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January-June 2013

PUERTO RICO

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World Famous Chef Trevi単o invites you to enjoy the ultimate experience in Puerto Rican Cuisine.

CONDADO

Lunch: 11:30am-4:30pm Dinner: 4:30pm-1am Ashford Ave. 1006 787-998-2918


Awaken your inner Taino. Old San Juan (in front of Do単a Fela Parking) 311 Recinto Sur Street


for the senses

“A restaurant paradise” Foodiespr.com

2012 Fodor’s Choice

Executive Chef Jeremie Cruz ~ Caribbean Chef Award ~ Former Member and Coach of the National Culinary Team of PR ~ Chaine des Rotisseurs member ~ Represented Puerto Rico at the Rising Star Chef of the XXI Century at the James Bear Award ~ Foodiespr.com TOP CHEF

4466 Road Km.1.9 Interior, Isabela CALL FOR RESERVATION Open Daily 787-872-9554 ext. 6009 7am - 10pm www.villamontana.com


“Innovative Puerto Rican cuisine” foodiespr.com I invite you to experience the best cuisine of Cabo Rojo Chef Luis R Piñeiro

For Reservation Call 787.590.8944 / 787-254-0404

Carr. 307 Km. 1.8 Guaniquilla, Cabo Rojo • Fri.-Sat. 5pm-11pm / Sun. 12-9pm

Great Tapas • Exotic Drinks • Good Times

Wednesday Ladies Night

The first mojito is on the House for her! A new lounge area of Piñeiro’s Restaurant with creative Tapas, cocktails and music in a more casual ambiance that you can go with your family and friends. • Stuffed Amarillo • Ceviche Stuffed Toston • Anchovy Crostini pesto-thyme cream cheese, anchovy topped w/roasted piquillo pepper

787.254.0404 Carr. 307 Km. 1.8 Guaniquilla , Cabo Rojo Wed-Fri 5pm-1am myconciergepr.com/tios

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313 Fortaleza Street

Old San Juan

Kitchen Monday to Saturday 11:00 am to 8:00 pm

PARTY Friday & Saturday 10:00 PM to 3:00 AM


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The Guide

Condado & miramar 10-24

Old San Juan 24-33

Isla Verde & East Coast 34-38

Greater Metro 39-41

Central & West Coast 42-45

Tours 22,26

Nightlife 46-48

Pricing Guide:

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Restaurants Directory Asian/Asian Fusion

J-Taste, Old San Juan $$.............................................................33 Budatai, Condado $$$....................Back Cover/Inside Back Cover Ikebana Isla verde, Dorado, Guaynabo $$.............................38-39 Silk, Condado $$..........................................................................20

Café

Picachos, Condado $...................................................................21 Xabores Cafe Cabo Rojo $..........................................................7

Contemporary

Perla, Condado $$$.....................................................................12 The Garden Punta Las Marias $$.............................................34

Deli/Pizza/Grill

Dannys International, Condado $..............................................20 Pirilo, Old San Juan $.................................................................29 Splash Condado $........................................................................23 The Spot Sandwiches Boquerón $............................................44

Latin/Caribbean Fusion

Caramelo, Guaynabo $$..............................................................17 En Boga Puerto Nuevo $$...........................................................40 Jam Condado $$$..........................................................................19 Mango’s, Condado $$.........................................Front Cover, 14-15 Oceano, Condado $$..............................................................10-11 Pineiro’s Latin Cuisine, Cabo Rojo $$..........................................4 Soda estudio de cocina Miramar $...................................................23

International

Carli’s, Old San Juan $$.............................................................28 Rosalia Punta Las Marias $$......................................................35

Italian

Al Dente, Old San Juan $$..........................................................30 Il Bacaro Venezia, Old San Juan $.............................................32 Rao’s, Condado $$........................................................................16

Italian Fusion

Grappa Dorado $$........................................................................41 La Casa @ Royal Isabela Isabela $$$.....................................43

Mexican

Tio Danny’s Old San Juan $...........................................................5

Peruvian

C.vi.che 358 Old San Juan $$......................................................33

Puerto Rican

Barrachina Old San Juan $$......................................................31 Cafe La Princesa, Old San Juan $$...........................................32 Casa Lola, Condado $$.............................Inside Front Cover, 13 Inarú Old San Juan $$..............................................................1,27 Ropa Vieja Grill, Condado $$.....................................................17 Platos Isla verde $$...................................................................36

Seafood

Pito’s Ocean Grill Ponce $$......................................................45 Santorini Ponce $$......................................................................45 Soleil Piñones $$........................................................................37 Waikiki Condado $$.......................................................................21

Spanish

Bar Gitano, Condado $$................Back Cover/Inside Back Cover

Steak/Argentinian

Ummo, Condado $$........................................................................18 Vaca Brava Old San Juan, Barranquitas $.....................24-25, 42

Tapas

12 rounds Cabo Rojo $.................................................................7 Bar El Rubi Santurce $...............................................................48 Ø @ Villa Montaña Isabela $$........................................................2-3


Oceano

Oceanfront Restaurant & Lounge

Tropical Infused International and Local Cuisine lunch | dinner under the stars | sunday live jazz brunch Resting on a stunning beach front property that juts towards the ocean, Oceano combines the warmth of a Caribbean getaway with the vibrant energy of South Beach. For an oceanfront dining experience unlike any other, the menu combines an eclectic array of Puerto Rican and international cuisine infused with local herbs & flavors, matching your palate to the tropical breeze. When the moon and stars come out, Oceano transforms into an elegant lounge where deck strollers wield chromatic cocktails and time marinates into a leisurely afterthought.

Dining Hours:

Monday: open for high season Tuesday - Thursday: 12 pm - 10 pm Friday, Saturday: 12 pm - 10:30 pm Sunday: 11 am - 8 pm (Brunch 11 am - 4 pm) 2 Vendig St, Condado | 787.724.6300 | oceanopr.com

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Contemporary American Cuisine

Perla

Hotel La Concha’s stunning sea shell appendage hosts Puerto Rico’s definitive fine dining experience, Perla. Executive Chef Dayn Smith’s culinary masterpiece floats on water evoking 5-star cruise ships with its opulent décor featuring hand blown murano lamps. The ever evolving menu offers the very best ingredients prepared to the highest skill and technique. Tasting menus are available with or without preselected choices from the 500 bottle + cava. This nightly extravaganza is tended by an orchestrated service that glides gracefully across the floor pampering every need.

