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Food of the Day: Tamarind Piragua in Old San Juan

Food of the Day: Tamarind Piragua in Old San Juan

This Puerto Rican shaved ice is refreshing and perfectly sweet

Today’s food of the day is the refreshing Puerto Rican shaved ice, piragua, flavoured with tamarind syrup.

Maybe it is the longing for summer that made me crave a cold cup of shaved ice in the middle of December. Whatever the reason was, I found myself day-dreaming of the sweet and tangy tamarind-flavoured piragua I had (more than once) when visiting Old San Juan in Puerto Rico.

Piragua, Puerto Rico’s version of shaved ice, is a delicious way to cool down on a hot and sunny day. Sold from small push-carts on street corners and even the beach, piragua can be had in a range of flavors — most of the piragua carts I encountered offered assortment of more than 15 different flavoured syrups, from more common ones like strawberry and lemon, to the more unusual flavours like tamarind and even chile.

To make a piragua, the shaved ice is dumped into a little cup, and the syrup of choice is poured on to give it flavor. Though I first was slightly hesitant to trust the quality of the ice (getting sick on the first day of my trip was not exactly what I was hoping for), I could not resist the idea of a cool, refreshing, and sweet ice cone. When it came to the choice of syrup — which was anything but easy — I decided to go with something I couldn’t get in my bodega ice-cream isle back in New York. As I also had tasted tamarind in the form of a sweet soda before, I thought that would make for a good piragua. Final verdict: It was delicious. And no, I did not get sick, even after five piraguas I squeezed in to my three-day trip to Puerto Rico. Next time I visit, I will definitely have one again.


One Day in San Juan, Puerto Rico – Top Things to Do in San Juan, Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico is host to endless activities, from hiking in a national rainforest to sailing, scuba diving, stand up paddleboarding, ziplining, and bike-riding down the boardwalk. But if your dream vacation consists of just relaxing, listening to the sound of the waves crashing, and sipping umbrella drinks, Puerto Rico provides these rejuvenating activities, too.
This enchanted island is rich in Spanish American history and culture and packed with adventurous activities for every age. And the multicultural infusion cuisine is the best attraction on the island. Therefore, even if you’re spending just one day in Puerto Rico, you will enjoy yourself immensely.

GUEST POST BY JENNIFER BHATIA
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“Listen to What the Drums Say” – Jasiri X



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The Daily News posted that James Baker has tried to clean Reagan from his defense of the South African Apartheid.

When even the most reactionary leaders, who once feared and disapproved of Mandela, are chanting his praises, we need critical thinkers in the front lines ready to speak truth to power.

Though unknown to many, grassroots music and other forms of artistic performances were at the vanguard of the fight against the Apartheid. Drums, in particular, were symbols of resistance since the start of slavery in the Americas. Jasiri X’s metaphor on drums, then, runs deeper than what it looks on the surface.

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Puerto Rico represents a great tourist destination for adults and children. Dreams Hotel Miramar invites you to visit Old San Juan, the most touristic place in Puerto Rico.

If you like white sand beaches, water sports, walking distance from Dreams Miramar you will find them. The “Escambron Beach” is 10 minute walking from our facility. Is one of the beaches with the blue flag recognition.
You can also visit the “Condado Beach” where there are a variety of water sports.

A lot of history and monuments to visit, from our Spanish heritage. “San Felipe del Morro”, San Cristobal fortress, cobblestone streets, museums, “Princesa” prison, Cristo Chapel, San Juan gate, and much more to visit.

You will also find the American influence that is part of Puerto Rico since 1898, in structures such as the Capitol Building and other structures that have been built after that date.

Gastronomic diversity many gourmet restaurants or fast food for your delight. Do not forget to try our “mofongo” stuffed with shrimp, meat or chicken. Delicious.

If you like “piña colada”, Old San Juan is the perfect place. “Barrachina” is the place where the “piña colada” was invented, you will love to taste the original “piña colada”.

Famous churches. Do you want to visit the church where Marc Anthony get married? Was at San Juan Bautista Cathedral, that is at Old San Juan.


