Restaurants, markets, cafes, bars, grocery stores + more!


Ceviche by Totti is an unassuming little food truck in the parking lot of a 24/7 convenient store but has the BEST ceviche and empanadas in town. Try both with the hot sauce. SO good!! $

Pure Great spot in the heart of Miramar offering fresh, organic fare including salads, smoothies, and wraps (the Spicy Thai chicken is a personal favorite). The dessert offerings are also incredibly delicious, especially the carrot cake muffins. Yum! The owner sources organic, cruelty-free produce and livestock. Tasty and responsible. Win/win. $$

Gustos Coffee Co. Fabulous coffee, breakfast, lunch spot. Charming decor, fresh pastries and a super friendly staff. Indoor and outdoor seating. $$

Casita Miramar Authentic Puerto Rican fare with an updated twist. Fresh and vibrant. One of our favorite entrees is the guava glazed ribs; the sangria is heavenly. Divine. $$$

La Hacienda A delightful deli and gourmet market with local, organic produce, fabulous sandwiches/salads and a dizzying array of beverages- both standard and fancy. Excellent wine and beer selections. $$$


El Axolote A hidden gem off a less-travelled side street featuring mouth-watering tacos, flautones, guacamole, and chocolate churros- amazing! Full Bar, too. $$

Acapulco Taqueria Mexicana I had been hearing about Acapulco for some time and finally got a chance when I had some good friends in town. The word on the street was this place had some amazing tacos; sure enough they did. Spectacular! The pork belly tacos were our favorite, with the carnitas coming in a close second. Be sure to ask for both hot sauces- pique and verde- delicious. The key lime pie was the perfect ending to our meal. Don't expect a fancy atmosphere- just go with a healthy appetite and you won'd be disappointed. (Super friendly staff as well.) $$

Old San Juan:

Waffle Era Breakfast/brunch tea room serving the "world's most expensive coffee" Kopi Luwak and delightful savory or sweet full-size or mini waffles. They also serve blooming tea. If you're in the mood for something truly decadent, try the Crème brûlée waffle. Out. Of. Control. $$

St. Germain Bistro & Cafe French bistro fare- salads, sandwiches, fresh fruit plates. Fabulous brunch options and mimosas. Charming! $$

The Mezzanine (at St. Germain) Fabulous cocktails (the basil mojito is a must try) and excellent sangria all in French mid-century chic decor. Happy Hours Monday - Friday 4 - 8pm offering half-priced wine by the glass Lovely! $$

La Taberna Lúpulo Awesome on tap beer selection in a low-key, laid-back traditional bar setting. Something like 30+ beers on tap. Cheers! $


Oceano Asian fusion (try the Ahi Tuna Tartare and/or Calamari), fabulous Caribbean cocktails all served on the balcony on Condado Beach overlooking the ocean- spectacular view. The Diver Scallops are incredible and served on a lovely pumpkin purée. Clean, crisp and delightful. $$$

La Concha One of my favorite places to enjoy a smart cocktail surrounded by 60's swank decor. Sip your cocktail poolside or in the posh lobby bar with the beautiful people. A must see location. $$$

Café Marquesa Home of the famous Red Velvet Pancakes (major yum!) and a rockin' churrasco, which is not to be missed. Coffee/tea, breakfast/brunch. Super friendly staff! $$

Condado Vanderbilt Stunning Art Deco inspired luxury hotel (with several restaurants/bars) featuring a spectacular ocean-front veranda. Fancy schmancy, to say the least, but so worth it. Treat yourself! $$$$

Ocean Park: 

Ocean Park Cafe: A wonderful little find, off the beaten path mind you, but worth the slight diversion. The Eggs Benedict were superb, as was the coffee. They also offer a dizzying array of smoothies, acai bowls, freshly squeezed juices and wheatgrass shots. The service is slow (read Island Time) but extremely friendly. $$