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Asere Cuban Kitchen Bar

Asere Cuban Kitchen Bar

        Asere Cuban Kitchen Bar CalleDos Hermanos 180 Placita de Santurce San Juan 787-946-3804 Closed Monday. Tuesday through Saturday noon to 1:20 a.m.; Sunday noon to 9 p.m. Chef Gabriel Marino  prepares delicious food in a romantic, rustic 19th Century Cuban atmosphere. Crowded but loved; gets raves for food, ambiance and service.

Tasca de Yiyo, La

Tasca de Yiyo, La

La Tasca de Yiyo, 1753 Loíza Street, Santurce (San Juan) 787-728-5009 Open for lunch and dinner. $$ Puerto Rican and Cuban cuisines in a casual setting on a busy street; large portions, low prices. Las cocinas puertorriqueña y cubana en un ambiente casual, ubicado en una bulliciosa calle. Reviewed 2010: “large portions of traditional, mouth-watering […]

Ropa Vieja

Ropa Vieja

Ropa Vieja 1025 Ashford Avenue, Condado (San Juan) 787-725-2665 Open Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday 11:30am to 10:30pm; Thursday and Friday 11:30am to midnight; Saturday 6pm to midnight. $$$ A popular spot for upscale local and Cuban dishes, known for its signature dish, Ropa Vieja. Un lugar popular para los platos cubanos y criollos de primera […]

Metropol

Metropol

Metropol (5 locations) 124 F.D. Roosevelt Avenue, Hato Rey (San Juan) ; 787-751-4022 Isla Verde Avenue, Isla Verde (Carolina); 787-751-4046 Jardines Reales Shopping Center, Centro Bellas Artes, Guaynabo (San Juan); 787-272-7000 Plazoleta del Este Sur, Fajardo; 787-801-2877 Above 4 locations open  Monday-Saturday from 8am to 5pm. Long-time favorites of tourists and locals. Food is authentic, […]

Guiso Criollo

Guiso Criollo

Guiso Criollo Avenue Main 30-5, Urb. Santa Rosa, Bayamón San Juan 787-785-9557 Open Tuesday through Thursday 11:30am to 4am; Friday and Saturday noon to 10pm; Sunday 2pm to 9pm. Closed Monday. $$ Chef Jessica Bonano prepares Cuban and Puerto Rican creative cuisine. La chef Jessica Bonano prepara su cocina creativa puertorriqueña y cubana.

Godfather

Godfather

      Godfather (2 locations) 1120 Ashford Avenue, Condado (San Juan); 787-722-3699 1616 Ponce de León Avenue, Santurce (San Juan); Open every day 24 hours, 365 days. $ Puerto Rican, Cuban and Dominican recipes dominate, but breakfast is mainly American. There are a few outdoor tables and plenty of daily specials. Las recetas puertorriqueñas, […]

    • Cranberry Sauce…Finally! November 26, 2015
      Originally posted on Hot, Cheap & Easy: I have never posted a cranberry sauce recipe before because frankly every time I tried I ended up with a lip-puckering nasty gloopy mess and we’ve just used lingonberry jam from IKEA instead. A happy surprise for the table So this year, I did not even tell my…
    • Sweet-Tart Homemade Lemonade (made entirely by the kids) August 21, 2015
      My son and niece (8 and 11 respectively) had made some sugar syrup* for me last week – they are pretty good with the stove these days and eager to see how things are done. I actually used most of it for adult beverages (mango-chile mojitos and passionfruit mojitos), but in return for their help, […]
    • Mango Mojitos With Ancho Chili Salt August 15, 2015
      It was another summer Friday in the neighborhood and that called for another festive cocktail. Riding high on the success of last session’s passionfruit mojitos, I decided to make mango mojitos. The drink itself followed much the same construction, but the mango was decidedly sweeter than the passionfruit, so I decided that it needed a […]
    • Savory Spicy Slow Cooker Moroccan Chicken August 3, 2015
      It is too hot for cooking, but the family’s gotta eat, so cook I must. So I have employed the slow cooker; it makes for tasty and tender meals and doesn’t heat up the kitchen. Here is my interpretation of Moroccan Chicken; it was a big success with everyone in the house (the spiciness is […]