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Patio Del Nispero - Hotel El Convento, San Juan, PR

Patio Del Nispero - Hotel El Convento

4.2
4.2
50 Reviews
$30 and under
Puerto Rican
Consistently acclaimed among the finest restaurants in San Juan, Puerto Rico, our open-air courtyard restaurant offers a gourmet menu of delicious and authentic Puerto Rican food served for breakfast, lunch, and dinner in the shadow of the hotel's famous century-old nispero fruit tree.


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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Puerto Rican, International, Latin American
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am Lunch Daily 11:00 am–5:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (787) 723-9020
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Chef Victor Perez
  • Neighborhood
    San Juan
  • Cross street
    Calle Sol and Cathedral of San Juan
  • Parking details
    Valet parking is available across the street from Hotel El Convento, next to the San Juan Cathedral. Special rate available for customers.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 50 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Puerto Rico

    Great for outdoor dining

50 Reviews
  1. Patriot12

    Las Vegas

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very enchanting courtyard atmosphere, food was very good and server Roberto was very personable and informative. Only negative was that it seemed we were seated out in a corridor instead of in the restaurant proper despite other desirable seating areas remaining available throughout our dinner 🙁

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  2. Ellen

    New York City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    I recall visiting El Convento years ago and was charmed by the beautiful Spanish architecture, especially around the courtyard. Unfortunately they have covered most of the patio with large metal canopies which block the view of the courtyard and which amplify noise. On top of that, the food was mediocre and took a long time to come. Very disappointing.

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  3. EdiB

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing and friendly and welcoming service. Beautiful atmosphere 👌. Definitely would recommend.

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  4. LJ10

    Minneapolis

    46 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Perhaps we ordered poorly but as hotel guests we expected a certain standard. The nachos were $18 for chips, cheese wiz (they called it cheddar on the menu) and about 1/2 teaspoon of pico de gallo. Really awful. We didn’t have anything we really liked. A really good hotel needs a decent in house restaurant - this wasn’t it.

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  5. Loulu

    Caribbean

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    El mejor ambiente, servicio y comida de acuerdo al momento del día en que lo visite. 100% A+

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  6. MargaretM

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely restaurant with good food, great ambience and a very thoughtful staff

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  7. NYCTINA

    New York City

    29 reviews

    2.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    I ordered nachos after asking if it was melted cheese or cheese SAUCE. Waiter assured me it was melted cheddar cheese. It arrived after 40 minutes!! Cheese sauce and stale chips. Waiter comped them when I didn’t eat them. They were hopelessly understaffed. The bartender and waiter were running as fast as they could but they couldn’t keep up. It was not a good experience.

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  8. Daphne

    Greater Boston

    25 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The ambiance is lovely. We were among very few other guests and yet it took 45 mins for our food to arrive. The food was just meh at best, the mafungo very dry. Our server was very nice but overall, very disappointing and overpriced.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    My first experience was reservations at 8:45 and wasn’t seated until 10:00 PM. There was no live music as it was promised at the end of the night I was told that we had to leave at 11:45 because they had to close before midnight due to the fact they had to go to another restaurant across the street, not acceptable at all very unprofessional

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  10. Dinscott

    New York City

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We did 5 course dining on NY Eve great ambience in the heart of Old Town! Food was great, our server was wonderful and accomidating! Will def go back!!!

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  11. brendas

    Portland

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent 5 course New Years eve dinner. Enjoyable live musicians, nice open patio. Highly recommended.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Our servers did the best they could but not their fault that they seemed understaffed. We were so hungry when we sat down at 6:30......got water served about 30 minutes in and got food by 7:30. We ordered all apps, sides and only 2 entrees. The food was spectacular! Thank goodness because we waited so long! Mini Mallorca was a favorite along with many others. It was our first taste of Mofungo which I think is just bland as a side anyway.

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  13. JACQUELINER

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excelente ambiente, deliciosa comida y meseros super amables y atentos.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Christmas Day brunch - extremely overpriced ($69 person)! No drinks, pastries or fruit included. Two cups of coffee for 2-$14. Buffet had breakfast selection - food was lukewarm, unless you opted for the omelette station. Lunch food came with salad (decent selections) and various entrees…all lukewarm and not very tasty. Desserts had only 3 choices. Very disappointing!

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  15. DanH

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This restaurant was perfect, We had a brunch and the service was good, the food was good, and the ambiance was upscale with fair pricing.

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  16. Codger

    Coastal Georgia

    22 reviews

    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First, I am biased. I married the most wonderful girl in the world in the courtyard here decades ago. The food, the drink are very good. The staff is superb. El Convento's public spaces still are magnificent and if you love all things Spanish Colonial you will have your spirit lifted. When in old San Juan we dine here at least once, and we plan to continue doing so. The service is wonderful, the food is a notch below perfection which means you won't be disappointed. They have a great bar too. The surroundings bring us back to a wonderful moment in our lives. Even if you weren't so fortunate as to marry the perfect spouse here come visit and travel back to the glory of Espana.

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  17. RichardH

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good food, friendly staff. Needs to add a better variety of wine.