How to Spend 3 Days in San Juan, Puerto Rico

When you’re on vacation you want to see, taste, and do it all. A sense of exploration aan take over you, leaving you with a desire to discover everything that you can possibly find. It’s especially easy to feel like this in a place like San Juan, Puerto Rico, where history, culture, food, and the beach all co-exist in one thriving city. It may feel overwhelming or impossible to see it all in such a short amount of time, but with our three-day-guide, you’ll have all of our tips and tricks to make the most out of your visit to Puerto Rico’s capital city.

San Juan Travel Tips:

These are a few helpful things to keep in mind while you plan your vacation to Puerto Rico.

  • Puerto Rico has two official languages: Spanish and English. If you are staying in San Juan, you will most likely be able to speak English in most places.
  • The official currency of Puerto Rico is the US Dollar.
  • US citizens do not need to have a US passport to visit Puerto Rico.
  • Depending on where you are staying you can reach most of the places on this guide by walking or taking a bus, taxi, or Uber. A rental car is not needed to follow this guide, but it is a good idea to see if your hotel offers any shuttle service around San Juan.
  • It is truly impossible to explore all of San Juan in just three days. This guide we will mainly focus on the neighborhoods of Old San Juan, Condado, and Ocean Park.
  • Most cell phones providers work in Puerto Rico just like they do in the US. Please check with your cell phone provider to make sure before leaving on vacation.

Day 1

If you are going to Puerto Rico you’ll most likely be flying into Luis Munoz Marin International Airport in San Juan. Assuming you had an early flight and were able to get to your hotel not too long after, you can easily be in Old San Juan by the afternoon. If you don’t plan on staying in Old San Juan then head over there after getting yourself settled into your hotel.

Get Acquainted

One of the best things to do when you are in a new city is to get yourself familiar with your brand new, exciting surroundings. A great way to do this is through a walking tour throughout the city. On a Flavors of San Juan Food & Culture Tour you get to explore the streets, culture, history, and of course, food, of Old San Juan. Visit major landmarks like the Governor’s Mansion, Capilla de Cristo, and the second oldest church in the Americas, all while enjoying authentic and local Puerto Rican food. Not only is this a reliable way to learn about the city that you’ll be spending your next three days in, it’s is also incredibly fun and delicious!

After you feel more introduced to the city go in and out of all the shops featuring handmade and artisan goods. Old San Juan is the best place to find unique souvenirs and locally made items.

Take in all the beautiful colors and architecture that surround you. From the blue cobblestone streets to the vibrant apartments and buildings, Old San Juan is the most charming city in Puerto Rico is a can’t miss when on vacation!

Extra Tip: It might sound daunting to try and fit seeing the city all in just a few hours but it is totally doable in Old San Juan. With an endless list of amazing places to shop, eat, and learn, Old San Juan truly has something to please everyone all in just a few short blocks. The most important thing to remember is that this is your vacation, and just enjoy it however you want to.

Learn Some History

Once you’re done with your food tour, you’re going to want to walk off all of the delicious food that you just had. The best way to do this is by wandering up the blue cobblestone streets to Castillo San Felipe Del Morro. El Morro, as its more commonly known, is a 400-year-old fort that guarded Old San Juan against neighbors and attackers alike back in the day. It closes at 6pm and costs about $5 to enter. Once inside you can take yourself back through time with a guided tour or explore the fort on your own.

Extra Tip: If you’re still feeling full from the food tour (which is very likely) then stick around to fly a kite and watch as the sun sets over El Morro’s massive lawn. This is easily one of the best photo-op opportunities you’ll have in San Juan. Grab a piragua (a shaved ice treat) to cool off while you take in the ocean views and historic scenery.

Night Life

Old San Juan has a nightlife that is just about as colorful and vibrant as the buildings that line the blue cobblestone streets. There is an endless list of places you can go to enjoy a night on the town. If you’re looking for a more reserved and calm night then head over to El Convento Hotel and grab a seat at El Picoteo where you can enjoy out-of-this-world wine and tapas. Those who are looking to bust out their dancing shoes should go to Nuyorican Cafe. You’ll practically feel like a local at this salsa bar and before you even know it you’ll find yourself dancing along to the live salsa music and blending right in. Other notable and fun places to visit are La Factoria and El Batey.

Day 2

Breakfast

After your night out on the town, you need to make sure that you’re properly fueled for your second day of exploring. There is no better place in San Juan to grab a delicious breakfast than at Caficultura. Not only do they offer breakfast all day (so no worries if “breakfast” accidentally ends up being at 2pm), their central location, easy going vibe, and practically life-giving coffee serve as the perfect place to recharge and plan out your day.

