Restaurants

Top Choice Bistro in San Juan & Around

José Enrique

Though hidden in a pink house without a sign, you'll have no problems finding one of the western hemisphere's best restaurants – just follow the excited hordes in the know. Reservations aren't possible, so be prepar…
Top Choice Vegetarian in San Juan & Around

Cocobana

A mural of a cow with a toothy smile and a flower behind its ear will be the first sign that you've arrived at one of the best vegetarian restaurants in town. Cocobana has an extensive menu of innovative sandwiches,…
Top Choice Mexican in San Juan & Around

Acapulco Taqueria Mexicana

Hands down, the best street tacos in town. Acapulco is a purist – no cheese, no lettuce, no hard shell. This is the real deal: a pair of stacked corn tortillas, sizzling meat, cilantro, onion and a squeeze of lime. …
Top Choice Puerto Rican in San Juan & Around

Cafeteria Mallorca

If you're looking for a classic Puerto Rican eating experience, get back to the basics with a cup of coffee and breakfast in this cozy, timeless nook on San Francisco. Cheap and simple, the Mallorca is where all-nig…
Top Choice Puerto Rican in Piñones

El Nuevo Acuario

Sitting in a crowd of beachfront eateries, there's nothing about El Nuevo Acuario that stands out. Open air: tick. Plastic tables and chairs: tick. A view of the ocean: tick. The food, however, is in a class of its …
Top Choice Cafe in San Juan & Around

Kasalta

Oh the garbanzo (chick pea) soup! Tucked into Ocean Park’s residential enclave, Kasalta is the sort of authentic Puerto Rican bakery and diner that you’ll find yourself crossing town to visit daily. The coffee here …
Top Choice Puerto Rican in San Juan & Around

Antojitos del Callejón

A hole-in-the-wall on a small pedestrian street, this local's favorite is known for its delicious criollo dishes and antojos (finger foods, typically fried). Plastic tables are set up in front, in an empty lot carpe…
Top Choice Caribbean in San Juan & Around

Verde Mesa

Hidden in plain sight on a bustling Old San Juan street, this little gem of a restaurant is lauded for its vegetarian and seafood fare. Take a break from mofongo and enjoy fresh and flavorful food. Many of the ingre…
Top Choice Puerto Rican in San Juan & Around

La Bombonera

This historic diner shines with a recent renovation including Tiffany stained-glass windows, marble-top tables and a gleaming bronze coffee machine. Even the wait staff is gussied up in bow ties and bolero jackets. …
Top Choice Street Food in San Juan & Around

Santurce Food Trucks

A set of upscale food trucks set up shop most days in an enclosed parking lot on Santurce's main drag. Meatballs. Dumplings. Tacos. Bagels. Gelato. It's a veritable international market place. Picnic tables are set …