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  18. NataliaB

    Miami

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best piña colada I have tried in a while. All dishes were amazing puertorrican food with an elevated twist. Loved it. The two servers, I believe Luis and Enrique, were super nice and helpful with their recommendations.

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  19. AmericanDiners

    Alabama

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    We waited for 1h and 20 mins for our order to come out. We never got our appetizer and food was not warm enough. It's unfortunate as I think food was good and the place is neat.

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  20. JayneK

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful room, good food, friendly service. Well worthwhile

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  21. ErikaP

    Caribbean

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Be prepared to sweat since its really hot outside. Food wasn’t anything special but ambiance was really good. If i come back it would only be for drinks.

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  22. Pedro

    Caribbean

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    NO vallan. NO lo recomiendo. Solamente tenian dos empleados de la barra para una multitud de personas. Ni tenian a un mesero como tal para atenderte y ni un host para recibirte. La comida tampoco fue buena y para el colmo CARA. Estaba fria para cuando llegó a la mesa. Apesar de que el empleado hizo todo lo posible, el servicio de parte del hotel es pésimo. Claremente, no les important que sus empleados esten arrollados. Nunca volveré.

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  23. RomanoD

    Los Angeles

    15 reviews

    1.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Muy mala experiencia, llegamos de domingo, para ser el restaurante de un hotel muy reconocido en Viejo San Juan, la comida estuvo pésima. Solo había un mesero que atendía a todas las mesas y el bar. El lugar lleno de gatos que entraban y salían de la cocina. Una experiencia muy desagradable.

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  24. JazminP

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and excellent service!! Loved the restaurant, it’s so historic.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent place to have a nice dinner. Food was excellent, elegant looking restaurant, very cozy. One of the best dinner we have had

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    not a fun experience wait staff has an attitude slamming cups down and took 10 min to get water

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  27. DiannaA

    Tucson

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Drinks, food and service was amazing! Get the Monfongo and Risotto dishes!

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  28. Timfos1991

    Omaha

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great dinner! I loved the salmon and my colleague loved the burger. Our server was very friendly.

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  29. FRANCISCOC

    Caribbean

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    I was expecting a better experience and the lack of enough personnel at the restaurant affected it. The waiter/barterder/everything else was good, but one person is not enough.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Overpriced brunch. No fruits and does not include any drink of coffee.

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  31. Foodie

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waitress was lovely! She was warm and inviting. Went in for a birthday brunch and had a nice time. The breakfast menu is limited but the food was good and came with good portions.

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  32. JessicaS

    Atlanta Metro

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    We ended not dining here for lunch after we were seated and given a completely different menu than what is listed online. Fried chicken wings, beef nachos, and a plain, nothing-special hamburger were on the menu. Not what we had in mind so we went elsewhere. Hostess seemed very put out by our arrival and that I had made a reservation just 20 minutes prior using the app. There were only 5 tables in use at the time.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and nice atmosphere. Cocktails were excellent!

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Minor glitches- OpenTable let us book a table for a time thirty minutes before opening so we had to wait until the kitchen was ready for service. Waitstaff took our orders promptly nevertheless so that they would be waiting once the kitchen was open.

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  35. eatout7

    Jacksonville

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Came here several years ago with a friend and brought my husband this time! Love the red Sangria and lovely setting as well as the food and service … hope to return soon!

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  36. AngelaL

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Such a beautiful historic setting, so lovely to be here in Old San Juan eating delicious watermelon salad and mofungo with skirt steak. Excellent attentive service. What I love the most is how beautiful the Hotel el Convento is-I look forward to staying here for a visit.

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  37. Foodie

    Louisville

    46 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    The meal took an hour and 15 minutes to be delivered. At first the waiter mentioned the large party at another table. But they got their food not long after we ordered, so hard to understand how that impacted our order. Meanwhile, several other tables who arrived much 30 minutes after us got their food. Later he said something about a mixup with another order.

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  38. LucyR

    Caribbean

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was excellent n the food was outstanding. The Tuna Tartar, the Salmon, the mofongo, salads the coffee well everything we had was delicious. Highly recommend. A wonderful experience. We will be back again.

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  39. mariadelourdes

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excelente los 4 platos que ofrecieron el la Noche de San Valentine. Mi esposo y yo estamos Muy Complacidos con la Excelencia de la comida, el ambiente, la mesera y la música en vivo que ofrecieron. Muy Amena Noche.

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  40. AbigailP

    Caribbean

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing Valentine’s Dinner❤️

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas

FAQs

Patio Del Nispero - Hotel El Convento is rated 4.2 stars by 50 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today
Google Map for Patio Del Nispero - Hotel El Convento

100 Calle Del Cristo, San Juan, PR 00901

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Calle Sol and Cathedral of San Juan
  • Neighborhood
    San Juan
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am Lunch Daily 11:00 am–5:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Puerto Rican, International, Latin American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Valet parking is available across the street from Hotel El Convento, next to the San Juan Cathedral. Special rate available for customers.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Chef Victor Perez
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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