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Marcella Restaurant by Jose Sanchez, San Juan, PR

Marcella Restaurant by Jose Sanchez

4.4
4.4
32 Reviews
$30 and under
International

Degusta tu Paladar
Marcella Restaurant es un concepto distinto que te invita a degustar la confecciones del Chef José Sánchez, donde el producto principal es elaborado o cosechado por locales.
Desde trago de la casa como el Coco-Mojo, un mojito elaborado con leche de coco y parcha, hasta el salmón fresco, servido con una exquisita pasta de tinta de calamar, cada uno de nuestros platos te hará deleitar tus gusto a otro nivel

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    International

  • Hours of operation

    Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (787) 988-6868

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Jose Sanchez

What 32 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Puerto Rico

    Innovative

  • Puerto Rico

    Neighborhood gem

  • Puerto Rico

    Good for special occasions

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  1. RA

    RuthA

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was stellar. The server treated our large party like we were the only ones in the restaurant. The tuna steak was so good. The only complaint is that on the website there were items that were not available when we wanted to order them. But really, what we ended up getting was perfect. Our compliments to Chef Sanchez and his team. Five Stars - High Recommend!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Restaurant is in a Historical Territory and In the Hotel San Geronimo near the same place in front of Luis Muñoz Rivera Park where my Friends and Family from Wisconsin met 9 years ago this visit with them was very special The Flavors and Combinations of Chef Jose Sanchez Were Surprising First Course Serrano Croquettes And La Bobata left Our Friends and My Beloved 😮 with her mouth open but They couldn't because they were savoring the explosion 💥 of Flavors between the Goat Cheese and The Pistachio and The Delicious Agave You already know what appetizers to order and they are a most… Marcela Violeta Orquídea See you 👋🏿 Soon 🔜 in another Special Night 😍 Thank you 🙏 Chef
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excelente servicio y comida!
  4. R

    Raw5293

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    WORST EXPERIENCE IN SAN JUAN. We arrived for our reservation, which we confirmed using the app AND over the phone the day of, and they didn’t have a table for us. They didn’t apologize or provide any explanation, they just didn’t have a table for us. We waited at the desk as waiters ignored us. When we eventually got someone’s attention at the bar and asked how long it would be, they shrugged. We left and went to a different restaurant around the corner. It’s also in the middle of a small hotel lobby.
  5. DM

    DanyaMartinez

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing. Super friendly staff and great atmosphere. 100% recommend.
  6. A

    Adriana

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    La estrella de la cena fue una alcapurria tartare. Muy deliciosa
  7. FH

    FoodieatHeart

    Tampa

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’m a foodie that eats out often. This was easily one of the best dining experiences I’ve had in years. From the service to the flavors and presentation to the personal table visits from the Chef, everything about Marcella’s was top notch and first class. All at a price point that won’t break your wallet! They could easily charge 3 times as much for their dining experience and quality.
  8. RP

    RPeG

    Caribbean

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Small restaurant with a nice comfortable atmosphere. The food was very good. We had the pumpkin soup as first course: one of the best I have tasted. Main course was a branzino in a mole sauce, very good. The brownie with ice cream was good and the Crème brûlée was also very good. Excellent service, average prices. Will return.
  9. V

    Vargas

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect. Just be aware for $10 parking near the restaurant since it does not have parking.
  10. ER

    EduardoRAndres

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Incredible food flavor. The service was spectacular.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An excellent restaurant with a fresh and exciting menu.
  12. i

    iarscm

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Presentation was beautiful and the taste was amazing. Service was slow even though the restaurant wasn't full. Will give it another try.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best restaurant in San Juan!!!!!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Espectacular
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Es un lugar muy acogedor y agradable la comida muy rica, pedí el pulpo con pork belly de aperitivo y esta buenísimo también también pedí filete mignon y estaba a el término que pedí y todo salí bien rápido y como lo quería.. y el servicio todos los meseros pasaban por la mesa a ver cómo estábamos son muy atentos y amables, cien por ciento recomendado y seguro que vuelvo muy pronto
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    I made the reservation to celebrate a special gathering with my family based on the reviews of the chef’s food. Unfortunately, we had one of the worst dining experiences I have ever had. Mostly, the experience was made bad by a very non-attentive and non-communicative waiter. He was not particularly welcoming. He mumbled and spoke very softly such that it was hard to hear him. He made zero effort to be engaging, tell us about the menu or offer any suggestions. My cousin and I both ordered the wild salmon. We ordered it medium and low salt (I told him I was on a low salt diet). Both dishes were over cooked and very salty. My husband ordered the chicken dish. The presentation of the dish made it unappetizing but my husband said that it tasted very good. I started with the eggplant pie. It too was salty and not particularly good. The waiter did not clear our appetizer dishes before he brought out our entrees. He did not fill our water glasses, ever asked if we wanted a second drink, or otherwise do anything to ensure that we were having a good dining experience. These are basic service items that a restaurant like this should train its staff to do. The location of the restaurant - the lobby of a hotel in an open area - is also not ideal. Consider adding a partition or something to divide the space.
  17. KV