Roasted Double Lamb Chops lentil stew, grilled vegetables marinated in Spanish olive oil and aged sherry l Pan Roasted Sea bass Maine lobster, truffle risotto lobster beurre blanc l Slow Roasted Breast of Duckling vegetable ragout, natural duck reduction l Portobello Mushroom Carpaccio balsamic shallot jam, shaved parmesan cheese, baby arugula l

Atlantic Cod Squid Ink Paella bacalao stuffed piquillo peppers

Condado

Hotel La Concha 1077, Ashford Ave. 787.977.3285 Sun-Thurs 6pm-10pm, Fri Sat 6pm-11pm www.perlarestaurant.com

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Criollo Kitchen

Casa Lola

Named in honor of Lola Milagros Cedeño, a cult figure for her “magical recipes” who worked in the very same building that now bears her name, Casa Lola is an ambitious endeavor by international super Chef Treviño to capture the very soul of Puerto Rican cuisine and conjure it into physical reality. Passion for the art of cooking and respect for the quality of ingredients are constant motifs that can be discerned palpably in every course. The massive structure holds three different private areas for parties and activities, the largest seating 100 people all on it’s own. Valet parking available.

Grouper Ceviche mango, tostones l Filet Mignon cream of spinach, double cut bacon l Arepa Trio island flatbread stuffed w/ garlic shrimp, stewed beef & local crab l Seafood Mofongo cassava mofongo, shrimp, fish, scallops, calamari, salsa Lola l Chuleton-ton huge

crackling rind pork chop, roasted blue potatoes, tomato demi glace El Classico Risotto pork rinds, chimichurri, grilled pork medallions

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Condado

Ashford Ave. 1006 787.998.2918 Lunch: 11:30am-4:30pm;Dinner: 4:30pm-1am www.casalolarestaurant.com

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Pu erto R ic a n F us i o n + Pa ti o Ba r

Mango’s

Feature Restaurant

There may never be another restaurant that captures the Island’s vibrancy, aestheticism and trendiness quite like Mango’s does. Mango’s peppers the dining experience with a sense of community catering to foodies, families and frolickers alike. It’s kid friendly, dog friendly, service friendly and “let’s get friendly” from the playroom for the tikes to the deceptively sinister mango mojitos. The menu pin balls between Puerto Rican, Asian and American comfort, coalescing into a uniquely playful palatal experience that echoes the vintage-surfer motif dècor. Mango’s is also popular for its unique service; a high end bistro style balancing knowledge and polish with a high tempo and pizazz. A hot spot for birthdays and get-togethers, there is an outdoor wooden terrace and sofas for lounging. From brunch to happy hour to late night, Mangos’ always has an enthusiastic crowd looking to enjoy food, drink and company. Lunch specials and Valet parking available.

Mango’s Famous Voodoo Wings coco-cacahuete salsa l Marinated Tuna Poke mango-pineapple salsa fresca, cream cheese, crispy bacon l Carib eño Local Burger 6 oz. ground beef, spicy mango chutney, brie l Chicken Breast stuffed w/ Cassava pepper creamy salsa, bacon roulat l Saute Thai-Paella coco-curry, seafood l Mango Mojito l Mango Sangria

Ocean Park

Maria Mozcoso #57 787.998.8111

Lunch: Tues-Sun 11AM Brunch: Weekends 9AM Dinner: Tues-Sun ‘til Midnight Party: Tue-Sun All Night

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Rao’s

Neighb orho od Ita lia n

Condado’s hottest new restaurant is very easy to fall in love with. Rao’s goes through great lengths to give you that neighborhood Italian experience with ridiculously large portions of homemade tasty. The open kitchen invites you to make “off the menu” requests and the wine list is the best value on the Island. Rao’s has a famous cousin in Guaynabo called Piccole e Poste and together they have set the trend for Italian menus in Puerto Rico using what-is-fresh-today as a mission objective and we’ll-makeyou-happy as a battle cry. Outdoor seating available.

Piccolo Stuffed Mushrooms breaded stuffed w/ cream cheese,

sun dried tomatoes and spinach served over a mushroom, honey, and balsamic vinegar sauce l 14 oz. Veal Chop Grilled or Piazzola Piazzola sauce-mushrooms, onions, red and green peppers in a red sauce l Pasta Fournier house special Penne pasta w/ chicken, caramelized onions, mushrooms, sun-dried tomatoes in a white sauce

Condado

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Ashford Ave. 1451, Local 100B 787.919.0020 Sun-Thurs 11:30am10:30pm; Friday-Saturday 11:30am-12am www.piccoloeposto.com


Cu b a n + Pu erto Rica n Gril l

Ropa Vieja

Ropa Vieja has been one of the island’s most popular restaurants for good reason. The Cuba-Rican fare is everything you’ve heard about done to perfection. The mofongos, rice “congris”, paellas, mojitos and of course the pulled beef “Ropa Vieja”. Restaurateur Luis Dana is a favorite of ours who always makes sure that the nightly experience is sophisticated and worth the price of admission. Sister restaurant Caramelo is all that plus a sushi bar!

Rabo Encendido de Ternera el “supersabroso” delicious veal tail in Cuban sauce l Risotto de Frijoles Negros con Puntas de Filete black bean risotto w/ fillet mignon tips l Ropa Vieja a la Cubana Cuban style shredded flank steak

Guaynabo

Miramar Plaza #101, Ave. San Patricio 787.296.4976 Mon-Wed, Sun 11:30am-10pm, Fri & Sat 10:30 am-11pm www.restaurantecaramelo.com

Condado

1025 Ashford Ave. 787.725.2665 Sun-Wed: 11am-10:30pm; Thurs 11:30am-11pm; Fri 11:30am-12mid; Sat: 6pm-12am www.ropaviejagrill.com 17


Argentinian Grill

Ummo

We have featured Ummo several times because it is MPC’s #1 choice in the Argentinian Parrillada field in Puerto Rico. The meat crackles within earshot on the open grill behind the bar, the tables are stacked with deliciousness and the steak house quality wine list yells “drink me!”. Don’t sleep on the pastas or seafood offerings, the menu is surprisingly versatile. The plasmas always have soccer games and the outdoor seating is roomy and comfortable & right in the middle of Condado’s bustling strip.

