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Across from El Morro

My husband and I stopped here for lunch after exploring the El Morro historic site across the... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2014
Shelby Township, Michigan
via mobile
Good Food But Confusing Menu

They have a "country rice" entrée that they advertise extensively outside of the entrance and also... read more

Reviewed 26 August 2018
Dave C
Alexandria, Virginia
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good10%
  • Average30%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible5%
26 Aug 2018
“Good Food But Confusing Menu”
30 Dec 2016
“Not recommended for dinner”
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Cuartel de Ballaja | ., San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
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Reviewed 26 August 2018

They have a "country rice" entrée that they advertise extensively outside of the entrance and also on the menu-- so I wanted it, but it's for two people only, which is not obvious until you examine the legal fine print on the menu. Errrrnt! (That's...More

Thank Dave C
Reviewed 30 December 2016

My husband and I came here on a recommendation from a tour guide because of their extensive mojito list. While the coconut mojitos were very good, we were left severely disappointed in the food. I thought it was safe to order the fish tacos, but...More

Thank Joy F
Reviewed 12 March 2016

Quite by accident while on an all day walking tour of San Juan we came across this great little restaurant. We needed a break and their outdoor seating with a spectacular view of the Atlantic Ocean was just the ticket. Wonderful food, great beer, super...More

Thank 205MMM77
Reviewed 9 December 2015

We found this restaurant by happy accident and really enjoyed the funky cinema poster decor, their little theater, Eileen's service and especially the food! My onion soup was freshly made minutes before it was served and my husband's Puerto Rican pork and rice dish was...More

Thank Janet H
Reviewed 10 May 2015 via mobile

We had the classic mojitos wich were very good,for dinner we had the chefs recommendation wich was a mix of rice,beans,chicken,beef,chorizos, for 2 people which turned out to be very disappointing due to the cooks love for salt,the dish raised my blood temperature after i...More

1  Thank Marcos M
Reviewed 2 January 2015

I rate this high due to the view you have while enjoying a cool drink, it's spectacular !! The only place you have such a view of the Morro and a cocktail in San Juan. Service was very slow while we were there, only one...More

2  Thank 675carmenr
Reviewed 29 November 2014

We went there after having a bad time at Ostra Cosa. We thought it was a bar with movies playing but no, it was much more and it was soooo good. There was a local stand up comedy (very good and recognized local artists) that...More

2  Thank bluehared44
Reviewed 27 October 2014

The venue is nice, if you sit outside the night view of El Morro is beautiful as is the Ballaja building itself lit up with vibrant purples and pinks. We had a local Gustazo (like Groupon) that was supposed to provide the sampler platter of...More

Thank Martiga2
Reviewed 26 September 2014 via mobile

My husband and I stopped here for lunch after exploring the El Morro historic site across the street. The atmosphere was excellent and the food was good. The food was slightly overpriced and the service was a little slow. Overall, a great experience.

1  Thank Artemis927
Reviewed 7 September 2014 via mobile

The cinema bar is located at Ballajá Building, a historical fort who was one home of both the Spanish and American forces during the colonial period. Cinema bar tries to bring a clever concept of mixing theater/cinema with a bar/restaurant and while trying to do...More

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