Culinary gems and coffee farms tucked into the scenic mountains.

Nestled in the middle of the Central Mountain Range of Puerto Rico, Utuado’s thick vegetation and wide rivers give rise to an abundance of coffee farms that you can visit. Check out Hacienda Café Gran Batey, and others in the area.

When you get hungry, you won’t find luxurious fine dining in Utuado, but you will be treated to tasty local cuisine and a friendly, family-oriented atmosphere just about everywhere you go. Here’s where to eat when you venture to this scenic region:

Exterio view of La Familia in Utuado.

Become a member of the family when dining at La Familia in Utuado. 

La Familia

You’ll be treated just like a member of the family at La Familia. This family-owned restaurant has great homemade pizza, seafood, meat cuts, and some of the best mofongo you’ll find in Utuado. La Familia is a perfect stop after a day of ziplining, hiking, and other adventures in the mountains. The service is fast and friendly, and the prices are affordable. Note that alcoholic beverages are not served here.

View of the lounge area at Bier Garden in Utuado

Refresh with a selection of craft beer at the Bier Garden.

Bier Garden

At Bier Garden the wide-ranging menu includes everything from excellent hamburgers to fish tacos or traditional Puerto Rican dishes. There are also tasty homemade desserts, a good selection of craft beers, mojitos, and other cocktails for non-beer drinkers. Enjoy your drink or dinner on the outdoor patio and listen to live music al fresco.

The sign in front of las tortugas in utuado

Las Tortugas

A quaint wooden restaurant surrounded by bamboo groves, thick vegetation, and a pond teeming with turtles, Las Tortugas seamlessly blends in with the natural surroundings of Utuado. You’ll be instantly welcomed by the family atmosphere, friendly service, and magical setting. Try the delicious trifongo with the meat or seafood of your choice, and many other local specialties, including churrasco, chuletas can-can, octopus salad, and more.

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