Real homemade Puerto Rican food is served here by friendly faces at reasonable prices in a pleasant dining room. Run by the same family for decades, the restaurant pays homage to the Old City and island country life with large murals, and the sound of fresh fruit and vegetables being chopped wafts through the Puerto Rican music from its blooming courtyard. This is your best shot at trying authentic comida criolla, whether its Boricua comfort food like stewed goat or breaded steak, a scrumptious mofongo stuffed with shrimp in sweet tomato sauce, or fried red snapper. Fried plantains, yellow rice with pigeon peas, or white rice with pink beans accompany the meals, along with a simple salad and garlic bread. They inevitably end with cheesecake or flan. Locals love this place.
San Juan› Restaurant
Old San Juan, Calle del Sol 280
Our Rating Neighborhood Old San Juan Hours Daily 10am–9pm Transportation Bus: Old City Trolley Phone 787/725-8375 Prices Main courses $8–$23; sandwiches and snacks available Cuisine Type Puerto Rican Other Reservations not necessary