Ricotta Gnocchi w/braised short ribs sauce l Patagonian Sea Bass torrentes wine , Atlantic clams, tomato confit & mashed potatoes, l Lamb Rack w/ andinian potatoes confit, corn custard & malbec mustard sauce l Braised Wild Boar Shoulder w/figs mashed sweet potatoes, truffle essence and pear blue cheese muille-fuille l Gourmet Parrillada chorizo, blood

sausage, sweetbreads, skirt steak, filet mignon, pork tenderloin, short ribs, provoletta, chimichurri tastings and creole sauce

Condado

Ashford Ave. #1352 787.722.1700 787.722.1721 Sunday-Wednesday 11am-10:30pm www.ummoargentiniangrill.com

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Jam

Bi s tro Mod erne + Ru m Ba r

Jam is a different beast from the Island’s fusion herd, daring to go for the throat with bright, bold flavors to match its jubilant-chic atmosphere. Not afraid to use a little heat or make a cocktail with a kick, Jam gives us a fresh outlook on what it means to be a foodie in the Caribbean. A knowledgeable and polished wait staff guides you through a culinary adventure with a heavy accent on fine organic ingredients in made-from-scratch recipes. The rum bar features 50+ rums from around the world. Outdoor seating available, private tasting room and Valet Parking.

Fire Grilled Ribeye rum-chili sauce, crimini mushroom escabeche, organic scallions with black truffle oil drizzled natural cut “pomme frittes” l Tiger Shrimp Risotto garden peas, vine ripened tomatoes, pecorino cheese, roasted pepper reduction l Beef Carpaccio truffle oil vinaigrette, crispy potato skins, peppery lettuce l Bob Marley Jamaican dark rum, Puerto Rican Barrilito three star w/ homemade lemonade, runny honey l Man of the Crowd bourbon, absinthe

Condado

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Ave. Magdalena #1400 787.721.5991 Mon-Sun; 6pm-11pm jamlatinbistro@gmail.com


Sil k

Oriental Fusion + Sushi Bar

Representing the merger of east & west culture, Silk is the place to go for Asian cuisine, with a top of the line sushi bar, classic Chinese dishes & a number of seasonal house specialties that pay ode to the ancient trade routes. Silk also boasts an engrossing atmosphere with an eager staff and serene, elegant dècor. White Tuna Kushiyaki braised white tuna over sushi rice tempura pillows l Sichuan Lobster tail in velvety & mildly spicy sauce l Lamb Rack silk style classic french entree with Asian touch l Sushi Bar l Noodles Menu

Silk

Condado

787.727.5600 Gallery Plaza 103 De Diego Ave., Suite E Hours: Mon-Thurs 11am-11pm, Fri 11am-12am, Sat 12pm-12am, Sun Noon-10pm www.silkrestaurantpr.com

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Danny’s Danny’sInternational

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Condado Condad

Ashford Ave. Ave. #1351#135 Ashford Sun-Thurs 7am-1am; Fri-Sat 7am-2am Sun-Thurs 7am-1am; Fri-Sat 7am-2am 787.724.0501 787.724.050 www.dannysinternationalcafe.com www.dannysinternationalcafe.com

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Caribbean Food & Oyster Bar

Wa i ki ki

Seaside dining with a gorgeous view and great seafood right smack on the beach strip is what makes Waikiki an obvious choice for enjoying the Island to it’s fullest. With oysters and lobsters as specialities it’s easy to go big on the aphrodisiacs, but the Puerto Rican classics like the Can-Can Pork Chops shouldn’t be ignored. Outdoor terrace is great for drinks or romance or both. Fresh Oysters by the dozen or half l Spiny Lobster Tail l Whole Center Cut Pork Chop Can-Can mojito sauce & yucca mash l Linguini di Mary Shrimp, squid, mussels, clams in alfredo or marinara l Lunch Menu

Condado

787.977.2267 #1025 Ashford Ave. Every Day 11am-11pm www.waikikipr.com

Authentic Puerto Rican Café

Picachos

Puerto Rican coffee is known around the globe as some of the best in the world. Lesser known gourmet brands dot the central mountain regions including Los Tres Picachos in Jayuya. Picachos serves their local grown coffee along with tropical jellies that make a nice gift for anyone back home. The100% breakfasts make a nice gift for yourself right now. Café 100% gourmet Puerto puertoriqueño de las Rican Coffee l Arabica Beans l Healthy Sandwiches l Herbal Teas l Fruits Smoothies l Acai Bar l montañas hechos por Natural Yogurts l Gourmet Pastries l Crepes barristas certificados.

Picachos

Condado

787.977.8681 Hours: Mon-Sat 8am-6pm www.picachoscafe.com

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Tours for large and small groups

GSI

El Yunque Forest & Luquillo

Enjoy the National Park, El Yunque and 2 hours in the beautiful Luquillo Beach

El Yunque Rain Forest Hiking Tour

Hike at the Rainforest and take a swim at La Mina Falls

Arecibo Observatory & Cuevas de Camuy

Visit the largest Radar & Radio telescope and interactive center. Visit one of the most massive cave networks in the western hemisphere

Bacardi & Old San Juan Shopping Tour

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Splash

Beach Lounge & Grill

Party lover’s haven and beautiful people’s lounge, Splash can also serve up a pretty mean pasta! Just a few paces from Condado beach, this is where locals and industry people come to loosen the ties and unfasten the name tags. Splash throws a party for pretty much every occasion so don’t be afraid to pop in and test the waters! House drinks, happy hours, DJ’s and best of all the kitchen stays open ‘til late! Fettucini Carbonara l Lobster Ravioli l Chicken Quesadillas l Mofongo de yuca l Chicharrones 'pollo al ajillo breaded chicken bites in garlic l Pasta w/ your choice pink, Pesto, alfredo sauce

