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Bienvenido a Santaella
We welcome you with open arms and with ‘un abrazo tropical’ into a modern Puerto Rican dining experience driven by Chef Jose Santaella. Rooted firmly in authentic dishes and local ingredients, Santaella creates an elegant evolution of the flavours that showcase the vibrant energy of the island’s ‘cocina criolla’.
Chef Santaella fuses local and international ingredients to perfectly execute Puerto Rican nouvelle cuisine. The menu is dominated by tapas, which you can easily make into a meal.View Menu
Chef José Santaella has trained with some of the best chefs in the world, including Ferrán Adriá, Eric Ripert, and Gary Danko. His apprenticeships and successful catering career paved the way for Santaella, his signature restaurant in Santurce’s La Placita Marketplace. The decor is rustic yet elegant, with exposed walls, Edison light fixtures, an interior garden, and a sparkling bar.Our Story
Santaella is a fabulous place to gather with friends, family and colleagues. Offering distinct dining options that are perfect for a multitude of celebrations; from baby and bridal showers, to rehearsal dinners, birthday celebrations, business meetings, corporate gatherings, holiday parties and everyday get-togethers with friends and family.Inquire Now