Other than being home to the Guánica State Forest and the popular Cayo Aurora — better known as Gilligan's Island — Guánica offers a mix of food options ranging from elevated, fine dining to casual, fun eats.
Since you’re near the beach, savor fresh fish paired with tostones, mofongo, or other typical Puerto Rican side dishes. Here are a few places to try while you’re in the area.
Alexandra is an elegant restaurant at the Copamarina Beach Resort & Spa that specializes in contemporary Puerto Rican dishes, seafood, and creative fusions. They also have a special menu for vegetarians and those who prefer gluten-free alternatives. This restaurant is a pleasantly cosmopolitan surprise in a relatively secluded area.
Alexandra's menu is not extensive, but the quality and preparation of their plates is extraordinary. Among our favorite dishes are the lamb meatballs, filet mignon, prosciutto pasta, and truffle risotto. For seafood lovers, don’t miss the lobster over portobello mushrooms — it will knock your sandals off.
Alexandra is open several nights a week for dinner and is conveniently located near the pier, where you can rent kayaks to visit Gilligan's Island.
Mojito Beach Bar
An informal, open-air restaurant serving homemade pizza, local and Caribbean specialties, and fresh seafood. Mojito Beach Bar serves tapas-style foods and offers a variety of mojitos made with fresh juices. The service is excellent and during the weekends there is live music. If you are in search of a laid-back atmosphere where you can grab a tasty bite and enjoy good music while you unwind, this is the perfect spot. One of the popular dishes at Mojito Beach Bar is the mahi-mahi ceviche and, to drink, a strawberry coconut mojito.
Las Palmas Café
Like Restaurante Alexandra, Las Palmas Café is also located on Copamarina's pristine property. Their creative-yet-casual menu features everything from innovative seafood dishes and juicy cuts of meat to hearty sandwiches, delightful salads, and more.
And while the food is fantastic, most make a stop at Las Palmas for its incredible ambiance and views of the Caribbean. The alfresco eatery is also a popular spot for sunset cocktail hour as they offer live entertainment nearly every night.
Las Palmas is open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
A local favorite, Caño’s Pizza is the perfect place to refuel after a day spent on the beaches in Guánica. On their menu you'll find pizza (of course!), savory tostones, healthy-ish salads, and ice-cold beer.