Toro Verde Restaurant


If you're looking for a true culinary experience visit the Toro Verde Restaurant. The terrace overlooks the central mountain range and on a clear day you can see all the way to the coast. The menu features local cuisine with a gourmet twist, made with fresh local ingredients, and includes a few vegetarian options.

For appetizers sample local delicacies like The Toritos (green plantain tostones fried into the shape of a cup and filled with either meat, chicken, or vegetables), arroz con gandules (rice with pigeon peas) risotto cakes, or chicken wings with spicy guava sauce or banana-rum BBQ. Pair with a cocktail to kick off a chinchorreo (bar hopping) around the town of Orocovis.

If you're looking for a full meal, you can go light with a salad and soup or go all out with a mofongo (fried plantain or yuca mashed with garlic) stuffed with skirt steak or roasted vegetables in red wine sauce, shrimp in garlic sauce, or the Orocovis special: longaniza, a type of spicy pork or chicken sausage made in that region of the Island. For something a little more original, opt for the chef specials like the Lasaña Boricua in which layers of fried sweet plantains are stuffed with ground beef and topped with mozzarella cheese.

Whether you come for the ziplines and the adrenaline rush, or for the food and the view, Toro Verde will be a memorable part of your trip.

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