    KeanneV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you want to be amazed by creative dishes that are sooo delicious you'll be left wanting more, Marcella is the place for you!!! We were absolutely blown away by the delicious mixture of textures, flavors, and presentation of each of the dishes. We went to eat dinner with the intention of trying as many dishes as possible, so we ordered quite a bit to share between the 4 of us at the table - each dish was better than the previous one! We started by trying the octopus with pork belly (that red sauce is DELICIOUS), followed by onion soup croquettes (SO Good and original!), and the mussels (they literally MELT in your mouth). For entrees, we ordered the lamb shank (it was so juicy!), the duck with mushroom and wine risotto (this was my first time eating Duck and i was not disappointed!), and the alcapurria stuffed pork chop (you HAVE to try this one!). To end on a sweet note, we had the coconut crème brulee and the mavi and sapote budin (both were the perfect balance of sweet and savory!). The chef and staff were amazing as well, very nice and attentive and all the drinks were delicious and made in the moment! If you want to feel an explosion of savory goodness, I 100% recommend you visit Marcella.
  18. CM

    CarlaM

    Caribbean

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Buena variedad en el menu de comida y coctelería. Servicio excelente
  19. LT

    LuisT

    Caribbean

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    Honestly there’s better restaurants than this one. Unfortunately the day we went (Sunday) they had several dish’s unavailable because they don’t open the next two days. The service was poor and lack of communication. Just try another restaurant if you’re looking for a special dinner.
  20. M

    Mangia

    Caribbean

    37 reviews

    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Excellent food ! The chef is great but the service although courteous needs more training. Or Savoir Faire.Since the location is in the lobby of a hotel you are very exposed to external affairs that interfere with the ambiance of the sophisticated food being seved. Hail to the chef!!! Hope service improves as well as the wine selection- limited and pricey.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jose is an Excellent chef . Food is amazing .
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience4
    Food was very good, restaurant was not full and yet waited almost 2 hours for our meal. We were 4 and only 3 more small tables dining.
  23. C

    Carlos318

    Orlando

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    When I first saw the menu on line, I was intrigued and hopeful for the experience. What surprised my friends and me was that the food actually delivered on the menu's promise. Every plate was perfectly served with an excellent attention to presentation. Ingredients were fresh and tasty, the mix of texture and flavor on your palate on point. I only wish its location was better, no parking nor valet. Take an Uber and skip the drive and you won't regret it!
  24. SG

    SoniaG

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Una experiencia diferente al paladar , todo exquisito. El Chef Jose Sanchez nos explico cada detalle de los platos. Servicio excelente. Definitivamente volveremos y lo recomendamos 100%.
  25. AC

    ACTort

    Caribbean

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    Food was very good. Ordered pear salad with arugula, goat and onion soup croquettes. All very good. In terms of ambiance, I would suggest a mild cover from the hotel lobby / (curtains/ some indoors trees for a smother transition from Elevators to restaurant/ less lighting. Overall it was good.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious - from appetizers to entrees to cocktails, with excellent service. Sadly no room for dessert as we did not exercise enough self control on the rest. We will definitely be back!
  27. B

    Brian

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was wonderful and the service was friendly and attentive. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal.
  28. l

    lenitox

    Caribbean

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and cocktails!
  29. LR

    LuisaR

    Caribbean

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Small cozy restaurant in the midst of San Juan! Great food & service!
  30. J

    Josean

    Caribbean

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Buen habiente. Staff muy atento incluyendo al chef. Relax.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    It’s feels like the meal was cook for you. Innovative flavors, meats cook to perfection, and delicious presentation. It’s has room for improvement in cocktails and service, but the main ingredient is there, a good dining experience.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Muy bueno todo! Volveríamos. Hubo una pareja que ordenó bajar la música, pienso que el rest. Debe tener su propia decisión. Prácticamente apagaron la música. Deben pensar en los demás. Hoy día la tendencia es comer en n ambiente animado. De todo lo demás, muy bueno! Recomendado.

FAQs

Marcella Restaurant by Jose Sanchez is rated 4.4 stars by 32 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 4 times today
Google Map for Marcella Restaurant by Jose Sanchez

54 Av. Luis Muñoz Rivera, San Juan, PR 00901

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Miramar

  • Hours of operation

    Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    International

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Hotel Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jose Sanchez

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (787) 988-6868

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