La Placita Late-Night Recommendations

By: AvenidaDeLasArtes.com; Santaella Staff   Parada 20 – Plaza del Mercado   This is the heart and soul of Santurce!   Also known as ‘La Placita’ or the little plaza, this is the last of the traditional markets which used to be in every neighborhood before large supermarkets arrived in...

‘Tostones’ Double-fried Green Plantains

Tostones, or fried green (unripe) plantains, are a staple of the Puerto Rican diet. – Editor’s Note, New Worlder   INGREDIENTS   vegetable oil, for deep frying 1 green plantain, peeled and cut crosswise into 1-inch slices Kosher salt   Prep Time: 10 Minutes Serves: 6-8 Tostones   PREPARATION  ...

Food Lover’s Guide to San Juan

By: Fodors     With its Spanish, African, Taíno (Native American), and French influences, the food of Puerto Rico, or cocina criolla, has always been an adventure for the taste buds, one that utilizes the island’s natural gastronomic bounty. In the past few years, however, forward-thinking chefs have redefined the...