There’s nothing like the delicious smell of a fresh cup of coffee in the morning. Luckily Viejo, San Juan is home to several cafes that allow you to indulge your taste buds in some of Puerto Rico’s finest blends. One of the best places to quench your craving for coffee in San Juan is Cafe Puerto Rico, located
This friendly and cozy restaurant provides outdoor seating and flavorful bargains right on Plaza Colon. The restaurant’s interior features a relaxed, welcoming ambiance thanks to the never-ending whir of a blender making fruit juice, the tiled floors, ceiling fans, and beamed ceilings. The restaurant’s menu features a wonderful selection of regional dishes. Some of the most popular options include rice and chicken, red snapper, and paella. The menu also features a wide selection of vegetarian dishes, soups, and salads. Cafe Puerto Rico is also known as the go-to place for mofongo — mashed, fried plantain. And, in a place like Puerto Rico, that’s quite something. The mofongo is available in sweet plantain, yucca, or green, and with your selection of protein stuffing. The chicken creamy garlic is to die for, and something you should consider trying. Cafe Puerto Rico also features a lounge and well-stocked bar where you can relax during your free time. The restaurant’s location is perfect for those who would like to visit architectural landmarks such as the El Morro Castle or San Juan Cathedral.
Cafe Puerto Rico’s wonderful selection of meals are available during both lunch and dinner. So, if you happen to be taking a stroll down the winding streets of Old San Juan, as you pass by the H&R, do not hesitate to visit this establishment. The lunch is fantastic and the bar offers a delightful selection of drinks including, sangria, wine, and tropical drinks.
Cafe Puerto Rico offers a thoughtful selection of appetizers that leaves you craving for the remaining part of your dining adventure at the restaurant. During your visit to Cafe Puerto Rico, you might want to start with the carrucho. This delightful appetizer features a conch and goes for only $12. As far as appetizers go, this is one of the best you will ever taste. Camarones ajillo is also quite nice. It features shrimp in garlic sauce and goes for $10. Cafe Puerto Rico’S ceviche goes for $12 and features the restaurant’s housemade ceviche. Chorizos vino goes for $6 and features Spanish sauce and wine sauce. The chicharrones are also a delightful treat for your palate. It goes for $6 and features chunks of chicken fried to a crisp. The mini alcapurrias goes for $7 and features delicious alcapurrias fritters. Enjoy a delicious serving of corn stick when you select the $7 sorullitos de mainz. This starter is a tested classic and one of the most popular starters at Cafe Puerto Rico. The Queso Frito goes for $6 and features fried cheese. Before moving to the selections offered at Cafe Puerto Rico, there is one last appetizer worth a mention — the Bandeja Surtida. There are two sizes of Bandeja Surtida — full and half. A full Bandeja Surtida goes for $25 while a half Bandeja surtida goes for $15.