Fodor's Expert Review Casa Cortés ChocoBar

$ Old San Juan Contemporary

The Cortés family has been making bean-to-bar chocolate for more than 90 years, and, in 2013, they opened Puerto Rico's first "chocobar" to share their passion. The walls in this vivid, modern space are decorated with ads from the 1950s, original chocolate-bar molds, a timeline of chocolate, and two flat screens showing the chocolate-making process. From pastries and breakfast sandwiches to panini and tapas, the chef integrates chocolate into every bite without overpowering. Bonbons, chocolate bars, and even chocolate soaps are available for sale. People from all over the metro area flock here for weekend brunch; arrive early to avoid a long wait. An upstairs gallery offers a glimpse of the family's personal collection of contemporary Caribbean art.

Contemporary Lively Breakfast Lunch Brunch $ Dinner Dessert

Quick Facts

210 Calle San Francisco
San Juan, 00901, Puerto Rico


Known For:
  • Chocolate incorporated into many dishes
  • Breakfast specialties and pastries
  • Locally made chocolates

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