San Juan’s dining scene is a natural blend of tradition and innovation. You’ll find restaurants all over town weaving narratives to connect Puerto Rico’s rich food traditions with modern, inventive twists. Deeply rooted in their commitment to local ingredients, chefs frequent markets, work directly with farmers, and utilize ingredients that infuse the essence of the island into dishes as varied as Neapolitan sourdough pizza or Nikkei sushi. Though great meals are spread across the city’s diverse neighborhoods, the heart of the restaurant and bar scene really pulsates in areas like Santurce, Old San Juan, and Condado. From experimental pop-ups to time-honored fondas serving up classic comida criolla, San Juan has something new (or old) for every diner.
Paulina Salach Antonetti is a culinary tourism entrepreneur, event producer, freelance writer, and investor based in San Juan. She is the co-founder of Spoon and Puerto Rico Restaurant Week.Read More