With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about where you’re going to take your special someone. Not sure where to go? Don’t worry! We’ve got you covered. Whether you’re a local wanting to try a new place, or you’re visiting the island for a Valentine’s getaway, these restaurants are sure to make you feel like you’ve been struck by cupid’s arrow!

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Patio del Nispero

Old San Juan

This restaurant, which can be found in the courtyard of the historic Hotel el Convento, allows guests to wine and dine underneath the hotel’s magnificent nispero tree. Because it is only a few blocks from El Morro, this restaurant is the perfect place to start or end your day with a delicious breakfast or dinner. This Valentine’s Day, Patio del Nispero is offering a 5 course meal which ends with a chocolate soufflé, praline ice cream, and a glass of sparkling wine.

 

 

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Budatai

Condado

This self described “3-1” restaurant (restaurant, bar, and terrace) features Asian inspired dishes, with a Puerto Rican twist. The dim lighting and gold and red atmosphere make it the perfect place to take a date. When you leave (although why would you want to?) you can walk the streets of Condado, listen to the distant waves of the ocean and the sounds of the city.

 

 

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II Bacaro Venezia

Old San Juan

Ever wanted to have a date, Lady and the Tramp style? Well, you can at the most most authentic Italian restaurant in San Juan. Italian owned, II Bacaro has an intimate atmosphere that instantly transports you to northern Italy. From caprese salads and gnocchi to crab stuffed mushrooms and lamb ribs, there is something for everyone at II Bacaro.

 

 

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Perla

Condado

At first glance, you may not even know that Perla is a restaurant! With it’s unique shell shape, Perla is the “signature dining room of the Concha Hotel.” This luxury spot serves American seafood cuisine and houses over 1000 different types of wine, making it a wine lover’s dream. To add to the already romantic atmosphere, Perla is offering a four course Valentine’s Day special.

 

 

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Niche Bistro

Old San Juan

With a soft and elegant ambiance, Niche Bistro is the best place to take your very special someone if you want a truly intimate and  dreamy experience. The combination of French and Puerto Rican flavors offers a unique twist on two different cultures. Although the dinner costs a pretty penny, Niche Bistro will offer a delectable four course Valentine’s Day meal.

 

 

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St. Germain Bistro & Cafe

Old San Juan

Maybe your relationship call for something a bit more casual? St. Germain Bistro & Cafe maintains a casually romantic setting, and focuses on fresh twists of European classics. Popular items include their pita pizzas and gourmet sandwiches. They even offer a “Menu Tasting for Two” which allows you to try a few of St. Germaine’s most popular dishes.

 

 

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The Mezzanine at St. Germain

Old San Juan

After enjoying your meal at St. Germain, head upstairs to The Mezzanine and enjoy a cocktail (or two!) Enjoy views of Old San Juan on their balcony, or snag a seat at the bar and savor some tapas. This speakeasy bar also offers brunch, which would be perfect for a Sunday Valentine’s!

 

 

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Yantar

Condado

Want dinner with a view? Look no further than Yantar. With a stunning view of the Condado Lagoon, this restaurant combines breathtaking sights with Spanish-Caribbean fusion. Consistenly rated as one of the top 5 restaurants in Puerto Rico, a date here would really impress your special someone!

 

 

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Santaella

Old San Juan

Named after Chef Jose Santaella, this restaurant is a must for foodies! Santaella has a modern NYC feel, yet still maintains an intimate and comfortable ambiance. This spot is the perfect place for someone wanting lavish and chic Puerto Rican food and seafood. This is the ultimate date spot for locals and tourists alike!