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Carli's Fine Bistro & Piano

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206 Tetuan Street | Old San Juan, San Juan, Puerto Rico (Formerly Carli Cafe Concierto)
15:30 - 23:00
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Mon - Thu 15:30 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 15:30 - 01:00
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78 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Carli's was an excellent recommendation by our friend and we sincerely enjoyed it. Go there as a couple or in a small group max. Friendly competent staff. Outstanding food. Very good live jazz piano play in the evenings, and you still can have a conversation.

1 Thank FrancoisFels
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83 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

I'm an admitted foodie, in the foodservice business, so it takes a lot to impress me. I reserve my "5" ratings to places that wow me. In Chicago you would never get in this place. 100 or so seats, very close to the ultra-touristy places. We noticed it on our way to the Coach Outlet because there was some outdoor... More 

3 Thank ButchChicago
Destin, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

We live here and love coming to Carli's! Every time the meal is fresh and impeccably prepared and served. The live music is always excellent. I highly recommend this restaurant if you are in Old San Juan!

Thank kenny h
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

Great entertainment on the Saturday with two guys playing music food and service great. Went two weeks later on a Monday and was a disaster poor service the owner playing the piano couldn't hear yourself talk fro too loud not aware of the customers and left in the end as it was too poor.

Thank GerryScotland49
culigrapher, Owner at Carli's Fine Bistro & Piano, responded to this review

Quite amusing.... given that on Saturdays the music is naturally a bit more lively and dominant being the nature of a rock electric guitars duo, not to speak of the greater number of people typically attending on Saturdays. Then on Mondays it is normally a quiet night with piano solo (usually myself) performing American standards acoustically on a Steinway grand... More 

Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Ate here twice & very happy with service & food both times. 1st time had a 3 piece band playing and second time just a solo pianist but all accomplished musicians. Not cheap but with decent food and live entertainment it was worth it. I'd eat here again.

Thank Crowey_12
Davis, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

One of the highlights of our Puerto Rico visit! Came for the music by Puerto-Rican born, Carli Munoz, who is best known for his eleven years playing with The Beach Boys. Carli has collaborated with major figures in the jazz & rock world, including concerts and/or recordings with Wilson Pickett, The Association, and a wide variety of jazz giants, such... More 

1 Thank hollisJ_dr
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Great food ; ceviche platter with tostones as apetizer, and a rack of lamb for two. Music jazz by Carli and companions was espectacular! We are locals planning to come December 24 and many more times!!

Thank Les H
midlands uk
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

We had dinner here the last night of our 2 week trip. The owner(?) & resident Jazz piano player plays in a 3 piece band from 8pm onwards & in a fairly small & intimate setting it was pretty cool to listen to. There's a gold disc on the wall inside & a biography of all the famous musicians he... More 

Thank 34769pete
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Fausto is for far one of the best bartender I ever know, friendly, well prepared, know the business of customer service, is a show bartender the best Mojito in Puerto Rico. Carli the owner is a great musician the restaurant is a blend of drinks,food and music in a perfect balanced, in the harbor of old San Juan, 🇵🇷

Thank Luis C
Newbury Park, California
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103 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

This is a must for a romantic dinner or just fine dining. Food was amazing and fresh. Piano bar was a great touch to a wonder dinner.

Thank Diana D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Caribbean, Latin, Puerto Rican, International, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
15:30 - 23:00
15:30 - 23:00
15:30 - 23:00
15:30 - 23:00
15:30 - 01:00
15:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 206 Tetuan Street | Old San Juan, San Juan, Puerto Rico (Formerly Carli Cafe Concierto)
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
  • Phone Number: 787-725-4927

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?