Mario Pagan Restaurant

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$30 and under
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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time here, definitely recommend. Food and service are on point. Alberto was awesome.

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CARLAS
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ian Carlo es el mejor, Alberto tambien! Tragos y comida, exquisita! De verdad que siempre bien profesionales, todo super a gusto! Los felicito

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ChefDQ
Caribbean
14 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great COVID protocol, felt safe and clean. Perfectly prepared and delicious food.

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GabrielM
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, and even better service.

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vipMarieEA
London
4 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very good and the drinks were excellent. The waiters were very helpful and attentive. Will go back next time we are in Puerto Rico.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my anniversary with my boyfriend and the gave us two flutes of champagne on the house. The server was very nice and attentive. Great experience overall. Thank you for making our date perfect!

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MichaelC
Caribbean
3 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my family and the experience was excellent. All of the food was so tasty, highly recommended!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Siempre ha sido una experiencia de excelencia.
Muchas felicidades y mucho exito

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DelfinM
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a reservation for 8pm, arrived at 7:45 and were quickly seated. Ordered the sea scallops and sea bass for dinner and were not disappointed. Highly recommend.

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Breeda
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food - tuna tartare was tasty, the sea bass was very nicely prepared but the potatoes were a little heavy on the garlic, and the goat cheesecake was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

La comida y el servicio fueron espectacular, solo el ambiente fue demasiado fresca. Pues, lleva un suéter

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Modern, bright decor where service and food are very good. Snapper was excellent, and skirt steak special was quite good (meat was fairly tender; sauce was interesting sweet). While the ingredients were good quality, we found they sometimes lacked seasoning.

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RichardM
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seabass with casaba and Bronzino w mushroom risotto!

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
11 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and environment
Very good wine list
Service is impecable as always and everyone really wants to help and serve

Food was awesome as well as dessert
Lovely experience
Must visit to taste exquisite PR food and high end gastronomy!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
19 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is probably one of the best restaurants that we have ever dined at, both food and service were simply amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
3 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great flavors. Better portions and price than expected.

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Petrosilia
London
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Perfect place to get an experience of modern Puerto Rican Food with international ingredients. You can share all the Bites and Appetizers to experience more. The chocolate Soufflee is outstanding! Great place to spot people.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent and the food amazing

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Artful, tasty, unique and complex dishes with exceptional service in a warm, classy setting.

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AlfredoM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place rocks! It’s comfortable, great service and even better food. Its high end in pricing... but also high end in service and food. Will definitely come back and will recommend it to anyone.

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vipantonioc
Caribbean
67 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as usual!

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Kelly
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter was observant enough to realize and ask If I was a vegetarian and chef made a special dish for me. 😊
It was amazing. And the wine..... fantastic!

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vipDidNotLuv
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience4

Food was mixed. Some things were excellent. Mashed potatoes we’re gluey. For the price it should be much better.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal and experience. Rarely do you find a restaurant where the food and the drink quality is equally great, but this was it and it made for a memorable dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
10 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was awesome. Cocktail was yummy. Food was good but I would not say excellent. Brussel sprouts were amazing. Both our main courses were ok but we both found them a bit salty. And I am not one to ever complain about salt in my food. My husband and I are from NY and have been coming to PR for 20yrs. We both have always felt that the restaurants here are as superb if not better than any in NYC. Given the reviews I read and the hype level, I guess I was expecting more. I would still recommend you visit, experience it for yourself and decide. The chocolate soufflé alone is worth it.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent appetizers, drinks and main course. I recommend this place for a romantic date.

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vipWendiB
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant in Puerto Rico. Chic restaurant! Great service! Love the bar! Presentation of each dish is like a work of art! Highly recommend

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food . Great service one of the best in San Juan

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viptonitravel
New York Area
153 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We loved the food and presentation of the food. The best part started with bacalaito chips and great bread. The beef tartare, filet, pork chop and soufflé were perfect. The portions were large and very flavorful. The only problem was the waiter came to us after we had already ordered, and asked if anyone had read us the specials. We were totally surprised since he was the one who took our order. At that point it didn’t matter because we loved what we ordered, but he should have read us the specials first. Anyway, that was the only down side. We had a great Valentine’s Day dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was beyond amazing - food was beyond, waiter was delightful and gave the best recommendations, decor is beautiful. Considering going back again on our short vacation!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Over an hour wait to get the food.

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vipGene
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I dont often give 5 stars across the board, but it was well deserved this time. Foos, staff, timing,placement, everything was perfect. Thank you

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vipJorgeG
Caribbean
3 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!

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StephenP
Tampa
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Mixed messages, all the way. Elegant, sleek room. Service was great at first, then waned as the restaurant filled (20 minute wait for the check). Cod croquette appetizers--deliciously-crisp on the outside, creamy on the inside. Warm Brussels sprouts salad had great flavor, but WAY too salty (perhaps blanched in salted water, then not rinsed???), and the little diamonds of chilled beets were a great touch. Chilean bass couldn't have been better. The "double-cut pork chop" listed on the menu and described by the server turned out to be "single-cut," and requested "medium" somehow got translated into "medium well" before getting to the chef, which left it dry and leathery, without enough succulence to blend with the outstandingly-flavored rub on its outside. Overall, an interesting experience, but, at $146 for two, without drinks, should have had fewer flaws and more-consistent service.

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ZuleimaM
1 review
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply spectacular!!!! Highly recommended. Food was incredible in taste and presentation.

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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Kristina
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have gone to Mario Pagan twice. We went with our two kids. It was the perfect for us all

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KevinC
New England
7 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you are a foodie you should come here. The food is fantastic. The menu is structured s that you can share ( or not share) bites and appetizers before picking your main course. There are so many temptations across the menu, plus typically some specials. This time I started with Tuna Tartare as a bite which was perfect, then a Brussel sprouts and beet salad, which was also excellent. I went for the lamb shoulder, a house specialty. It’s fork tender and just so good. Finally a double chocolate soufflé with sea salt.
The service is very good across the board.from the hostess staff to the wait staff to the overall pace of the meal.
We’ve been here each of the last three years we’ve visited Condado, and every time we come with high expectations and we have not even come close to being disappointed in any way. If you really enjoy creative flavors and beautiful presentations you should try it

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular food. Great service. Good ambiance. Very fine dining experience. Brought friends visiting from the US and loved it. They were very positively impressed.

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vipGene
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A strange meal at one of the best restaurants in San Juan. 2 of our entrees were sent back, unheard of here. The restaurant took care of it and comp’ed dessert for our table. Other than the anomoly of two bad dinners everything else about the night was great.

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