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Where to Eat in Puerto Rico

Eating in Puerto Rico is sure to lure you away from the kitchen in your villa. There are so many restaurants you'll be hard-pressed to decide where to go next. You can choose from 5-star gourmet restaurants to grills right on the water that offer up local specialties that will take your breath away...literally. With its strong Spanish influence, much of the local fare in Puerto Rico is spicy in nature; and while most of the large accommodations have excellent restaurants of their own, there is something special about visiting a place like The Blue Iguana Mexican Grill & Bar, Mojito's, or Munchie's for a touch of the real Puerto Rico. Leave the comfort of your villa in Puerto Rico to experience and learn about the varied offerings.


Puerto Rico Dining Map


Local Restaurants


Aguaviva (Seafood) - Puerto Rico


Aguaviva is known for their superbly fresh fish and seafood with a Latino/Caribbean flair. Be sure and take note of the oyster and ceviche bar in front of their open kitchen. The ambience is hip and cool, and you'll feel as if you were dining seaside with glowing blue and white décor. Named as one of the 75 best new restaurants in the world in 2003 by Conde Nast Traveller magazine, it's one you will not want to miss.


Al Dente (Italian) - San Juan, Puerto Rico

Calle Recinto Sur 309, Old San Juan, Phone: 787-723-7303. M-F 12PM-3PM; M-Sa 6PM-11PM; Sun 12:30PM-4PM and 6PM-10PM. The oldest continuously operated Italian restaurant in Puerto Rico.


Alexandra's Restaurant (Puerto Rican) - Puerto Rico


Caribbean recipes prepared by our executive chef in an elegant sea view setting with a menu that combines classic elegance with a penchant for Puerto Rican cuisine. Traditional entrees such as Asopao de Langosta, Whole Fried Snapper with Mojo, tostones and a variety of conch specialties are among the choice for any evening's dinner, but unexpected delights, such as nightly chef's specials also enhance the menu. The only constant - truly fine food. We also offer a fine selection of wines and champagnes. Open daily from 6:00pm - 10:30pm. For reservations please call 787-821-0505.


Atlantis Beach Restaurant (Seafood) - Puerto Rico

City of discover come down and discover one of the oldest cities in Puerto Rico and visit the best fine dinning Restaurant in the area "Atlantis Beach Restaurant", have a taste of our delicious fresh sea food,stakes and the exquisite Puerto Rican food.sit relax and eat while watching the most spectacular sunset in the most peacefull and elegant place in the area "Atlantis" we will treat you the way you like we will do the best to make you feel good and feel at home we hope to see you soon.


Bistro Garden Restaurant (Continental) - Puerto Rico


Elegant dining with savory international cuisine prepared especially for you by our chef, Rosa. We also specialize in delectable vegetarian and low calorie dishes. Join us for Dinner Friday-Monday, Breakfast and Lunch served on Sunday. Ask for information on our Catering Sevices. Club Bon-Accord is not suitable for children under 12.

Telephone: 787-823-2525


Blue Iguana Mexican Grill & Bar (Mexican) - Fajardo & Humacao Areas, Puerto Rico

Blue Iguana Mexican Grill & Bar

For a more casual dining experience offering all of your favorite Mexican dishes, including a great variety of Tex-Mex dishes and different flavored Margaritas, The Blue Iguana Mexican Grill & Bar will certainly satisfy your gastronomic desires. This restaurant also has several TV's including one large screen TV always televising current sports and events. You can also come and play pool...


Brasas Restaurant (Caribbean) - Puerto Rico

At Rincon Beach Resort, one of Puerto Rico's leading luxury resorts!

Brasas Restaurant offers contemporary Caribbean cuisine

accompanied by signature fresh fruit sauces.

One of the most unique and interesting Resort Hotels in Puerto Rico.

An intimate, four star ocean front, boutique resort hotel located at Almirante Beach on the Western Coast of Puerto Rico, near the sleepy town of Rincon, where surfers enjoy world class surfing.


