Celebrity chef Wilo Benet has been bringing Puerto Rican cuisine to new heights since the 1990s and there’s no sign of him, or his restaurant, slowing down. Through a number of physical moves and menu overhauls, Pikayo has remained at the vanguard of San Juan's culinary scene. The latest incarnation of the Condado Plaza eatery has “pikadera” section with extensive hot and cold offerings; look here for appetizers or to make an entire meal tapas style. Beef tenderloin alcapurrias with garlic aioli, gouda cheese with guava sauce, risotto de gandules with chicharron (peas and crispy chicken), Portuguese octopus with shallot sauce, and jamon serrano, are just a few of the pikadera offerings. Entrees like the South American sea bass and spicy chorizo emulsion are solid as well. Save room for some decadence at the end, with dessert options such as tiramisu with pecan brandy sauce, chocolate tart with peanut butter ice cream, or pistachio carrot cake with mascarpone frosting and Mandarin jam.
San Juan› Restaurant
At the Conrad Condado Plaza, Ashford 999
Our Rating Neighborhood Condado Hours Daily 6–11pm Transportation Bus: 21, 53 Phone 787/721-6194 Prices Main courses $34–$42 Cuisine Type Puerto Rican Fusion Other Reservations recommended
MapAt the Conrad Condado Plaza, Ashford 999 San Juan
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