Here is a short list of some neighboring shops, bars & restaurants that we recommend:
Restaurants & Bars
- La B de Burro (2000 Calle McLeary) - Fresh ceviche, tacos, steaks, salads…
- La Cueva del Mar (1857-59 Calle Loiza) - Delicious fish & sea food, cooked in all possible manners. Do not miss out on the fish Tacos!
- Café Tresbé (1765 Calle Loiza) - Great tasting street food & generous Mojitos, large breezy outside sitting.
- Pirilo (2000 Calle McLeary) - Not just for the pizza (though it is delicious), it also makes excellent Puerto Rican and Spanish food. The churrasco and the rice & beans are to die for.
- Double Cake (1852 Calle Loiza) - For gourmet coffee and delicious Macarons & pastries. And also fast, reliable internet.
- Kasalta (1966 Calle McLeary) - One of the most famous delicatessen in San Juan. Great bocadillos, and the rendez-vous of the locals for breakfast, lunch and dinner!
- Prros Locos (2016 Calle Loíza) - For ‘gourmet’ hot dogs & generous portions.
- La Junta (2056 Calle Loíza) - A community bar on Calle Loiza, lively at night with music bands on week ends (check their Facebook page for updated program). Makes great hamburgers as well.
- El Departemanto de la Comida (2413 Calle Laurel) - Vegetarian/vegan restaurant with a small organic coop.
- Che’s (Caoba 35/Calle Laurel) - A local’s favorite for Argentinian steak & wine.
- Hosteria del Mar (1 Calle Tapia) - For a drink on the beach or a romantic dinner with an ocean view.
- Aquarelle (in Hotel El San Juan, Isla Verde) - For trendy cocktails and an (upscale) open-air beachside experience.
Groceries & Pharmacy
- Supermarket Plaza Loiza – 2253 Calle Loiza, a 5 min walk from the house. Cheap, open late at night and well-stocked.
- Walgreens on Calle Loiza, open 24/7.
- Mercado Agricola Natural San Juan's Farmers Market - Open on Saturday morning, held in a beautiful courtyard in old San Juan where you can browse products from organic and local farmers.