Calypso Café & Beach Shop (Local) - Puerto Rico

One of Rincon's favorite hang-outs.

This is the place for people watching, surfing and sunsets.

Located at Maria's Beach.

This full service bar and grill offers Happy Hour, local talk & music.

Open Daily 787-823-1626


Capriccio (Italian) - Puerto Rico

A small, but beautiful Ristorante located in the town of Anasco (close to Mayaguez and Rincon). Offers delicious meals that are sure to please and satisfy everyone that visits. The staff is the greatest... And its food has kept me coming back at least once every two months. LOVE IT!!! Although I love its " Away from the world " feeling; I feel the Capriccio experience needs to be offered to everyone...(787) 826-3387. Que lo disfruten!!


Compostela (Spanish) - Puerto Rico

Serving Spanish cuisine--both classic and contemporary--the emphasis is on pairing wines with lighter fare. (Compostela boasts one of the best wine cellars in the city.) Chef Jose Rey is known for his spectacular seafood, within an ever-evolving and diverse nenu.


Cowabunga's Ice Cream and More (Desserts) - Puerto Rico

Located near Villa Cofresi Beach Resort

Ice cream shop and internet cafe.

More than 16 flavors of ice cream, banana splits, milkshakes, and more.

Internet with wireless access.

Also check out our beach shop next door.

Saraongs, beach chairs,local t-shirts, sunglasses and all other beach needs


Dinghy Dock Bar-B-Q Restaurant (Caribbean) - Puerto Rico


Dinghy Dock claims to be Culebra's oldest restaurant on the island. Locally caught seafood and 100% certified Angus steaks -- all prepared in the local tradition. Casual, family ambience. And nighttime diners can take advantage of watching yard-long tarpon cruise in the waterfront lights!


Dragonfly (Cuban) - San Juan, Puerto Rico

Calle Fortaleza. By far one of the best places to eat if you want a cuban Asian Fusion. Great food right across from Aquaviva in Old San Juan. No shorts or sandals allowed.


EL CERDITO DEL CIELITO (Barbecue) - Rincon, Puerto Rico

787 823-5225



El Jardin (Caribbean) - Puerto Rico

El Jardin is set in the lush gardens of the Crows Nest Inn. Open from December through April serving light tropical cuisine. This is a very casual but romantic setting under the three large canopies along side the sand and seaglass bar.


El Meson Sandwiches (Sandwich) - San Juan, Puerto Rico

El Meson Sandwiches at the intersection of C. San Francisco and C. San Jose, has a large selection (including many vegetarian items) at very reasonable prices.


Fratelli (Eclectic/International) - Puerto Rico


Colombian brothers Carlos and Rodolfo Peres own this SoFo trattoria. Sample Italian classics like risotto and prosciutto e melone or the ever unique sweet plantains stuffed with goat cheese and pesto.


Grande Buffet (International) - Vieques Island, Puerto Rico

the best chinese food in the world


Il Bambino Italian Restaurant (Italian) - Puerto Rico

Specializing in Italian Cuisine and Grilled Meats near Corsega Beach

Il Bambino is located in beautiful Rincón, Puerto Rico. Our Executive Chef attained much of his experience working in authentic Italian restaurants in the United States and now brings his culinary expertise to the island.

In addition to authentic Italian cuisine, Il Bambino also specializes in grilled steaks and other meats and offers a wide selection of local Puerto Rican dishes. We pride ourselves on having an attentive staff and also offer a full service bar along with a cocktail lounge. We are just minutes from some of the finest hotels in Rincón as well as walking distance from the beach.


Island Steakhouse (Steakhouses) - Puerto Rico


The Island Steakhouse is set amongst the trees at the Crows Nest Inn. Serving only the best Certified Angus Beef Brand steaks. Other items include local fresh grilled lobster along with shrimp, and conch.

