Puerto Rico Restaurants
- Aguaviva, Old San Juan
offers an inventive and extensive seafood menu in a modern and chic tropical restaurant. Mirroring the restaurant theme of aquaviva, or jellyfish, you can order bioluminescent drinks at the bar while enjoying the raw bar’s famous ceviche. We recommend the grilled mahi-mahi with smoky shrimp, salsa and coconut yucca, or the seared halibut with spinach and crab fondue. Aguaviva serves dinner from 6pm-midnight, but does not accept reservations.
Address: Calle Forteleza 364, San Juan
Tel: (787) 722-0665.
- La Compostela, San Juan
A trendy hot spot known for its wine cellar of over 10,000 bottles. Compostela is also renown for serving some of the finest Spanish cuisine in the capital. Don’t miss the crispy goat cheese mesclun salad and the octopus Carpaccio with sundried tomatoes. A terrific culinary treat! Elegant dining for groups as well as couples. Reservations a must.
Address: 106 Ave. Condado, San Juan
Tel: 1 (787) 724-6088.
For the ultimate romantic dining experience, try Pikayo. Entrance to the restaurant is through the breathtaking lobby of the Museum of Art of Puerto Rico. Along with the masterful dishes of ‘fusion’ cuisine, you’ll enjoy the dining room art, which serves as a rotating gallery. Address: Conrad Condado Plaza, San Juan 00909
Tel: (787) 721-6194.
- Varita Woodburing Rotisserie, Condado Beach
Authentic local cuisine done right! Located at the Condado Plaza Hotel, the atmosphere here is comfortable and casual. Varita’s menu offers everything both locals and visitors could ask for in traditional Puerto Rican cuisine: “pernil”, “carne frita”, “ sancocho”, and other classics. Be sure to try the roast pork. Address: 999 Ashford Ave., San Juan
Tel: 1 (787) 919-7818.
- Budatai, Condado Beach
Bask in a sunset dinner at this ocean front restaurant that serves unique and delicious Asian-Latino cuisine.
Address: Avenida Ashford 1056, Condado
Tel: (787) 725-6919