Azabache

4.6
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83 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Global, International
Welcome to Azabache Experience! From the heart of Santurce, with over 300+ Wine Labels, Signature Craft Cocktails & Contemporary Creative Cuisine, just for you. Inspired by seasons, cultures & emotions, our Chefs Carlos & Ricky Guzmán embark on a ever-evolving culinary journey to delight our senses with a unique, unforgettable experience.
What 83 People Are Saying
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1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Awesome service food & wonderful service. In my opinion the lighting at the venue was to bright.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service!!!

NU
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

En lo único que puedo decir algo referente a mi experiencia es que por este medio les pedí traerle un postre a mi esposo sin que tuviera que decirle al mesero con motivo de su cumpleaños y eso no sucedió. El mesero nos iba a dar la cuenta y frente a mi esposo me tocó mencionar la petición que había pedido especialmente.

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MR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Opentable sent me an email a day before the dinner reservation indicating that my reservation was canceled due to the restaurant closing for the wknd for kitchen repair.

OT
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Horrible food, service and ambiance.

OT
Caribbean
4 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was good, cocktails amazing & great ambiance!

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent place. Great food!

R
Caribbean
17 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Azabache was great!!! Service was outstanding, the place was quiet and relaxed, excellent wine suggestion by our server, and food was amazing. I did not give a full 5 star to the food ordered a fish (I believe the halibut) based on our Servers recommendation and it was a bit on the dry side. It was good, and the side dish helped but still on the dry side. I ordered the wild boar raviolo, and it was just exquisite. Appetizers were superb, we shared the organic tomato salad and the octopus. Overall, it was simply the perfect evening for my best friend and I. Highly recommend!!! And will for sure we back!!!

G
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and food was truly amazing. We loved everything. Great ambiance and wine selection.

MP
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Azabache was a wonderful dining experience in every way. The food was absolutely delicious as well as absolutely beautiful. The staff was attentive and paid attention to detail in every way. I would highly recommend Azabache and I will definitely return.
I had both dinner and brunch during my visit and both were fantastic.

JS
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

It was my first time at Azabache...saying this, we all liked the ambiance, food quality. Also, good variety of cocktails both classic and innovative. Will return soon.

N
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time and it was delightful. Ambiance and decoration simple but elegant . Service outstanding very attentive keen and perceptive.
Food was well done. Portions are fair and appropriate but for some people like me a bit small, nevertheless flavors and cooking are outstanding.
The vegetable couscous was just perfect.

JJ
Caribbean
4 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was beyond expectations. My wife and I were particularly impressed with the service. We like to go to restaurants were the staff appreciate your business. This is certainly the case in Azabache. There are others that seem to feel they are making you a favor by letting you eat there.

The food was very, very good and we enjoyed the amuse bouche. The bread was nicely served, but it can improve.

We will certainly return.

Azabache
Responded on 25 July 2019

Thank you for taking the time to review and recommend us by awarding us 5-stars, JJV1! Humbled by your kind words, service and our clients always come first and we're happy to learn you had an amazing experience. We'll be honored to serve you again soon!

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JJ
Caribbean
3 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excelente!

Azabache
Responded on 25 July 2019

¡Muchas gracias por tomar de su tiempo para reserñarnos y darnos una calificación de 5 estrellas! Un placer servirle siempre y deseamos verle prontamente.

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MJ
Caribbean
10 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great attentive service and food

Azabache
Responded on 25 July 2019

Thank you for your review and recommendation, MariluJ! We're pleased to learn our offering and servicer were to your liking. We hope to serve you again soon!

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OT
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect. Beautiful restaurant with a romantic ambiance, service was fast and very knowledgeable of the menu. The drinks were great and appropriately priced. Would definitely recommend the lamb croquettes and the Shrimp and Scallop Risotto. Will definitely be coming back.

Azabache
Responded on 25 July 2019

Thank you for taking the time to review and recommend us! Every customer is very important to us and we're glad to learn your Azabache Experience, altogether, was one worth of a 5-star award. Looking forward to serve you again soon!

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OT
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb food and service. Picture of my dessert: goat cheese panacotta.

Azabache
Responded on 25 July 2019

Thank you for the 5-Star rating and amazing review! The goat cheese panacotta is one of our favorites and we love to share this with you. Looking forward to serve you again soon!

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B
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service. Liked the recommendations made by the waiter. A bit overpriced.