Do not miss the famous Happy Hour every Tuesday from 5-7pm.


Juanita Bananas Cocina Islena (Caribbean) - Culebra Island, Puerto Rico

Juanita Bananas Kitchen Entrance

Celebrate Caribbean Island Cookery with Chef Jennifer Daubon & Host Javier Cabrera. Enjoy Fresh Herbs, Vegetables & Fruits from our Gardens and Seafood caught in our waters.

We are located on Culebra Island on the road to Melones Beach.


King Seafood (Caribbean) - Northeast Coast, Puerto Rico


Nondescript place in Luquillo. Clean, quiet, good service. Try the paella and the chillo entero frito.


La Bombonera (Local) - San Juan, Puerto Rico

Calle San Francisco, west of Tanca, Phone: 787-722-0658. 7:30AM-8PM. Authentic local cuisine in an unassuming landmark atmosphere unchanged for decades. Serves lunch and dinner. Fresh pastries. Superlative coffee. Inexpensive.


La Cima Restaurant (Caribbean) - Puerto Rico

Spectacular views from high in the hills above the Caribbean coast...

Welcome to Rincon Puerto Rico’s most beautiful place, La Cima or more commonly known as the Roof Top of the Caribbean. From this world famous bar and restaurant one can see and enjoy all of the splendor and beauty that is Puerto Rico.

From La Cima’s 3,000 sq ft balcony you can see Mona Island, La Monita, Desecheo, Cabo Rojo, Añasco, Aguadilla, Mayaguez and much more. They say that on a clear night one can even see the lights shining from Santo Domingo.

La Cima serves a splendid range of delicious traditional drinks and dishes from Carnita frita to Mofongo and Mariscos allaijo.


La Mallorca (Local) - San Juan, Puerto Rico

Calle San Francisco 300 (east of Tanca). Called "the Platonic ideal of a diner" by the New York Times, this local cafe is operated by the owners of La Bombonera and has the same time-warp atmosphere. Serves breakfast and lunch. The Mallorca pastry and the sandwiches are recommended. Superlative coffee. Sandwiches around $5, mains under $10.


La Parrilla (American) - Puerto Rico

(787) 889-0590
La Parrilla

This place, true to its name, has a grill, so there are burgers and other meat dishes in addition to the fish. It is a very popular destination for natives and visitors alike. La Parrilla is located in the Kiosk area of Luquillo in Kiosko #2, right on Highway 3.


Las Palmas Café (International) - Puerto Rico


The al fresco "Las Palmas Café" is open daily from 7 am to 6 pm for breakfast and lunch and is the perfect spot for sunset cocktails. Unique outdoor locations on the beach or in the gardens are available for special group functions. Indoor function space is also available. Special arrangements are available for picnic lunches or lunch/snack packs to enjoy with outdoor recreation and sightseeing.


Lemongrass (Asian) - Puerto Rico


Located within the Caribe Hilton, Lemongrass is known for their Pan Asian Latino fare and features sushi and oriental cuisine. Dim lighting and rich neutral tones set the stage for creative, fine dining. Open for dinner, Monday - Sunday, 5:30 pm to 11 pm.


Májimo Restaurant (International) - Puerto Rico


(Seafood and international cuisine, casual dining) Awarded by the Puerto Rico Tourism Company. Our specialities are mashed cassava stuffed (Mofongo de yuca relleno), steaks, Pasta and ours always homemaid desserts. Open Weds through Sat from 5pm to 10 or 11pm, Sun from noon to 10 pm, and closed Mon and Tues.


Mamacitas (Seafood) - Culebra Island, Puerto Rico


Awesome Food! outside seating. very casual. Live music nightly. Highly reccommend


Maria Bonita (Mexican) - Puerto Rico

Excelente ambiente netamente mexicano, extenso menu para los gustos exigentes con alternativas internacionales y menu para ninos.

Bebidas Mexicanas, locales e internacionals.

Las mejores margaritas y tequilas.


