8 San Juan, Puerto Rico Restaurants With Stunning Views
COVID-19 has affected the hours of many restaurants, so we recommend calling ahead of time.
Is soaking in breathtaking views during a delicious meal a priority during your stay in Puerto Rico? These restaurants in San Juan provide stunning sunset vistas and rolling ocean waves. You don’t even have to leave the Metro region, the island’s largest city of San Juan.
Depending on where you decide to start, you can get to these eateries by foot, Uber, taxi or rental car. Read our guide on the best ways to get around Puerto Rico.
Arya is located on the rooftop of the O:LV Hotel in Condado, a luxurious neighborhood in San Juan, so you can expect a spectacular view of the Condado Lagoon (Laguna del Condado) and city. At any moment of the day, enjoy its dynamic outdoor and indoor seating options. In the morning, you can relax with breakfast in a quiet environment. In the evening, you can savor a magical sunset with some of Arya’s signature drinks.
Recommendations: Asian Tuna Tartar, Arya Burger, Eggs Benedict and Watermelon Margarita.
Hours: Monday: 8am-9pm; Tues-Fri: 8am-11pm; Saturday: 9am-11pm; Sunday: 9am-9pm
This is the spot if you’re looking for a top, high-end spot in Condado with an amazing, Instagram-worthy view, outside dining area, and high-quality food. It’s perfect for brunch and special occasions such as anniversaries and birthdays. Don’t go without a reservation, as this spot is very popular among locals and tourists. I highly recommend walking or taking an Uber there. Parking is limited around the area.
– San Juan Local
Overlooking La Ventana al Mar is this cozy, romantic and modern restaurant located in the heart of Condado. It’s a favorite spot for locals and tourists who have discovered a casual, elegant space with a cheerful vibe that characterizes the Puerto Rican people. Here you can enjoy a nice brunch or intimate dinner with the best of international, Latin and Caribbean cuisine.
Recommendation: Risotto Mamposteao, a Puerto Rican rice and red beans dish.
Hours: Mon-Sun from 11am-8pm
Ola Ocean Front Bistro is located in the Condado Vanderbilt Hotel. The restaurant offers breakfast, brunch and lunch made with the best local products to highlight the authentic Puerto Rican flavors. At Ola’s al fresco bar, you can sip a house drink outdoors with the Atlantic Ocean as your backdrop—a work of art you won’t want to miss.
Recommendation: S’mores French Toast
Hours: Mon-Sun from 7am-11pm
Ola OceanFront Bistro has breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean. They are best known for their Sunday Brunch—which tends to fill up very quickly— so we recommend reserving beforehand. The area where this restaurant is located was designed to look like a cruise ship—so you have an endless view of the ocean.
In Ocean Park, you’ll find this boutique hotel with a restaurant on the beach. It’s ideal for relaxing with the sound of the ocean in the background. Soak up the sun while sampling enjoying one of its house dishes with twists on Puerto Rican flavors. Choose from omelets and waffles to briskets and burgers. Delight in this paradise while lounging on a beanbag table and seating area set with a signature cocktail or a local Ocean Lab beer in hand. Should we just go to the beach now?
Recommendation: Crispy Samosas
Hours: Sun-Thurs from 8am-9pm; Fri-Sat from 8am-10pm
This is a great spot to watch the sunset in San Juan, and is actually popular for the view. The restaurant offers lounge chairs and beanbags right at the beach on the sand while you look at the food and drinks menu. You can order a bottle of champagne and sip away while you watch the sunset. It’s super romantic, and a great date spot or hangout place to relax after a long day. The restaurant doesn’t take any reservations (walk-ins only), so plan ahead. Arrive before 5pm if you want to beat the sunset crowd, or put your name on the list and enjoy the beach while you wait—it’s right there!
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This restaurant is made up of four different locations: Jose Enrique, ECUME, Taqueria La Sirena and Shogun Cuisine, bringing a variety of the world’s flavors into the same space. La Marqueta’s four distinct food and drinks menus make for an eventful chinchorreo. This type of gastronomy is unique to Puerto Rico. It represents a group of friends and family tasting restaurants and bars together.
The beautiful view of Condado Beach adds to the chinchorreo gastronomic experience. The open-air, modern, and cozy place aims to satisfy your cravings. Foodies can enjoy a tour of La Marqueta to try unique cuisines while relaxing with a beach backdrop.
Recommendation: If you’re a lover of Asian food, the Shogun Cuisine sushi awaits you.
Hours: Wed-Fri from 3-10pm; Sat-Sun from 12-10pm
Think of this restaurant as a nice, high-end “food truck” spot right in front of the ocean that both tourists and locals like to visit. The vibe is amazing and the locations have multiple food and drink options from high-end local chefs! (Mexican, sushi, etc.) It’s also a great date spot. There’s a parking spot right next to La Marqueta which costs about $5/hr. Make sure you have cash on hand to pay for the parking spot. Take an Uber or walk there from your hotel if you want to save money on parking. Call to check if it’s open before going, as COVID-19 has affected its hours of operations.
– San Juan Local
The Condado Ocean Club features Social—a dining space that lives up to its name. The restaurant was created from and inspired by the desire for people to connect. This sleek and modern restaurant is the ideal spot for a freshly prepared meal and signature drink. Whether you choose indoor or outdoor seating, you can still bask in the ocean view from the terrace.
Recommendation: Beef Carpaccio
Hours: Breakfast—Every day: 7-11am; Lunch—Every day: 11:30am-4pm; Dinner—Every day: 5-10pm; Brunch—Sunday: 11am-4pm
In the Puerta de Tierra neighborhood of Old San Juan, Ladi’s Restaurant is the best-kept secret to having a good time in Puerto Rico’s most populous city. The secluded restaurant offers a relaxed atmosphere and the best views of San Juan Bay. The menu features a variety of traditional Puerto Rican foods, adding flavor to your sightseeing experience. The restaurant also hosts shows with live music that’s ideal to enjoy by the sea.
Recommendation: Its famous Mojo Isleño, a Puerto Rican fish dish with olive and tomato sauce.
Hours: Sun-Thurs from 11am-10 pm; Friday and Saturday from 11am-12pm
Sirena is the Spanish word for mermaid. This upscale seafood restaurant is located in the Courtyard Isla Verde Beach Resort by Marriott. The romantic ambiance of this space is perfectly designed for special occasions. Tapas and house drinks along with an impressive ocean view makes an ideal gastronomic experience. The menu deliciously combines Puerto Rican tradition and modern cuisine, providing your palate a taste it will want to come back for.
Recommendation: One of its most popular dishes is La Pasta Sirena de Mariscos (The Mermaid Seafood Pasta).
Hours: Mon-Sun from 12-5:30pm; 6-10pm
Add an unforgettable view to your next dining adventure.
With this list of Puerto Rican restaurants featuring spectacular views, a dazzling sunset with culinary flair is calling you!