Cocina Al Fondo


We are a Puerto Rican-owned and operated culinary destination that is rooted in the traditions, flavors, and history of our island. We offer fresh, elevated Puerto Rican cuisine with a twist—dishes incorporate and extoll the fertility and fruits of our land and sea yet with an international influence that connects us to diverse cultures around the world. We believe in a circular system that supports a sustainable future and showcases the strength and beauty of our land—and that includes our people. Ingredients are locally-sourced from farmers, fishermen, local producers, and harvested from our own garden. Each dish is made with love, generations of intuition inherited from our ancestors, and with a respect for what our island and its inhabitants can accomplish.

Cocina al Fondo offers a unique sensorial journey that is meant for everyone to enjoy. Our rotating, seasonally-inspired plates—from the simplest to the most complex dish—encourage wellbeing: of our bodies, minds, and soul. Nature, art, the lyrical essence of our island, the aromas, and our colorful, intense Caribbean heritage are all imbued into every element of our cuisine. We proffer an escape through a festive, gastronomic journey that reinterprets Puerto Rican cuisine through a bold new narrative of fortitude, tenacity, and, of course, taste. Our kitchen is helmed by James Beard-nominated chef Natalia Vallejo, who led Cocina al Fondo to two highly sought-after nominations from the lauded organization in its first year of business: “Best New Restaurant” and “Best Chef: South”. She has been featured in Food & Wine, Travel & Leisure, The New York Times, Eater, Bon Appetit, Lonny, Downtown Magazine, and more.

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