Migas (Eclectic/International) - Puerto Rico

Located at 1400 Magdalena Avenue and parallel to Ashford Avenue, travelers can find Migas on the first floor of the beautiful Casabella building. Chef Miguel Garcia's cuisine ranges from Caribbean, French and Asian and is a favorite of many other San Juan chefs. Migas is chic, with a sultry lounge atmosphere and bar area and intimate dining space, perfectly suited for the Condado area. Sample one of their many wines and a selection from the popular tapas menu.... Just don't forget to save room for dinner!


Mojito's (Local) - San Juan, Puerto Rico

Mojito's, Calle Recinto Sur 323. Despite the Cubanesque name and its location on the cruise ship trail, this restaurant serves up big portions of no-nonsense pork, rice and beans local fare at reasonable prices. Try the chuletas (pork chops). Mains from $10.


Munchie's Cafe (Local) - Puerto Rico

The best of both worlds, American-style fast food and typical Puerto Rican favorites!

The best little road side cafe in Rincon.

Munchie's offers a variety of Puerto Rican finger food, empanadillas, wings, burgers, fish and more!

Cold drinks and frozen fruit drinks!


Natural High Juice B ar & Cafe (Vegetarian) - Puerto Rico


Charming little restaurant serving fresh local organic produce, fresh baked goods, international tropical cuisine, specializing in raw vegan gourmet.


Oasis Ice Cream (Desserts) - Puerto Rico

Tropical Fruit Ices, Ice Cream and More! Located on PR-115, Km 13.0, going into town.

THE place to satisfy your sweet tooth with tropical fruit sherbets, Breyer’s ice cream products, and much more!

Surfed out or in need of a sugar jolt? We have thick milk shakes and frappes (made with our tropical fruit sherbets).

Feel like savoring local and exotic fruit flavors? We have sherbets made with coconut, passion fruit, tamarind, soursop, Brazilian cherry, pineapple, guava. We even have corn (yes, corn) and cake ice cream. What about coffee and a pastry? We have fresh made espresso coffee and award-winning Carla’s Sweets products.

Need reading material? They rent books too! Open daily until 9pm.


Ostra Cosa (Local) - San Juan, Puerto Rico

Calle del Cristo 154, Phone: 787-722-2672. Daily 12PM-10PM. Reservations recommended. The ambience here is one of the most sensual and romantic in Old San Juan.


Paisan's Pizza & Subs (Pizza) - Puerto Rico

New York-style Pizza -just off the main road that runs near Corcega Beach...

For great take-out or eat-in Italian food in an informal setting, try Paisan's Pizza and Subs. Located close to Corsega beach and just a few minutes from anywhere in Rincon!

Appetizers, hot and cold sandwiches, salads, soup of the day, burgers, calzones, hot & cold heroes, pasta dishes, eggplant parmesan and PIZZA are on the menu.

Our famous White Pizza is just the ticket after a long day at the beach! Make sure you leave room for dessert!

Brenda, Tommy and staff will take care of all your Italian food needs! Plenty of parking right in front of the restaurant.


Pancho Villa Mexican Restaurant (Mexican) - Puerto Rico

Great food and fun right on Rincon's historic 'Plaza Central'

Located on the plaza in downtown Rincon.

Pancho Villa's offers a variety of Mexican food, tacos, burritos, flautas and more!

Save room for dessert...their fried cheesecake drizzled with caramel, chocolate or strawberry sauce is to die for!

Lots of atmosphere....it is a don't miss lunch or dinner!


Panza (International) - Puerto Rico


Located within the ultra-deluxe, 12-suite Hotel Chateau Cervantes, Panza features international cuisine spiked with Caribbean flavors. Chef Roberto Pagan brings you more than just great food; his dishes are more aptly described as works of culinary art, where stimulating flavors are juxtaposed and balanced to create the perfect dining experience. Try the saffron-scented mussel chowder or rum-cured salmon. Open for lunch and dinner.


