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Five Puerto Rico Restaurants to Explore for Fresh Seafood

A Path for Delicious Caribbean Lobster, Crab or Fish
Publication of Discovery: June 30, 2022
Issue: June, 2022

Puerto Rico, a Caribbean island, is widely known for its gastronomy, especially for its catch of the day. Many local food restaurants serve seafood. Below we list five restaurants where you may enjoy spectacular flavors of fresh Caribbean lobster, crab or fish.

Five Puerto Rico Restaurants to Explore for Fresh Seafood:

1) Playa Brava Beach Bar and Restaurant

Food offer: Fresh red snapper, lionfish and Caribbean lobster, seafood salads, deep-fried turnover filled with seafood, and mofongo, among other dishes. *

Address: Route 681, Km. 12.2, Arecibo

T: 787-650-4706

Opening hours: **

Thursday - Sunday: 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm

2) Sal y Pimienta by the sea

Food offer: Fresh Caribbean lobster and red snapper, ceviche, seafood salads, deep-fried squid rings and mofongo, among others. *

Address: Route 987, Km 2.7, Sardinera neighborhood, Fajardo

T: 787-534-3477

Opening hours: **

Tuesday - Thursday: 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday - Saturday: 12:00 pm- 9:30 pm
Sunday: 11:00 am- 8:30 pm

3) El Dorado

Food offer: Fresh red snapper and Caribbean lobster, seafood, crab stew, lobster stew, rice with crabmeat, deep-fried turnovers filled with seafood, and mofongo, among others. *

Address: G4 Marlin St., Salinas

T: 787-824-4455


Opening hours: **

Monday & Wednesday: 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday & Thursday: 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday- Saturday: 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sunday: 11:00 am - 8:00 pm

4) El Parrilla

Food offer: Food made of fresh crab such as boiled crabs, rice with crabmeat, local crab stew (salmorejo de jueyes), and empanada filled with crabmeat. Fresh Caribbean lobster and red snapper, seafood salads and mofongo are among other dishes served. *

Address: Route 187, Km 23.5, Medianía Alta, Loíza

T: 787-876-3191

Opening hours: **

Friday- Saturday: 11:30 am – 8:00 pm or earlier
Sunday: 11:00 am – 7:00 pm or earlier

5) Trade Winds

Food offer: Fresh Caribbean lobster and fish such as red snapper and grouper, conch salad, conch fritters, lobster bisque, among others. *

Address: 107 Flamboyán St., Vieques

T: 787-710-7440


Opening hours: **

Monday - Thursday: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sunday: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Friday- Saturday: closed

The above summary includes examples of food establishments where you may eat delicious seafood in Puerto Rico. You may visit these or explore other restaurants in the island.

* Fresh fish and lobster may be subject to availability.

** Opening hours mentioned are the ones applicable as of the publication date of this article. We suggest contacting the restaurant for updates.

tour provider: Yourself onto Culture
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where the crew ate: Sal y Pimienta by the sea
photograph by: N. Michelle Rodríguez

Note: This story was accurate when it was published. Please be sure to confirm all details with the pertinent businesses before planning your trip. Please be cautious. The company behind this publication assumes no responsibility for your safety when participating in the activities mentioned in this article. You are responsible for confirming whether you are capable of participating in any of these activities or tours, regardless of the effort level or any other information provided in this website.


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