Caña by Juliana Gonzalez

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87 reviews
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$30 and under
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Puerto Rican
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  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Outdoor Eating
Celebrated Chef Juliana Gonzalez shares her passion for local flavors with a menu that celebrates culinary adventures through the regions of her native “Isla del Encanto”. Breakfast, lunch, cocktails and dinner daily. There is an outdoor bar, and pool service is available.
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JM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were looking for a nicer upscale restaurant to dine at and certainly found one. Caña was very quiet on a Friday night which made for an intimate dinning experience. The staff was very friendly and carefully explained the options and also suggested their personal favorites. We went with the Catch of the day which did not disappoint. The meal was full of flavor and reinforced our decision to dine at Caña. “Buen Provecho!”

MM
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderfully curated restaurant! I was very happy!

Caña by Juliana Gonzalez
Responded on 5 September 2019

Dear MichelleM: Thank you for this outstanding review and the opportunity to created a memorable experience. Nos vemos pronto! Gracias. Caña Management

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F
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the moment one enters the El San Juan Hotel and the magnificent Chandelier Bar, to the dining at Caña, the whole evening is possibly one of the best anyone could desire. Alexandra and Carlos made us feel special and could not have been any better! The Chef came to our table and we could personally thank him for our excellent meal: the Pork Belly and Rice Gandules and the Heirloom Tomato salad and the Cocoa Spiced Chicken, followed by the Flan and Bread pudding desserts, were phenomenal. Thank you for a truly wonderful evening!

Caña by Juliana Gonzalez
Responded on 2 September 2019

Dear Fdcrtic46: We couldn’t be happier that Alexandra and Carlos provided you with a great memorable experience. They are a true asset, and we are lucky to have them on the El San Juan Hotel team. Please come back to visit anytime! Respectfully, Caña Management

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall great! Alexandra our waitress was awesome and helpful! We celebrated my son pre Birthday dinner! Great place recommended to all!

OT
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently great Latin food with professional and attentive service. I cannot wait to come back again on my next vacation. I highly recommend.

Caña by Juliana Gonzalez
Responded on 25 August 2019

Thank you very much for your great review. We hope to serve you again. Caña Management

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OT
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful Puerto Rican food and an incredible atmosphere. Our server Alberto was so gracious and friendly. The entire experience at El San Juan is among our favorites for vacation.

Caña by Juliana Gonzalez
Responded on 25 August 2019

Thank you for your fantastic review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit and Alberto friendly and professional service. We hope to serve you again. Caña management

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

We went to the Cana Restaurant with our family- a group of 8 and it was a disaster. From the terrible service (our waitress and even the restaurant manager forgot our orders time and time again - to a dish that was served cold three times to dishes coming out every 10-20 mins so that the last person served - our grandmother got served last 40 mins after everyone else. We are never going back to eat there and we were considering the San Juan Hotel for a wedding and will remove them from our list now.

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

When we arrived , told the host about the reservation . She told us that when the restaurant is full they don’t validate this type of reservation through open table .

About the service was average but Little things like refill the water glass didn’t happen .

j
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Very flavorful food. Food comes out at different times which is fine if you are sharing dishes. Not so good for ordering individual main entrees.

OT
Caribbean
10 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Worst service on Earth.

OT
Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Excelente servicio

Caña by Juliana Gonzalez
Responded on 29 July 2019

Muchas gracias por su visita, apreciamos que tomará de su valioso tiempo para compartir su experiencia. Esperamos tenerlos pronto en nuestro restaurante y la oportunidad de que su experiencia sea aún mejor, sea una excelente. Gerencia de Caña

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LB
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food, wonderful service. Highly recommend.

Caña by Juliana Gonzalez
Responded on 29 July 2019

Thank you for your very kind review, Lauren! We are excited to have you come back and try our new menu items. Caña Management

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JR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Restaurant is beautiful. The food and service amazing. Loved it!

Caña by Juliana Gonzalez
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you.

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RH
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second time at this restaurant. And like the first time, the food was outstanding! We started with the cod fritters, with a cilantro garlic sauce and they were amazing. There were six of us at our party, so we had fun ordering different dishes to share like the churrasco steak, the arroz mamposteao, the mofongo and the heirloom tomato and avocado salad, all outstanding. And don’t forget to pair your meal with their delicious sangria. For dessert, we had the most amazing bread putting you will ever have, spiced with the local Ron Barrilito. Wow!!!

Caña by Juliana Gonzalez
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you for your very kind review! We are excited to have you come back and try our new menu items. Caña Management

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J
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service at Caña was top notch. Our waiter knew the menu very well and answered all our questions. It was a wonderful experience beginning to end.

