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Coffee Shops in San Juan

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Image cc Puerto Rico Tourism Co. There’s something magical about a cup of coffee. Well, not just any cup of joe! It must unquestionably begin with quality beans. [Disclaimer: I’m not a purist and I will sometimes add cinnamon and other toppings if the beans are not great to begin with] For me, it’s a…

Piña Coladas and Carbonated Negronis: A San Juan Drinking Guide

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Our co-founders, Gustavo Antonetti and Paulina Salach, recently sat down with Kathleen Squires from New York Magazine to chat out their favorite bars in San Juan. See the full article below. Cheers! San Juan used to be a rum town — and only a rum town. It still is, of course, but there’s a lot…

Sofrito Recipe

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Sofrito: The Flavor of Latin-American Cuisine By Chef Daniela Rivera Sofrito – It’s the condiment or “sazón” that gives Latin American cuisine its distinct flavor. Each country has a variation of sofrito and Puerto Rico is no exception. What makes sofrito in Puerto Rico different from those in the rest of Latin America would be…

Puerto Rico Restaurant Week 2018 Has Officially Begun!

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Restaurant Week is here and we couldn’t be more excited. This week-long event, lasting through June 10, celebrates Puerto Rico’s top restaurants, who offer prix fixe menus at accessible prices. Over 25 restaurants are participating in this year’s event, offering prix fixe dinner menus for $28 or $38 and select restaurants have lunch menus for…

SanSe 2018 – San Juan’s Biggest Party!

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In our tropical paradise where holiday decorations are still up and roasted pig is eaten by the pounds, we are gearing up for the biggest party of the year! The annual ‘SanSe’ festival (Fiestas de la Calle San Sebastián) will take place January 17 – 21 in Old San Juan. Think Mardi Gras meets Carnaval…

El Yunque Treehouse

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You jumped in a cold yet revitalizing waterfall, hiked some scenic trails and even saw a coquí frog. But now your stomach is grumbling and you need to remedy the situation before you start considering eating what looks like a delicious red berry (and is actually a poisonous seed). Don’t fret, we’ve got you covered!…

Summer Deals at BLT Steakhouse

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  BLT has been one of our favorite steakhouses in San Juan for years. The service is impeccable and the food is on point. They are consistently on top of your steak’s doneness and always ensure it is cooked to your liking. How many times have you ordered your steak medium-rare, it comes out medium-well…

Best Bars in San Juan

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Our co-founder, Paulina Salach Antonetti recently wrote an article for NewWorlder.com about where to get your drink on in San Juan. See below for the full article. In San Juan, the sexy capital of Puerto Rico, the finest bartenders are dominating the cocktail scene. It’s the city where Ramon “Monchito” Marrero invented the piña colada…

Puerto Rico Restaurant Week is Back for its 6th Edition

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1919 Restaurant The most delicious time of the year is here! The 6th annual Puerto Rico Restaurant Week is happening now through June 10 with incredible dining deals at over 25 restaurants. Participating restaurants are offering three or four course dinner menus for $28 or $38 and a select number are also offering a prix…

It’s Time for Saborea Puerto Rico!

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  Here at Spoon, we’re all about good eats and food fests. We eagerly await each Spring so that we can attend Saborea, a 4-day culinary festival that’s always a grand time. Celebrating its 10 year anniversary, the festival will take place May 18 – 21, 2017.