Must-see restaurants in San Juan

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    José Enrique

    Hidden in a pink house without a sign, you'll have no problem finding one of Puerto Rico's best restaurants – just follow the excited foodies in-the-know…

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    Verde Mesa

    Tucked down a historic old-town street, this little gem of a restaurant is lauded for its creative menu, with great options for vegetarians and vegans…

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    Antojitos del Callejón

    This hole-in-the-wall is a local favorite known for its delicious criollo dishes and antojos (fried finger foods). Plastic tables are set up in front, in…

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    This fine-dining, farm-to-fork restaurant from husband-and-wife team Francis Guzmán and Amelia Dill has quickly become a key fixture on the city’s vibrant…

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    This sleek, art-deco-style restaurant from Mario Pagán, one of Puerto Rico’s top chefs, puts the focus on Caribbean-Asian fusion. Scattered with edible…

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    Señor Paleta

    This hole-in-the-wall institution sells artisanal paletas (popsicles) made from fresh fruit, nuts and other tasty treats. Flavors range from coconut,…

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    Acapulco Taqueria Mexicana

    The best street tacos in town. Acapulco is a purist – no cheese, lettuce or hard shell, but the real deal: a pair of stacked corn tortillas, sizzling meat…

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    Round Eye Ramen

    If you’re craving authentic ramen, this long, skinny resto is the place. It serves steaming bowls of flavorful broth and homemade noodles topped with pork…

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    Berlingeri Cocina Artesanal

    One of the best vegetarian and vegan restaurants in the city is tucked away at the back of an Ocean Park car park. Once you’ve found it, choose from a…

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    Puerto Rican chef José Santaella's namesake restaurant is one of San Juan's best. It buzzes with excitement, thanks to the tropical vibe, the craft…

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    El Nuevo Acuario

    El Nuevo Acuario may have added an air-conditioned salon but you can still dine alfresco and the food is still the star, with creative takes on Puerto…

  • Chocobar Cortés

    A chocoholic's delight, this family-run company squeezes chocolate into – almost – every dish. Fancy a chocolate grilled cheese or churrasco with a…

  • La Casita Blanca

    Down-home cooking has been the order of the day at this low-key cafe for decades. Locals, including chefs, come from far and wide to kick back at the…

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    The personal vision of James Beard Award–winning chef Peter Schintler, Marmalade was one of the first restaurants to bring real foodie recognition to Old…

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    1919 Restaurant

    Juan José Cuevas is the Puerto Rican, Michelin-starred executive chef at the Condado Vanderbilt fine-dining flagship restaurant. He champions local…

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    Caña by Juliana Gonzalez

    This relaxed restaurant celebrates the island’s produce and dishes while giving them a gourmet twist. The Puerto Rican chef's farm-to-fork dinner menu is…

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    Lote 23

    An abandoned lot has been turned into a gourmet food park where you can feast alfresco on everything from fried chicken at Hen House, to slow-roasted…

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    In a one-of-a-kind oceanfront mansion with a terrace smack bang in front of Condado Beach, this cool and contemporary restaurant-bar serves up just-caught…

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    This boho cafe's eclectic menu can take you through the day, starting with coffee, banana pancakes and the breakfast salad (sunny-side-up eggs on a bed of…

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    Volando Bajito

    Chicken rules the roost at this quirky resto, where locals come for a taste of Puerto Rican and Korean fusion. Choose drumsticks or wings, add a sauce –…