Splash Soda

Condado

#6, Condado Street 787.918.1414 Mon-Sun 5pm-4am

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Estudio de Cocina

Soda Estudio de Cocina is the newest effort of Hector Rosa. This young kitchen rock star has created a culinary love child with reinvented criollo classics and comfort foods taking center stage on a menu designed for tasting and craving. Set to the backdrop of art house decoration, it’s a bull’s-eye shot at the tastes of modern day foodies. Kobe Beef Hot Dog honey-mustard, slaw, chunky ketchup l Portobello Relleno stuffed with spinach, sun dried tomato, brie l Mahi-Mahi Taquitos Medalla beer battered

Miramar

Calle Cuevillas 562 787.998.9920 Mon: 11am-3pm; Tues-Thurs: 11am-10pm Fri: 11am-midnight; Sat: 6pm-midnight Soda Estudio de Cocina

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Fa m i l y St y l e Au the nti c Pu e rto Ri c an

Vaca Brava


Vaca Brava’s legendary gargantuan portions are dwarfed only by the size of its’ desire to make the patrons truly happy. Vaca Brava owns a genuine sense of old fashioned hospitality and, apparently, a genuine worry that you haven’t eaten in a week! The scale of the experience is apparent from the get go, two stories high and with enough space for a small army, Vaca Brava is tailor made for large groups and parties. Speaking of high, most of the dishes are “elevated”, meaning they are sticking straight into the air, magnifying the utter hugeness of the dishes. The flavors match the grandness, the sauces are savory and the meats are seasoned with the theory that more is better. This is the restaurant with a legend so deep, Man v.s. Food came to challenge it. At it’s roots, Vaca Brava is a Puerto Rican family experience. They have a mechanical bull and a gift shop (spiffy hats we might add) and a kids menu. But that doesn’t mean it can’t get rowdy...live music plays on weekends and a flavored mojito menu gets the party started. Pablo Marmol (Barney Rubble) whole rib rack with french fries l El Toten de la Vaca (Totem of the Cow) chicken breast wrapped in skirt steak and bacon with tostones La Vaca Ensalta skirt steak stuffed with chorizo l La vaca Arropa meat paella Valenciana style l Kids Menu l Fried Mofongo Balls l Churrasco a la Parilla grilled skirt steak l El Chillo de La vaca whole fried red snapper l La Ubre de la Vaca smoked ham stuffed with rice and meats l

OLD SAN JUAN

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253 Recinto Sur 787.723.3700 Mon-Wed. 11am -10pm Thurs-Sunday 11am-11pm 787.723.3700 www.restaurantvacabrava.com


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Artisanal Puerto Rican Cuisine

Inarú

Inspired by Taino culture, Inarú is an ode to the spirit of Puerto Rican flavors where each artisanal dish is prepared with dedication and the end goal of invoking home cooking. This new restaurant with a very old soul uses sophisticated culinary techniques from around the world to enhance traditional recipes. Inarú’s menu reflects this soulful approach, specializing in hearty stews using local meats and vegetables. Family operated, this restaurant holds the serenity of a classic fine dining setting yet engages you with a sincere warmth and comfort. Outdoor seating available on the romantic Old City sidewalk.

Butifarras de la Casa homemade local sausage l Sancocho Criollo l Creole Soup w/meat, root vegetables l Ceviche de la Casa l Bass Fish Fillet mamposteao rice, passion fruit sauce l Fresh Rabbit stew white beans, wine, vegetables l Slow Pot Cooked Flavory Goat w/vegetables l Taino Chicken Barrilito rum sauce

Old San Juan

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311 Recinto Sur St. (in front of Doña Fela Parking) 787.724.7384 Mon-Sun: Noon-11pm Inaru Restaurant


Fine Bistro & Pia no Bar

Carli’s

Jazz Never tasted so good... 4 time chef hat award winner Carli’s combines the musical and culinary arts into an unforgettable experience. If you’re looking for something that’s flat out classy, Carli’s is your place. The atmosphere is tangibly elegant and the service is old fashioned professional. Carli Muñoz plays the roles of host, pianist, & restauranteur, drizzling the meals with musical notes like a secret spice. An outdoor seating area is highly recommended on starry nights, overlooking the harbor and the towering lights of the cruise ships.

Escargots with Shiitake Mushrooms on a creamy brandy sauce l New Zealand Sauteed Green Mussels On a white wine reduction creamy saffron and spices l Pumpkin and Shrimp Risotto l Roasted New Zealand Lamb Chops Served with port wine reduction-lamb jus l Sweet Plantain Calamari w/Carli’s “dark secret” sauce l Best Mojitos in Town

Old San Juan

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Plazoleta Rafael Carrion Banco Popular Building Mon-Sat: 3:30- ‘round midnight 787.725.4927 www.carlisworld.com


Pirilo

Pizza Rustica

An homage to the Italian immigrants of Latin America, Pirilo is an authentic rustic pizzeria adapted to Puerto Rican flavors creating a unique menu with extra awesomeness. Two stories high and curiously decorated with a perfectly chaotic mix of Old City retro, memorabilia and faux market props, this surprisingly large hole-in-the-wall is a great pick for starting off a night on the town. Over 30 artisanal beers on tap and a pretty selection of house drinks & bang-for-yourbuck wines make it a very easy place to have a great time.

Pirilo Pizza house tomato sauce, mozarella, ground beef, ripe plantains l Boricua Pizza house tomato sauce, mozzarella, fried pork, sautĂŠ onions, olive oil, garlic l 7 quesos Pizza fontina, mozarella, provolone, cheddar, munster, manchego, ricotta l Ravioli butternut squash l La Mama Pirilo style mojito, lemon juice, azerole, arugula

Old San Juan

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201-2 Fortaleza St. 787.721.3322 Sun, Mon, Wed 11:30am-12am; Thurs-Sat 11:30am-2am; www.pirilopizza.com


Cla ssic Ita lia n Cu isine

Al Dente

We foodies tend to follow our noses and Al Dente greets you with that fine Italian cooking aroma as you walk through the door. Once inside, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll love the service here, you genuinely feel wanted and attended. So, come for the lip smacking pasta, come for the well pondered wine list, come for the inspired desserts. Come just because 23 years of operation havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t dampened the enthusiasm & pride to do things right. Al Dente keeps getting the accolades island wide and over the interwebs because it has never stopped being one of the islandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best. Decorated with original Old City paintings by Margie Alcalaz.

