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San Juan and Rincon, Puerto Rico - need dining suggestions

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Carolinagirl71 Jun 8, 2011 11:57 AM

We are going to Puerto Rico in July and would like some dinner suggestions. We'll spend one night in Old San Juan and the rest of the trip will be in Rincon. Found a few posts and suggestions for Old San Juan but can't seem to find anything in Rincon. While there will be two days of fishing with the hopes of catching dinner on those days, we'd like a few suggestions just in case the fishing plan falls through. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

  1. prVacationRental Jun 12, 2011 04:38 PM

    ****RULES THAT I USE****

    1. Order your meal first, than order drinks...in hopes that your food will come out sooner.
    2. Look to see if the place is full or empty, see if the wait staff is busy or bored..
    3. Ask another table how long they have been waiting for their order and then decide to stay or go.
    4. Be careful about paying the bill with credit card, 15% gratuity in some cases is applied already, be careful not to give another Tip of 15%
    5. If you wait more than 30 minutes to get served, I would pay for any drinks appetizers at this point and leave unless the restaurant is packed than 45 mins. Dont worry there are many other Restaurants.

    **These are Bars and Restaurants we have been to..Some are better than others, Some are cheaper than others, Remember you are in a touristy town and the prices on things fluctuate, beers/shots..Always ask a price before you buy a round. There are other restaurants on the outside of Rincon, And dont pass up on some of those Pincho stands on the sides of the road, they have some of the best food you can enjoy for the price.**

    Antojo's, 787-823-4377. 10:30am-10:00pm, closed Tuesday. Delicious & affordable local food.

    Brasas Grill at Rincon Beach Resort 787-589-9000 is an elegant, contemporary Caribbean cuisine restaurant, specializing in steaks, seafood and other local delicacies. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are a real treat at Brasas Grill. Our lobby bar is fun central.

    EL Bambino Italian Restaurant, 787-823-3744. Italian and Puerto Rican dishes.

    El Fogon De La Curva Restaurant 787 826-0096 Offers traditional Puerto Rican dishes, lechon, fresh daily fish specials, beers and homemade infused rum. Attached Fresh Fish market.

    El Pequeno Guavate Restaurant, Traditional Puerto Rican fare including mofongo, lechon, arroz gandules, yucca and appetizers.

    Harbor Restaurant 787-823-0547 If fresh seafood is of your liking, then is for you. This beachside eatery specializes in serving the best whole fresh Caribbean Lobster, fresh Red Snapper and fresh Mahi Mahi filet, along with in-season fresh Grouper and the catch of the day.

    Horned Dorset The Blue Room 787-823-4030 is dining at sea, in a Sorrento-tiled intimate space with wooden louvers cutting the glare of the ocean, or outside on the gravel terrace under the stars. Enjoying breakfast and light lunches on the open verandah adjoining the lobby and bar is an informal, breezy experience.

    KaPlash. For empanadillas the best in Rincon, great food and great prices that you cant beat anywhere else.

    La Ana Cofresi Restaurant 787-823-2450 offers delicious seafood, steaks and local cuisine. We offer full breakfast, lunch and dinner menus. Our beachfront sunset bar and grill offers great drinks, including the Pirate Special, burgers, kebabs and appetizers.

    Rincón Nativo, 787-823-4922 Su-Th: 5PM-1AM; F-Sa: 5PM-3AM.

    Rincon Tropical Restaurant 787-823-2017. Closed Tuesday. Creole dishes offers a wide variety of fresh fish, lobster and local flavor at moderate prices. One of the best empanadillas (seafood turnovers) are made here. We also offer a private dining room and our Happy Hour Bar is a local favorite.

    Rock Bottom Bar and Grill 787-823-3756 offers the tastiest pub grub in Rincon. Pull up a chair at our big circular bar, and after a few of our rum punches you will wish you visited us sooner and more often. Stay late for great tunes and a lively night time scene.

    Shipwreck Bar & Grill Rincon's newest and freshest restaurant right next to the marina. Come experience home-style, international cuisine for lunch and dinner in a tropical outdoor setting. The perfect place for the whole family to enjoy with happy hour as well as daily food and drink specials. Don't miss the Sunday pig roast, Puerto Rico style.

    The Rum Shack is a cool pool bar, delicious bistro and grill. Spend your Rincon nights with us and enjoy great food, cool beverages, plus lively music and conversation.

    The English Rose, 787-589-9000, Highly regarded as the best breakfast in Rincon. A must-do while in Rincon.

    The Lazy Parrot Restaurant, 787-823-0224. Whether you're looking for a romantic dinner at our tropical dining pavilion or a quick snack or tropical drink at our Rum Shack Poolside.

    Tropical Gourmet, Authentic Puerto Rican fare in a casual atmosphere. Try the mofongo!

    Shipwreck Bar and Grill, 787-823-6429, Nightly seafood special fresh of the boat, large salads, burgers, pastas, steaks. Try the tuna tamari salad or Nana's 7-Hour meat sauce.
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