Extra Tip: If you’re looking to save a little bit of extra money then head over to the iconic La Bombonera. They’re known for having some of the absolute best breakfast food all at an affordable price. But be prepared because you may have to wait in a line.

Explore Condado

Depending on where you’re staying, Condado is just a quick taxi or Uber ride away. Condado is a neighborhood right next to Old San Juan and features many hotels, restaurants, and shopping. Just like Old San Juan, Condado has something for everyone but in a more modern and luxurious feel.

If you’re really jonesing to feel the sand underneath your feet and the ocean breeze in your hair then La Playita in Condado is perfect for you. While we have other beaches we’d recommend for a full beach day (keep reading to find our favorite beaches in San Juan), this beach is the perfect spot for someone who wants to get a little fix and a quick dip .

Another great way to enjoy some water activities is by paddle boarding or kayaking in the Condado Lagoon. This is a great option for families since the water in the lagoon is both very clean and calm, making it easier to swim in for the little ones. You may even be able to see a few manatees if you go early enough!

You can also take a stroll or ride a bike through the new Paseo Puerta de Tierra. Connecting Old San Juan and Condado, this boardwalk is a beautiful way to take in the peaceful ocean views and get some relaxing exercise.

After all that physical activity you might start to build up an appetite. Wandering through Ashford Avenue, the famous street that houses most of the hotels in Condado, will quickly solve your hunger pains. Some gems include the Ben and Jerry’s, Bajuice, Pannes, and Budatai. You can also do some major shopping (or window shopping) on Ashford Avenue, with stores ranging from Gucci and Cartier to fun souvenir shops.

Extra Tip: If Condado doesn’t sound like something that would interest you, fear not. The great thing about San Juan is all the different options you have to explore this city. A unique experience is visiting the Bacardi Factory, which is just a short drive away from San Juan. The factory offers three different types of tours and is perfect for those who enjoy learning about the history behind rum production and rum in general.

Another option, if you have a rental car, is to drive about 45 minutes from San Juan to Rio Grande and explore El Yunque. El Yunque is the only tropical rain forest in the United States National Forest System and is a great option for those who want to do some real exploring on their trip. You can find different guided tours or grab a map and explore the various enchanting trails yourself.

Test Your Luck

After spending your day in the hot Puerto Rican sun head inside to one of Condado’s many casinos and play your night away. Perfect your poker face at the San Juan Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino or Conrad Plaza Hotel and Casino, just to name a few. Condado is famous for having many casinos, which means you have plenty of places to choose from. Whether you’re looking to try your luck at the slot machines or win big at a table game, you can easily combine the thrill of Vegas with the laid back nature of the Caribbean at any of the casinos in Condado.

Extra Tip: You don’t have to roll the dice to enjoy your night out in Condado. Oceano is a unique bar that can give you three different experiences all in one spot thanks to its three different levels and direct beach access.

Day 3

Day 3 will be spent in Ocean Park. Ocean park is just a quick and easy taxi or Uber ride from Condado and Old San Juan. Ocean Park is a laid-back neighborhood within San Juan that features one of the city’s best beaches and a wide variety of cuisine.

Breakfast

Eat like a true local at Kasalta Bakery, a Puerto Rican classic, and beloved breakfast spot. Kasalta is so good that even President Obama had to make a pit stop during his visit to the island. Located in San Juan’s Ocean Park neighborhood, this spot is the perfect place to enjoy an authentic and delicious breakfast or dessert (who says you can’t have dessert for breakfast, you’re on vacation!)

Release Your Inner Beach Bum

Did you really go to Puerto Rico if you didn’t spend at least one day at the beach? Make all of your co-workers jealous of you newly sun-kissed skin by spending your day at Ocean Park Beach. Loved by both locals and travelers alike, Ocean Park Beach is one of the best beaches in San Juan thanks to its clean and relaxing atmosphere. Sparkling turquoise water and lush white sand leave you feeling like you feeling relaxed and spoiled after two jam-packed days of exploration and activities.

Either pack a lunch and have a fun beach picnic or go explore the different cafes and beachside restaurants lining Ocean Park. Find delicious and healthy meals at Cocobana, unique seafood based dishes at Mere Pescao, or eat with your toes in the sand and breeze blowing through your hair at Pamela’s.

