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Fonda del Jibarito (La), San Juan

Fonda del Jibarito (La) - San Juan, Puerto Rico
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Fonda del Jibarito (La)
280 Calle Sol, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00901Map
+1 787 725 8375
Neighborhood: Old San Juan
Cuisine: South American
AOL Travel Editor’s Review

Deep in the depths of Old San Juan is an old, homestyle cafe serving "comida criolla," the classic Puerto Rican food of yore. The decor is homespun but appealing with lots of flowery plants filling the backyard patio, and the cooler inside dining room painted a festive yellow, green and blue. The side dishes (which are huge) are only included when you order a special; otherwise you pay extra for things like tostones, rice and pigeon peas, sweet plantains and yuca. There are yummy stuffed tamales, lots of grilled and fried seafood and several types of "mofongo," a heavy combo of fried and mashed plantains mixed with seafood or meat and lots of garlic. It's an island favorite.

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By MAMA | Posted 03/23/11
  The best authentic food after "Los Kioskos de Luquillo.  
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Restaurant General Information
  • Open Hours: Monday to Wednesday from 07:00 AM to 07:00 PM, Thursday to Saturday from 07:00 AM to 09:00 PM
  • Credit Cards Accepted: visa, mastercard
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5 th most recommended restaurant in San Juan, Puerto Rico