Fond Memory - Hard Rock Cafe, San Juan, Puerto Rico. This was a beautiful cafe, located within walking distance of the cruise ship terminal in Old San Juan. I was there in 2002, and it closed in 2011...
All sorts of Pork can be found in Puerto Rico. They love it! Pork, plantains, and rice are probably the 3 major food groups! Anyway, driving around you can find folks selling roast pork on the sides of the road. It is delicious! I recommend trying it, street food can be a concern for some people. But I can promise you won't be sorry!
**Ps. It is cheap too. A piece of roast pork and rice will cost you only about $5!**
This pizza parlor is located at the Fortaleza Street and corner Tanca St and it is a rustic pizzeria.
The ambience of the pizzeria is old what with the ambience of Old San Juan - old Hispanic buildings and castles.
The pizzeria serve drinks, beers, and has great American wine selection.
The restaurant is opne Mon-We" 11:30 am- 11 pm
Thursday 11:30 am -12:30 pm
Friday and Saturday 11:30 a, to 2w am
Sunday - 11:30 am to 12 pm
If you are craving for Mexican food, this restaurant is the place to be. It is an indoor-outdoor restaurant and located in one of the prettiest street in San Juan.
They serve a wide variety of Mexican food and have a wide selection of tropical drinks.
The restaurant is open 7 days a week from 12 p- 9 pm.
This restaurant is probably the oldest Italian restaurant in Puerto Rico serving the local residents and tourists, celebrities and heads of states. It is very famous to the upper class residents as it is a little bit on the pricy side.
This restaurant has a nice presentation and creative but authentic Italian food.
It has an excellent wine bar with over 140 selections of wines. There is also a patio seating.
Casual dress codes.
This is a highly recommended restaurant by the Old San Juan Areas and Urban Guides.
The restaurant has daily specials and open on Mondays-Thursdays 11:30 am -10:30 m.
Friday and Saturday schedule is from 11:30 am to 11 pm.
This restaurant located in a beautiful building on San Francisco Street in Old San Juan serves the best coffee (of course, the Puerto Rican coffee is the best!). It has a great ambience and the staff are friendly.
This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and at night it converts in to a "tapas bar".
The restaurant uses local and fresh agricultural products.
Coffee shop. They are closed on the weekend. This is the closest restaurant I found where our meeting place on the second day we were in old San Juan. It's located close to the Deparment of Tourism.
They serve Puerto Rican coffee.
Ajili-Mojili -- this place is also popular with locals and tourists. Dress is resort casual, but no shorts or t-shirts. It has a lovely dining room, and great service. They serve true Puerto Rican cuisine in an atmosphere of "Tropical Elegance." the chefs use plenty of seasonings like garlic, cilantro, tamarindo, rum, wine....mmmmmm!
Favorite Dish: Pumpkin Fritters (appetizer)
The pumpkin soup is also wonderful.
Entree: Beef braised in Barrilito Rum or
little cornish hens with guava sauce.
This place was awesome!!! I had the lobster and steak and all I can say is WOW. They had a great selection of spirits also. They say it's where the pina colada was invented and my wife seems to think it was the best one she's ever had. I on the other hand drink vodka and they had my favorite, which is Belvedere and also had my close second which is Finlandia. So I was happy too.
Favorite Dish: Lobster and Steak
We were attending a convention in San Juan at the Puerto Rico Convention Center and two minutes away on Fernandez Juncos Avenue we found this lovely place. The Miramarket is a convenience store with a lot of local and gourmet products, bar and Deli. The food was delicious and the service was really good. I had a Boars Head Roast Beef Sandwich, which was delicious, and my wife ate a nice plate of Stewed Beef (Guisada) with rice and beans with a great flavor. We met a group of nice Miramar residents and ended up drinking Medallas in the outdoor terrace with our new friends. It was a great time!
Favorite Dish: Boar's Head sandwiches, breakfast and rice and beans. Everything we tasted was fresh and very nicely seasoned.
While there are lots of restaurants and even US chains available, don't be afraid to try a local roadside stand.
Favorite Dish: Cheese taco and a milk shake was $6.00. The milk shade was made with ice and milk, and not ice cream
Nice open-air place right on the "strip" in Esperanza, the southern city on Vieques island. We had the seafood platter which was excellent, perfectly battered and fried and incredibly tasty. We also got the special which was a tiger shark sandwich with a creamy aioli sauce. The french fries were amazing. They have that Arby's style going pretty well in both waffle and regular shapes, but with the same delicious spice.
There were tons of variety on the menu but all in the $10-$15 range. Kind of pricey for a beach side cafe, but very delicious and lots of friendly people.
We even went back that night to grab a drink while waiting on a late night taxi and met a guy from our same neighborhood here in Atlanta!
Favorite Dish: The fried shrimp and french fries.
On our arrival back in Fajardo from Vieques, we finally had time to visit this bakery. The service was great and the woman in charge was very friendly and helpful in helping us pick our breakfast. The bread was really fantastic and we felt extremely satisfied, but she insisted we were missing out on their best product, the calzone. Being that it was morning still and we had to drive back to San Juan to catch our flight. But it is definitely on our list for next time. Definitely a jewel in Fajardo.
Favorite Dish: The bread. All of it. Oh, and the white bread is called pan de agua (water bread) which I thought was cute.
Being that there is a lack of choices for decent places to eat in Fajardo, this is a decent choice. They cook everything on the grill which is neat. They say they are famous for their ribs, but we found them to be a bit lacking. I had the shish-kababs and they were amazing. The meat was super well seasoned and tender and the vegetables were just delightful. Oh, and the best shrimp I've ever had. Surprisingly.
Favorite Dish: The kababs. Wonderful. And the piña colada was pretty darn good too. Pretty stout, but still delicious.
Kind of in the middle of nowhere, but worth the drive if you can find it. The mofongo can not be missed and Anchor Inn really puts a different spin on it. Covered in gravy and stuffed with chicken. It also comes with salad and garlic bread and the home-made vinaigrette is amazing. The other dressing is definitely a ketchup and mayonnaise. In the end it is quite more than you could want for lunch which is when we went. Also, prices are a bit steep for lunch as they only have the one menu (no separate lunch and dinner menus).
Kind of funny that there are cloth table cloths and napkins yet plastic chairs. It is also a nice temperature inside since they just use fans instead of the industrial AC that cools every other restaurant to 50 degrees in Puerto Rico.
Favorite Dish: The chicken filled mofongo definitely. And covered in a delicious garlic gravy.