Santaella, 219 Cll Canals, San Juan

About Santaella
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Average Price: $31 to $50
Cuisine: Puerto Rican
Dress Code: Smart Casual
v 3.7 miles from San Juan center (as shown on map)
Chef José Santaella has trained with some of the best chefs in the world, including Ferrán Adriá, Eric Ripert, and Gary Danko. His apprenticeships and successful catering career paved the way for Santaella, his signature restaurant in Santurce's La Placita Marketplace. The decor is rustic yet elegant, with exposed walls, Edison light fixtures, an interior garden, and a sparkling bar. Chef Santaella fuses local and international ingredients to perfectly execute Puerto Rican nouvelle cuisine. The menu is dominated by tapas, which you can easily make into a meal. Favorites include the ahi tuna skewers, goat cheese quesadilla, 'alcapurrias' topped with crab, and foie gras terrine with fruit jelly . The cocktail bar is one of the best on the island, so don't leave without trying one of the concoctions by Santaella's mixologists. -Fodors

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Santaella is #36 of 1106 things to do in San Juan

5 of 5 stars5 out of 5
By: cmartinez168
Wed 18 Mar, 2020
l If a restaurant is packed to the walls on a Monday night with walk-ins waiting for tables at 9:30pm, you know its good! This was not only one of the best meals we had in PR, but one of the best in...

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5 of 5 stars5 out of 5
By: Michele C, Woodmere, New York
Fri 6 Mar, 2020
l A fabulous restaurant with very unique drinks and an exceptionally special menu. Each dish is served in a special way and the taste is extraordinary. Wait staff is very friendly.

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5 of 5 stars5 out of 5
By: PixelsnFluff, Portland, Maine
Fri 21 Feb, 2020
l We had two wonderful meals here during our stay. The food is absolutely delicious and lovely, chilled pambiance. It gets busy after about 5 pm and I?d strongly recommend making a reservation if...

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Santaella 219 Cll Canals, San Juan