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One night in OSJ Puerto Rico

CEfromLA Jun 19, 2008 09:24 AM

Going on a cruise in November and we'll have one night in OSJ.

I'm looking for an amazing restaurant; some place 'special' with regional food.

Since we only have the one night, we gotta do it right!

Thanks!

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    mamadem Jun 22, 2008 05:59 PM

    Parrot club used to be good before it switched chefs...Pikayo is the best food on the island..my favorite. You won't be disappointed. A bit expensive but oh so worth it!! You will leave with a smile on your face as well as on your tummy.

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      CEfromLA Jun 23, 2008 08:23 AM

      Any food that can put smiles on my tummy sounds great!

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        mamadem Jun 23, 2008 10:52 AM

        Just fyi....the chef of Pikayo ..Wilo Benet..was a guest judge on the Top Chef finale show filmed in Puerto Rico. Hope you make it to Pikayo on your one night here. I know you will enjoy it. I live in San Juan and try to have dinner at Pikayo every week...always satisfies my foodie cravings :-)

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      mamadem Jun 20, 2008 10:21 AM

      Take a taxi to "Pikayo" ......pretty close (about 10 minutes away) and the most amazing food in Puerto Rico.

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        luci Jun 19, 2008 10:37 AM

        Dragonfly..very chic, great food, fun atmosphere..drinks after at Carli's Cafe...

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          Ericandblueboy Jun 19, 2008 08:31 PM

          Dragonfly is chic, but the food's not very good compared to Buddhakan. The Asian flavor overwhelms the latin flavor. I suggest the Parrot Club, which is more traditional Puerto Rican (same owner as Dragonfly, IIRC). Parrot Club is not as chic.

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            luci Jun 20, 2008 09:49 AM

            Where please is Buddhakan?

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              Ericandblueboy Jun 28, 2008 09:54 AM

              I was merely comparing Dragonfly to Buddhakan. There is no Buddhakan in P.R.

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              phelana Jun 22, 2008 04:55 PM

              Eric, I re read this. I ate at Parrot Club and did not find it to offer traditional Puerto Rican food. It was pretty funky/contemporary ..Our lunch was very good and pricey too. I second Pikayo.

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