As much fun as I had relaxing by the pool in Puerto Rico, one of the main highlights was the food of course! Unfortunately, Miguel and I ate several late dinners and it was too dark to capture photos, so I don’t have photos for all of these places. BUT, I’m going to do a run through of the places I’d recommend eating in Puerto Rico.
Pinky’s. Right across from the resort was a cute diner called Pinky’s. We ate breakfast there every morning because it was A) close by B) not overpriced and C) delicious! One day I ordered an egg scramble with spinach, onions, peppers and goat cheese, another morning I ordered french toast and another day we went there for lunch and I ordered a tuna salad…
I highly recommend it! Oh, and their iced coffee was amaze, which is kind of a requirement for me 🙂
Pure Natural. Located on Ashford Avenue, this restaurant [basically] brags about its juice menu and vegetarian options. I wasn’t entirely sold until a man (who I later found out to be the store manager) popped his head out of the door and asked, “Are you going to eat here?” and before I even had a chance to answer he said, “You should—you won’t regret it.” I’m glad he convinced me! I ordered the carrot and orange juice to start followed by a veggie wrap.
Solera. Solera was one of the four restaurants at the resort and, though I didn’t actually get “food” off of their menu, I did order the chips and guac more than once…because I love guacamole. Oh, and because they served you poolside #lazy
Cafe Berlin. The day when we visited Old San Juan we decided to eat lunch at the restaurant next to the hostel where we stayed last year (tongue twister/confusing), called Cafe Berlin. When I walked inside, I thought, ‘this is cute’ (I need to expand my vocabulary) thanks to the Spanish-style decorations. I ordered the Chicken Philly Sandwich with a side of roasted vegetables. MMMMMMMmmmmmmm, tasty.
Oceano. UGH where to even begin with this place. I used my handy dandy Trip Advisor app and found that Oceano, a chic and trendy restaurant, was only a few blocks away from the resort. It’s located right on the beach and we were able to score a table at their outside deck. I didn’t take photos but the food was TO DIE FOR. We split three appetizers and dessert (see below) rather than ordering a full meal. We split the fried calamari, braised beef dumplings and the ceviche. I’m drooling right now as I’m typing. Seriously so good.
Cafe del Angel. We decided we wanted to try classic Puerto Rican food one place and the front desk at the hotel recommended Cafe del Angel. I ordered garlic shrimp, beans & rice and fried plantains. It was pretty good, but the portions were large so I wasn’t able to finish it all.
Crush Juice Bar. One night Miguel and I may or may not have gone out drinking and the next morning I may or may not have been hungover for longer than I’d like to admit. The cure? Crush Juice Bar. I ordered the ‘Skin Glow’ which I recall was something like: apple, kale, avocado, cucumber, pineapple, ginger, lemon…. whatever it was, it was good, and totally did the trick!
Oceano. Ok so if you thought I ranted and raved about the appetizers, just wait until I tell you about the dessert. We opted to split the Island Xango, which was fried wrapped banana, cheese, coconut sauce, and vanilla ice cream. It was amazing, so amazing that after every bite Miguel and I said to each other, “Oh my god this is amazing”, just so that everyone around us were aware that we were in fact enjoying our dessert.
Waffler Avenue. This was the laaaaast meal that we enjoyed while in PR and it was probably one of the best. Miguel and I finished this baby in literally 4.2 seconds. Warm waffle+Nutella sauce+vanilla ice cream+crushed peanuts??!! Done and done.
NOM. I’m linking up for What I Ate Wednesday—thanks Jenn for hosting! If you ever visit Puerto Rico, specifically San Juan, I highly recommend trying out one or more of these delicious restaurants!
Q: Most recent dessert you had that you couldn’t stop raving over? Favorite juice ingredient? <<I absolutely love apples in mine 🙂