathroom, we lost our appetite and asked for our food to go. It took 1.15 hrs to get our food. Folks who came after us were eating before we could get our to-go order. It was an awful experience and would not recommend anyone going there.
  24. N

    Nomnom

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    We waited over an hour and a half for our first appetizer to come out. Then another 30 minutes for the main dishes. Recommend going when you are not in a hurry.
  25. MB

    MarBB

    Atlanta

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2022

    overall4food5service1ambience2
    The place and food was authentic and great! That said, the place was not crowded but it took 45 minutes for our food to come after ordering. It took just 20 min to get our first drink. It appeared that they had only one waiter which had a poor attitude. When we asked about how much longer because we had a tour, the waiter told us, “next time you need to allow a lot more time to enjoy your dinner.” I understand this is island time but should never take almost an hour to get an empanada and piece of fish. There’s a reason why this place is called “Waiter’s” because everyone is just sitting around waiting!!!
  26. R

    Ruth

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A welcome, down to earth break from the pulsing establishments on the strip. The food was delicious. Not finicky. I haven’t have a chance to get to know the local cuisine but I’m guessing that this was pretty authentic. The service was attentive but chill. Loved the relaxed pace good food and low lights. A lovely, low key experience overall. We’d definable go back.
  27. CW

    CharlesW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I wanted to show my family my favorite restaurant in Condado. As always the service was great the food was great the drinks were great. I will definitely be back and my family would like to return and enjoy a delicious meal.
  28. ME

    MichelleE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    After reading the reviews I had to go there and they were ON POINT!!! I went an hour before they closed and my drink and dinner was still EXCELLENT!!! Thank you Javier for your great service.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our experience was THE BEST. Javier was our server and he provided the best service. Lovely person and great at his job. The food was so delicious. Very fresh, traditional, made with love. the best place I’ve eaten in PR. We ordered the skirt steak, very juicy off the grill and the grouper. Both were cooked to perfection. The apps we had coconut shrimp, best I’ve ever had. The PR fried cheese with Guava sauce was so good. Not greasy, surprisingly light. Very reasonably priced for the excellent quantity food.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    The host is a very Rude person who lacks tact and education. There is a sign outside telling you to wait to be seated but no one is there to help you and you have to wait until the Host feel like looking outside. I don't recommend this place to anyone.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an awesome meal at Waiter’s and enjoyed the quaint ambiance. I wish we could’ve tried more from the menu, but we were stuffed.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    It was just ok
  33. BM

    BloomfieldMom

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    We ordered some starters to share, a stuffed avocado which was not on the menu which was delicious, and some top Fish mondiditos- which the plantain they were on was tasteless and really thick and overwhelming. I eventually just scraped off the toppings and left the plantain. For entrées we had the skirt steak fried rice. The steak was tasty but I eventually dug through all the rice like a treasure hunt and picked it out. The other dish we had was the plantains breaded shrimp. Again, the plantains was humongous and had no taste whatsoever. We eventually just had the five shrimp and cut them out of the cement block of plantain they were encrusted in. So, the appetizers were OK, with the one that wasn’t on the menu being the best. And the entrées were disappointing. For a rather expensive bill Of over $120 for the two of us.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food is exceptional’ Staff is amazing shout out to Juan!!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing & staff is exceptional!! Food was extremely tasty & definitely not as much $ to other nearby areas especially for the flavors of dishes definitely worth trying
  36. JR

    JoseR

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A quaint hole-in-the- wall authentic PR restaurant in the middle of Condado. Not fancy at all with awesome food ( try the piononos), relax atmosphere with friendly staff and no rush whatsoever. Prices are great but reservations are a most due to the small number of tables. Will definitely be back.
  37. s

    stansongman

    New England

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are so glad that we went here! Just had such a cool, urban vibe, and we were really in the mood for great Puerto Rican food and this restaurant delivered! Owner is very hands-on, nice guy, and really proud of his food. Don’t miss this place if you are going to be in San Juan
  38. AH

    AlexH

    Cleveland

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing food, great service. Would recommend for authentic Puerto Rican food.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Nice little place. Food was outstanding and great service. Fresh seafood and the fried pork and Ropa vieja were outstanding.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food! Does not look like much on the outside but do not be fooled. Awesome time!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • 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
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Waiter's Gastro Bar does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Waiter's Gastro Bar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (787) 977-1611.

Waiter's Gastro Bar is rated 4.6 stars by 384 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 5 times today
Google Map for Waiter's Gastro Bar

1024 Ave Ashford San Juan, PR 00907

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Condado / Santurce

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 4:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Puerto Rican, Seafood, Steak

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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