La Mallorquina


La Mallorquina is a restaurant in San Juan, Puerto Rico that specializes in the preparation of Puerto Rican and Spanish food, particularly the cuisine of Palma de Mallorca, such as asopao, gazpacho, arroz con pollo, paella and flan. It was inaugurated in 1848 and has been administered by the Rojos family since 1900 and some historians claim that La Mallorquina is the first food establishment in Puerto Rico. The original owners of the restaurant, Antonio Vidal Llinás and others, came from Palma de Mallorca, Spain; That's why they called their restaurant La Mallorquina, which translated into English means "the woman of Mallorca". The first elected governor of Puerto Rico, Luis Muñoz Marín, is one of the famous people who have visited the restaurant.

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