Puerto Rican

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Pikayo
999 Ashford Avenue PR 00907
San Juan
Puerto Rico

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My Frommers travel guide as well as another travel guide I had gave Pikayo the highest rating it could, so even though at first I was a bit reluctant to try it, as it was fusion Puerto Rican food where the main chef Wilo Benet combines traditional Puerto Rican ingredients with Japanese, Chinese, Thai, Spanish, Italian, French and Arab influences, and I wanted to eat more traditional Peruvian food, in the end I decided to give it a try. Wilo Benet is a celebrity chef in Puerto Rico and besides owning Pikayo since 1990, he does TV appearances, writes books and also creates his own wine. When we first arrived to the Conrad Condado hotel where Pikayo is located it had a strangish/ cheap feel to it. Pikayo was located on first floor, and on one side there was a casino and on the other side Pikayo. When we entered the restaurant we were greeted and taken to a small table for 2.

Maija rated: 

4.50

Location: 

El Jibarito
280 Calle Sol 00901
San Juan
Puerto Rico

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I spent a long time on line googling and reading my travel guides trying to find the best casual and traditional Puerto Rican restaurant, as we were in Puerto Rico only for one full day and so I was keen to try the local food that I had read a lot about. In the end I decided to settle for El Jibarito as all the guide books said the locals go there, it is authentic, and it was on the way for us as well, whilst we were sightseeing. Old San Juan streets at mid day, when we were looking for the restaurant, were very quiet but once you got closer to El Jibarito you could hear chatter and pleasant noise that this restaurant was generating. 

 

Maija rated: 

3.00

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