Extra Tip: Add some adventure to your beach day by taking a windsurfing lesson at Ocean Park. Whether it is your first time or you’re a seasoned pro, windsurfing and kitesurfing are a great way to turn the notch up on your typical beach day.

Keep It Casual

For your last night in paradise, we recommend keeping it mellow in Ocean Park’s laid-back bar and pub scene. Flip flops and shorts are welcomed with open arms at places like El Bar Bero and Funky Buddha. Enjoy your last night in paradise with good drinks in an easygoing atmosphere.

This three-day guide to San Juan is a simple model that helps jam-pack all the things to do that San Juan has to offer in just a few short days. We hope our tips and tricks can help you have the vacation of a lifetime and truly enjoy all that the Island of Enchantment has to offer.


Food of the Day: Tamarind Piragua in Old San Juan - Recipes

I can't say enough about his Restaurant. The staff is friendly and very profesional. My daughter and I sat by a window overlooking the cobblestone walks and passersby. The food was HOME MADE of course and out of this world delicious. Mofongo and fried pork with PR rice and beans with an ice cold glass of Tamarind juice. Delicious with big portions at a very reasonable price. I would recommend this place to everyone. VIVA PUERTO RICO.

7 - 11 of 338 reviews

We dined at this charming corner restaurant for lunch during a full wonderful day in Old San Juan. Michelle, the waitress extraordinaire, was a one-woman show and did a pretty darn good job keeping up the level of service with many patrons in the restaurant. While we weren't in a rush the service did take a little longer due to service staff shortage--but Michelle did not miss a beat and never stopped moving. The classic mojitos were excellent but the Mofungo stole the show. All 4 for us had a different meat filling and one was as good or better than the next. We shared the mahi fritters with tostones-- also fantastic!

We are elated to learn you had a great experience at our restaurant. Thank you fo understanding the timing challenges we are experiencing at this time. Nothing makes us more happy to learn that our employees go the extra mile and that you left satisfied.

Your friends at Hecho en Casa! . and have a Happy New Year

Order took more than 1:30 hours to be served, just a mofongo and a salmon, the food was cold, we did not complain about it cause we are on vacations and we are a very peaceful people, when we paid the account they gave us a wrong check, after that the owner was so rude with us and un respectful and never apologized for the delay even asked us where we from and said bad things about our Country, I would not eat there any more. Terrible experience, the worst in our live

Thank you for your review. As the Guest Relations Manager of Hecho en Casa, I continuously verify our page to obtain feedback and improve the experience at our establishment. The information you provide us is then used during employee meetings to create awareness of our deficiencies to better our service.

I would like to inform you that I happened to be present at the table next to yours that evening supervising the work of our employees. Part of my job was to ensure that employees were notifying our clients that this is a very busy time at the restaurant and that the waiting period for food was going to take between 35-45 minutes from the moment the order is placed. We stress to our clients that all of our food is made to order, a quality that characterizes us from many other establishments in the area. After reviewing our systems, I found that the food you ordered took 43 minutes to come out. If you were dissatisfied with the food you were served, we have no objections to replace it. However, not making our staff aware at the moment makes it impossible for us to fix the situation. At the end of your visit, you proceeded to diminish our service implying that in your country a situation like this has never occurred.

In our establishment, we welcome everyone from different countries and cultures and treat them with respect. We take pride in giving our clients the best experience with the ambiance and food that we serve because we rely on our clients to continue growing our business. We appreciate that our customers take time to write truthfully about their experience at HEC.


Art, food revitalize Old San Juan

RAINBOW BRIGHT: Now a boutique hotel, El Convento, above, was originally a 17th?century Carmelite convent. Old San Juan, right, is filled with colorful buildings.

RAINBOW BRIGHT: Now a boutique hotel, El Convento, above, was originally a 17th?century Carmelite convent. Old San Juan, right, is filled with colorful buildings.

LA VIDA LOCA: La Calle Loiza, above, is lined with restaurants, bars and galleries. After a busy night out, the pool at the Condado Vanderbilt, below, beckons.

LA VIDA LOCA: La Calle Loiza, above, is lined with restaurants, bars and galleries. After a busy night out, the pool at the Condado Vanderbilt, below, beckons.