OT
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

The food we ordered was just OK; we even had to send a dish back because it was overly salty. The organic tomato salad was sad, but not as dissapointing as the honey octopus. Best bet is probably to go straight to the entrees. Folks do rave about this restaurant but can't see what's the hype about it. Service was impecable though.

BR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals my family and I ever enjoyed. The overall experience, presentation and quality of food was outstanding!

Azabache
Responded on 25 July 2019

Thank you for taking the time to review and recommend us, BrianR! We're truly excited and grateful to learn your Azabache Experience was one worth a 5-star award. Every customer is extremely valuable to us and we'd definitely enjoy serving you again soon!

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JP
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Top notch food, drinks and service

Azabache
Responded on 7 July 2019

Thank you JorgeP, for your feedback and 5-star rating! It's a pleasure to serve you an Azabache experience.

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OT
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

The food took too long. We were there 2 1/2 hrs for a three course dinner.

OT
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Got to the rest on time and waited :30 for a table and the place was empty. I saw people come in, they were directed to the bar and had them wait while the place had empty tables.
Twice I was brought the wrong thing and never came to give us bread.
Had to request the rest week menu twice.
The bad service It was so noticeable that somebody from the restaurant called to invite us back. But at $15 the glass of wine and to have a charcoal taste pice of meat, I rather stay home and cook it myself. I can do better.

I did however gave 15% tip, as I know the server Franco was short handed and he was busting his back. And he lives off tips. I was a waiter once

Not worth it !

s
New York Area
73 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our second visit to this restaurant and much like the first one it did not disappoint. The food was delicious, fantastic and so flavorful. The service was impeccable. We highly recommend this. We think this is the best restaurant in Puerto Rico.

JR
Caribbean
5 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great and unique creative food. Love the attention to detail and plating!

Azabache
Responded on 25 July 2019

Thank you for taking the time to review us, JorgeR! It's always a pleasure to serve you an Azabache Experience. See you soon!

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SL
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Es la segunda vez que los visito y realmente es una experiencia memorable. Las atenciones y la comida excelentes. Recomendado 100%

Azabache
Responded on 4 June 2019

¡Gracias por sus palabras y por tan excelente calificación, SLebron! Nos honra saber que la experiencia en Azabache durante sus visitas ha sido de su agrado. Son los clientes como usted, que hacen que Azabache sea una joya en la comunidad. Nos alegraría servirle nuevamente y nos gustaría extenderle la invitación a nuestras noches de cocteles y jazz junto a Charlie Sepúlveda, en Silencio Lounge, ubicado dentro del restaurante todos los miércoles. ¡Que pase una excelente semana!

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E
Caribbean
5 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent cocktails, the food was not only exquisite, was very well presented, involving all the senses!!! Wonderful experience!!!!

Azabache
Responded on 4 June 2019

Thank you very much for such an excellent feedback Efren, it's customers like you that make the Azabache Experience a true gem in the neighborhood. We're happy to learn our delectable dishes were to your liking. Our bartenders exceed our own expectations all the time and they're always up for a challenge. Did you get to try the #DessertChallenge? Next time you're around, we'd love to tell you about it! We hope to see you again soon, perhaps over lunch? Have a great week!

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RC
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Aniversary

Azabache
Responded on 4 June 2019

Thank you very much for taking the time to review & recommend us! A 5-star service is always our goal and we're glad to learn you had such experience on your Anniversary. It was a pleasure serving you and hope to see you again soon, perhaps for Brunch on a Sunday? Have a wonderful week.

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DC
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

De lo mejor q tiene en estos momentos Puerto Rico en comida creativa,linda decoraciòn,buen servicio,facilidad de estacionamiento!10 puntos,que lo conserven así siempre!!!!!Continuidad chicos!!!!

Azabache
Responded on 4 June 2019

¡Wow, Muchísimas gracias por tomar de su tiempo al brindarnos tan excelente evaluación! La experiencia de cada comensal es de suma importancia para nosotros y apreciamos grandemente su recomendación. ¡Nos honra saber que para usted cumplimos con todos los requerimientos de una calificación 5 estrellas! Nuestro esfuerzo irá dirigido siempre a mantener tal consistencia como parte de nuestro lema de excelencia y nos placerá servirle nuevamente una Experiencia Azabache sin igual.

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A
Caribbean
5 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was AMAZING!!! Everything was perfect. The service, ambience, drinks and food were outstanding.