Parrot Club (Latin American) - San Juan, Puerto Rico

Calle Fortaleza 363, Phone: 787-725-7370. Daily 12PM-3PM; 6PM-11PM. One of the better Latin fusion restaurants: it's expensive, but at least the food is good, the decor bright and the service friendly. Live music, either Brazilian, salsa, or Latino jazz, is offered nightly as well as during the popular Sunday brunches.


Pikayo (Eclectic/International) - Puerto Rico


Featured in some of the most notable travel publications, Pikayo, created in 1990, raised the bar for luxury dining. A creative, one-of-a-kind restaurant, featuring a nu + global mix cuisine, a fusion of exotic ingredients from international cuisine ( East Europe and Africa ) and traditional Puerto Rican flavors. The decor is beautifully inspired by designer, Benjamin Noriega Ortiz's vision of Puerto Rico through lenses of the sea, sand, land and sky. A local favorite and host to personalities the world over, you be the judge.


Platos Puerto Rican Cuisine & Bar (Puerto Rican) - Puerto Rico


Platos is located in Isla Verde walking distance from all the major hotels. It is consider the best puerto rican restaurant in the area featuring the authentic dishes as well international cuisine.


PLAZA'S PIZZA (Pizza) - Puerto Rico


De las mejores la mejor!

Best of best!

Si prueba, se queda...

If taste, you will stay...

Venga y visitenos!

Puede ordenar 787-794-2550

(Free Delivery/Carry Out)

Ave Principal (Carr 865) #233 , Toa Baja PR 00949

* Limited Areas


PuraVida Bistro (Vegetarian) - Puerto Rico


100% vegetarian cuisine, plus Puerto Rican typical dishes


Raices (Puerto Rican) - San Juan, Puerto Rico


Raices is a great authentic Puerto Rican cuisine restaurant. There is always a wait to go in no matter what day of the week it is.

The food is great and the service is ok. The one thing that I found to be negative was the service because thy seem to try to rush you through your meal since seating is so limited and they need to sit the loads of people trying to get in.

I recommend this restaurant if you are staying in the San Juan area.


Ricomini (Deli) - Puerto Rico

Bakery/Deli/Cafe. Excellent food all around!! sandwiches are even pressed like a Panini, but w/out the grillmarks.

"MAYAGUEZ. This spot is a Mayaguez tradition. Stop in for morning coffee and Viennese pastries or try the brazo gitano. This Puerto Rican rolled-cake treat is an island specialty. Sandwiches are available for lunch – eat at the restaurant or carry them with you. A variety of cheeses, ice cream and drinks (including excellent sangria) are available. Casual."


Salpicon Restaurant (Seafood) - Arecibo, Puerto Rico


A very nice place in front of the ocean with great views. Great service, the waiter suggested options and knew english so she could explain exactly what each plate was. The food was the best we've had while visiting the island. I had a Mofongo stuffed with shrimp and my friend had shrimp with local plantains. Awesome flavor & great service..Would higly recommend....


ShipWreck (Home Cooking) - Puerto Rico

The best value in town, where all the locals hang out, great food down to earth atmosphere. Sunday Roasted Pig Special not to be missed.


Siglo XX (Cuban) - San Juan, Puerto Rico

Calle O'Donell (just south of Plaza Colón). Local cuisine. Good Cuban sandwiches and beans and rice. Serves lunch and dinner. Inexpensive.


Smilin' Joe's @ the Lazy Parrot (Eclectic/International) - Puerto Rico


International cuisine served in an open-air setting of magical lights and tropical gardens. This asian flair dining with daily specials is a favorite amoung locals. Dinner 5:30 to 10:00pm Lunch 11am-3pm daily. Offseason times may change.


