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Paulina Escanes - Gourmandize, San Juan, PR

Paulina Escanes - Gourmandize

4.8
4.8
234 Reviews
$31 to $50
International
CASUAL GOURMET FOOD IN THE HEART OF CONDADO

Balanced & mindful plates made with a Mexican heart and a "glocal" approach. Serving lunch & dinner paired with specialty wines, champagne & signature cocktails. Freshly baked pastries and cakes ready to eat or made to order by renowned chef Paulina Escanes. We serve Brunch on Saturdays and Sundays

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2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 9 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    International, Global, International, Vegetarian

  • Hours of operation

    Mon 10:00 am–9:00 pm Tue, Wed 11:00 am–9:00 pm Thu, Fri 11:00 am–9:30 pm Sat, Sun 9:00 am–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (787) 415-9400

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Paulina Escanes

  • Neighborhood

    Condado / Santurce

  • Cross street

    Ashford Avenue

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 234 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Caribbean

    Best Food

  • Caribbean

    International

  • Puerto Rico

    Best Overall

  • Puerto Rico

    Best Food

  • Puerto Rico

    Best Value

  • Puerto Rico

    Great for brunch

  • Puerto Rico

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Puerto Rico

    International

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  1. HE

    HET3777

    Atlanta

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Enjoyable, delicious meal while in San Juan. Definitely recommend.
  2. SB

    StaceyB

    Orlando

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What an amazing brunch experience. The food was absolutely incredible. We sat outside under large umbrellas that were perfect to enjoy our meals and cocktails. They make their own bloody mary mix and it's delicious. You should definitely check this place out.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brought out of town visitors
  4. SC

    SarahC

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a wonderful meal, outstanding pancakes and chicaquiles!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Really tasty food, drinks were good too but expensive and slow to serve, and they didn’t have ingredients to make my top two choices from the menu. Overall more on the expensive side, but nice ambiance and experience.
  6. CH

    CindyH

    Atlanta

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and food is always amazing ! Desserts are all incredible
  7. AC

    AnneC

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful food and lovely service. A must do in San Juan.
  8. AH

    AnnaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was some of the most delicious food I have ever eaten. Chef Escanes is amazing!
  9. F

    Foodtester

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Buena comida, pero nos pasaron a una mesa sucia y la limpiaron encima de nosotros (con lo que eso implica). Nos sentaron con rapidez, aun con reservación, para poder sentar a varios walk-ins. Pidieron repetir la orden ya pasado varios minutos de haber pedido. Al final pedimos la cuenta y una caja para llevar la comida, al tiempo preguntaron si estábamos bien y tuvimos que pedir la cuenta y el envase nuevamente. La comida estuvo buena y es pet-friendly así que volveré.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall1food5service1ambience2
    No paper menu available or QR Code available
  11. MN

    MarniN

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    The food was interesting and very good but the service experience, in particular the clear distaste for children was truly disappointing and enough to make our group not want to ever go back. I was shocked and embarrassed at having taken our friends. Despite the good food, will not be returning and would never go there with children.
  12. DB

    DougB

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent restaurant especially the fish tacos, flank steak and the deserts are awesome
  13. E

    Edanilka

    Caribbean

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ir a Paulina siempre es agradable, se come rico y la comida es de buenísima calidad. No te ajoran para que termines, por lo que lo tomas con calma. Los empleados son muy amables.
  14. TG

    TanyaG

    Caribbean

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The best pancakes Ive ever had and the services was excellent.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was good. Average wait time. Servers were attentive. Overall great experience. Would recommend and go back.
  16. MH

    MaritzaH

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing and the service was great!!!!
  17. R

    Rebecca

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our meal was fantastic! We each had the catch of the day and finished off with the chocolate cake. Will definitely be back!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fresh and local
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was unreal!!
  20. EM

    EMS1

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An outstanding meal in a lovely setting. Servers were friendly and attentive. Wine selections were reasonable AND delicious and the food ... YUM! Try it for sure but make a reservation - it's a hot spot!
  21. SM

    SolMaria

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Paulina is the best restaurant in San Juan. The food is great, their service is impeccable. I always have a good experience.
  22. GM

    GermanMoyer

    Caribbean

    52 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Adding + daily specials would be great!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing as always
  24. D

    Danilo

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Recommended during a rainy afternoon and we were glad to have found it. The brunch menu includes a welcome twist to the standards with Mexican and Puerto Rican influences. Well executed. Try the coffee and bake goods, the perfect stop during a rainy afternoon or anytime.
  25. GM

    GermanMoyer

    Caribbean

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always SO wonderful to return!
  26. TD

    TrinkaD

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was fresh and delicious. The drinks were inventive and the Tiradito very flavorful. The desserts were also exceptional.
  27. FU

    FranciscoU

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, great food, great place to go for brunch!
  28. OG

    OrlandoG

    Las Vegas

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent dinner. Good service. Good deal to bring your own wine on tuesdays

    Paulina Escanes - GourmandizeResponded on March 9, 2020Thank you so much for reviewing our restaurant. You are very welcome anytime.