Arrancini di Spinici spinach rice 3 cheeses rolled and fried l Melenzane alla Parmigiana breaded eggplant, fried, topped with mozzarella tomato, marinara l Involtini alla siciliana Veal Cutlet, Prosciutto, mortadella and provologne cheese l Bistecca alla Fiorentina New York Strip barolo-rosemary reduction

Old San Juan

Ristorante and Wine Bar

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#309 Recinto Sur Mon-Thurs 11:30am-10:30pm Fri-Sat 11:30am-11pm 787.723.7303 www.aldentepr.com


Puerto Rican & International Cuisine

Barrachina

For over 50 years Barrachina, the world famous inventor of the Piña Colada is a perfect choice for Old City strollers. Named after a Spanish chef who was dubbed the “king of paellas”, Barrachina is the epitome of local cuisine, fusing traditional, Spanish, North Caribbean flavor and International influences. Set in a 17th century garden patio and with live music shows on most weekend nights, this spot captures the town’s vibe like no other. Frozen drink menu includes mojitos and of course the Piña Coladas which really are the best you will ever have. Available for large parties, weddings & rehearsals. Taxi service available and free wifi.

Pork Chops can-can style l Fried plantains stuffed with chicken, seafood or shrimp l Puerto Rican Gumbo Soups chicken seafood, shrimp or lobster l 16 oz. Lobster Tail butter, creole style or thermidor l Paellas meat or seafood l Chicken Caribeño pineapple, ginger almond sauce l Fresh Whole Red Snapper market price l Kid’s Menu

Old San Juan

787.725.7912 Fortaleza St. #104 Mon, Tues, Thurs, Sun: 11am-10pm Wed: 11am-5pm, Fri & Sat 11am-11pm www.barrachina.com

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R i s t o r a n t e e Ta b e r n a

Il Bacaro Venezia

Supremely charming,IL Bacaro Venezia is the restaurant we all yearn for. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s that hidden neighborhood restaurant where the fare is hearty and the service comes from the heart. A true piece of Venice airlifted from the canals and set in the cobblestones of Old San Juan, this is a special place to enjoy the love of sharing good food with good people. Polenta ala Salciccia l Linguini a la Vongole Clams, zucchini, linguini l Boscaoilla pasta w/ creamy sauce, prosciutto, mushrooms, peas l Risotto Bacaro filet tips, mushrooms, bell peppers

Old San Juan

Calle Cruz #152, Mon-Sat 6pm-11pm 787.977.5638 ilbacaro@gmail.com Bacaro Venezia

Puerto Rican Cuisine

Cafe La Princesa

Located in a garden sandwiched between the fortress walls & the most beautiful boardwalk on the island, Cafe La Princesa is poetry incarnate. The fare is local & savory and live music plays on a custom made stage. It is simultaneously a tourist attraction and a locals hangout. Truly unique place available for private functions. Chicharrones de Pollo marinated chunks of chicken in creole adobo fried until crisp l Churrasco grilled skirt steak w/ chimichurri sauce l Chillo relleno de cangrejo Snapper stuffed with

crab w/ green plantains and garlic sauce

Old San Juan

Mon 10am-3pm Tues-Fri 10am-12am Sat 6 pm-12mn Sun 2pm-10pm Paseo la Princesa 787-724-2930 www.cafelaprincesa.com

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J-Taste

Authentic Japanese + Sushi Bar

Tonight feels like a good night for authentic Japanese + explode-inyour-mouth sushi at Alex Chan’s J-Taste in Old San Juan. The menu has traditional Japanese items and is renowned for it’s Teppan shows and modern lighting. Cozy outdoor seating on the Old City sidewalk available where you can dine to the harbor breeze. Gintara Yaki Grilled black codfish w/ salt l Iga Sugata Yaki grilled squid l Grali Age fried flounder l Soft Shell Crab l Udon Noodle Menu l Full Sushi Bar l Teppans

Old San Juan

Recinto Sur St. #307 Sun-Thurs: 12-11pm; Fri-Sat 12pm-1am 787.724.2003 www.J-taste.com

Peruvian-Puerto Rican Fusion

C.vi.che 358 Family run C.v.iche 358 brings Puerto Rico’s distinctive PeruvianIsland fusion to the Old City! Try specialty drinks like the grape liquor Pisco Sour. Live music on Fridays & Saturdays. Ceviche Classico South

American Bassa fillet, lime, red onion, cilantro, Peruvian sweet corn, yam

l Mofongo Relleno de Lomo Salteado mashed

plantains stuffed Peruvian stir fry w/beef tenderloin l Arroz Chaufa stir fry Peruvian-asian rice w/ginger, sesame oil scallions, and your choice chicken, beef, fish or seafood mix Old San Juan

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358 Fortaleza St. 787.723.1443/787.632.0064 Mon, Wed, Thurs: 6pm-11pm; Fri: 6pm-2am; Sat: 1pm-2am; Sun: 1pm-11pm www.ceviche358.com


Restaurant, Wine Garden & Bar

Serving an organic, ingredientbased menu.

OPEN DAILY FROM 11 AM MONDAY - THURSDAY HAPPY HOURS 3pm to 7pm and $3 to $7 And 2 for 1 appetizers @ the same place, same time!

This Sunday, join us… 2413 Calle Laurel, Puntas Las Marías

Find us on

San Juan PR, 00913 Phone: 787-963-0087 www.thegardenrest.com

thegardenrest


Platos

Puerto Rican Cuisine & Bar

Platos Restaurant prides itself in serving the best and most true Puerto Rican Cuisine in Isla Verde. Platos is a must stop in your culinary tour of San Juan and the Resort Area Strip. Experience this slice of authenticity complimented by an excellent wine selection and a modern cocktail bar. The ambiance is vibrant with Latin music and retro Puerto Rican artwork. The service is crisp and professional with just the right amount of warmth and character. This refined and sophisticated restaurant is ideal for any occasion whether itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s for a business dinner, romantic dinner or a group gathering.

