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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…

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!…

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

Cooking the Globe

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…

El Yunque Treehouse

Arroz - El Yunque Treehouse

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!…