The Food Scene in Puerto Rico is thriving and with so many options, we have created our 'Top 3's' in several categories, based on geography and cuisine. We only include places we have personally visited, but we also love recommendations so if you find something new and fabulous let us know.  We will try it our ourselves and consider updating our lists!

Top 3 Places to dine near Casa Revive in Rio Grande:

1)  El Oceano En Tu Mesa:  If you are a fresh seafood lover,  this location is a must-try.  Chef Jorge is an avid fisherman with roots in 5-Star dining.  His restaurant embodies 'ocean to table'.  He catches, prepares and serves delectable fish with flavorful seasoning and sauces.  Don't judge this book by its cover.  He works out of a stationary food truck, but what he delivers is simply impeccable. 

Location: Bo. Zarzal, Carretera 3 km. Hm29.7, Río Grande, 00745


2)  Terruño:  Terruño is located at the Kiosks in Luquillo.  This is a must stop for excellent Puerto Rican food and seafood.  They often have live music, and a nice ocean view from the back tables. 

Location:  Kiosko #20, Kioskos de Luquillo, , Luquillo, Puerto Rico


3)   Lluvia Deli Bar & Artefacto:  This gem is located in downtown Palmer and features excellent coffee, breakfast, lunch, and brunch items on the weekend.  Very tastefully decorated, excellent food & I do recommend the Bacon Bloody Mary!

Location:  52 Principal Street, Río Grande, 00721


Top 3 Spots to dine in Fajardo - near the Villa Marina Condo

1)  La Estación:  Stop here for the best BBQ and smoked meats on the east side of the island.  They also have amazing cocktails, all served in a well designed and inviting space. 

Location:  Fajardo, 00738


2)  Cueva Del Mar:  Cueva Del Mar is a local chain, but this location is our favorite.  The seafood is fresh and flavorful, but the views here steal the show.  Sit at the bar or one of the outdoor tables right on the water!

Location:  Km 51.4, Carretera 3, Fajardo, 00738


3)  El Cayo:  This stop has the best of both worlds, elevated seafood and puerto rican food, and breathtaking views.  It is very busy on the weekends, but it is worth the wait!

Location:  Carr. 987, Bo KM 1.6, Fajardo, 00738


Top 3 in San Juan near the Condado Laguna Villas

1)  DulceSalado:  Weekend brunch here is one of the best, but even their everyday lunch and dinner menu features elevated and unique options for a memorable meal.  Upscale design, and a great location in Ocean Park with Valet Parking. Reservations recommended, especially on the weekend!

Location:  1853 McLeary Ave, San Juan, 00911


2)  Ropa Vieja Grill:  Excellent location, design and cuisine!  Located in the heart of Condado, you can find savory dishes with a Cuban-Puerto Rican flair. 

Location:  55 Avenida Condado Esq, Av. Ashford, San Juan, 00907


3)  El Viejo Almacen:  This Argentinian restaurant features amazing meats, pastas and pizzas.  The decor is well thought out and the location on Calle Loiza is very convenient.  Excellent choice for lunch or dinner.

Location:  1604 C. Loíza, San Juan, 00911


Top 3 Dining Spots in Carolina - near the Container House & Round House (New rentals coming soon!)

1)  Cafe Serrano:  This cafe is surprise once you open the door!  Inviting decor, scrumptious and inventive food, and they roast their own coffee beans on site.  It's on of our favorite brunch spots!

Location:  PR-190, Carolina, 00987


2)  Entre Tapas:  Here you will find the style and quality of a Condado restaurant but in Carolina.  Excellent bar, and a tapas menu that combines upscale dining with local flavors.  

Location:  Carretera 3, San Juan, 00924


3)  Pimentón:  Find the best brick oven pizza, Italian appetizers and wine list at Pimentón.  It is very popular and busy but worth the wait! 

Location:  Ave. 65 Infanteria. Km 6.8 Int. PR-887 San Anton, Carolina, 00985


Top 3 Most Unique Dining Experiences in Puerto Rico

1)  Tabú Bodega:  This spot is not for the faint of heart, nor for children.  You must be 18 or over to enter.  Combine exceptionally prepared food and upscale adult entertainment and you have, Tabu!  Truly some of the best food and cocktails in San Juan and there is a reason it's the sexiest culinary experience!  Reservations are recommended.

Location:  1853 C. Loíza, San Juan, 00911


2)  Bacoa Finca + Fogón:  Bacoa sits on a lovely countryside site with a pond out front.  They focus on sustainable, yet elevated cuisine.  It truly is an experience, with exceptional service and quality.  Reservations are a must!

Location:  31 kM 22, Juncos, 00911


3)  La Chocolatera de Finca Siempre Verde:  True farm to table vegan & vegetarian spot.  Walk around the gardens where your food is grown, and take in the views from the hilltop in this one of kind spot in the center of the island.  Reservations recommended!

Location:  Beatriz, Cayey


Top 3 International Cuisine in Puerto Rico

1)  East Asian Bistro:  From the best sushi in Puerto Rico, to a Teppanyaki experience, East has it all!  You can expect excellent service and fresh and creative sushi.  They also offer a selection of delicious appetizers and Chinese entrees. This is our go to spot for groups and celebrations.  Reservations recommended.

Location:  2 Cll D Suite 7, Guaynabo, 00969


2)  Swiss Bistro:  Enjoy impeccable cuisine inspired by Switzerland.  The quality of the food and the service is among the best in San Juan. Be sure to enjoy their scrumptious desserts.  

Location:  254 Avenue de Diego, San Juan, 00920


3)  Café Istanbul:  The Turkish owner and chef serves the highest quality Turkish food.  Generous servings, fresh and delectable flavors, and perfectly prepared.  Make sure to save room for the Baklava & Turkish coffee!

Location:  COND. LAS MERCEDES, 424 AVE. 65 INFANTERIA, STE C3 Avenida Regimiento 65 De Infantería, 00926


Top 3 Affordable & Memorable Spots in Puerto Rico

1)  El Cantinflas Taco Place:  By far, El Cantinflas has the simplest menu, Chicken or Pork.  Their mashed potato tacos, while simple, are packed with flavor and you won't forget it!

Location:  Carr # 1 km 27.0, Caguas, 00725


2)  The Freaks Coffee Shop:  If you are a horror movie fan, this is the place for you!  It's a food truck serving up strong coffee drinks, horror-themed baked goods, breakfast and sandwiches.  Like their sign says, Coffee - Because Murder is Wrong!

Location:  Cll Muñoz Rivera, Juncos, 00777


3)  Hipi Cache:  This spot is located in Piñones, which is known for the best food on the island.  Here you will find the best examples of traditional Puerto Rican food, good mojitos, and all of the best fried foods Piñones is known for, like empanadillas, bacalaitos, alcapurrias and more!  The prices here are very reasonable too!  Be aware that Piñones is very popular on the weekends and traffic can be very heavy.

Location:  Carretera 187 km 4.9, Loíza, 00772

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