Mofongos Smashed plantain with your choice chicken/skirt steak/shrimp/lobster l Premium Gold Angus Beef New York Cut, Filet Mignon, Ribeye or Churrasco l Mahi Mahi Fillet with coconut passion fruit glaze l Braised Pork Chop with coconut-rum-guava sauce l Seafood Paella with lobster l

Lamb Chops chick peas, mushrooms, balsamic reduction

Isla Verde

Coral By The Sea Hotel -2 Rosa St. 787.791.7474 Mon-Wed 4pm-11pm; Thurs: Noon-Midnight Fri -Sat: Noon-2pm; Sun: Noon-11pm www.platosrestaurant.com

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Soleil

Seaside Seafood

Experience locals’ hot spot Piñones at this two-story beach front property with a sea gazing upper deck and great seafood options that epitomize Caribbean living. Complimentary transportation from hotels (restrictions apply) and access to the boardwalk make Soleil the best place in Piñones! Seafood Salad shrimp, conch and octopus with tostones l Deep Fried Whole Red Snapper marinated in Caribbean spices and sweet garlic sauce l Crab Stew Puerto Rican Style in Cassava Mofongo l Caribbean Whole Lobster beurre blanc

Piñones

Carretera 187 Km 4.6, (787) 253-1033 Sun-Thurs 11:30am-10pm Fri-Sat 11:30am-midnight www.soleilbeachclub.com


Japanese Cuisine + Sushi Fusion

Ikebana

Back to back Sal.pr awards winner Ikebana stands at the epicenter of Puerto Rico’s sushi lounge craze. With four locations in Dorado, Carolina, Guyanabo and Isla Verde this forerunner of creative Caribbean sushi has compiled a mass of loyal followers and a slew of imitators. This Puerto Rican brand uses innovation as the steam to its’ engine, crafting a menu that pleases the purist sushi aficionado and the common local palette alike. Ikebana’s fusion of Caribbean flavors truly sets the franchise apart. The menu features traditional western style dishes with Asian influences and traditional sushi rolls with Caribbean influences. For those who don’t think passion fruit sauce belongs on your eel, we dare you try it, it’s a best seller for a reason... Heading the unstoppable Ikebana train has been restauranteur/hotelier George Engel and decorated hotel scholar Hector Rivera whom have kept the concept fresh. With a constant eye for ambience, all 4 locations boast sleek interior designs that serve dual purposes as soothing backdrops for dining and eclectic decoration for lounging. My Pocket Concierge is especially fond of the VIP room in Isla Verde and Dorado’s polished modernism (opposite). Order online and take the Ikebana experience home!


Spicy Tuna Chips cream cheese, wonton sheet, curry salt l Pearl Rice Balls steamed or fried crab, rice, ginger-coconut dip l Halibut soy-daikon ginger broth, sweet potato pancake l Grilled Lamb Cutlets tamarind miso sauce, sautĂŠed buckwheat noodles, soy beans l Braised Baby Back Ribs oriental bbq sauce, mango salad l Beef Tenderloin soy-caramelized red onion, wasabi-black pepper sauce l Tropical Roll tempura shrimp, cream cheese, cucumber, masago, passion fruit sauce l Ana Victoria Roll breaded tuna, eel, avocado,pineapple, special mayo l Dynamite scallops, avocado, siracha, fresh sliced kiwi

Order Online

www.ikebanasushibars.com

San Patricio

Calle Ortegon, Esq. Tabonuco, Local #3 Tel: 787.782.6901 Mon-Thurs: 11:30am-11pm Fri: 11:30am-1am Sat: Noon-1am Sun: Noon-10pm

Isla Verde

Dorado

Plaza Dorada, Local #18 Tel: 787.796.7766 Mon-Wed 11:30am-3pm, 5pm-11pm Thurs-Fri: 11:30am-11pm Sat: Noon-11pm Sun: 2pm-10pm

Carolina

Airport Plaza, 2nd Floor, Ave Los Gobernadores Tel : 787. 253.1705 Mon-Thurs: 11:30am-3pm, 5pm-11pm Fri: 11:30-3pm, 5pm-Midnight Sat: 2pm-Midnight Sun: 2pm-10pm

Plaza Escorial, Lot HE, Local #5 Tel: 787. 776.1175 Mon-Thurs: 11:30am-3pm, 5pm-11pm Fri: 11:30am-11pm Sat: Noon-11pm Sun: Noon-10pm

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Nu ev o L a tino Cu isin e

En Boga

Foodiespr.com Top Chef Pedro Torres (below) invites you on a whirlwind tour through Nuevo Latino cuisine at En Boga. Using authentic Puerto Rican flavors as a base, this retro-chic hot spot boldly harnesses molecular techniques and fuses global traditions into a culinary juggling act that exudes confidence and balances a menagerie of flavors, textures and aromas. Chalkboard walls and a gastro bar moniker only magnify the casual attitude towards bursting creativity. Half portions for all entrees provide a hassle free environment equally at ease for a quick lunch, a light bite or a full blown all night dinner. Valet parking available.

Pork Chop goat cheese crumbs, tamarind foam, sweet potato croquettes l Mahi Mahi pork rind chicharron crusted, pigeon peas risotto l Chicken Breast dates, chorizo, bacon, goat cheese foam l Pulled Pork ropa vieja style, oporto-guava-mustard glaze l Oxtail Turnovers pineapple marmalade, black olive mayo l Coconut Panacotta

Puerto Nuevo

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#308, Ave de Diego 787.967.2244 Tues-Wed: 11:30am-10pm Thurs-Fri: 11:30am-11pm Sat: 3pm-11pm; Sun: 11am-9pm enbogarestaurante


Nu ov o Giro Cu isine

Grappa

Grappa is Doradoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s secret hole in the wall. This casual 10 table bistro features bold global-creative twists on modern Italian cooking. The dishes are elegant and simple with most elements being worked from scratch. Nightly chalkboard specials are a sterling reminder that Grappa is never afraid to run with an idea inspired by the freshest ingredient in the market. The wine list is cute collection of hand picked favorites, pairing perfectly with the rest of the ensemble. Located in a renovated house with avant-garde well dressing, Grappa is ecclectic yet feels like home. A charming, friendly and detail oriented service smiles often and plays it personal. Reservations recommended on weekends.

