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Sunday in Santurce (San Juan)

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I'm going to have a short layover on Sunday afternoon in San Juan. I'll be traveling from the small Isla Grande airport to San Juan International, and I'd love to grab a bite in between (about 2-4 pm). I've checked out places in Santurce, which seems like the most logical place to go, since it's between the 2 airports, but I'm having trouble finding something that'll be open on Sunday afternoon. Any recs for a spot that'll be open for a late Sunday lunch? I'll do Santurce or any nearby neighborhood, and I'm cool with anything from a hole in the wall to high brow stuff. Ideally I'd prefer legit Puerto Rican food, but I'm willing to try whatever you think is worth my while. (I've been to the touristy areas of San Juan, such as Old San Juan, before, and I'd like to avoid places that cater to tourists as much as possible.)

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  1. See if you can grab a taxi to Casita Blanca (sp?). Real down home cooking, chickens running in the yard, little English spoken.
    Mentioned in many other posts about San Juan. It really is good/unique.

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    1. re: mchametzky

      I second Casita Blanca which is also about half way between the two airports but Im pretty sure they are closed on Sundays. Maybe give them a call. The owners have a place in Miramar (also between the two airports) called Casita Miramar that is open on Sundays. The food is more consistent at Blanca but Miramar is a good experience.

      Another option is Molini on Calle Loiza. Very good local food.

    2. I second Casita Blanca which is also about half way between the two airports but Im pretty sure they are closed on Sundays. Maybe give them a call. The owners have a place in Miramar (also between the two airports) called Casita Miramar that is open on Sundays. The food is more consistent at Blanca but Miramar is a good experience.

      Another option is Molini on Calle Loiza. Very good local food and if it does not suit you next door is La Cueva Del Mar that also serves good seafood and local food.