Fodor's Expert Review El Picoteo

$$$ Old San Juan Spanish

Editor's Note: This location is no longer in operation.

You could make a meal of the small dishes that dominate the menu at this tapas restaurant on a mezzanine balcony at the Hotel El Convento, once a Carmelite convent. If you're not into sharing, there are several kinds of paella that arrive on huge plates. There's a long, lively bar inside, as well as two dining areas—one overlooking a pleasant courtyard, the other with a view of Calle Cristo. Even if you have dinner plans elsewhere, consider stopping here for a nightcap or a midday pick-me-up.

Spanish Historical Lively Lunch Dinner $$$ Cruise

Quick Facts

100 Calle Cristo
San Juan, 00901, Puerto Rico


Known For:
  • Tapas menu
  • Courtyard seating
  • Interesting bar scene

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