Puerto Rico offers an incredible variety of cuisines & fine dining with many of them staying true to the flavors of the island. We know all of the options can be intimidating, so we have put together a list of some of our favorite restaurants in Puerto Rico.
The newest addition to the San Juan food scene is one you won’t want to miss. Located right within Serafina Beach Hotel, aMare is a modern Mediterranean and seafood restaurant with the Italian twist you have grown to expect from the Serafina Restaurant Group. The name aMare means “To Love” in Italian and “Will Love” in Spanish, as well as reminding us about the beauty of the sea; “Mare” in Italian and “Mar” in Spanish. Fresh local flavors and seasonings infused into every masterfully created dish made by the incredible head chef, Rubén A. Guzmán.
Address: 1045 Ashford Avenue, San Juan
Phone: (787) 625-5900
Hidden in the streets of Old San Juan you will find Verde Mesa a quaint restaurant with funky mismatching French-style furniture and a rustic chic vibe. James Beard Award nominee Chef Gabriel Hernandez changes the menu daily depending on what organic, local produce and protein are available that day. There is also a permanent menu filled with delicious classics as well as their signature dishes. If you aren’t sure what to order, make sure to ask for a tasting portion before deciding which to choose!
Address: 107 Calle Tetuan Esq San Jose, San Juan
Phone: (787) 390-4662
Photo: Facebook/Tacos & Tequila
Tacos & Tequila
Tacos and Tequila is the first restaurant of its kind launched in partnership with Tequila Patron. If you love tacos, this will be the place for you! The tacos are the center of the entire menu which was masterfully created by Executive Chef Juan Jose Cuevas. Don’t worry if tacos aren’t for you; they have other dishes such as soups, salads, nachos, and a variety of quesadillas. Make sure to save room for dessert because they have a Churro Ice Cream Sandwich which is out of this world.
Address: 1055 Ave Dr Ashford, San Juan
Phone: (787) 721-5500
Jose Enrique’s namesake restaurant is tucked away in an inconspicuous signless house and has been a must visit place for locals and tourists alike since it opened. The restaurant is quite small, and there are no reservations taken, but it is well worth the wait. James Beard semi-finalist Jose Enrique has masterfully created a simple but fresh menu that is reasonably priced, with options like perfectly fried fresh fish, and incredibly crispy tostones (twice-fried plantains).
Address: 176 Calle Duffaut, San Juan
Phone: (787) 725-3518
Photo: La Concha Resort
Perla is located in a dramatic shell and surrounded by a reflecting pool within the beautiful La Concha Resort & Hotel in Condado. It is a luxury seafood restaurant serving refined contemporary American cuisine, perfect for a special occasion with your loved one. Offering an impressive 30 wines by the glass, as well as offering over 4,000 bottles sporting 1,000 different labels.
Address: 1077 Ashford Ave. – Inside La Concha Resort
Phone: (787) 977-3285
Photo: Facebook/Serafina San Juan
Serafina San Juan
If you are craving some incredible authentic Italian cuisine, look no farther than Serafina San Juan. Located right within La Concha Resort & Hotel only a few minutes walk from Serafina Beach Hotel. Choose from a vast array of homemade pasta dishes as well as a large selection of homemade mozzarella, buffalo mozzarella, and burrata, no matter what you choose you are sure to have a fantastic authentic meal.
Address: 1077 Avenida Doctor Ashford, San Juan
Phone: (787) 722-5050
Whether you are looking to celebrate a special occasion or just looking to enjoy the flavors of the island, there is something for everyone in Puerto Rico. Contact the front desk to help set up any reservations you are looking for on the island.