As a Cuba Rican that loves to try all sorts of delicious dining experiences, I need to tell everyone about Asere, Cubano Kitchen Bar.
Asere is located a very short cab ride from Old San Juan in the very colorful Plaza de Santurce, and effectively delivers the full experience of visiting the legendary Cuba and the clandestine world of
the underground cuisine.
Asere’s Executive Chef Gabriel Marino with the fine touch of Chef Juan Camacho bring an original Cuban menu showcasing dishes as the Tropical Ceviche, Berkshire Pork Leg (Corobuta) with Cuban fufú and a fantastic Chicken breast breaded Cuban style with marianense sauce.
All dishes were mouthwatering, but what reassured us of being at a genuine Cuban restaurant was their succulent black beans which smelled and tasted just like my grandma’s back in the day giving Asere, Cubano Kitchen Bar the lead on our list of best Cuban restaurants in town.
After such a treat of a meal, you can always continue and head upstairs to La Carniceria; (The Meat Market) for a nightcap or simply to continue mingling with friends.
La Carniceria is a space away from the crowds decorated beautifully to make their guests feel perfectly
set for an evening of vibrant music, drinks and hors d’oeuvres.
Asere is located in the #180 Dos Hermanos St. at the “Placita de Santurce” opening Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 4p.m. until 1:30 a.m. and Thursdays through Sunday from noon until 1:30 a.m. You can always call the restaurant for reservations at 787-946-3804 or visit