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico &mdash On a sultry May evening, I set off on a walking tour of this city&rsquos La Calle Loiza neighborhood. Once a seedy area that few ventured into, it is rapidly blossoming into a Caribbean cousin of Miami&rsquos Wynwood Arts District, where colorful murals decorate the facades of once dingy industrial buildings.

Tucked in between the tourist meccas of Isla Verde and Condado, Calle Loiza is a gritty ghetto turned hipster hot spot, with color­ful examples of colonial archi­tecture now housing an array of shops, bars, gal­leries, restaurants and, more recently, lofts and apartments.

As is frequently the case in areas such as Wynwood and La Calle Loiza, it is the artists who arrived first &mdash muralists, painters, sculptors &mdash using sidewalks and street corners as their studios. The fruits of their labor are everywhere &mdash from Andy Warhol-style pop art to rainbow-hued doors of the buildings themselves.

The new kids on the block, however, are artists of a different kind &mdash culinary artists. Over an area of seven city blocks can be found some 30 restaurants and food trucks, offering everything from hot dog stands to high-end gastronomy &mdash all helping to cement San Juan&rsquos growing reputation as the Caribbean&rsquos new capital of cuisine. As a result of this largesse, my walking tour quickly morphed into a tasting tour.

I started at Cafe Pierre in the lobby of the Doubletree Hotel (the only Doubletree property in the Caribbean). Appetizers, courtesy of rising chef Mayra Hernandez, were paired with the restaurant&rsquos signature libation, a tamarind crush.

Then it was on to Silk, whose exotic decor, subdued lighting and Asian-inspired menu is more reminiscent of Bangkok or Beijing than San Juan. My spicy crab salad and tuna tataki were complemented by a selection of hot and cold sakes.

From Asia to Argentina was a five-minute walk to Agarette Catalina, whose prime steaks and full-­bodied red wines had me thinking I could have been in a Buenos Aires bodega.

From the ramparts of Morro Castle to the Plaza de Armas to the Cathedral of San Juan Bautista, Old San Juan is a 35-square-block area that could be described as a living museum. Some 400 restored 16th and 17th century buildings painted in rainbow shades and decorated with iron grillwork and lacy balconies are draped with purple and scarlet bougainvillea.

For an overview, take the free open-air trolley up the steep incline to Morro Castle, a 16th century citadel rising 140 feet above the sea on six levels. Grim and forbidding with its turrets, parapets and dungeon, it was built to protect the city from both European marauders and Caribbean corsairs.

El Morro&rsquos companion fortress, San Cristobal, is the largest Spanish fort in the New World (27 acres) and, along with the remains of the city&rsquos original walls, has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Other attractions include the Plaza de Armas, with its fountain of the Four Seasons, Parque de las Palomas (Park of the Pigeons) and adjoining Cristo Chapel, where a silver altar dedicated to the Christ of Miracles tells the tale of a young horseman who, depending on the version, either plunged to his death over the steep cliff or miraculously survived the fall.

Another must-see is the Cathedral of San Juan Bautista, which contains the tomb of Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon, who may have failed in his quest to discover the Fountain of Youth but did lay the groundwork for San Juan by starting a settlement here in 1508.

Just across a small plaza from the cathedral is Old San Juan&rsquos most historic hotel, El Convento. Begun in the 17th century as a Carmelite convent, the 58-room boutique hotel retains the character of its colorful past with a central courtyard and authentic furnishings in each room, including hand-crafted tiles, intricately carved antique chests and mahogany beams supporting the ceilings.

The courtyard is home to the hotel restaurant Patio Del Nispero, which shelters under a 300-year-old nispero fruit tree imported from Spain.

If Old San Juan is a living memorial to the city&rsquos colorful colonial past, the Condado area represents its exciting future. With its shimmering turquoise waters and powder white sand beaches, it has often been compared to Miami Beach. This scenic stretch of coastline has become the epicenter of the island&rsquos swank restaurants, upscale shops, nightclubs, casinos and luxury hotels.

One of the most luxurious is the Condado Vanderbilt. It dates to 1919, when Frederick William Vanderbilt (yes, those Vanderbilts) began building the Beaux Arts-style property, complete with white walls and red tiles, French windows and towering ceilings, along a particularly desirable stretch of beach.

