Punto de Vista
Latitude / Longitude: 18.46425, -66.11101
Our Locals' Tip: Mike the owner will make certain that you have a good time. The food is surprisingly good.
Just across from the Cruise Ship Piers 3 and 4 in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico, Punto de Vista bills itself as "The Local Hole in the Wall". Typically when traveling, the best food is found at small unpretentious establishments and Punto de Vista Restaurant is no exception, it looks like the typical corner BAR, but this local lively restaurant & bar serves up some amazing authentic Puerto Rican Food in an informal atmosphere at very reasonable prices.
Chances are that if you are visiting Puerto Rico by cruise ship, someone on the ship will mention Punto de Vista Restaurant as a place you must visit if you are looking for authentic Puerto Rican Food. The place is easy to find as it is down the street from the Sheraton Old San Juan and close to the Bus Terminal. Be sure to look for the gentleman wearing the jesters hat roaming Old San Juan handing our free tourist maps, by the way the guy in the hat is also the owner of Punto de Vista Restaurant. He is passionate about the quality of the food and he and his friendly staff will make you feel extremely welcomed. They love telling tourists about Puerto Rico and all it has to offer from an insiders perspective.
They proudly promote their Mofongo Relleno as the best in Old San Juan, this traditional Puerto Rican favorite is hand-made to order with your choice of Chicken, Shrimp, Pork or Churrasco (Argentinean Skirt Steak) and comes with a fresh garlic sauce or their unique sauté in a White Wine Mango Peach Criolla sauce that will please you beyond your expectaions.
Punto de Vista Restaurant in Old San Juan often features a $14.00 dinner special of a 14oz fork tender Churrasco (Skirt Steak) slow cooked on the grill topped with a remarkable fresh Chimmichurri Sauce or a Tamarind Sauce. All entrees include a wide variety of side dishes.
Also on the menu are some great Fish Tacos, "Churrasquitos" Skirt Steak Tacos with a raspberry chipotle reduction, Hamburgers stuffed with cheese and a variety of appetizers at affordable prices.
Daily Lunch Specials are available 7-days a week from 11:00am to 4:00pm and average $7.00
Dinner Specials run all day and are reasonable priced from $10 - $14.
At Punto de Vista Happy Hour runs all day long! Featuring MOJITOS which are buy 1 get 1 free every day! (Make sure you mention that you read this information on MyPuertoRicoInfo.com) Punto de Vista Restaurant only makes Mojitos by hand with fresh mint.
$1.50 Medalla ~ the local beer of Puerto Rico ~ $1.00 Heineken from 11:00am to 9:00pm.
Fridays starting at 9:00pm you can show off your vocals with the locals ~ Karaoke until 2:00am. SportsCenter runs all day and be sure to catch the sporting events on their 2 big screen TV's. NBA Basketball, MLB Baseball, NFL Football & local sporting events.
There is outdoor seating with a view of the San Juan Bay & the Cruise Ships when they are in port. The staff at Punto de Vista Restaurant treats everyone like a VIP because they sell happiness!
7 Days 11:00am til late - (Kitchen open 11:00am - 10:00pm Sun-Thurs & 11:00am - 1:00am Fri & Sat)
Best For Whom:
Best For What:
- Alfresco Dining
- Lively Atmosphere
- The Local Experience
"I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake" - Robert Louis Stevenson