Sonne (Puerto Rican) - Puerto Rico

Located in the Fortaleza Street gallery of restaurants, this is a popular spot for those looking for delicious fare and great service. Chef Javier Nassar, formerly of the Biltmore Hotel in Miami and chef to notables such as J. Lo and NBA's Alonzo Mourning. Try their pork mignon in tamarind-lemongrass sauce or the duck confit spring rolls in a blueberry-chardonnay sauce. Or maybe stick to the staples -- empanadas, ribs or cold noodles. Mmmm...


Star Fish Restaurant (Local) - Fajardo & Humacao Areas, Puerto Rico

Star Fish Restaurant

Star Fish Restaurant is located right on the grounds of The Fajardo Inn. When you just feel like taking a short stroll to have an elegant dining experience, Star Fish is the restaurant for you. You have the choice of dining inside or outside on the veranda overlooking the pool, as well as our gardens. It is truly a delight.

One of our chefs will create one of their specialty dishes, undoubtedly with a Puerto Rican, or Caribbean influence. Star Fish Restaurant is recognized as a "Mesón Gastrónómico". These selected restaurants promote the best of Puerto Rican cuisine, meeting high standards and offering the best local dishes of their respective regions.


Star Fish Restaurant (Puerto Rican) - Puerto Rico


Star Fish Restaurant is located on the grounds of The Fajardo Inn. When you just feel like taking a short stroll to have an elegant dining experience, Star Fish is the restaurant for you. You have the choice of dining inside or outside on the veranda overlooking the pool, the Caribbean Sea, El Yunque Rain Forest, as well as our gardens. It is truly a delight.


Star Fish Restaurant (Puerto Rican) - Puerto Rico


Star Fish Restaurant is located on the grounds of The Fajardo Inn. When you just feel like taking a short stroll to have an elegant dining experience, Star Fish is the restaurant for you. You have the choice of dining inside or outside on the veranda overlooking the pool, the Caribbean Sea, El Yunque Rain Forest, as well as our gardens. It is truly a delight.


Taino International Cafe (Coffee Shops) - Puerto Rico

Escape the burdens of daily life when you discover Taino International Café.

Smiles…the Aroma of Freshly Ground Coffee…the Enticing scents of Premium Loose Leaf Teas…

Delights prepared just the way you like… All rest in a setting inspired by our Rich Puerto Rican Culture.

Breakfast and Lunch Served All Day

Sun – Thurs: 6AM-10PM

Fri – Sat: 6AM-12 Midnight

Coffee Made Especially for You!


Tamboo Seaside Grill and Boutique (Caribbean) - Puerto Rico

The Tamboo Seaside Grill offers the best in American and Caribbean cooking. Our menu is based on what's market fresh and on the catch of the day. We have combined our experience with traditional Puerto Rican cuisine and American light cooking, to create a tropical menu that is simple but rich in flavors.

At the Seaside Grill you eat "Al Fresco" under blue skies & palm trees, in a casual & relaxing atmosphere. It's Rincon at it's best.

Our Beach Boutique & Gift Shop has a unique collection of swimsuits, island wear and local arts and crafts for your collection, or to take home as gifts.


The Spot (formerly the Black Eagle Restaurant) (Caribbean) - Puerto Rico

Excellent food, excellent location on the water next to the old Marina


Wet Bar and Lounge (Caribbean) - San Juan, Puerto Rico


WET Bar and Lounge is located in the Water and Beach Club Hotel in Isla Verde. It is on the roof top of the original boutique hotel of Puerto Rico. They have a wonderful sushi bar with the freshiest of fishes. The most incredible element of WET is the views of the city and ocean. On the weekends there are nightlife activities such as fashion shows, international DJ's and themed nights. Service is good but I think their working on it even more.


Yuquiyu Delights (Hamburgers) - Puerto Rico


It's the only Food & Beverage business authorized by the U.S. Forest Service at El Yunque National Forest. A great place to grab a burger or prepared box lunch for your day at the park, El Yunque is located in the Sierra Palm Picnic Area. And don't forget to sample their award-winning homemade BBQ sauce!