Too many travelers dismiss San Juan as just another cruise port &mdash good for a few hours of shopping &mdash and in truth, the port is crammed with ships on a daily basis. Venture a few blocks away from the ubiqui­tous hawkers­ with their merchandise, and you&rsquoll find one of the Western Hemisphere&rsquos most vibrant and historic cities … a city with an illustrious past and promising a dynamic future.


Food of the Day: Tamarind Piragua in Old San Juan

For many of us in the Diaspora, this is more than a treat. It is like going back in history to the time we experienced the island as just one more islander (or as our parents did, for those in the second generation). It is also a reminder of the little things that matter in understanding life in the Caribbean. La piragua o el frio-frio is not simply a syrup in ice, as people around the world may see it. It is the product of the artist-worker on the street who makes his living by saving other people from the excesses of the Caribbean sun. And if the piragua (or frio-frio for Dominicans) is of tamarindo, then we are transported back to the country side, to where the romantic diasporan believes the island (DR or PR) is still pure and uncorrupted by modernity.

This Puerto Rican shaved ice is refreshing and perfectly sweet, The Daily Meal reports.

Maybe it is the longing for summer that made me crave a cold cup of shaved ice in the middle of December. Whatever the reason was, I found myself day-dreaming of the sweet and tangy tamarind-flavoured piragua I had (more than once) when visiting Old San Juan in Puerto Rico.

Piragua, Puerto Rico’s version of shaved ice, is a delicious way to cool down on a hot and sunny day. Sold from small push-carts on street corners and even the beach, piragua can be had in a range of flavors — most of the piragua carts I encountered offered assortment of more than 15 different flavoured syrups, from more common ones like strawberry and lemon, to the more unusual flavours like tamarind and even chile.


October 19th, 2015

On November 19, 1493 Puerto Rico was discovered by Christopher Columbus on his second voyage to claim lands for the Rulers of Spain. When he arrived the island was called Borinquen by the Indians who lived there, but Columbus named it San Juan Bautista. Old San Juan is 522 years old.

It has diverse architectural and historic treasures and these make Old San Juan quite distinct from any other place in the world. It has lively plazas, parks, and promenades, restaurants, and plenty of shopping as well. One such shop that I visited was Spicy Caribbee located at 154 Cristo Street or Calle del Cristo, Old San Juan, PR 00901 Tel. 787-725-4690 Website? http://www.spicycaribbee.com

Their Spicy Caribbee line is their own recipe and has been created to make cooking fun. They have been serving customers since 1988. They do ship and there is also online shopping, as well. The photo shows Sica, the owner, taking care of customers.

The hot sauces looked amazing. It is their recipe and they are made for them. You can buy individual bottles or the small crates. Some of the sauces are hot and others are more a condiment to enhance your cooking like the Ginger and Garlic.

If you are in the store you will be able to sample some of the sauces before purchasing.

Coffee is so much of a part of the Puerto Rican tradition. At any time of the day a cup of coffee is always offered. Their coffee is from Hacienda San Pedro, which is a family tradition for 4 generations.

Rag Dolls, homemade in Puerto Rico are a tradition….their particular ones were so cute and my little granddaughter, Sophia, got one of them.

Their tropical jams are prepared just for them, as well. Banana, Mango, Guava, Pineapple, Mango Pineapple and Hot Pepper Jam…use them on toast, pastries or in any cooking were you want to add a bit of the Caribbean. Honeys and teas!! Remember that they can ship everything to your home.

Rubs are so easy. Just rub your chicken, steak, or fish and then decide your method of cooking it….got some of the rubs!!

So as the weather begins to cool off in the Northeast….the Caribbean is warm year-round.


Itinerary

We meet in Plaza Colon (Columbus Square).
We'll walk to a coffee shop, were you will try one of our local pastries (either a "mayorca" or a "quesito"). You will have some of the best coffee in the world.
From there we will walk to one or two other restaurants where you will try the mofongo, and some of our favorite samplers ("tostones", "amarillos", "sorullitos", etc). Make sure you try our rice and beans, what we eat almost every day. You also have to try some of our amazing deserts.

We can also sample some "Piña Colada" from Barrachina Restaurant (where it was invented), some "limbers" (frozen juice on a cup), a "piragua" (local snow cones) and/or a freezer pop from "Senor Paleta".

Am very happy to share my passion with you.


Watch the video: How To Make Puerto Rican Piraguas (October 2021).