Puerto Rico: Food and Drink
Gatekeeper of the Caribbean Sea
Puerto Rican cuisine, known as Cocina Criolla or Creole Cooking, is a mix of several flavours like meat, rice, fruit, seafood, oil and wheat. Soups and stews are widely popular alongside the Puerto Rican style roasted meat. Puerto Ricans love their food and have innovated a great deal to make their food what it is today! Meal time in Puerto Rico is a relaxed social affair over long meals of appetizers, soups, main courses and desserts, washed down with coffee, beer or the national drink of the country rum! The capital city of San Juan has a thriving international dining scene. Throughout the metropolitan area, there are restaurants specializing in the local cuisine as well as Spanish, Italian, French, Chinese, Japanese and Cuban cooking.