Here are a few restaurants where we tried the local cuisine and our reviews for each of them.
Cafe Cultura, Old San Juan
Pretty cool cafe serving one of the best coffee we had on the island. Empty wine bottles were put to good use here by serving water in them. We had our breakfast here with the usual eggs and potatoes before setting on the San Juan historic site tour.
El Jibarito, Old San Juan
Me being a vegetarian didn’t have many options except for a side of Mofongo while Mandar ordered Pork which was pretty average. We found the food pretty average and didn’t quite match the reviews we had read online.
St. Germain Cafe, Old San Juan
A side of Mofongo wasn’t enough for me so we went here for a round of dessert and had a delicious nutella fruit crepe with freshly made lemonade.
El Varadero Seaside Grill, Fajardo
The best Puerto Rican food that we had was at this small joint by the marina overlooking shiny white yachts. We ordered yellow rice with veggies, grouper fish and a side of mofongo. They also had homemade sauce which was piquant and added a lot of flavor to the food. Service was on the slower side, even our drinks took about 15 mins but once we tasted the food all the grief was gone!
Raices, Old San Juan
5/5 to this restaurant for authentic decor and thoughtfulness in every little detail that you see at this place. Right from wooden decor to the serving dishes and the wears of all servers in this restaurant is absolutely unique. Both our dishes, vegetables stuffed mofongo and salmon were delicious.
Nice ambiance at this small place that plays live music on some nights and karaoke on few other. We had a few appetizers and round of drinks before hopping over to other bar.