OT
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was excellent.
It is a shared style restaurant and some of the people in our party didn't like the concept because we each asked for a specific dish which we were not planning to share due to food allergies but when they brought the first dish we let them know and the arranged to bring the rest of the dishes at the same time.

KF
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food. Very unique and special.

OT
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Spectacular flavor combinations and service! We will definitely recommend this place!

DO
Minneapolis
11 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service with a very nice ambience!

PA
Tampa
28 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Beautiful setting overlooking the pool. The service was excellent. I ordered a latte which was too strong for me (just a regional taste preference) so when I asked for extra milk the waitress went above and beyond to bring steamed milk. The pancakes were undercooked and the price was a bit much but not more than any other hotel resort breakfast.

HN
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

The food was very underwhelming. The crispy fish salad was completely soggy and the Mallorca club was not even toasted. It felt like it was just thrown together.

Service was very good but not worth the price paid for the food.

BD
Dallas
30 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent seafood in a beautiful, historic hotel. Should be a must-stop for everyone.

OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great addition to our delicious dining experiences in Puerto Rico. I’m a regular visitor and sharing this experience with my partner who is new to PR definitely kept up the good reputation that I have shared of dining in PR. The flavors were bold and comforting, yet clean and palatable. If you’re staying in the San Juan hotel district, I highly recommend checking this place out especially for a sexy date night surrounded by their neon lit palm trees and outdoor seating to hear the crash of the waves.

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, excellence service and quiality

OT
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Tuesday night and the place was essentially empty. Nice food. We had a good time.

SB
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was outstanding!

TC
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A fantastic dining experience. We shared all appetizers and entrees and each outstanding. The restaurant is beautiful. The staff is very attentive. Finally, it is a terrific value. This is a must -go.

DO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Service was amazing from beginning to end. However, both our appetizer and main course was served to us at the same time. So by the time we finished our salad, our steak was cold. The $$ we paid for the food wasn’t worth it. It was really for the experience.

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

I frequent this restaurant as I live in Puerto Rico. Great ambiance; wonderful view; fantastic service.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service! Mother’s day brunch was outstanding!

TP
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I visited this restaurant last night to celebrate our wedding anniversary and was completely amazed by EVERYTHING. The pool view, the decor, the ambiance, the staff and the food were all SUPERB!!! Our server was knowledgeable, patient, hospitable and courteous.. he even brought over 2 glasses of complimentary champagne so that we can toast for our Anniversary. When my drink accidentally fell, the staff rushed to ensure that I was ok and to assist with cleaning up the spill. My server quickly replaced the drink for me and a female staff member brought me a clean, damp cloth to clean my leg and dress. We ordered the Longaniza Sausage and the Arroz Con Cangrejo y Camarones (Crab & Prawn rice) for dinner and the Budin de Barrilito (bread pudding with coffee ice cream) for dessert. OMG... all of the dishes were DELICIOUS!!!! The flavors were amazing and intriguing. Overall, I rate our experience a 10/10. It was a 5 star experience without the outrageous pricing. We will definitely return upon our next trip to P.R.

OT
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing time at Caña! Great service and the food was delicious! How can you go wrong with this serene setting with an ocean view!!! The El San Juan is OPEN!!! Go enjoy this incredible hotel that puts customer service and quality of food above the others.

A
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience. Very good environment. Very good environment and food. The staff was very attentive and professional. The menu was very innovative. I will tell my friends about it. Thank you

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it. Wonder Elevated Puertorican food. Will go back.

E
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went to Caña with a group of 4. Excellent service, great ambiance and delicious food. Elevated Caribbean fare. We had Longaniza, Steak, Crab Rice and a watermelon, tomato avocado salad. The food was perfectly cooked and seasoned to perfection. I would certainly dine here again.

MJ
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful brunch

VM
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on 8 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, superb cocktails and super-friendly service made for a perfect evening. Special shout-out to our waiter and the amazing salted caramel dessert he picked out for us. I don't even like sweets and I could have eaten three of those! He also pointed out that everything on the menu is made by or caught/fished/foraged by Puerto Rican producers and artisans, which made the deliciousness that much more special.

a
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on 2 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dinner at Caña was excellent. The waitress explained a little of the history of how the meal would be served “family style”. This was how the chef Juliana Gonzalez ate in her house. We were three people. We ordered two appetizers and three main dishes. When the dishes were brought to the table there was an explanation from the staff. Each dish was flavorful with a lovely presentation. The staff was friendly, eager and very polite.

NM
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Nelson provided great service and was a wonderful server that made my experience at Caña even more memorable.

RM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is high end dining without being fussy. The atmosphere was relaxed; the staff were exceedingly warm. The food was delicious! The mufongo with pork belly and duck brother was incredible, as was the octopus salad and grilled prawns. And don't forget to have the spicy tamarind margarita.

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