We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Charming Street”
Review of Fortaleza Street

Fortaleza Street
Book In Advance
More Info
US$40.00*
and up
Old San Juan Walking Tour
Ranked #15 of 201 things to do in San Juan
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: A bustling street full of shops and boutiques.
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
89 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Charming Street”
Reviewed 23 October 2013

Though it is currently under construction (as of late October), the street still offers lots of shops, eateries and nightlife/bars. You can still walk through the street, it's just a little cramped. All of the restaurants are still open such as Agua Viva, the Parrot Club, Dragon Fly just to mention a few.

There are also some good stores for souvenir shopping and a varied restaurant selection ranging from upscale to casual.

It's cool to do a walk-through and those that enjoy having different dining option will enjoy it.

Visited October 2013
Helpful?
3 Thank Ashley C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

540 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    256
    201
    65
    15
    3
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Northampton, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Deserted”
Reviewed 17 October 2013 via mobile

The street is under construction, store are closed or abandoned and there is nothing to see or do. Not even worth a walk through.

Helpful?
4 Thank MyaSirius
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Lake Oswego, Oregon
Level Contributor
90 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Fun Shopping and Restaurant Street”
Reviewed 10 October 2013

Lots of fun shops and some of the islands best restaurants are on Fotaleza Street. Prices are pretty decent here and you will have a fun time. Avoid it at the times the cruise ships are in harbor as you will be crowded!

Visited October 2013
Helpful?
Thank russellboydquinnell
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Brooklyn, New York
Level Contributor
13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Lots of places to eat.”
Reviewed 30 September 2013

Check out all the cool bars and restaurants. The best time to go is happy hour. Get two for one drinks.

Visited September 2013
Helpful?
Thank Phill N
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Austin
Level Contributor
56 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“The place to shop!”
Reviewed 28 September 2013

When we got to Old San Juan, we already had one destination in mind: Fortaleza Street. The number of shops will impress you. We went to a hat store to get custom-fitted Panama hats, then to lunch where locals eat to get delicious mofongos, then more shopping for Guayabera shirts and dinner at another popular locar pizza place.

Visited September 2013
Helpful?
1 Thank EgidioTX
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Fortaleza Street also viewed

San Juan, Puerto Rico
San Juan, Puerto Rico
 

Been to Fortaleza Street? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing