Eater turns its attention to San Juan, Puerto Rico to focus on nine newish restaurants garnering some serious buzz. Eater has asked local food expert Mikol Hoffman for her picks of the hottest openings of the past 12 months or so.
Like so many other cities, San Juan is in the midst of a food hall revival, whether in the more traditional model (El Mercado de Paseo Caribe) or a more low-key outdoor version (Lote 23). San Juan is also crushing on global food capitals like Lima (Mercado de Lima) and Rome (Bocca Osteria Romana). There’s also a gorgeous new brunch destination (Sabrina Brunch & Bistro Bar) and a boundary-pushing new cocktail bar (La Coctelera).
Looking for the essentials? We’ve got you covered. But for only the newest and hottest, here’s the first-ever Eater Heatmap for San Juan:
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