Pa'rriba Local Cuisine and Rooftop Bar

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$30 and under
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Puerto Rican
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  • Good for a Date
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
Pa'rriba creates a fusion of authentic Caribbean dishes with international influences in a contemporary and casual atmosphere .
Come and try our daily lunch specials and dinner creations while enjoying the spectacular view of the City of San Juan from the Penthouse of the Popular Center.

Our cuisine offers a variety of delicious dishes to enjoy such as Avocado stuffed with Ropa Vieja, Seafood Risotto, Fresh Fish, Steak and more. At the Pa'rriba restaurant you can also find the best Sushi Bar in town with a variety of fresh sushi to choose from.

Come Pa'rriba and relax with our spectacular view while you enjoy our daily Happy Hour from 5-7 p.m with Premium Cocktails and Appetizers starting at $4.
Come and enjoy our Live Music Night, every Wenesday and Friday.
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Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

Great place, food and service needs work. My wife ordered a Caesars Salad and the dressing was horrible, I ordered a skirt steak and the Chimichurri wasn’t made at the restaurant. Very informal service for such an expensive restaurant. Two people dinner no appetizers, on moderate bottle of wine, the tab was $180. Outrageous for that amount you can get a better restaurant. Sorry guys I don’t see a future in this place.

R
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Located at the top of Popular Center in the financial district, it has the best city view in all of San Juan! Food is excellent. Prices are reasonable. Can you ask for more?

BR
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Buen ambiente y la comida super rica. La vista que tiene crea un ambienta sereno y de relajacion. perfecto para cualquier tipo de actividad o reunion.

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Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 5

We couldn’t find our waiter half the time. The food took forever. Over 30 mins. We had to be somewhere so we had to take it home. The mofongo was dry. And they forgot my husband’s 2 sides. Very disappointed.

EC
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great place to eat! Highly recommended! Thank you for your attention!

G
Las Vegas
26 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place serves the best ropa vieja I have ever tasted! We had attentive service and everyone enjoyed their dishes while overlooking the city of San Juan.

JR
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Buen ambiente, menu variado y buen valor por lo servido

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AJ
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was delicious, outstanding service.
My only complaint is the music was too loud.

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

Luis, the waiter was very profesional and knowledgeable of all related to making an enjoyable dining experience. All recommendations hit the spot, excellent ambiance and food.

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

My first time at Pa’rtiba. Decided to go there because of other reviews (THANK
YOU!! ). Took
My sister who came to visit the island and she loved the Mogongo w/Shrimp. I had the Conch filled Avocado. Yum!!! Good ambiance, great happy hour and excellent food and service.

VO
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was so perfect! The food, the sangria, the view, the service... everything

OT
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

very good octopus

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on 2 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Quería darle de regalo a mi novio x su cumpleaños una experiencia diferente y lo logré el quedó fascinado con el restaurante su vista la comida a otro nivel el ambiente súper acojedor en fin supero mis expectativas y sin duda tuvimos una cena espectacular 100% recomendado pronto volveremos 😃

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SR
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Amazing time and amazing view. Our busperson did amazing with the recommendations. We were a party of 13 people .

OT
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice Ambiance awesome service. My BIrthday

OT
Tampa
30 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is great. Awesome service, great food and great wine. And the view....

MC
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Solo lo recomendaria para un Happy Hour. Pero para cenar lo pensaria recomendarlo. Entiendo que es demasiado cara para lo que sirven y la calidad de la comida no es la major.

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U
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

The mashed potatoes were cold, sliders were overcooked and the bacon was burnt. It was loud. The food wasn’t conmensurate with the price. The assistant to the waiter was nice but the waitress lacked strong customer service skills.

E
Caribbean
9 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great lunch! Halibut with tostones and everything else just excellent!!

OT
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was very nice. Had an hard time finding the restaurant but overall it’s was great.

OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great food, drinks and views!

m
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was outstanding puertorrican with an international touch. All 6 dishes where excellent. Everyone was pleased. Perhaps the music was slightly loud. The view, drinks, and appetizers are unforgettable!

g
London
9 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2019
Overall 1food 3service 2ambience 3

Aniversary

OT
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing! Everyone loved it. The portions were huge. The shrimp mofongo with garlic butter sauce was the best meal I’ve had so far in Puerto Rico. Highly recommend.

A
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2018
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 5

La comida salio toda fria y el termino de la carne mal. El mesero muy atento.

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OT
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2018
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 1

Fue mi 3ra o 4ta visita. La comida es agradable, los tragos, demasiado caros para tan poquita cantidad.
Para los precios que cobran, deberían tener manteles en las mesas.
El ambiente es demasiado informal para un lugar tan caro. Se debe desalentar que los clientes lleguen en chancletas y camisetas ("tee shirts"), algunos con gorra!
No es cuestión de regresar a los tiempos del Banker'sClub, que exigía saco y corbata, pero no les ayuda proyectar tanta informalidad.

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GL
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Spectacular view. Excellent service. Great location. Amazing food. All in all, it has everything to be a great restaurant. However, I'd like it if they could isolate the sounds from the bar area more, using curtains, etc. Not a huge amount of noise, but it can get on the nerves. But it will still garner 5 stars from me.

G
Caribbean
8 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 3

Twice in two weeks, the meat was rare when I asked well done the first time (it was pork), and rare and bloody when I asked medium well/slightly pink in the center the second time.

Why is it that this restaurant doesn't serve bread and butter???

Word is spreading out among friends and coworkers about poor service, poor attention to details, and high prices for what you get...

DT
New England
19 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service, and atmosphere! Definitely a upper class restaurant that is very relaxing. Ill be coming back again!

JB
Caribbean
4 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Muy buen restaurant con exelente menu y carta de vino. El blue room le añade algo diferente ablis demas restauranes

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MT
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

Servicio lento y casi inexistente. Salí abochornada con el cliente que lleve pues se quejó de lo fatal que estaba su cena.
Yo tampoco pude terminar la mia.

Los 2 aperitivos que pedimos estaban buenos.

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MB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

We had a reservation for 7:15 we got seated at 8:30, they were clearly overbooked and had multiple events occurring at the same time. The food was sub par, lacking in flavor and presentation and the ambience was lacking. It was marketed as a hip trendy spot, but it was overrun with young families with lots of children. Overall it felt cheap and overhyped.

It felt like any stereotypical chain restaurant with a Puerto Rican name and dim lighting.

K
Caribbean
4 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2018
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 3

Angel, the waiter who served us didn’t met our expectation. The approaching and professionalism were poor. The food was very good, but when we visit a restaurant like this, we always value the level of service and in this case it was very bad ... sadly.

JL
Philadelphia
57 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and attentive service. We will definitively go back.

T
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The shrimp and garlic sauce mofongo was amazing! !

JS
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent...this being the first time I was impressed with the ambiance. Good for gathering and pre concerts at Miguel Agrelot Coliseum. Will return soon!

R
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Best city view of any restaurant in San Juan. Sitting atop Banco Popular Center in downtown it has views from its main dining room overlooking east and north. From other rooms, for private activities, it has views overlooking west and south. Beautiful views day and night. Food is good too. The owner is Puerto Rico's most successful restaurateur, a mild-mannered, low-key gentleman with plenty of experience in giving patrons what they pay for. You can go all-out—they have one of the most impressive wine lists of any restaurant in Puerto Rico—or dine on a budget. You will be satisfied regardless. Go to Pa'rriba. You will not regret it.

AR
Las Vegas
16 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was very good
And the view is one of the best in Hato Rey.
The day I went there was a DJ Playing music and the noice level was too high for me. But maybe for other they like that.

CA
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was a special evening and the staff and food made it possible spectacular view and ambiance. Thanks Pàrriba for a wonderful night.

VO
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Music on the bat was so loud from the music at the bar.
Food was good, but was not warm enough.
Luis, very good waiter

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