La Mallorquina

restaurants / Caribbean

Lonely Planet review

A must for historically minded food buffs, or food-minded history buffs, La Mallorquina is the grande dame of Old San Juan eateries: it’s been around for 150 years, quite a feat in the musical chairs of Fortaleza and its surrounds. It’s worth a gander, if only to have a drink at the immense slab of mahogany that is the bar. Should the smells from the kitchen tempt you to stay, try the house specialty, asopao (a rice broth stewed with all type of herbs, seafood or meat).