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Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico

By ammcdo03
Trip Plan Tags: 
budget
Destinations: 
Caribbean,
Puerto Rico,
San Juan

We want to travel and see everything the island has to offer

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Dragonfly, Puerto Rico

364 Calle Fortaleza, Old San Juan
San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
Tel: 787 977 3886
Website: www.oofrestaurants.com

Dragonfly is decorated something like an opium den—sitting inside the crimson dining room, beneath light fixtures draped with fabric, you might just find yourself addicted to the Latin-Asian creations on your plate. The Dragon Punch, a potent mix of cranberry, lime, passion-fruit juice, and Bacardi Limón—will start you off with a bang. It's a good prelude to the inventive dishes, such as Peking duck nachos with wasabi sour cream, or Szechuan-pepper tuna with five-spice sauce. The only downer? The no-reservations policy. It can be a drag when the staff corrals you behind a velvet rope to wait for a table. But such is the price of getting your fix.

Open daily from 5:30 pm.

Eating

Pamela's Caribbean Cuisine, Puerto Rico

Numero Uno Guest House, 1 Santa Ana Street, Ocean Park
San Juan 00911, Puerto Rico
Tel: 787 726 5010
Website: www.numero1guesthouse.com

Like the Numero Uno Guest House, the hotel in which it's housed, Pamela's is both surprisingly high-end and reasonably affordable. In posh Ocean Park—one of the city's older residential districts—the restaurant dishes up creative Nuevo-Latino fare. Among the standout dishes are filet mignon teriyaki rolls; crab cakes served with lemon-lime aïoli; grilled prawns served with coconut curry sauce; and spicy pork loin served with pineapple sweet-and-sour sauce. Reserve a table at sunset and ask to sit as close to the waves as possible. They're open all day, but serve only a limited tapas menu between 3 pm and 6 pm.

Open daily from noon to 10 pm.

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Information may have changed since the date of publication. Please confirm details with individual establishments before planning your trip.