Paulina Escanes - Gourmandize

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CASUAL GOURMET FOOD IN THE HEART OF CONDADO

Balanced & mindful plates made with a Mexican heart and a "glocal" approach. Serving lunch & dinner paired with specialty wines, champagne & signature cocktails. Freshly baked pastries and cakes ready to eat or made to order by renowned chef Paulina Escanes. We serve Brunch on Saturdays and Sundays
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OT
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

El estacionamiento es en un multipisos detras del local. No aportan al costo del estacionamiento. El acomodo fue rapido, el mesero nos informa que tres de los platos principales ( los mas atractivos del menu) no los tenian disponibles y que no tenian aguacate. La sopa estuvo bastante buena, lo mejor de todo, la comida o los otros platos no tienen caracteristicas que los destaquen de platos comunes en lugares menos promovidos. En verdad; descepcionante, no estan a la altura esperada.

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BH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Consistently one of the best meals in Condado. Menu has the been the same for about a year now and could stand an update or at least some specials.

OT
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service

SR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

About four dishes were not available. Service between courses extremely slow. Removal of plates between courses slow.

J
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best Brunches I've had. The “acerola” mimosa is a must. Will come back!

WD
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was the first day of a new menu for this farm to table gourmet restaurant. The food was worth the wait and required reservation. Their new La Paleo dish had thick pieces of bacon, but the grilled beet appetizer was by far our favorite dish.

a
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, this place doesn’t disappoint. We went back for brunch and everything was delicious. The pozole was great. Passion fruit mimosas were amazing. I had the chilaquiles and my companion had the steak baguette, which is a kind of a version of the mexican torta ahogada. Both dishes were really good. We also bought a whole chocolate mini cake. We tried it at home, also really good.

GP
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place. Went with my husband and he had a great time too. Food was incredible as usual. Always come back!

MR
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you want to be pleasantly surprised with amazing food and friendly service, this is the place to go! Love it!

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

We have been to Paulina Escanes for brunch. This is the first time we’ve been there for dinner.

As for the food: we had the corn cake with pork as an appetizer. It was delicious. The combination of sweet and salty was out of this world.

As main dish we had the one of each tacos and the amalfi fish.
The tacos: Awesome. Delicious. The torrilla was spot on. The crunchyness of the pork was delicious. And the lentils taco was my favorite!! One of the tacos had a blue corn tortilla, it was a nice touch.

The amalfi fish: was very soft and juicy! Excelent choice if you are looking for seafood.

For dessert we had the basco cheesecake and the lemon pie. They were both spot on! Awesome desserts. They were so good we took one to go.

Cocktails: we had Margaritas and “la reina” -
The margarita waas a bit sour, but the lemon was real lemon, not that sour mix thing that some places use. I drankt it all right but my companion wanted to ask for a bit of sugar or simple sirope.
The La Reina is a spirit forward drink. It packa a whole bucn of mezcal so prepare for that.

Overall a great experience

Will be back!

a
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food!! Really great prices. The acerola mimosa was delicious.
We ordered the Pozole. As entree It was amazing.
Also had the pancakes - soft fluffy delicious and moist they were perfect I could eat them without maple.
My companions had the tomato quiche they said it was really good.
Great place
I’ll be back for this brunch.

DC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always exceptional!

M
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was told that Ofertones would be sending the 15% discount for future visit. Let me know. Everything was great!

MS
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as usual! We go pretty often, this time we brought guest from US and Lebanon and they were amazed by your place! Cheers for Paulina!

c
Charlotte
10 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

En general, la comida fue muy buena. El souffle de elote fue exquisito, al igual que el arancini. El filete de res fue preparado a perfección. El pescado del día pudo haber estado 1 minuto menos en la sartén, pero bien sabroso. El único fallo fue el tiradito de atún debido a la calidad del atún. La sangría blanca es para tomar en jarras (varias). Y el postre del año debería ser el budín.

