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Where To Get The Best Mofongo On Your Next Cruise!

Updated: Jan 11




Nestled in the heart of Old San Juan, Puerto Criollo stands as a beacon of authentic Puerto Rican cuisine, serving up a culinary experience that is not to be missed. Our recent visit to this charming eatery left us with an indelible impression, particularly due to their sublime take on the classic dish, mofongo.

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Mofongo, a beloved Puerto Rican staple, is a dish that consists of mashed fried plantains, usually seasoned with garlic, olive oil, and pork cracklings, and often served with a variety of savory accompaniments. Puerto Criollo has mastered the art of preparing this iconic dish to perfection, setting a standard that outshines any other mofongo we've tasted in Old San Juan.


During our visit, we had the pleasure of savoring both the chicken and steak mofongo, each paired with their delectable creamy garlic sauce. The mofongo was an absolute revelation, with a perfect balance of textures and flavors that left us craving for more. The tender, succulent meat combined with the rich, garlicky sauce elevated the dish to new heights, creating a symphony of taste that was simply irresistible. In fact, the sauce was so sublime that we half-jokingly contemplated the idea of sipping it through a straw!

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One thing that sets Puerto Criollo apart is the dedication to their craft, evident in every aspect of their dishes. Unlike other highly recommended establishments, we found that Puerto Criollo's mofongo was a cut above the rest, with a moist, flavorful consistency that was unparalleled. It's safe to say that after our experience at Puerto Criollo, we've pledged to only indulge in mofongo at this exceptional eatery during our time in Old San Juan.



Conveniently located within a 5-minute walk from the cruise ship, Puerto Criollo offers not only an outstanding culinary experience but also a prime location that makes it a must-visit for travelers exploring Old San Juan. Whether you're a local or a visitor, the warm ambiance and impeccable service at Puerto Criollo make it an ideal destination for an authentic taste of Puerto Rican cuisine.


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For those eager to embark on their own culinary journey at Puerto Criollo, we highly recommend visiting their Facebook page for a preview of the gastronomic delights that await. Prepare to be captivated by the tantalizing visuals and enthusiastic reviews that reflect the extraordinary dining experience that awaits at Puerto Criollo.

In conclusion, Puerto Criollo is a shining gem in Old San Juan, where the art of mofongo reaches its pinnacle. With impeccable mofongo offerings, particularly the chicken and steak mofongo with creamy garlic sauce, this establishment has secured its place as the ultimate destination for an unforgettable dining experience in Puerto Rico's historic capital.



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