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Our co-founder’s Chat With CardRates.com About Their Immersive Island-wide Culinary Experiences

In a Nutshell: In Puerto Rico’s historic Old San Juan district, the past lives side by side with the present, and culinary traditions provide a window into the island’s soul. Spoon offers food and cocktail tours and cooking classes for credit card rewards travelers who want to steep themselves in that rich heritage. As worldwide…

RECIPES: Bacon & Guava Panetela | Boozy Rum & Coconut Limeade

Panetela de Guayaba is a traditional Puerto Rican dessert made with guava paste.  During our take over of the @DiscoverPuertoRico instagram account, we tweaked the classic recipe to make it even more brunch friendly. We added bacon, cinnamon, and rum for a fun, boozy twist! A Puerto Rican brunch wouldn’t be complete without a cocktail!…

Best Spots For Happy Hours in San Juan

Discovering the best deals in town often requires an insider’s knowledge. But have no fear, Spoon is here! We’ve done the work for you and have found some of the best Happy Hours in San Juan. La Penúltima: This no-frills bar in Santurce is known for its casual vibe, fantastic cocktails, and great bar food….

Where to Go For Brunch in San Juan

Here in San Juan, we love a good brunch! What better way to enjoy the weekend than to eat amazing food with great company.  We’re rounded up some of our favorites so you don’t miss out on the best brunch spots in San Juan. This list has a bit of everything – from lemon meringue…

Things to Eat, See and Do in Rincón

With its laid-back attitude and leisurely pace, this surf town in Puerto Rico’s northwest corner is a favorite of both locals and tourists. Just a two hour drive from San Juan, Rincón is known for world-class waves, picture perfect sunsets, amazing eats and an uber chill vibe. Headed out west? Here are our top tips…

10 Local Brands We Love From Puerto Rico

We are always looking for ways to support local brands that positively impact our island — what better way than by mindfully shopping at small, local businesses! From food products to resort wear, we picked brands that are committed to Puerto Rico’s social transformation. These picks also make for thoughtful, one-of-a-kind treats or gifts. Check…

10 Best Beaches in Puerto Rico

No matter what brings brings you to Puerto Rico, we know our warm, picture-perfect beaches are part of your itinerary. With over 270 miles of coastline, our island is packed with beautiful beaches. While we have several great ones in San Juan, other gems around the island are worth the trip.  Of course, no Spoon…

5 Dishes You Must Try When Visiting Puerto Rico

  There are many reasons to visit Puerto Rico. From its beaches to its architectural beauty and year-round tropical weather, it’s one of the best destinations to visit any time of the year. Do you need another reason to book that ticket? Food! Our cuisine is a unique blend of our Taíno, Spanish and African…

Puerto Rico Restaurant Week 2019 | Our Favorite Dining Celebration!

PR Restaurant Week starts JUNE 1st!   For 10 days, 25 top restaurants will be offering prix-fixe dinner menus for $38 and some will offer lunch menus for $20. It’s easy to partake in #PRRW2019! Visit the site: www.PRrestaurantweek.com Click the ‘Restaurants’ Tab View all the restaurants and their menus Pick your favorites and call…

Culinary Tour with Spoon in Old San Juan

  In July 2018, Discover Puerto Rico was created as the Island’s official DMO (Destination Management organization). DMOs are not for profit organizations whose purpose is to grow the visitor economy and enhance long-term economic development. We look forward to working with the DMO to help position Puerto Rico as the Caribbean’s premier destination for…

Arroz Con Gandules Recipe

  In Puerto Rico, we LOVE the holiday season (we are said to have one of the longest ones!) and it’s the perfect excuse for us to indulge in delectable dishes. For those looking for a new recipe to try for the holidays, here is one of our favorites that you can try this year.

Classic Mofongo Recipe

Welcome back to our Plantain Recipe Series. Today we dive into another classic: MOFONGO! This fried garlicky mash made with fried plantains is comfort food at its finest. Eat it as a side or top it with a protein like fresh lobster in a garlic white wine sauce. It’s even more delicious than it sounds!…

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