Anniversary and biethday
It's always a pleasure when I get to eat at Santaella
Delicious food and attentive service. We will be back soon!
Too much noise
The place was fool with good ambient
Service took too long
We loved everything. Specially the team singing happy birthday.
Santaella seemed more promising at first .than we eventually thought to be the case! Great ambiance and a very exciting location in the market area of La Placita in Santurce - an enticing menu ..what more,could one want?! Our appetisers, avietnamese steamed bun with shrimp and something else delicious, were delicious.
However we made the mistake of ordering a main course each - we also didn’t realise how enormous and how locally Puerto Rican they were! My husband ordered the fried snapper - huge and no doubt full of calories, which was accompanied by many tostones - again deep fried, plantains and a huge mound of mashed yam..
WAY too much food. Mine was similarly enormous and off putting. Santaella is a very popular restaurant and does serve some great food but be careful with what you order as it is very local in the tastes it caters for, . and consider sharing dishes (which is what most of the other diners were doing!)
We will definitely visit Santaella again!
Excellent service, excellent food
Had a great dinner experience during my date night. The Sandía Mojito was deliciously refreshing and tasted superb. My favorites are, their amazing truffle cheese quesadilla with honey & balsamic vinagrette and the shrimp Bao. Aaaamazing! Highly recommend.
The food at Santaella is spectacular. The best restaurant in Puerto Rico!
Great place for any occasion! Cocktails were amazing to start. Bacon wrapped dates, shrimp buns, sliders were very good, and some of the best croquettes I have had. Got the veal cheek for dinner and it was on point. Team members enjoyed their meals as well including a caught that day full red snapper.
One of the best restaurants in Puerto Rico - creative, flavorful, inspired and chic. Chef Santaella stopped by the table and was incredibly gracious. Our waiter, Alejandro, and the whole team that helped him, was spectacular. They worked tirelessly while making it look effortless.
Local food with a twist, well elaborated and tasty !! It was surprising how good it was.
Great food, ambiance and service! Looking forward to returning
Great dinning experience! Excellent service! Delicious food! Will continue to dine at Santaella!
As always very good
Had to wait about 40 mins for a table even though I had a reservation. once seated, i was told they were out of several menu items one of them was what I wanted to order. Waiters and bar tenders were nice though. Not sure if I’d be returning.
The food was very good and the service was excellent.
Try the Goat Cheese Quesadilla and any of the cocktails!
Will definitely go back next time we visit Puerto Rico. Truly loved it.
Lot of people in the bar
Makes it noisy
But the food was excellent
Cocktails are excellent, the food was excellent also. Service was very good, it’s a little noisy but manageable. I recommend it!
The restaurant is busy and reservations are needed. The food was very good and the service excellent. A bit expensive.
Great food, amazing drinks service was very attentive inside. My only issue was with valet parking, took too long and jumped customers to serv others...
Fabulous food and servers, but took longer than expected.
Amazing experience. They created a perfect coursed menu for our crew. Thank you.
It was our second time returning to Puerto Rico and we knew we couldn’t visit without a trip to Santaella. The cocktails, entree, and service is always phenomenal. We tried the foie gras special - amazing! Thank you for taking such good care of us, we can’t speak more highly of you!
Outstanding service and great food.
Excellent service, presentation and ambience, however kind of loud.
Always amazing service and fantastic food! Thanks to Jaime, Christian and Rafael!!!
Awesome as usual!
Great food, great service, and a vibrant crowd
Outstanding service and menu selections. Best dining experience in San Juan during this visit
Fun delicious and memorable
We visit Santaella every time we vacation in Puerto Rico, it's a must. Some years we go to PR twice a year. Each time Santaella is on top of our list. The General Manager, Ray remembers us each time we visit and even where we sat the time before. Quite amazing actually. We've tried different items on the menu, everything has been over the top delicious. The wait staff is excellent. We've never had a bad experience in many years of visiting. The turn over rate is very low, I recognize the same servers year after year. Even the door man has been there for 6 years. Please go, experience the great food and service. Santaella is easy to find, while there walk around LaPlacita and enjoy the culture. Don't forget a reservation is a must, trying to visit without a reservation is next to impossible.