Whether you’re looking for authentic Puerto Rican cuisine, international dining, avant-garde creations, or quick bites, Santurce is the place to go. For some hot street food try Lote 23, a vibrant gastronomic oasis filled with locals, music, and delicious food. Nearby is Abracadabra, a whimsical café known for their brunches and occasional live theater. Other local favorites include Café Comunión for its incredible brunch, and La Casita Blanca for its diverse menu featuring everything from seafood to comida criolla (traditional Puerto Rican dishes).
Vianda and Gallo Negro both boast executive chefs nominated for 2019 James Beard Foundation Awards, and are not to be missed. Vianda features a farm-to-table menu that highlights Puerto Rico’s agriculture, and Gallo Negro offers a sophisticated whiskey bar and an eclectic menu with American, Puerto Rican, Dominican, and Asian influences.
Calle Loíza is an emblematic street in Santurce with a variety of dining options such as Shibō, where Asian and Puerto Rican influences merge; Bocca Osteria Romana, a family-owned restaurant serving Roman-Italian dishes; and Acapulco, with its street tacos and authentic Mexican food.