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Local Experience-Restaurants/Cafes recommendation

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Local Experience-Restaurants/Cafes recommendation

Hi all,

I am going to San Juan in August with friends to celebrate my bday. When i usually visit a new country/city i love to eat local food prepared the local way. I like to avoid restaurants who cater to tourists, i've found that they usually alter the way they make the food (example use less spices or seasoning).

Can you please recommend authentic restaurant/cafes in san juan? it doesnt have to be fancy and it can off the tourists areas.

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San Juan
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1. Re: Local Experience-Restaurants/Cafes recommendation

Café Manolín in the Old San Juan. It's where the locals go. http://cafemanolinoldsanjuan.com/menu-2.html

In Isla Verde, go to Metropol. https://metropolrestaurant.com/

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Isla Verde
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Metropol
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2. Re: Local Experience-Restaurants/Cafes recommendation

I also recommend those Restaurants, also Mojito in Old San Juan. Bebo's BBQ in Carolina. Espana Bakery in Isla Verde. Go to Pinones for local Seafood dishes as well as Empanadas and Alcapurias

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Bebo's BBQ
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Pinones
Pinones
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3. Re: Local Experience-Restaurants/Cafes recommendation

La Parrilla it's about 20 miles from San Juan to the east, but so worth it

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San Juan
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4. Re: Local Experience-Restaurants/Cafes recommendation

All great suggestions. If you have a car and are there on the weekend, head to Guvate, it's an experience worth the drive. Pinones is also a lot of fun. As are the Kiosks at Liquillo.

Edited: 07 July 2018, 17:21
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5. Re: Local Experience-Restaurants/Cafes recommendation

Thank You all for the suggestions!!!

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