  29. T

    Tango

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed a wonderful meal, and our server Gabrielle advised us on what to get and it was all delicious, thank you! Also, the weather was iffy and we wanted to sit outside so Adi (sp?) reserved a spot in a more sheltered location. Thank you all for taking such good care of us!

    Paulina Escanes - GourmandizeResponded on March 9, 2020Wow, thank you so much for this great review. And thank you for mentioning Gabi! She’s great!

  30. G

    Gabriela

    Caribbean

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    overall3food5service1ambience4
    La comida tardó más de 45 minutos (eran 3 platos) tuvimos que hablar con la gerente para averiguar por qué se estaba demorando tanto la comida porque luego de tomar la orden la mesera nunca volvió a pasar por la mesa.

    Paulina Escanes - GourmandizeResponded on March 9, 2020Lamentamos mucho que esa haya sido su experiencia. Los que estamos en esta industria sabemos la importancia de un buen servicio. Estas críticas no nos las tomamos livianamente. Nuestra promesa hacia usted es que discutiremos esto con el equipo. Ojalá un día nos de otra oportunidad, para que pueda ver que esto que sucedió fue una excepción.

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best pancakes by far.

    Paulina Escanes - GourmandizeResponded on March 3, 2020Wow, that’s a bold declaration hehe!! Thank you sooo much for that!!

  32. K

    Katy

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 28, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and delicious food. My favorite margaritas ever! The dish with the catch of the day was very flavorful and the taquitos outstanding. Will definitely come back.

    Paulina Escanes - GourmandizeResponded on March 3, 2020Thank you so much, Katy! We really appreciate your review. Hope to see you soon again!

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, warm personal service, nice vibe.

    Paulina Escanes - GourmandizeResponded on February 28, 2020Thank you so much for reviewing our restaurant!

  34. AG

    AlexisG

    Caribbean

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great flavor. Good portions. Friendly staff. Highly consistent.

    Paulina Escanes - GourmandizeResponded on March 3, 2020We love reading this! Thank you so much for writing a review for us. :)

  35. DP

    DinerPatron

    New York Area

    55 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Food fresh and delicious international flavored comfort food. Burts with flavor and originality Decor is basic but inviting. Desserts over the top! I would eat here weekly if i lived here

    Paulina Escanes - GourmandizeResponded on February 27, 2020Thank you very much! You are welcome anytime. :)

  36. PL

    PLORTIZ1963

    Caribbean

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food was very good. Service was too slow because the restaurant was so crowded. I will recomend it.

    Paulina Escanes - GourmandizeResponded on February 27, 2020Thank you for reviewing our restaurant. We are happy you enjoyed our food. We take every observation very seriously. Thank you for that.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious. Exceptional service and ambiance. Best meal I had in San Juan in a very long time. Iva took care of us, and was wonderful! This restaurant is a must go-to when in PR. It does not disappoint.

    Paulina Escanes - GourmandizeResponded on February 23, 2020Thank you very much for this review!! Those are big words. :)

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    17 reviews

    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2020

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Unspectacular...
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent experience. This was the best meal we had among all the nice restaurants we tried during our week in San Juan. The desserts were amazing! Get the al fajores!

    Paulina Escanes - GourmandizeResponded on February 23, 2020We love hearing about experiences like yours. Thank you so much for posting this review.

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Excellent all around except for the service which could have been better by checking more often of we needed water or taking our dishes as we finish each course.

    Paulina Escanes - GourmandizeResponded on February 15, 2020Thank you for posting your review! And for bringing the information to our attention.

FAQs

Paulina Escanes - Gourmandize offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (787) 415-9400.

Paulina Escanes - Gourmandize is rated 4.8 stars by 234 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 9 times today
Google Map for Paulina Escanes - Gourmandize

1451 Ashford Ave, San Juan, PR 00907

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Ashford Avenue

  • Neighborhood

    Condado / Santurce

  • Hours of operation

    Mon 10:00 am–9:00 pm Tue, Wed 11:00 am–9:00 pm Thu, Fri 11:00 am–9:30 pm Sat, Sun 9:00 am–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    International, Global, International, Vegetarian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Paulina Escanes

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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