Chocolate lovers, here’s your Nirvana. This 2,500 square foot space’s gleaming glass and marble is all about placing chocolate on a pedestal, with hundreds of artisan chocolate creations on display and a complete menu where chocolate plays a role in every dish, whether it’s the house eggs Benedict with chocolate chili hollandaise sauce or the brie panini with chocolate hazelnut sauce. There is also wine and chocolate pairings and a tapas menu. The gorgeous spot was opened by the Cortés family to highlight its gourmet chocolate brand, which is made with cacao grown in the Dominican Republic and created in Puerto Rico. The restaurant has a great collection of local paintings; upstairs, there is a two-level gallery of the family’s art collection, mostly pieces from across the Caribbean. The menu ranges from $7 to $16.
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Casa Cortés Chocobar
Calle San Francisco 210, Old San Juan
Our Rating Hours Tues-Sun 8am-6pm Phone 787/722-0499 Web site Casa Cortés Chocobar