Eating My Way through Puerto Rico

by Melanie Edwards on June 15, 2009 · 13 comments

in Puerto Rico

Before I left for our vacation, I shared with you which foods from Puerto Rico I was most looking forward to eating while on our trip.

I didn’t get to eat all of them, but did eat many and some that weren’t even on my list.

Food Tour of our Trip to Puerto Rico

Alcapurrias

I ate these twice on our trip. The first time was at a little kiosk in La Parguera after our boat ride. It wasn’t very good, though.

The second time was actually at a restaurant in El Yunque. Though a bit overpriced, it was really good that time.

Pastelillos

We ate these a couple of times as well in several places. Some places call them empanadillas, others pastelillos.

Chicharron y Pan de Cachete

Although it was on the last day of our trip, we did get some chicharron from Bayamon. We had plenty leftover, so it came back to Florida with us.

Coco Frio

I caught one of these in El Yunque on the way back down before heading back to Cabo Rojo. After having hiked all day, it was definitely refreshing to drink some cold coconut water.

Limber

I used to run to the house behind ours when I was little to buy some of these. The lady who lived there ran a little store from her marquesina. Much in the same fashion, we got some limbers from a lady selling food in her marquesina just up the street from the house we rented.

Piragua

After having walked all of El Morro in the very hot sun, the strategically-placed cart outside selling piraguas was definitely welcomed. Talk about great marketing. At $2 each, I’m sure that man is making a killing. (By the way, these used to be A LOT cheaper back in the day.)

Helados

And right next to the piragua cart, was another cart selling helados. Pineapple, coconut, and passion fruit. It was hard to pick just one flavor.

Pinchos

“Meat on a stick,” as my husband calls them. He was in search of these since the first day there when he saw them in Aguadilla. We didn’t stop to buy them that day due to rain, so of course, it was his mission to find some after that. And he did. In both chicken and pork.

Got any favorite foods from Puerto Rico? Or maybe you see some you’d like to try? I’d love to hear about it in the comments.


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Margarita de la Cruz-Adams August 20, 2009 at 9:25 pm

Hi,
My parents use to send me to Puerto Rico during my summer vacations as a child. Mostly in Bayamon (Toa Alta) and Rincon. I typed in the search engine “Pan de Cachete” to see if any of the companies delivered to my hometown.
This was certainly a culinary tour of my childhood. Thank you for sharing, it made me smile.

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ninalatina February 4, 2010 at 9:54 am

I miss puerto rico and the delicious food the beautiful beach

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Anonymous February 4, 2010 at 3:54 pm

I miss puerto rico and the delicious food the beautiful beach

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Anonymous February 4, 2010 at 3:54 pm

I miss puerto rico and the delicious food the beautiful beach

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Anonymous February 4, 2010 at 3:54 pm

I miss puerto rico and the delicious food the beautiful beach

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Anonymous February 4, 2010 at 3:54 pm

I miss puerto rico and the delicious food the beautiful beach

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Anonymous February 4, 2010 at 3:54 pm

I miss puerto rico and the delicious food the beautiful beach

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Anonymous February 4, 2010 at 3:54 pm

I miss puerto rico and the delicious food the beautiful beach

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Anonymous February 4, 2010 at 3:54 pm

I miss puerto rico and the delicious food the beautiful beach

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Anonymous February 4, 2010 at 3:54 pm

I miss puerto rico and the delicious food the beautiful beach

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Anonymous February 4, 2010 at 3:54 pm

I miss puerto rico and the delicious food the beautiful beach

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Anonymous February 4, 2010 at 3:54 pm

I miss puerto rico and the delicious food the beautiful beach

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ninalatina February 4, 2010 at 10:54 am

I miss puerto rico and the delicious food the beautiful beach

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