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ARETE & The Lemon Experience

I fondly remember my ARETĒ nights. So much excitement, so much build-up for the unforgettable 6-course meals prepared by Chef Mario Juan and proudly served by Kali & Bria Solak. Usually capped at 6 guests, the wait at times was two to three months. I of course, would frequently call and plead to be put…

Calle Loíza Food Festival

La Calle Loíza is one of the coolest streets in San Juan. Steps from the beautiful beaches of Ocean Park, Calle Loíza has become of the area’s go-to dining destinations. This Sunday, November 13 the street will celebrate its 1st annual Urban Culinary Festival. Great food, a demo kitchen, delicious drinks, live music, art and…

FUDIS Food Truck Festival at The St. Regis Bahia Beach

Last weekend, the luxurious St. Regis Bahía Beach Resort hosted its 5th annual FUDIS, Gourmet Food Truck Festival.  This edition, nicknamed “Farm Fresh”, focused on sustainable farming and farm to food truck offerings. Festival goers also encountered a farmer’s market with local products from around the Island. At Piscolabis, Chef Dennis Velez offered a mahi-mahi…

1041 Gastronomia de Barrio + Gallo Negro Takeovers

Gallo Negro is taking over Puerto Rico. Or rather, they will if Chef Maria Grubb has her way. Their recent spate of collaboration dinners or ‘takeovers’ organized by Chef Grubb and her staff have been a hit with diners from San Juan to Isabella. It’s a simple idea that lends itself to tremendous creativity. Come…

Traveling to Puerto Rico and worried about the Zika virus? Watch this video!

Check out this video testimonial where several doctors from the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians talk about Zika and vacationing in Puerto Rico. This year, tourism on the Island has suffered tremendously due to fear created by the media. The truth of the matter is that life in Puerto Rico has continued as it always has, and Zika has not been an issue for residents and travelers. Thank you to Meet Puerto Rico for the video! Check out this link for more information and testimonials: Zika    

It’s All in The Family at Acapulco Taquería

There are days when all you want is a damn good taco. And no, not that Tex-Mex stuff with sour cream, iceberg lettuce, mounds of sauce and dried chicken. The REAL deal! Tacos al pastor, cochinita pibil, barbacoa and lengua can all be found at Acapulco Taquería, a family run business on Calle Loíza. Owned…

Spoon Weekend Update: 3 Foodie Festivals

Spoon Weekend Update: 3 Foodie Festivals This weekend Puerto Rico’s foodies can get boozed, get smoked, and go green. Three festivals will showcase Puerto Rico’s multifarious culinary offerings set amongst some of the islands most charming venues. In what is quite possibly the ultimate dichotomy of deliciousness, 7,000 pounds of premium BBQ will be served…

Spoon’s Top 5 Valentine’s Day Picks in Puerto Rico

Image by @thewalrushk Do you and your Valentine compliment each other like champagne and caviar, like mac and cheese, like gin and tonic? To find out if you form a classic pairing, take our Spoon Food Tours Valentine’s Test. Here’s how to play: Choose one of our Top Five Valentine’s Day picks, visit with your…

Di Parma Trattoria of Condado 11th Anniversary Celebration

The Condado strip extends the length of Ashford Avenue, popular with tourists and locals alike for its seemingly endless number of bars, restaurants, and shops all heaving with activity. Of the many wonderful options, few establishments can boast of a better location than Di Parma Trattoria. On park Ventana al Mar, the exclusively outdoor restaurant…

FUDIS Gourmet Food Truck Festival @ St. Regis

Situated at the foot of El Yunque National Forrest, the St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort is a study in understated luxury perfectly suited to host the 3rd annual FUDIS Gourmet Food Truck Festival. The tree-lined path that leads to the property’s entrance is an enchanting corridor that builds anticipation with each passing ceiba and almond…

Puerto Rico Meets NYC

The jaunty piragua cart with it’s bright colors and big umbrella ambles down the street in San Juan with the same awkward agility it does in New York City. A summer staple of both cities, the cart’s pyramid shaped icy treat is a tropical flavored harbinger of happiness. It exemplifies one of the many culinary…

Serafina Opens in San Juan

Welcome to your new favorite spot in Condado! Located at the La Concha Hotel, Serafina is a cool, modern and fun restaurant. The outdoor terrace; with its foliage, wooden furniture and orange accents is inviting and demands something bubbly. Choose from Serafina’s own sparkling white or rosé, sit back, relax and enjoy the Caribbean scene. Serafina…

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