La Central by Mario Pagan
La Central pays homage to a fundamental emblem of Puerto Rico’s history: “la caña de azúcar”, through the creative use of sugarcane & rum in its dishes.
The heat of the charcoal grill is palpable from the dining room in this open kitchen concept, where guests can enjoy a decadent tomahawk steak or a crispy branzino cooked to perfection over an open flame. La Central’s entrées are sizable, meant to be shared among friends or family with cocktails or a bottle of wine from the sommelier’s selection.
Chef Mario Pagán’s appetite for new techniques while staying true to Puerto Rico’s heritage proves that an upscale cuisine combined with fire are a timeless match worthy of your palate.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
in Tomato Avocado Vinaigrette with Tarragon Sauco, Charred Lemons
Cobbler de Mangó
Cinnamon Ice Cream and Caramelo Sauce
Sofrito Lobster Cakes
with Guavarum Glaze, Avocado, Flora, Coconut Flakes
It was very good overall. Very happy.
Really good food and service. Enjoyable atmosphere.
Creative and tasty Puertorriquen-Cuban dishes modernized. Great service. Outstanding location.
Everything was perfect
los aperitivos, los tragos y el servicio super. La comida, el steak boto todos los liquidos en el plato tanto asi que se salieron de la tabla y se deramaron en la mesa. la carne estaba un poco dura. por lo demas un exito.
Great Service by Allyson. Had a great time, Great menu selection
The meat was overpriced without any side only for pay them,the ribs were scanty.The wines overpriced for 5 times. Mario Pagan is a better chef than he showed yesterday.He needs to make changes about the food an wines.I think is a tourist trap.
Food was excellent and service was very great. The waiter was very attentive and answered all the questions.
Great experience, outstanding food and excellent service.
Great Restaurant!! A little above price, but totally worth it.
La Central fue una buena experiencia. Acgedor. Excelente servicio.
Great experience! The cocktails and food were amazing!
As always, awesome food and excellent service!!
I was expecting more attention since it was my birthday. Also, the restaurant says formal attire and the majority of the people were dress very casual.
Makenzie our server was fantastic! Food was beautiful. They certainly spared no expense on the restaurant design. It was a lovely dinner. Thank you.
The food was delicious and beautifully presented. The ingredients were fresh and clean. I thought the price of the wines were reasonable. The restaurant ambiance and decor are on point and gorgeous. Overall it was a great experience and I cannot wait to be back.
Ribs were excessively greasy, appetizers are too small, specially the octopus, not shareable. Cocktails not out of this world. Prices are high for what you get. Therefore my rate for value.
Excellent food and service. Not disappointing at all. Very pricey tho.
Amazing cocktails and ambience. I appreciated the vegetarian options in the menu, but the flavor left a lot to be desired. The cauliflower tasted great, but the texture was too soft and boring (if the cauliflower was sliced into thinner portions and better charred, the texture would improve and the flavors would be bolder). The native vegetables and brussel sprouts barely had any taste (again, charring them would improve this, plus adding more seasoning). I will say the warmed pineapple appetizer was decadent and truly highlighted Chef Pagan’s talent. I would still recommend the place to non-vegetarians, as I’m sure the meat options are great!
Desde el aperitivo hasta el postre todo expectacular
Our Waitress was awesome. We had a 5pm reservation. I apologize I do not have her name and she told me too.
First time at Mario’s. Will be back!
Excellent service and the food outstanding. Extremely comfortable
Great food and t-mobile it’s a nice place for dining. This tends to be one of the fanciest options there but great “foodie” food
Excellent fine puertorican food
we were vacationing in san juan- we had a great meat sitting outside on the patio and the service was great as well
Vacation with family
Place is beautiful and our server was great! However the food was below average. The appetizers were cold, drinks super sweet, main (filet & shrimp were ok) and dessert nothing special. I love Mario’s cooking but this place doesn’t taste the par.
Best restaurant I have been to since I got here loved it
Excellent food and great service
Excellent time and service. Good food. Bring Tea.
Very impressed with this restaurant and will be back soon. Service was amazing, food and drink choices were spot on. Music was not over powering but a comfortable level where you can still have a conversation and hear people at your table and the server. Familiar flavors of PR food but with a flair that you can not duplicate at home.
The food truly doesn’t worth the price here… waiters are very nice and the environment are good tho…
Wonderful food and excellent service. The drinks and dessert were also really fantastic.
Great service, 3 of the 4 meals were wonderful, the ribs were over cooked. Octopus was the best I have ever tasted. Lobster cakes were underwhelming. We will return
Food was good, but way overpriced. Service was great.
The food was great and the service was very good.
food was great except for the roasted vegetables.
Best Branzino I ever had! The drinks were on point! I loved the music!
Our waitress was amazing! She knew everything about the menu and gave us great recommendations. All the employees seemed to be in think. They all took great care of us. Very polite and with great manners and knowledge. Food was awesome! We liked everything we ordered. We will definitely be back on our next trip to PR
Fue una gran experiencia, mejor de lo qué pensaba. Nos encantó y pronto volveremos
La Central by Mario Pagan is rated 4.5 stars by 341 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.