Filet Mignon fried quail egg, asparagus, mushroom sauce l Pappardelle home made with truffle oil l Risotto calamari, black squid ink l Lasagna beschamel, homemade pasta, beef l Nightly Specials

Dorado

Calle Mendez Vigo #247 787.796.2674 Hours: Wed, Thurs, Sun: 5pm-10pm Fri, Sat: 5pm-11pm grappapr@gmail.com

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Family Style Authentic Puerto Rican

Vaca Brava

The legend started HERE. Take a drive into the picturesque Cordillera Central mountains and discover what it’s really like to live like a boricua. A restaurant inside an amusement park inside a gorgeous mountain plot, Vaca Brava is a completely unrivaled experience. Waterfalls, mechanical bull, a barnyard setting and meat...Lots and lots of meat, done Puerto Rican style, REAL Puerto Rican style (accept no substitutes)! It’s a huge space made for taking large groups so don’t be afraid to bring your friends and family. Portions are hunormous so bring an appetite and leave with a doggie bag! It’s a full day’s activity so we recommend to come prepared.

Pablo Marmol (Barney Rubble) Whole rib rack with french l El Toten de la Vaca (Totem of the Cow) l Los Cuernos de la Vaca chicken wrapped in skirt steak and bacon with tostones l La Vaca Ensalta Skirt Steak stuffed with Chorizo l El Chillo de La Vaca whole fried red snapper

fries

Barranquitas

Carr 771 Km 9.3 Bo Barrancas 787.857.2628 Friday 11 am a 11pm; Sat. 11am 9pm Sunday 11:00 am a 8:00 pm 42 www.restaurantvacabrava.com


Caribbean-Italian Fusion

La Casa at Royal Isabela

Each morning, Executive Chef José Carles visits Royal Isabela’s River Farm and Gatehouse Garden to see what the good earth has given us. Only then does he plan the day’s menu at the Restaurant at La Casa, Royal Isabela’s restaurant. As advocates of both slow food and locavore movements, we combine classic European cooking techniques with Puerto Rican ingredients to create the Restaurant’s signature farm-to-table cuisine. The menu spotlights Royal Isabela’s very own vegetables, herbs and fruits, as well as the bounty from local fishermen, cheesemakers and small family farms.

Joan Dost ©

Osso Bucco w/fresh pappardelle pasta in pomodoro sauce l Salmon Tostato w/organic vegetables with almonds l Pulpeti Alla Gallega

Baby octopus braised in Spanish gallega sauce w/organic finger potatoes l Fresh Lobster wood stone oven cooked, sweet plaintain mofongo l

Wood Stone Oven Pizzas

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Daily pastas

l

Exclusive Wine Cellar

Isabela

113 Road Bo. Guayabo, Ave. Noel Estrada By Reservation Only 787.609.5888 Wed-Sat 4pm-10pm /Sun 10am-10pm www.royalisabela.com

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Island Grill & Bistro

The Spot Sandwiches

This fantastic SPOT for breakfast, lunch or dinner has some of the best sandwiches we have EVER had! Come and try this perfect merger of New York style subs and Puerto Rican deli. Also has coffee, burgers and free WIFI. The Mero breaded or grilled grouper, w/freshly made tartar sauce, lettuce and Tomato l El Indecente a flavorful combination of 7 meats with LT in freshly baked bun l The Churrasco Puerto Rican favorite skirt steak with delightful chimichurri sauce.

Cabo Rojo

Carr. 101 Km. 18.4, Boquerón 787.254.1434 Mon-Fri 7am-6pm/Sat.9 am-9pm conciergepr.com/thespot

Refresca tu belleza

David G. Latoni M.D. Dermatología Cosmética

787 • 289 • 1110 310 De Diego Ave. Suite 201 Santurce


Creative Puerto Rican Seafood

Pitoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ocean Grill A seafood restaurant institution for over 25 years in Ponce, Pitoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s has become a landmark in the beautiful shores of the Las Cucharas in Ponce. Awesome ocean view where you can dine to the fresh sea breeze and a well designed menu of local seafood and imported fresh oysters.

Fresh Catch of the Day l Fresh Oysters try the rockefeller style! l Fresh Lobster Grill l Red Snapper Filet with a sun dried tomato and basil linguini l Exclusive wine cellar l Imported and local cigar selection.

Ponce

#2 Road Las Cucharas 787.841.4977 Every Day 11am-11pm www.pitosseafoodpr.com

Puerto Rican & Greek Grill

Santorini-olr A piece of the Mediterranean ambiance on the Ponce shore. Picture eating fresh seafood, feeling the sand in your feet and enjoying a glass of good wine with your friends and family. Chillo Griego Fresh deep sea

snapper in Olive oil, shallots, capers and greek seasonings l Seafood Parrillada grilled local lobster, octopus, fish and more l Stuffed Burger with cheese ,topped with more cheese and balsamic caramelized onions (Best burger of the south) l Exclusive wine

cellar, imported and local cigar selection and crafted beers.

Ponce

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#2 Road Las Cucharas 787.841.4977 Wed-Sun 11am-11pm www.santorini-orl.com


Nightlife Puerto Rico is world renowned for it’s vibrant nightlife and it revolves around music and dancing. We birthed reggaeton and bred Salsa. We eat rock n roll and drink techno. We morphed Jazz and we loosened Roots. Hanging out in Puerto Rico is about bar hopping in Old San Juan, clubbing ‘til dawn, or catching a show. It’s a fast paced Caribbean vibe with a relaxed demeanor and a sexy energy. Most of these listings can be found on facebook. Adult D’Girls: 1210 ave. Wilson pda.18, marginal Baldorioty de Castro.

Alternative Splash: Locals and G&L crowd. Steps away from the beach. 6 Condado St. See pg. 23

Atlantic Beach: G&L hotel & Bar. Vendig Ave., Condado Electronica Bar Code: Dance Club & Lounge, Carr. 115, km 24.1, Aguada. Brava: El San Juan Hotel, Isla Verde. El Barril: Top island spinners wednesday-saturday. Trendy

crowd on the strip. 1302 Ave. Ashford, Condado. See back pg. Levels: Converted old theater is now Island’s hottest dance club. Great sound & lights. 1420 Ave. Ponce de León, Santurce.

Film Fine Arts Cafe: Foreign and Independent Films with a cafe that

features wine & sushi. Torre Norte, Ponce de León Ave, Hato Rey

Jazz Carli’s: World famous Carli Muñoz plays Mon-Sat at this

romantic restaurant. Plazoleta Rafael Carrión, Old San Juan. Pg.28 Il Jazz Club: Nightly live music and a variety of Jazz. Real jazz cats haven. 16, Ave. Ashford #1214, Condado

Lounge Oceano: Outdoor deck overlooks the ocean + beautiful crowd,

see page 3, Vendig st, Condado. See Pg. 10. Ø: Happening lounge & restaurant on the west coast. Live Dj lounge music 6-10 fri-sun. Villa Montaña Hotel. See pg. 3

Reggae Blessed Cafe: Jamaica in Puerto Rico. Ask for Anthony. #353 San Francisco St. Old San Juan

Reggaeton: South Beach: Puerta de Tierra, Old San Juan Salsa Ache: Hot new Salsa spot. Also has bomba y Plena nights. #191 Calle de diez Andino, Santurce.

Newyorican Poets Cafe: Mecca for Salsa lovers & other artsy stuff #312 San Francisco St, Old San Juan

Picante Lobby Bar: Salsa wednesdays-sundays. Courtyard

Marriott Isla Verde 7012 Boca de Cangrejos Avenue.

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Nightlife Variety

Centro Bellas Artes: The heart of Puerto Rico’s culture with

events ranging from ballet to orchestras to stand up comedies Ave. Ponce de Leon Parada 22 1/2 Santurce Abracadabra Counter Cafe: Themed cafe and bar. Yes they have magic shows. 1661 Ponce de Leoón, santurce. La Respuesta: Everything from indie bands to live art shows. Ave. Fernandez Juncos, esq. Calle del Parque.

Best Bars on the Island 12 rounds: Sports Bar w/DJ’s and grill favorites menu. Combate Beach Resort, Cabo Rojo. See pg. 7

Annie’s Place: Restaurant that gets packed with nightlife. 3301, km. 3.0, Combate Beach, Cabo Rojo

Bar El Rubi: 2nd Oldest bar in Puerto Rico. Funky decoration

and nice crowd. 213 Canal St., Santurce. See next page. Tres Cuernos. Huge bar with DJ’s and young crowd. Big selection of flavored “chichaitos”. Calle Fortaleza, Old San Juan Los Remos: Ultimate Chinchorro, 1 Muñoz Rivera, Boquerón. Red Monkey: Nice San Juan bar with food and house drinks. Calle De la Cruz, Old San Juan. Taigüey: Karaoke haven and surfer bar. Open ‘til very late. Punta Las Marias, San Juan. El Local: Off the beaten path with a variety of hipster acts on weekends. 1425 Ave. Fernandez Juncos, Santurce. Pa’al Cielo: Artsy bar & grill with happening crowd and acts. 2056, Calle Loiza, Santurce. Señor Froggs: The one and only. 102 Marina st, Old San Juan Quenepa’s Pub: Hottest bar in the south. 2325 Ave. Las Americas, Ponce. Plan B: Swank & preppy hot spot. 1503 Calle Loiza, Santurce

Beer Garden Pirilo: Pizza and Craft Beers 201-2 Fortaleza St., Old San Juan La Taberna Lupulo 150 craft beers menu and 30 rotating taps in Old City setting. San Sebastian Street #151 Old San Juan.

The Office: Traditional Irish Pub with huge selection. Centro Comercial Plaza Matienzo, Trujillo Alto.

Small Bar: It’s small, and it has a lot of beer. Despite size, tons of people go. Ashford Ave. 1106, Condado.

Palmas Station: Biker bar/gas station/beer garden. Like

Disney World for adults. Carr 869, Km. 5 Barrio Palmas, Cataño Biercade: Retro arcades & 50 Beers selection. It’s awesome riding a unicorn. Calle De la Cruz, Old San Juan. Punto de Vista: Craft Beer happy hours and serves great Puerto Rican food. Edificio Covadonga, Old San Juan.

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Ba r & Grill

Bar El Rubi 2nd oldest bar in Puerto Rico!

Happy Hours Late Night Tacos Patio l

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Santurce

213 Canal Street 787.638.3461 Every Day: 6pm-???

Weekly Events Mondays:

Industry Happy Hours @ Bar El Rubi, Santurce DJ Velcro. Hip Hop @ La Respuesta, Santurce

Tuesdays:

2 for 1 night on house drinks and appetiziers @ Mango’s, Condado

Wednesdays:

Ladies Night @ Piñiero’s Latin Cuisine, Cabo Rojo DJ Lady Liquid spins lounge @ Ritz Carlton, Dorado Electronica @ Maui. La Placita de Santurce. From house to dubstep.

Thursdays:

Flamenco @ Bar Gitano. Also on Sundays. Salsa Classes @ Picante, Courtyard Marriott, Isla Verde

Fridays:

Jazz Nights @ Santorini, Ponce Traditional locals hang out with lots of bars @ La Placita de Santurce Flamenco @ Barrachina, Old San Juan. Also on Saturdays.

Saturdays:

DJ’s @ Di Zucchero, Condado. Trendy. Dj spins top hits @ Cocktail Club, Rincon Dj spins popular variety @ Tio Danny’s. Gets crazy. Also on Fridays.

Sundays:

Piano man @ Pito’s Ocean Grill, Ponce Playa del Sol Joy event @ Oceano, Condado. DJ’s and ocean view. Live Salsa @ Cafe La Princesa. Old San Juan. See pg. 32

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