Puerto Rico

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.

Neighborhood place near San Juan's La Placita.

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.

This 105-year-old lunch counter and bakery, a stone's throw from the port in Old San Juan, is where to come for a perfect café con leche (poured from a 1940's coffee maker) and a plate of mallorcas (light, buttery pastries, sprinkled with powdered sugar).

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Inside the über-hip Bravo Beach Hotel, this white-clad restaurant serves up an excellent range of tapas: steamed mussels in coconut curry broth; risotto with prosciutto and calabaza (like summer sq

The 160-year-old restaurant is known for its family-style cocina criolla, or traditional Puerto Rican feasts: seasonal favorites include lechón (suckling pig), arroz con gandules (rice with pigeon peas), and pasteles (yucca and meat wrapped in a banana leaf).

This eye-catching restaurant at the La Concha Resort is shaped like an oversized shell perched on a reflecting pool. The innovative design, courtesy of Jorge Rossello, includes blue carpeting that resembles the water and white banquettes, chairs, and table linens.

Located slightly off the beaten path in Vieques, Chez Shack is an eclectic, albeit wildly popular, restaurant housed in an unassuming pink shack.

The first restaurant from Puerto Rican dining empire OOF Restaurants, the Parrot Club is a brightly colored restaurant is housed in a renovated 1902 factory building.