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...]

Puerto Rico Coffee and Chocolate Expo 2015

Puerto Rico Coffee & Chocolate Expo 2015

September 26 – 27, 2015 sees the 6th installment of the Puerto Rico Coffee and Chocolate Expo. For the 6th year running the Puerto Rico Convention Center will be home to over 140 exhibitors specializing in Coffee, Chocolate and for the first time Tea. Yes, this year the Coffee and Chocolate Expo also has a Tea Pavilion. The 2 day event is the largest exhibition of the coffee … [Read more...]

2015 San Sebastian Street Festival Schedule

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Puerto Rico’s biggest festival The San Sebastian Street Festival in Old San Juan starts this Thursday Jan 15, 2015. Check out the daily schedule below: Thursday, January 15 10am to 10pm, The Cuartel de Ballajá and various Old San Juan Plazas will be home to around 350 artisans who will be displaying and selling their works Corner of San José & Luna Streets 8:30pm, … [Read more...]

Where to Celebrate Oktoberfest in Puerto Rico

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The good news; Oktoberfest 2014 is here. Even better news there are several places where you can celebrate Oktoberfest in Puerto Rico. Synonymous with Munich, huge beer tents, lederhosen, Schweinebraten, bratwursts, and copious amounts of great German Beer; Oktoberfest is an annual event celebrated around the world. Here in Puerto Rico, the biggest Oktoberfest takes … [Read more...]

A Meal with a View: Asador Isla Bonita

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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

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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

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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...]

6 Awesome Coffee Shops in Old San Juan

Coffee Shops in Old San Juan

Do you have a passion for coffee? If yes, then the selection of Specialty Coffee Shops in Old San Juan will not leave you caffeine deprived. Puerto Ricans have a passion for coffee and some of the best coffee in the world is grown here; in fact coffee has been grown in Puerto Rico since the early 1700’s. Back then, coffee production was a huge part of the islands … [Read more...]