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Puerto Rico, outside San Juan area: where the locals eat

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quimbaya Nov 16, 2009 01:02 PM

Headed to Puerto Rico again in December, so looking for places to eat, and of course most info you find is on San Juan and vicinity. So on this thread I hope we can collect our finds throughout the rest of the island as well as Vieques and Culebra.

Primarily we are looking for great local food, but if there is anything international that´s good and reasonably authentic please post that too. We are staying in Ceiba again but will be driving all around the island.

On the previous trip we enjoyed morcilla and lots of other stuff at the kioscos in Luquillo, had lunch at a kiosco type place on the road to Yunque, great pinchos on the right side of the road back from Camuy to the northern coast, those were the highlights of that trip as far as local food goes. Also mofongo at that place on the right side of PR-3 when headed from Ceiba to San Juan, I wish I could remember any of the names.

Somehow managed to miss out on lechón, won´t happen this time. I´ve read the threads on here about Guavate, so we´ll be there, maybe on Christmas day even.

So please post your favorites.

Also post if you know a generic way of finding great food anywhere in Puerto Rico on demand. Like for example in Colombia if you take an intercity bus or taxi you just ask the driver where he likes to eat, and that´s usually the place you want to be, even if the answer is "en mi casa". LOL

I´ve read about mesones gastronómicos, but don´t know if they are the real deal or more of a tourist trap type thing.

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