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Restaurants in Puerto Rico

Puerto Ricans have a passion for food—and not just for their own local cuisine. Two traditional dishes of Puerto Rico include bacalaitos, which are little pieces of fried codfish, and the alcapurrias, or stuffed fritters. But increasingly, this Caribbean Island has great Italian, Asian, and all manner of fusion cuisine. Santaella is located in a former hardware store in San Juan, this renowned Puerto Rico restaurant embraces the local comida criolla, gets its produce and seafood from the legendary Santurce Market, which neighbors the restaurant.

Bistro de Paris is across the street from the Museo de Arte. The Puerto Rico restaurant offers classic French dishes such as salad Nicoise and mussels Provençal. BLT Steak is an NYC transplant that offers a sumptuous steakhouse experience in the Ritz-Carlton San Juan. While the menu largely mirrors its Big Apple mentor, you can also find island-style cocktails like the kiwi martini. Budatai is a Puerto Rico restaurant in San Juan’s Condado neighborhood does a blend of Asian and Puerto Rican cuisine, such as egg rolls stuffed with local butifarra sausage.

  • Aguaviva

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Founded in 2002, Aguaviva serves what it calls seaside Latino cuisine crafted by chef Hector Crespo. The menu has a selection of seafood dishes pre... More
  • Ajili-Mójili

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Named after a rich Puerto Rican sauce used on meat and fish, Ajili Mójili prides itself on serving and celebrating the island's traditional cuisine... More
  • BBH

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Inside the über-hip Bravo Beach Hotel, this white-clad restaurant serves up an excellent range of tapas: steamed mussels in coconut curry broth; ri... More
  • Bebo’s Café

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    Classic cafeteria serving delicious mofongo, fried pork chops, and rice and beans. More
  • BLT Steak, Isla Verde

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    The first noncontinental U.S. outpost of chef Laurent Tourondel's BLT empire, this tony steak house is set inside San Juan's Ritz-Carlton hotel. If... More
  • Bodega Chic

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Located on Calle Cristo in the historic Old San Juan district, Bodega Chic is a casual restaurant serving French and Algerian cuisine with a Caribb... More
  • Budatai

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Iron Chef's Roberto Treviño seduces Condado's smart set with fun, Latin-Asian fusion. More
  • Café Media Luna

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
  • Calypso Café

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
  • Chayote

    Tucked away in an unassuming building down a quiet Miramar side street, Chayote is San Juan's see-and-be-seen restaurant. Here's where the local gl... More
  • Chez Shack

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Located slightly off the beaten path in Vieques, Chez Shack is an eclectic, albeit wildly popular, restaurant housed in an unassuming pink shack. O... More
  • Delirio

  • Duffy's

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    Vieques's best-loved casual beach shack, set right on the malecón in the beachfront town of Esperanza, is the perfect place to while away an aftern... More
  • El Jibarito

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Locals pack into this colorful restaurant at lunchtime for down-home comida criolla, the traditional Puerto Rican cooking that pulls from the islan... More
  • El Quenepo

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
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