Azabache
Responded on 25 July 2019

Thank you for taking the time to review us, Alex! Humbled to learn you considered your Azabache Experience to be perfect from service to food and also our ambiance. It would be a pleasure to serve you again soon!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AMAZING ! I went with my mom to have a mom and daughter time alone and she had a blast. She was very impressed with the taste of the food! We will be visiting again very soon!

Azabache
Responded on 25 July 2019

Thank you for taking the time to review and recommend us. We're excited to learn your Azabache Experience was perfect and would love to see you and your family again soon!

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JM
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible experience! Starting with the hostess and the whole staff. The food is exquisite and you will love everything. This was our 2nd visit within 2 weeks and we will come back asap. For us is the best restaurant in San Juan.

Azabache
Responded on 4 June 2019

Thank you very much for taking the time to review & recommend us, JoseM! It is customers like you who give us the opportunity to shine as a Neighborhood Gem. Our staff is very attentive, since service is equally important as the food we serve each and every guest. We would be more than honored to serve you again at Azabache, perhaps for a magnificent Sunday Brunch or at one of our Jazz and Cocktails nights along Charlie Sepúlveda on Wednesdays? Have a great week and see you soon!

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OT
Caribbean
8 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mother's Day

Azabache
Responded on 15 May 2019

We are pleased to know you had a wonderful Mother's Day experience at Azabache and hope to see you again soon!

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LM
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Azabache is an outstanding culinary experience. The creations are authentic Puerto Rican renditions turned gourmet. The tastes are discernible of local spices and flavors. Portions are normal and presentations are very artistic and pleasing. The sommelier is an experience all on his own. The bar has the best assortment of liquors in the island and drinks are prepared artistically and very entertaining. We recommend Azabache wholeheartedly.

Azabache
Responded on 15 May 2019

We thank you Luis for taking the time to post your review and recommendation. We are honored by your kind words. It is our passion to delight our guests and we are infinitely thankful for having had the opportunity to serve you. It is our profound wish to see you and your friends again soon for another fine evening.

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T
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stellar restaurant. Amazing food and service. Beautiful decor and great ambiance.

Azabache
Responded on 15 May 2019

Thank You Tania for taking the time to review & recommend us. We are inspired by your kind words and can't express enough how happy we are to have served you a 5 star experience. We are certain you had a great Mother's Day and we wouldn't want it any other way. We are thrilled to have served you and can't wait to see you again.

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SL
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on 7 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excelente. Todo estuvo divino. El servicio, inmejorable. Recientemente cambiaron el menú (para aumentar las porciones porque habían recibido quejas del público a esos efectos) y redujeron los precios, los cuales considero razonables dada la alta calidad de la cocina. Fue una noche maravillosa. Altamente recomendado!

Azabache
Responded on 14 May 2019

Muy agradecidos Sonia L, por su visita, y su gran recomendación. Hemos estado atentos al 'feedback' y nos place presentarles la nueva Experiencia Azabache. Esperamos verla de nuevo para brindar entre amistades y familia.

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OT
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a 7pm reservation on a Saturday night so we were the first ones in the restaurant. As the night wore in the restaurant filled up nicely. Upon being seated, we were welcomed by a wonderful bite from the chef. The waiter promptly presented himself and asked for our drinks. I was pleasantly surprised to find that the bar had an excellent selection of single malts including several 25 year Olds. Both of our appetizers were spectacular. I ordered a wagyu beef cheeks as my main course. You could cut it with a fork. The evening ended with a very original panecotta dessert.

I would place this restaurant in a fine dinning category. However, I was disappointed to see some patrons in shorts. Overall this was a 4. 5 out of 5 experience, very satisfied, will definately return.

Azabache
Responded on 1 May 2019

Thank you very much for taking the time to review and recommend us. We are beyond thrilled to know that our attention to detail throughout our cuisine and service exceeded your expectations. We definitely can't wait to see you again.

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M
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food (quality & presentation) very friendly. An outstanding experience

Azabache
Responded on 15 April 2019

Thank you very much Moises for the kind words and excellent rating! We are glad you had a wonderful time and we hope to see you again soon.

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OT
Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excelente comida y servicio.

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IP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Engagement

Azabache
Responded on 27 April 2019

We thank you for your visit and feedback IbsenP! We are thrilled your overall experience warranted your 5 Star Rating and we couldn't be happier! It was our pleasure serving you and we can't wait to see you again for another exciting Azabache Experience.

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