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La Jaquita Baya

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££ - £££
Caribbean, Puerto Rican, Latin, Spanish
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Ave Fernandez Juncos, San Juan 00907-3181, Puerto Rico
+1 787-993-5359
11:30 - 23:00
Open now
All hours
Mon - Thu 18:30 - 22:00
Tue - Thu 11:30 - 15:30
Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 18:30 - 23:00
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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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79 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our second visit here, really had to review. We had the King Snapper which had just come in a few hours ago - it was INCREDIBLE - as was the pork belly mofongo (best mofongo in San Juan). Everything was delicious - if you're in San Juan and want FRESH and DELICIOUS food - you must visit. It's not in... More 

Thank LasCrucen
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37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had the opportunity to come to Jaquita Baya as part of an invitation to meet my family from NYC for dinner. I have heard a lot of good reviews about the place but never had the time to visit. I may have to say that this has been an amazing culinary experience that I will never forget. The food... More 

Thank Juan C
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant has very good food, but they are not cheap and the appetizers are very small - not large enough for a small meal. We really enjoyed the food but realized afterwards that we could have done just as well eating at our hotel's restaurant.

Thank Tenof10
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

I've been @ la Jaquita like 5 times now, tue cocktails are great the food super, my waitress Marylin Medina was very corteous and gave us an excellente service. My only recommendation is with the "valet parking" deal I arrive around 7pm, the parking was empty, so I parked my car and guess and I when ou to the main... More 

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Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
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57 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

This place is on my top 3 list of favorite restaurants. I recommend you bring enough appetite to order everything!!! Drinks are done with fresh natural local juices. Most fish is fresh local. I haven't found something I don't like yet!!!

Thank Gaby G
Newark, Delaware
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45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Torn between 3 and 4 stars. The food was good and well presented with a Puerto Rican vibe. But it wasn't really exciting either. And I ordered a beef dish and they didn't ask me how I would like it cooked. It came out well done. Ambiance is neighborhood haunt. There is a tiny bar area that is outside, so... More 

Thank who_me0000
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

I've been here a bunch of times and everything I've had exceeded my expectations, by far. It is incredible. Everything is fresh, local and most of the produce is organic. The Chef (Xavier Pacheco) is one of the leaders of the farm to table movement in the island. That's why the menu is constantly changing based on freshness and availability.... More 

Thank Manuel K
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

If you want a taste of typical puertorican food, but with a gourmet twist La Jaquita Baya (a small, but robust horse, of white, yellowish color) is the perfect place. Locals will find the restaurant somewhat pricy since the same type of food can be done in house for a fraction of the price or in other cheaper eatery. But... More 

Thank Hector R
Dorado, Puerto Rico
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Today was my first visit to La Jaquita Baya, my husband's first. As usual, I really enjoyed the great atmosphere, the excellent customer service and of course, the excellent food. I ordered a soursap Mojito, my husband a Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. Our really nice waiter brought me a sample of the juice as I had never tried it before.... More 

Thank Jasmin B
New York
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Stop here, look no further for divine PR food experience. Service starts at a good pace, place is nice and comfortable, menu is looking good and interesting. This chef is really taking PR food at an elevating positive and delicious PR cuisine. His take of the pastel and the gandules 'hummus' are just two examples that PR food can be... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Caribbean, Puerto Rican, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
18:30 - 22:00
18:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:30
18:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:30
18:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:30
11:30 - 23:00
18:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ave Fernandez Juncos, San Juan 00907-3181, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
  • Phone Number: +1 787-993-5359
We focus on reviving forgotten dishes from our delicious puertorrican gastronomic culture.
We sponsor "lo nuestro" You should do it too. Eat local, Eat fresh!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?