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Where to Go For Brunch in San Juan

Here in San Juan, we love a good brunch! What better way to enjoy the weekend than to eat amazing food with great company.  We’re rounded up some of our favorites so you don’t miss out on the best brunch spots in San Juan. This list has a bit of everything – from lemon meringue…

Things to Eat, See and Do in Rincón

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With its laid-back attitude and leisurely pace, this surf town in Puerto Rico’s northwest corner is a favorite of both locals and tourists. Just a two hour drive from San Juan, Rincón is known for world-class waves, picture perfect sunsets, amazing eats and an uber chill vibe. Headed out west? Here are our top tips…

10 Local Brands We Love From Puerto Rico

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We are always looking for ways to support local brands that positively impact our island — what better way than by mindfully shopping at small, local businesses! From food products to resort wear, we picked brands that are committed to Puerto Rico’s social transformation. These picks also make for thoughtful, one-of-a-kind treats or gifts. Check…

10 Best Beaches in Puerto Rico

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No matter what brings brings you to Puerto Rico, we know our warm, picture-perfect beaches are part of your itinerary. With over 270 miles of coastline, our island is packed with beautiful beaches. While we have several great ones in San Juan, other gems around the island are worth the trip.  Of course, no Spoon…

5 Dishes You Must Try When Visiting Puerto Rico

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  There are many reasons to visit Puerto Rico. From its beaches to its architectural beauty and year-round tropical weather, it’s one of the best destinations to visit any time of the year. Do you need another reason to book that ticket? Food! Our cuisine is a unique blend of our Taíno, Spanish and African…

Puerto Rico Restaurant Week 2019 | Our Favorite Dining Celebration!

PR Restaurant Week starts JUNE 1st!   For 10 days, 25 top restaurants will be offering prix-fixe dinner menus for $38 and some will offer lunch menus for $20. It’s easy to partake in #PRRW2019! Visit the site:…

Culinary Tour with Spoon in Old San Juan

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  In July 2018, Discover Puerto Rico was created as the Island’s official DMO (Destination Management organization). DMOs are not for profit organizations whose purpose is to grow the visitor economy and enhance long-term economic development. We look forward to working with the DMO to help position Puerto Rico as the Caribbean’s premier destination for…

Arroz Con Gandules Recipe

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  In Puerto Rico, we LOVE the holiday season (we are said to have one of the longest ones!) and it’s the perfect excuse for us to indulge in delectable dishes. For those looking for a new recipe to try for the holidays, here is one of our favorites that you can try this year….

Classic Mofongo Recipe

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Welcome back to our Plantain Recipe Series. Today we dive into another classic: MOFONGO! This fried garlicky mash made with fried plantains is comfort food at its finest. Eat it as a side or top it with a protein like fresh lobster in a garlic white wine sauce. It’s even more delicious than it sounds!…

Puerto Rican Tostones Recipe

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  Plantains, native to Southeast Asia, were introduced to the Caribbean in the early 16th century. They easily adapted to the region’s tropical environment and rapidly dispersed throughout Puerto Rico, quickly becoming a staple in the diet. Throughout the years, numerous dishes have been created using these starchy fruits making plátanos synonymous with Puerto Rican…