Waiter's Gastro Bar

4.6
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40 reviews
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$30 and under
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Puerto Rican
Waiter's Gastro Bar, a new dining genre that combines creative food and drink with warm style. A mix of “gastronomy” and “pub,” with the best food & drinks in a casual atmosphere!
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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On its outdoor appearance we were a little hesitant but please do not be discouraged; There was no wait whatsoever, the food was delicious, our servers were very attentive and accommodating, we truly wish we would have discovered this place sooner!

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pickymicky
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food and drink

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viplove2travel2gther
Phoenix
128 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second visit to Waiters and both times our server was Juan. He is very nice and friendly and makes sure our food is as ordered. The food is excellent! It has a nice vibe since it is a unique type of setting (under ground level). We look forward to when we can return for another meal at Waiters.

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Dianey
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Food was good but nothing spectacular. Service was very good.

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vipJenN
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Small neighborhood place. Decent food in a great location to hotels. Nice and helpful server. The Mozzarella is good stuff.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant. Great food and the service was excellent. Small and unassuming place but a wonderful experience overall.

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vipGleasonGarry
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is truly fantastic and the service warm & friendly.

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vipJaye
Baltimore
59 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Two days after the earthquake, we were worried about our next-day trip to San Juan. I happened to see this restaurant was on Facebook and sent a message whether they were open. They answered back right away that they were open, serving full menu, and that everything was fine in the Condado area. I greatly appreciated their rapid response and was SO glad we didn't cancel our trip.

This is a small restaurant, but the drinks are excellent, the waiter helpful and friendly, the food authentic and delicious. This was the best meal we had in San Juan - I highly recommend it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Food overall is just okay. It’s in a dump. The service is extremely slow. The mussels are good if you decide to stay.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Fantastic experience! Juan was our server and was very attentive. We ordered two tapas and a rice dish to share (between two of us), and it was more than enough food. We had the Gouda fritters, Loiza style Piononos (mashed plantains filled with beef, covered with cheese) and Arroz con Longaniza (rice dish with local sausage). It was all fantastic. Great value as well. Definitely recommend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience. The service was warm and friendly. We had the mussels and paella. We had to get extra bread for the mussel sauce. Ymmm. We highly recommend this place.

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vipmomof2boys
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Service, food and beverages we had in Condado! Loved the Vanderbilt 1919, ET and was amazed by Waiters 3x

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Small place, very cozy. Food and service were terrific! An authentic PR food experience.

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vipSssc
Chicago
54 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We wanted authentic PR food while in San Juan and this hit the mark. Not a fancy place everything on the menu was fresh and delicious .We had shrimp in a avocado and rice with skirt steak. Had mozzarella balls for an appetizer. It’s right in the hotel district in Condado so we walked back to the Marriott with no problems. Highly recommend for some really good food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Real gem of a place.

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vipStaJay
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fabulous, especially the specials. Their cocktails were the best ever & our waiter Juan was so nice & helpful. We’ll definitely return!!

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vipbernadettem
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Juan served us and he and the food were excellent

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Juans service was excellent and his recommendations were amazing. The food was delicious. 10/10 would recommend this place to anyone around the area. If possible ask for Juan as your waiter - you won’t regret it!

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vipDougW
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go here every time we visit Puerto Rico. The food is phenomenal. Never had a bad thing off the menu. It’s called Waiters because this is the place that all of the restaurant staff go after work to eat. Supremely executed Puerto Rican food. They make great cocktails too.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great! Juan was very attentive and friendly.

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PamelaW
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Waiters was absolutely delicious ! The server was kind & gave excellent recommendations. We left the next morning & only regret is that we didn’t get carry out for the plane ride home !

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QueenLove
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Juan provides great customer service and menu assistance. The Chef Red Snapper Special was delicious. It was very moist in side yet crisp and flavorful outside. Drinks were a little weak but overall we enjoyed it and would definitely return.

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MarioC
Louisville
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Small and quiet overall very pleasantly impressed. Food and service was excellent will go back next time in San Juan.

