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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.

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)  

Swiss Bistro

Swiss Bistro

Swiss Bistro 254 Ave. De Diego Condado, San Juan   787-666-1210   Monday noon to 3pm; Wednesday through Saturday noon to 3pm and 6 to 10 pm; Sunday Noon to 4pm   A casual-elegnt restaurant serving authentic Swiss cuisine, specializing in buffets and fondue. International and Puerto Rican dishes also on buffet.    

Salt Gastrobar

Salt Gastrobar

    Salt Gastrobar Howard Johnson Isla Verde Hotel 4820 Isla Verde Avenue Carolina PR 787-919-7575   Sunday 10am to 5pm; Monday through Wednesday 4pm to 11pm; Thursday through Saturday 4pm to midnight.   Chef Rene Marichal offers a multi-sensory experience: good looking dining room, creative menu (try the Himalayan Salt Block Platters) and a […]

Yantar Restaurant

Yantar Restaurant

    Yantar Restaurant 1018 Ashford Ave, Condo.Astor Condado (San Juan) 787-724-3636 Open Tuesday through Saturday, 5:30 pm to 2 am   Chef Xiomara Marquez presents perfectly plated dishes (tapas and entrees)  in the Spanish style. Elegant surroundings, lagoon view, and perfect service add to the appeal.

Yantar Restaurant Bar

      Yantar Restaurant Bar Edif. Astor, 1C 1018 Ashford Avenue Condado, San Juan 787-724-3636 Opens at 5:30 pm Tuesday through Saturday   A delicious tapas menu; gorgeous lagoon view from wall of windows. Another wall showcases wine bottles.  An elegant space; the hot new spot in Condado.    

Rosalía

Rosalía

        Rosalía 2324 Loiza Street Punta las Marias, San Juan 787-268-7328 Free Valet Parking Tuesday through Thursday noon to 10:30 pm; Friday and Saturday noon to 11:30 pm; Sunday 10a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Also Sunday Brunch. Excellent word of mouth for this newer establishment that offers free valet parking, outside seating if […]

Orquideas

Orquideas

    Orquideas 61 Calle Orquideas Esperanza, Vieques 787-741-1864 $$$ Open for dinner 6:30 to 10pm nightly. Casually elegant with its open pavilion and white sheer curtains, this former steakhouse has been renovated and reopened with a broader  menu of steak, fish and vegetarian dishes, by executive chef Richard Nell and sous chef Matt McPherson. […]

 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.  

Zest

Zest

Zest San Juan Water Beach Club, 2 Tartak Street, Isla Verde (Carolina) 787-728-3666 Open Sunday to Thursday 6pm to 10pm; Friday and Saturday 6pm to 11pm. $$$ A sophisticated and beautiful water-themed experience with a creative fusion menu by executive chef Raúl Correa. Complimentary valet parking during dinner at Zest. Una sofisticada y hermosa experiencia […]

    • 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 […]