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Charming Vegetarian Oasis at Verde Mesa

During my stay in Puerto Rico, I got the sense that Puerto Rican cuisine is very meat-and-starch heavy. So I was pleasantly surprised when I found Verde Mesa, which is essentially a vegetarian restaurant. 257 more words

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Discovering a local favorite at José Enrique

In La Placita de Santurce, among the ring of restaurants surrounding the public market, was a restaurant that was hailed as a local favorite. José Enrique is quite unique and celebrated, because the chef, Jose Enrique, grew up locally, studied and practiced in the US, including in New York, before returning home and opening this restaurant. 295 more words

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Pastelillos - my way

“Liza, you wanna pastelillo?” was music to my ears growing up. It was and still is one of my favorite cultural foods. Some people call them empanadas but my family called them pastelillos (meat turnover). 365 more words


Tostones, Mofongo and Amarillo: the Plantain Trifecta

Let’s call this a public service announcement or an educational post. Having tried all three plantain dishes in Puerto Rico, not saying that these are the only ways to eat plantains, I figured I will talk about them together. 462 more words


Just like Abuela made

For twenty years or so, I’ve been telling The Kid about Puerto Rico.  As a child, I lived there for a few years, and it was kind of totally awesome. 678 more words

Cuca eats 😋

As usual craving Puerto Rican food, I decided to go try Jibarito y Mas formerly known as Sabor Latino. The small and cozy restaurant is Located on 3400 W. 37 more words


Mallorcas and French Toast at Viejo San Juan

Back in January of this year, I had the opportunity to escape the negative thirty degree Ottawa winter for a few weeks, so I pounced on it. 491 more words

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