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Waiter's Gastro Bar, San Juan, PR

Waiter's Gastro Bar

4.8
4.8
443 Reviews
$30 and under
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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2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 13 times today

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Condado / Santurce

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 443 people are saying

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Caribbean

    Best Value

  • Caribbean

    Puerto Rican

  • Puerto Rico

    Best Value

  • Puerto Rico

    Puerto Rican

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Puerto Rican fried cheese and Paella - both incredible! Great food, great atmosphere!
  2. SC

    SuisseC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thanks Javo for the recommendations! The ceviche is delicious, so are the coconut shrimps And the margaritas!!! Lovely small place with great service. See you soon. This time we will make reservations. Reservations are highly recommended!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    This place was a gem and a total delight to discover. It has beautifully prepared local specialities. The gentleman who served us was so friendly and took due pride in the offerings. We were only sorry we didn’t find this place earlier in our trip.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing ! Amazing! Amazing!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best meal in San Juan. I now have to up my game when I go home and get back to the kitchen! Gouda fritters and empanada of the day ( beef and plantain). Dinner meat paella and mofungo with Ropa vieja side of sweet plantains .. OFF THE CHART GOOT!! service was wonderful. Juan and his partner were very sweet and patient with all the menu questions!! GO!
  6. A

    Anonymous

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great like always!!! Love the service and the margaritas! Thanks Ana and Javo! The ceviche and the skirt steak mofongo are the best!!!
  7. SJ

    SJMc

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing meal and service. Thank you Juan!
  8. A

    Amanda

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a delicious and fantastic experience here. Great cocktails! Get the spiced rum old fashioned and any food will be amazing. Juan was the server and he the best. We will be back!
  9. R

    Rose

    Toronto

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice place, food and cocktails were good and service was great.
  10. A

    Anonymous

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved everything about this small place! Great service, good food, nice small place. Relax ambience! The ceviche was really really really good as advice by Yavier. The special of the seafood advocación was delicious.
  11. JB

    JordanB

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Delicious made from scratch food. Attentive and charming owner. Outstanding meal. Highly recommended.
  12. B

    Bethc

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Genuinely the best food I’ve eaten in San Juan so far. We booked after reading the positive reviews and I’m so glad we went. It’s a fairly low-key bar from the outside, but the menu is incredible and the staff were lovely and so welcoming. The mussels and the shrimp rice were my favourites. Great music playing too.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very nice local cuisine in a friendly atmosphere. Efficient and friendly service. I do recommend.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really wonderful food, service, meal! (Drinks are great as well!)
  15. E

    Eatsoutoften

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Nice folks but the food is really only OK.
  16. JK

    JonK

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Terrific little find. Had to trust online reviews b/c hotel concierge didn’t have any info (their loss). No-frills room, but exceedingly charming. Clearly both front and back of house outwork most other places. This restaurant punches above its weight. Meat and seafood were outstanding. Cocktails and sangria were top-shelf. Cuisine was seemingly traditional Caribbean with a ton of eclectic touches (the crispy wings with honey and sesame sauce, coconut shrimp with mango and hot pepper salsa, the chicken rice, and red snapper were all delicious!). There was a tie for dishes of the night—the 2 bookends! The ground beef and sweet plantain empanadas and the tres leches cake were incredible! This spot is a must try! Oh and the prices were BEYOND reasonable.
  17. JH

    JeniferH

    Kansas City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is phenomenal, the service is over the top! This is a must do for anyone looking for authentic Puerto Rican cuisine. We will be back!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was excellent.
  19. w

    wendyc

    Phoenix

    79 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    79 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time visiting food was delicious. Our server was covering everything In the restaurant yet still provided great service somehow. Delicious and appreciated the recommendations for what to try!
  20. ZT

    ZoeT

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, friendly people overall wonderful!!
  21. JC

    JohnC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great for a quiet and nice Monday Night!!! Ana’s mojitos we’re great and Alejandro suggestions were perfect! The Snapper and the ceviche is a must have. Thanks again! See you on Friday!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mississippi

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience1
    Outdoor seating was in an alley and only had 2 tables
  23. L

    Lisa

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service!! Loved it! Food was amazing
  24. LO

    LeticiaO

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Javier our waiter was amazing and the food was delicious!!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    First time ever that we did not have a traditional Thanksgiving dinner on Thanksgiving day (11/24/22) but it was absolutely worth it. The waiter was on point. The mojitos were delicious. We had arroz con habichuelas y bistec encebollado, paella, shrimp wrapped in plátanos, arroz con tocino, pernil, maduros y ensalada con aguacate. We had the leftovers for lunch the following day. Kudos to the chef and staff.
  26. j

    jose

    Orlando

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Had a few appetizers, (Alcapurrias & Empanadas) and dessert (tres leches). Service was good and the music was not too loud. Overall very good dining experience and I would come back.
  27. LS

    LisaS

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food here is amazing! We were a group of 12 and they accommodated everyone. The margaritas and spicy margaritas are definitely recommended! Amazing! Also, the empanadas are so yummy! The coconut shrimp, chicken wings and stuffed avacado were also all hits. We will totally be back again.
  28. JK

    JoeK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is a must! Not much to look at from the outside but inside it's wonderful and the food is of of the best in all of Condado Beach.
  29. GH

    GaryH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing, drinks were very good and waitstaff was very helpful and great for recommendations
  30. KJ

    KyleJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    The Ceviche is the best. Super cool servers. Nice, small and cozy. Also really really good mojitos 👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽
  31. A

    Anonymous

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Love the Service! Thanks Ana n Gábo. Thanks for the attention and the recommendations! Great mojitos!
  32. A

    Anonymous

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great service! Nice and quiet place! Two thumbs up!
  33. RK

    RobertK

    Charlotte

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Juan provided outstanding service, the cocktails were perfect, and the food was superb! We would definitely go back, and recommend anyone visiting Puerto Rico to schedule at least one evening here!
  34. TP

    TennayP

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place was so good I literally recommend it to everyone. I had the chicken soup it was the best chicken soup I've ever had in my entire life. It is not something that I would have even ordered but the person next to us was eating it and the staff recommended it. I also had the monfongo with shrimp and garlic sauce I would eat that garlic sauce every day if I could. This place is one of the best places I have ever eaten at and is definitely recommended.
  35. TP

    TennayP

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing Restaurant. This was recommended from my travel agent and we absolutely loved it. We had to stuffed avocado because that's what they recommended and it was so good. We also had the shrimp with rice and beans and the Mofongo everything was great they were waiting for us when we got there and expected us the staff was good and the place was really clean. It was in a good location to we stayed in Isla Verde and got there in like 10 minutes by Uber
  36. TP

    TennayP

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow wow wow wow. Hands-down some of the best food I’ve ever eaten. The stuffed avocado with vegetables was absolutely amazing and with grouper. We also got the calamari Tres leches and coconut flan. It was the best threa leches I’ve ever had in my life. Juan made the passion fruit Sangria was amazing
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Waiter was great and so were the empanadas!
  38. SN

    SonjaN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Food, service and drinks were so good. Highly recommend.
  39. LA

    LoversAndWarriors2

    Caribbean

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, desserts and cocktails! Javier is the best! Much love always! 💕
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    We had reservations and we still waited to be seated another 15minutes before coming in it was hot outside to be waiting

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Diner temperature check required
    • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

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

Waiter's Gastro Bar is rated 4.8 stars by 443 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 13 times today
Google Map for Waiter's Gastro Bar

1024 Ave Ashford, San Juan, PR 00907

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Condado / Santurce

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 4:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Puerto Rican, Seafood, Steak

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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