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HaleyJ
New England
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Juan was amazing. One of the best meals we had during our trip. It will be our first stop on our next trip!

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vipAmeliaB
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was amazing and the food was delicious! We ordered ceviche that was so fresh and yummy! Our server was delightful and attentive. This place is very unassuming from the outside but once you’re inside, the dining is A-one.

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BrianC
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A hidden gem in Condado. Manager Juan went to great lengths to make us welcome. Enjoyed so much we had dinner there two nights in a row, and went for dessert and drinks on third night. Foos was outstanding. Highly recommend.

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vipRJCJ
New England
23 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Just what we were looking for- great specials and genuinely nice staff

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food at good prices, I had to ask what was the happy hour special after hearing someone order 2x$5 local Magna beers good deal

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vipLudbear
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Just an excellent restaurant with authentic Puerto Rican specialties prepared with the freshest ingredients. Our server Juan was excellent - his recommendations were spot on. Highly recommended for a great night in Puerto Rico.

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Arlingtone
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Located across the street from fancy resort restaurants, this spot looked fun and relaxed. The restaurant, which features Puerto Rican food, sits low and below street level. It is not fancy, and has a big TV screen. But the ceviche was fabulous, and the Mofungo really delicious. I also really enjoyed the fried cheese with Guava sauce. The drinks are fine, nothing fancy, and the waiters are very friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excelente la paella de carnes ‘jibara’

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Juan was fabulosio very friendly and accommodating. Described how dishes were prepared to assist in choosing the perfect entree. Food was delicious. Excellent relaxing and chill evening. Recommend!

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SLTravel
Hawaii
21 reviews
Dined on 25 March 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Was disappointed with the overall quality and taste of our meals. My churrasco was fatty and not cooked to order (I requested well done and received medium with stringy veins). It was very rubbery to cut and chewy. I left 2/3 on the plat as I just couldn’t tolerate it. Didn’t receive any chimichuri with the churassco either which didn’t help either. My wife thought her chicken mofongo was ok, but has had much much better in San Juan. Overall I don’t know how this place is rated so high. Not for us.

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MarkR
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent cervivche

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vipvisiting
Minneapolis
56 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome place. Great food and service. I would definitely come back.

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Avon
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a couple misses in the Isla Verde area the prior few nights. This was the opposite—so good! Our waiter & bartender (Juan & Ivan) went above and beyond recommending drinks (amazing) and even recommending sights to see over our stay. Service was fast and attentive and can’t say enough about how cool our servers were. The seafood paellita for 2 was fantastic! I will be missing it when I leave the island. Stop reading and go eat there now!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic food and service! Highly recommend a visit or three!

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NicoleG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience1

The food was excellent. I had the ceviche and my companions had steak and rice. They were very accommodating - we wanted onions in the rice and it was no problem.
The tostines were the best we had on our trip.
The vibe is distinctly casual. A giant screen playing sports shows was 6 feet away. But the food, prices and service were excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had seen Waiters last night from our hotel balcony. We read the reviews and thought we’d give it a try. They accommodated our party of 6 quickly and were very courteous upon our arrival when they saw we had only just made the reservation. The staff were kind, friendly and very helpful. Our waiter, Juan, was amazing! We ordered the tropical fish ceviche, seafood gumbo, seafood stuffed avocado, paella and snapper. The food was absolutely delicious! The fish was all extremely fresh, and everything tasted phenomenal! The mojitos were fantastic as well. Our group truly enjoyed our experience at Waiters from the delicious food to the friendly service, everything was wonderful!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was excellent.
The skirt steak, and the alcapurrias were delicious. We really enjoyed the coconut shrimp, however we didn’t think the small portion warranted a 16$ price tag.
We will definitely go back before heading home for beers and alcapurrias.

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Waiter's Gastro Bar does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Waiter's Gastro Bar also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (787) 977-1611.

Waiter's Gastro Bar is rated 4.6 stars by 40 OpenTable diners.

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