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BI
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was very good . The brunch is one of the best I have had anywhere . There is talent in that kitchen . The price was fair . The service was very attentive . I certainly will recomend it to friends an I plan to return .

SH
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best brunch in town and the service was amazing!

BI
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I like the place a lot . The food is excellent and the reataurant is a very good value . I specially like the brunch .

GP
Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place, service and food! Always go with my girlfriends for brunch!

GP
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food.

JS
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My 3rd time at the restaurant, this time for Brunch. Exquisite Lamb Sliders and Salmon.

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

Amazing place, brunch was absolutely delicious

CS
San Diego
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect!! Highly recommend. Make reservation!

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

Excellent! I totally recommend this place. The experience is great. This is the second time I visit this restaurant and expect further visits for sure.

AB
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best restaurants have eaten at in world. We try to eat at one internationally ranked place when we travel - Bangkok, Brussels, etc. From the caramelized smoky almost candy flavor of the pork and the softest octopus, or the desserts of fresh sweet cheese in homemade baked to order puff pastry well worth the wait, Santaella’s was a jewel. Elegant food, superb service yet not stuffy. It is no wonder this place requires reservations off season on weekdays!

J
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The food was great, the service takes too long, although very attentive. The restaurant was full.

I
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, great food, lovely ambiance. Selection of natural juices was a great surprise. The food selection for brunch had a little for everyone. Must try de pancakes.

M
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This place never disappoints. Food itself is OUT of this WORLD. Service AMAZING. And the few times I've seen the chef she has made me feel right at home.

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

Excellent food and service.

D
Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The carnitas tacos and torte are delicious and the lemon pie is delectable.

OT
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Llegamos a un lugar agradable y acogedor. Nos recibió Amy ( no sé si lo he escrito bien, pido disculpas). Ella nos trató con respeto y mucha amabilidad. Conoce el menú y la confección de todos los platos que pedimos. Su apariencia y voz son suaves y sus atenciones no faltaron nunca. La comida... excelente! Cada plato que pedimos tenía su atributo. La combinación de texturas y sabores es suprema. Felicito a todos pues no faltaron ñas atenciones. Regresamos pronto. ¡Enhorabuena!

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OT
Caribbean
3 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and attention!

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MD
Mexico City
5 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I really like Gourmandize because the chef is so talent although the friday night the service was very slow they forgot my apettizer . We wait for the appetizers @40 min . The food menu of the restaurant week was not the best and looks like done in a fast way ....
i hope it will go back to the traditional effort and quality in the food.

KL
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Our table wasn’t ready even when we did reservation with Open Table because that was the only option left after calling, we notify in the reservation the Puerto Rico Restaurant Week Event and the waiter didn’t know anything about that menu or event, we spent 15 minutes in a table without service and didn’t know who our server was, just the menu on the table... the table set was for 2 even when we ask for 3 people reservation, we need to ask to be served after been tired and considered to leave the restaurant, the food was good but the Chilaquiles were just scrambled eggs without chorizo and the corn chips... the waiter was confused and asked if we have an Oferton/Gustazo... this wasn’t our first experience at the restaurant but he experience overall drop our expectations... advice treat every customer without considering their appearance or clothes because you never know, and anyway every customer needs to be treated fairly

AA
Caribbean
3 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Great experience in the Condado area. The food is perfect to share with people and get to try different things. Recommended!

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

The food and the service were sensational.

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

The pozole was amazing

OT
Caribbean
4 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

I love this restaurant, but on this visit the service was terrible. We expected to have to wait for our food because the restaurant was full, but the plates did not arrive at the same time. So, I ordered the Chilaquiles with avocado and the avocados appeared like 30 mins after the chilaquiles with a poor appearance. The mimosas arrived after we ate everything, so yes we had to eat our food without them. The food is really great e, but if the service continues like this, it will not be worthy to visit.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best brunch in all of San Juan. Get the chilaquiles.

SJ
Caribbean
36 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very unique place with nice alternatives for foodies. Tacos and desserts are amazing!

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