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Toro Verde

Toro Verde

      Toro Verde at Toro Verde Nature & Adventure Park Bo. Gato, Carr. 155, Km. 33 Orocovis 787-867-7020   Spectacular views, live music and a family ambiance… all with a gourmet take on Puerto Rican food.  

Ajimojitos

      Ajimojitos Road 167, Km. 1.6 Barrio Dona Elena Sector Media Luna Comerio, PR 00782 787-914-58347   Thursday 2 pm to 10 pm; Friday 9 am to  midnight; Saturday 9 am to 3 pm   Chef Juan Nieves offers fusion criollo cuisine.

La Jaquita Baya

      La Jaquita Baya 801 Fernandez Juncos (corner of Estado) Miramar, San Juan 787-993-5359 Casual dining Monday 6:30 pm – 10pm; Tuesday-Thursday 11:30am-3:30 pm and 6:30 pm – 10pm.; Friday 11:30 am to 11pm; Saturday 6:30 pm – 11pm. Cherf Xavi Pacheco creates what regulars call Puerto Rican  gourmet cuisine. (valet parking)  

Salt & Pepper

Salt & Pepper

      Salt & Pepper Marginal #8, Urb. O’Neil Manati 787-854-4422 Saturday, noon to 10pm.  

Café del Angel

Café del Angel

        Café del Angel 1106 Ashford Avenue Condado 787-722-1245 Closed Tuesday. Open all other days from 11:30 to 10pm. $$ Local and International menu.

La Vecindad del chavo

La Vecindad del chavo

      La Vecindad del chavo Road 771 interior, KM. 4.1 Barrio Barrancas Barranquitas 787-385-6417 $$ Tuesday and Wednesday 2pm to 10pm; Thursday through Sunday, 11am – 11pm. $$ Known for its food, the views, the music  and  often, the crowds.  

 Colina 360, La

Colina 360, La

      La Colina 360 Barrio Pugnado, Road 137 Morovis 787-807-0360 Open Saturday and Sunday, noon to 8pm. $$$ The English-Spanish menu lists a bevy of local favorites, including seafood, paella and chicken dishes. A kids menu, too.  

Asao Smokehouse

Asao Smokehouse

        Asao Smokehouse Road 149, Km. 18.5 (intersection with Road 615) Ciales 787-871-4992 Thursday through Sunday 9am to 7pm. $$ Raves for the ribs as well as the chicken, pork and beef options. Gets busy mid-afternoon.

Veggie Garden

Veggie Garden

      Veggie Garden 131 Eleanor Roosevelt Avenue, Hato Rey (San Juan) 787-754-6959 Open Monday 8am to 3:30pm; Tuesday through Thursday from 8am to 8pm; Friday from 8am to 9:30pm; Saurdayt for dinner only from 6pm to 10pm. Closed Sunday. $$ Cozy cafe with garden patio. Gourmet natural and organic cuisine with Indian touch: […]

Zipperle’s

Zipperle’s

Zipperle’s 352 F.D. Roosevelt Avenue, Hato Rey (San Juan) 787-751-4335 Open Sunday-Thrsday from 11am to midnight, and Friday and Saturday until 2am. $$ Well-known for 40+ years for its German cuisine, now a favorite for comidas criollas as well. Conocido por 40+ años por su comida alemana, ahora es también un favorito por su comida […]

    • 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 […]