New York, New York
April 24, 2003
This large restaurant covers almost an entire block in Condado and was filled with locals and tourists alike at dinnertime. The modern décor, high ceilings, and attached wine bar set the mood and make this a dressier place than some.
The churasco (steak) is a good choice, but it’s a lot of food, so don’t order the 32 oz. meal for two unless you haven’t eaten in months. For dessert, flan always hits the spot. Check out the wine list too -– it’s massive!
Our order took a long time to come out and we noticed that the family next to us got their food (the same meal we had ordered) about 20 minutes before we did. We confronted the waiter about this and he agreed, saying that the kitchen was still working out some quirks. He offered to give us dessert for free and that''s how we got our yummy flan!
For a dressy dinner, this place would hit the spot. But in my opinion, there are many other restaurants in the area that, though they may not have the lavish decor of De Aquí y de Allá, serve quality food with more local charm at lower prices.
From journal An Anti-Spring Break in San Juan