Easter Trip to Puerto Rico: 4 Night Dinner Lineup Needs Feedback
Background: My fiancee and I are spending the Easter holiday in PR and currently live in NYC
Food considerations: we've been to most all restaurants in NY and are looking for the following during vacation - restaurants that have cuisine we can't get in NYC and top restaurants in the area
Current dinner reservation lineup:
+ Friday: Delirio (Chef Alfredo Ayala has come highly recommended)
+ Saturday: Brother Jimmy's (we are staying at the ESJ and I want to be able to watch the NCAA Final Four games and have drinks)
+ Sunday: Budatai (Chef Roberto Trevino's showing on Iron Chef suggests food should be good)
+ Monday: Aquaviva (based on friend's suggestion)
Basis: constructed based on prior trips, suggestions, Chowhound Boards, T + L, Top Chef, Food & Wine, and other various sources
Conclusion: looking for suggestions as to places that I may be missing and whether I should change the ordering of restaurants
Other points: considered the following but excluded - Dragonfly, Parrot Club, Pikayo, and BLT Steak
Any and all feedback is much appreciated.
I live in San Juan and if I had only one night in PR for dinner it would definitely be at Pikayo. With four nights it would be a shame for you to exclude Pikayo. It is the best cuisine in PR. Don't miss it. Chayote is also very good. Delirio would be my third choice. I would not bother with Aquaviva..nothing amazing . Dragonfly..eh..
Parrot Club used to be good years ago but I have not been back due to a few bad experiences. BLT Steak..much better in NY....used to be really good when it first opened but has gone downhill and I won't go anymore as the quality just doesn't compare to NY.
I really can't say anything great about Budatai...I have been there a few times but am usually underwhelmed. If you live in NY , Budatai will be a letdown.