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La Jaquita Baya

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Caribbean, Puerto Rican, Latin, Spanish
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Ave Fernandez Juncos, San Juan 00907-3181, Puerto Rico
+1 787-993-5359
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Sunday
Closed
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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Los Gatos, CA
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This restaurant is not much to look at from the street. Once inside, you will be amazed. The food was delicious. We had the Mahi-mahi chicharones as an appetizer. Fantastic! For dinner, my wife had grilled (very fresh) red snapper and I had the same fresh snapper but fried. Our lovely waitress recommended a half pitcher of sangria which was... More 

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Thank waggle
Germany
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a hidden gem not too far from the Hyatt Place Hotel but well worth a taxi ride if you are elsewhere in San Juan. The best dumplings with sauce I have ever tasted. Even asked them for the recipe and they obligingly gave us it! Would highly recommend a trip here, it was fantastic.

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Thank Louise E
New York City, New York
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The food was out of this world amazing! The desserts were to die for. Service and ambience was outstanding. This place is a hidden Jewel in this area, we were there twice celebraring my mom's birthday for several days. The fish was fresh, the aperitivos were scrumptious and each entree was divine onto,it's own. The servers both times were fast,... More 

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Thank E M
San Juan
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313 reviews
250 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The place is very nice, albeit tables being maybe too close together. But the ambiance is very relaxed and homey. The food is delicious and the portions served are big. Service was very good, drinks were good and there is valet parking. It is a bit expensive considering local food. But well worth it. The stew of the day was... More 

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Austin, Texas
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56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Reasonably priced, tasty Puerto Rican classics with modern twists. A local neighborhood goto spot, not a tourist trap. Small, casual, interesting/funky decor. I had arroz con pollo which was very good, but enough for two. The lime aioli topping was a nice touch. My wife had grilled red snapper which she liked but she thought the veggies had too much... More 

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Thank Clint W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are looking to Extend your knowledge in local food at another level Come to the Jaquita Baya . We had the best time and service.

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Stoughton, Wisconsin
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156 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took a walk here while staying at the Hyatt. It's a cute little restaurant with a bar and a dining room. The food was very good, but in my opinion it was overpriced for the serving size. We left hungry.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here last year after reading about it on yelp and absolutely loved it. We returned this year and loved it again! You can't go wrong. The sangria is fabulous and the guava dessert is delicious. 100% recommend!

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Jackson, Tennessee
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Marilyn was a delightful server who offered her expert opinion on authentic Puerto Rican cuisine. She did not steer us wrong. The fresh vegetables and pineapple salsa on the pork chop was amazing! The beef tenderloin was so juicy and flavorful it melted in your mouth. Dessert was the cherry on top of a great meal.

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Thank jkbnurse5
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My company took a group of customers to this location for dinner and didn't know what to expect as it was a recommendation. We were told it was excellent and to be honest it was everything we were told. The food was amazing. We tried many different appetizers and all were fantastic. I personally had the sword fish and can't... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Caribbean, Puerto Rican, Latin, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
18:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
18:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:30
Wednesday
18:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:30
Thursday
18:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:30
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
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
Description
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?