Restaurante Guarare

4.4
35 Reviews
$31 to $50
Puerto Rican
En el corazón de Santurce…
Gastronomía local, coctelería y ambiente de Santurce. ¡Te esperamos!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 35 people are saying
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4.7
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4.6
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4.1
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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner was excellent. Place is comfortable and service is great.

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service.

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vipIanW
Portland
13 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We had reservations but the restaurant decided to close for the day and didn’t inform us of the cancellation for our dinner. We drove 45 minutes for no reason and were met w complete indifference for their mistake.

Unorganized and rude.

The layout however seemed like a festive atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome cocktails and excellent food!! Outstanding service!!

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Vtsmom
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Fantastic live music. Great food and drinks. Very friendly service.

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Lucas
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Muy buen ambiente y calidad de la comida.
El servicio un poco lento, aunque muy amables todos los meseros.
Buena musica. Volveremos

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JuanAntonio
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

The food hasn’t been consistent. I would expect for the price to have better and consistent cooking.

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MariaO
Caribbean
6 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excelente ambiente, comida y atención! Regresaré

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Family3
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere, and service is great

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Mari
Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambiente excelente! Música en vivo! Meseros de trato amable, respetuoso y súper servicial!!!

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Sofia
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellentalternative to La Placita in Santurce. Good food and ambiance. Great live music. The indoors is a bit noisy but overall vert good!!!!

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vipMOME2017
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

I had visited the place several times using Open Table.
The place is spectacular!!

This time I made a reservation and our table was outside.
In the past months the “standard “ was inside.

Can you please modify the seating options?

Fortunately we were able to get a table inside.

Thanks.

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FrankieM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best new hit place where locals enjoy live music. Themed after Salsa popular songs. You will be surrounded by murals, art, music, amazing food and most diverse mix of beautiful locals. Do not miss this hidden gem.

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Karem
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Barrunto cocktail is awesome! The croquetas are amazing and the Kankan with French fries crispy delicious.
Only bad thing was the waiting time for the food to come. Approximately one and a half hour. However, the waitress was excellent and kept our beverages running at time!

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Ricky
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Although the waitress was very friendly, we have to wait more than an hour for the main entries. My wife had to wait an extra 30 min for hers ( she just asked for a shrimp salad !!! ). In top of that , they served us the wrong dessert at the end. I think that they have a big problem in the kitchen that has to be fix.

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vipFrecklesPR
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall1food5service4ambience5

I wasn’t able to eat because the parking was full and the other person wasn’t able to get there. We went to other place.

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vipmbloo
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall3food2service1ambience4

When it comes to music and ambience the place is great. And the cocktails are also great. But the service is very inattentive. And the food was pretty bad. Everything was over cooked and dry. So if you are not hungry and live music and sporadic cocktails are what you are aiming for you will be pleased. Otherwise not for you.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

You guys allowed us to make reservations when the restaurant closed

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Estella
Austin
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The menu embodies Puerto Rican delicacies with a few twist here and there. I ordered empanadillas (highly recommend the Bacalao empanadilla), carrucho salad, pork as the main entree, arroz con gandules and the budin de guineitos and everything was delicious. The servers were outstanding and always checking on our table to see how were and if we needed anything else. The only thing I wish would had gone better was the time it took to get drinks and our food. The restaurant was packed on a Saturday night and the bar and kitchen seemed to be overwhelmed with orders. If you want to have tasty Puerto Rican food in a casual ambience I would highly recommend Guarare.

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LillianP
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Food was good but pricey . Ambience was great and service was outstanding

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Espectacular! Ambiente increíble... comida deliciosa ! Los drinks buenísimos super recomendacion!

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dalonso
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

our waitress was super nice and helpful. Always asking if everything was ok!

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
4 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is a very nice place when you can spend an afternoon or night with great cocktails, excellent food and good salsa music.

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vipJosephHoyt
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

The service was awful. There weren't many diners and it still took 2 hours for the food to come out. On several occasions, we had to stop to look for the waitress and remind her of the requested drinks. The menu was not available exactly as stated.
Service needs to get better!

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VirgwnA
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Muy bueno, el ambiente, la música, los tragos y comida exquisitos, me encantó.

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vipRLRobinson
Philadelphia
42 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall4food2service3ambience3

Go for the music, not the food. They have a lot of work to do. We were quite disappointed with pretty much everything we ordered. The carne frita was tasty, but that was pretty much it. We don't speak or read Spanish so we just asked the waiter to recommend a variety of things. I'm not sure if it's because we were American, but he pointed us to the sliders, which were terrible. They were WELL done round pieces of meat with an unseasoned Shrimp on top of a huge slider bun. I ordered a creamy root veggie soup - the waiter made a point of sharing that they just reworked the recipe! It tasted like drinking veggie broth out of a can. It has HUGE potential though, if seasoned properly - it just wasn't. BUT - the music and cocktails were a hit. Tanicha Lopez - her voice, her spirit, her dancing! Go just for her, you must! We wanted local food with a local feel. The feel was nailed. We took scooters from Condado - not smart. The ride took us through some sketchy areas where we were a bit harassed, one street was lined with hookers (that was interesting, lol). It was an experience, we Ubered back. We felt quite safe at the restaurant itself though.

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LauraC
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food, great service and a very cute spot with lots of art surrounding.

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kimberly was our waitress, best service we have received in a long time, extremely knowledgeable of the full menu. Will return soon! Love the place! Excellent drinks and food!

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RichardB
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Al final, fatal. Al pagar la cuenta dijimos a la chica que aplicara el 15 % de propina y nos indicó que no, porqué debía ser el 18%. En serio? Pedí hablar con el gerente y este nunca apareció. Finalmente nos dijo la chica que diéramos el 15% de propina. Jamás volveremos.

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente ambiente, comida y servicio.

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vipMOME2017
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Awesome place for drinks and music. Salsa and tropical Music theme. Unique in Santurce. I really enjoyed the place. Good for small groups.

Needs way more appetizers and plates to share instead of full plates.

Suggestions: cheese and cuts table. Mini mofongos.
Pastelitos are ok but how many can you have of the same.?

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great place to have craft drinks with friends and family and enjoy delicious PuertoRican food.

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viptremendo
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

super cool place good foog good ambience

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
4 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall1food2service3ambience1

Much to tell! We made our reservation through the OpenTable app since the day before for 4 people outdoor due to this Covid situation. The same day of the reservation I call to confirm. When we got to the restaurant the hostess informs us that she has the
table but no chairs to which we ask her how are we going to have dinner without chairs. I ask them for another table inside the restaurant and after looking for if they informed me
that we have to wait five minutes because they have to clean it. when we got to table it was dirty. So we had to wait and they
cleaned it but did not disinfect it. We ordered the food and some of it did not arrived because the waiter forgot to order it and they closed the kitchen. We ordered various food items and condiments that never arrived or were very late. They gave us a dessert because they knew how poor there service was, at the end my husband ordered something else and it was wrong again. Guarare is a bar not a restaurant. My recommendation is that they should not accept reservations.

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JasonG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of the best restaurants I have been in the last few weeks. The food is great, the drinks are spot on and the servers are all very professional.

FAQs

Restaurante Guarare offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (787) 722-4013.

Restaurante Guarare is rated 4.4 stars by 35 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.