Saturday, January 22, 2011

Restaurants in Old San Juan

Old San Juan's "restaurant row" is located on Calle Fortaleza, just about any place you step into, Caribbean or not, will definitely make your tastebuds happy! 

If you've never tried Puerto Rican cuisine, you can't leave the island without trying mofongo (mashed plantain with your choice of filling; vegetarian, shrimp, steak, pork, seafood), lechón (roast suckling pig), arroz con gandules (rice with pigeon peas), asopao (soup), alcapurrias (a kind of fried turnover), frituras, almojábanas (cheese-flavored rice fritters), bacalaítos (codfish-flavored fritters), and buñuelos (yam fritters), and empanadillas.
Puerto Rican / Caribbean Cuisine:
Calle Recinto Sur 315
Reservations not necessary (787/289-2121)

Calle Cristo 100
Reservations recommended (787/723-9200)

La Mallorquina Caribbean
Calle San Justo 207
Reservations not accepted at lunch, recommended at dinner (787/722-3261)

El Patio de Sam
Calle San Sebastián 102
Reservations not necessary (787/723-1149)

Café Puerto Rico
Calle O'Donnell 208
No reservations needed (787/724-2281)

Calle San Sebastián 106
Reservations recommended (787/722-8635)

Calle San Sebastián 150
Reservations recommended (787/977-7107)

Don Tello    
Ave. las Nereidas 36
Reservations recommended (787/788-1951)

La Bombonera
Calle San Francisco 259
Reservations recommended (787/722-0658)

Spanish/Portuguese Cuisine:
El Picoteo
Calle del Cristo 100
Reservations recommended (787/723-9202)

Toro Salao
Calle Tetuan 367
Reservations not accepted (787/722-3330)

Nuevo Latino Cuisine:
Parrot Club
Calle Fortaleza 363
Reservations not accepted (787/725-7370) 
Live music in evenings   

Aguaviva Seafood 
Calle Fortaleza 364
Reservations not accepted (787/722-0665)  

Calle Fortaleza 364
Reservations not accepted (787/977-3886)

Indian Cuisine:
Calle Fortaleza 356
Reservations required for groups (787/977-8141)

Mediterranean, Greek, Lebanese Cuisine:
Calle Tetuán 361
Reservations not necessary (787/723-8653)

International Cuisine:
Calle Cristo 103
Reservations recommended Sat-Sun (787/977-5023)

Café Berlin
Plaza de Colón 407
No reservations needed (787/722-5205)

Patio del Nispero
Calle del Cristo 100
Reservations not necessary (787/723-9020)
Live music is featured 2 evenings a week

Carli Café Concierto
Calle Tetuán 206
Reservations recommended (787/725-4927)

Eclectic Cuisine:
Ostra Cosa Eclectic 
Calle del Cristo 154
Reservations recommended (787/722-2672)

French Cuisine:
Calle Fortaleza 311
Reservations recommended (787/725-7959)

Bodega Chic
Calle Cristo 51
Reservations recommended (787/722-0124)

Italian Cuisine:
Al Dente  
Calle Recinto Sur 309
Reservations recommended (787/723-7303)

Il Perugino
Cristo St. 105
Reservations recommended (787/722-5481)

Calle San Francisco 355
Reservations recommended at night (787/721-0396)

Raíces restaurant has Caguas boys in the kitchen, so enjoy the rustic Puerto Rican setting!

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