Luquillo Food Kiosks: more than meets the eye

Luquillo Food Kiosks, Puerto Rico

The Luquillo Food Kiosks, you know the ones you see on the left hand side of the road as you head to Luquillo Beach and or Fajardo. They are popular for a reason; they serve great food at really good prices. Yes, I will agree that some of them could do with a lick of paint and some are currently unoccupied, but that all adds up to the charm of the place. In fact in some … [Read more...]

High End Shopping @ The Mall of San Juan

Mall of San Juan

The Mall of San Juan brings the ‘High End’ shopping experience to Puerto Rico anchored by Saks Fifth Avenue and Nordstrom. The mall which is located across from the San Jose Lagoon (and San Juan Airport) opened on March 26, 2015 Shopping Options Saks Fifth Avenue and Nordstrom are the main anchor stores at the mall and mark the first time that such ‘luxury’ retailers … [Read more...]

A Meal with a View: Asador Isla Bonita

asador

Wow what a view…. Those were my thoughts when we arrived at Asador Isla Bonita restaurant near Aibonito. The restaurant offers expansive panoramic views of the mountain regions of Cayey, Cidra, Guayama and the Caribbean Ocean to the south from a vantage point 2700ft above sea level and very close to La Tetas de Cayey. The drive to Asador Isla Bonita takes you through the … [Read more...]

Homemade Tostones

tostones

I cannot believe it has taken me so long to make tostones at home, but I finally got around to it. Tostones are twice fried plantain slices that are extremely popular side dish here in Puerto Rico and many other Caribbean Countries. To make tostones you will need: Several green (unripe) plantains Oil (vegetable, corn or whichever you prefer) for frying Sharp … [Read more...]

Fondeando: Eating Local in Puerto Rico

fondeando

Fondeando: eating Local in Puerto Rico, is an extremely well written book with beautiful photography by by Tere Davila and Paola Nogueras. The book explores some of Puerto Rico’s best known restaurants along with hidden gems that you would miss without some local insider knowledge. Focusing on typical Puerto Rican Fondas, Restaurante Tipicos and Chinchorros (dives / … [Read more...]

Puerto Rico Tourism Roundup: March 2012

Puerto Rico Tourism Roundup: March 2012

With the annual Saborea Puerto Rico Food Extravganza taking place in April, this month’s roundup has a culinary feel about it along with some ideas on how to make the best of your stay here Puerto Rico’s Culinary Renaissance Former resident and now frequent visitor to Puerto Rico, Julie Schwietert Collazo has a great article on LatinoFoxNews about Puerto Rico’s Culinary … [Read more...]

Condado Food Festival 2011

condado food festival

Ashford Avenue in the Condado District of San Juan will be tantalizing your taste buds during this week’s Condado Food Festival. Starting on Thursday July 14 until Sunday July 17 a host of Condado restaurants will be showcasing their dishes and culinary expertise. The event was originally scheduled for May but adverse weather conditions forced organizers to cancel; … [Read more...]

Visit Puerto Rico and Learn to Cook Traditional Puerto Rican Dishes

learn to cook in puerto rico

Alcapurrias, Bacalitos, Empanadillas, Mofongo, Pasteles, Tostones, Lechon, Arroz y Habichuelas, Tembleque and Tres Leche; is your mouth watering yet? These are just some of the many food delights that await you here in Puerto Rico. If you have visited Puerto Rico then I am sure you have tried some if not all of the above. If you have not visited Puerto Rico yet, then when … [Read more...]