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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…

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!…

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…

Mother’s Day Lunching and Brunching

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Mother’s Day Lunching and Brunching for the Last Minute Traveler It is certain that every human being is begotten of a mother. Another truism: Every Sunday should certainly beget a Bloody Mary. This Sunday May 10 is Mother’s Day and the only excuse for not treating Mom to a Bloody Mary is if she wants…

Saborea 2015 Recap

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Another year, another phenomenal success from the organizers of Saborea 2015. The sun shone on the enchantingly beautiful shores of Escambrón Beach, as participating restaurants served delicious bites to the hordes of hungry attendees. Ceviche, sliders, ribs, churrasco, salads, chocolate frappes, bacon cupcakes, flan, California wine, beer, craft cocktails! All this and much more was…

Taste of Rum 2015

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This Saturday February 28, Paseo de La Princesa in Old San Juan will be transformed into a festival of bacchanalian revelry fueled by music, fine food, and most crucially, rum. In it’s 6th year, Taste of Rum 2015, sponsored by Rums of Puerto Rico, is slated to be the Island’s best yet. Celebrating over 450…