Carli Café Concierto (Banco Popular building, corner of Recinto Sur and Calle San Justo, 787/725-4927, carli [at] caribe [dot] net, www.carlicafeconcierto.com, Mon.–Sat. 11:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m., 5–10 p.m., live music Mon.–Sat. 8–11:30 p.m., $16–34) is a romantic, sophisticated lounge and restaurant serving a variety of dishes, including risottos, raviolis, quesadillas, and Caribbean-inspired tapas. The owner, a jazz pianist, performs nightly with a changing array of guest musicians. It’s also a great place to just sit at the bar and enjoy one of a large selection of specialty cocktails. There’s alfresco dining on the sidewalk too.
© Suzanne Van Atten from Moon Puerto Rico, 2nd Edition