Contemporary Cuisine in Puerto Rico

While exploring Puerto Rico, you'll be overwhelmed by the diverse set of places to have a hot meal. Guests who already have plans to eat contemporary food should pay attention to those restaurants where this style of cooking is king. Fortunately, there's quite a broad selection of places where you can order dishes prepped in this style.

With plenty of variety, from the fine dining atmosphere at Panza Restaurant to the much anticipated dinner service at Miski Mikuna, you are sure to find something worth fighting over.

The list below allows you to read up on the rather large selection of places serving contemporary cuisine available. Find the one that makes your mouth water and click its name to find out more about its ambiance, specialties, and nearby things to do.

Mi Casa by Jose Andres

Dorado | (787) 278-7217

Mi Casa by Jose Andres, part of Ritz-Carlton Dorado Beach, is found on the island of Puerto Rico; it's 1.9 miles to the west of Dorado. Speaking of delicious, specialty contemporary-inspired cuisine, this potential favorite will recommend their best: seafood and tapas. Most of the dishes have that avant-garde flare that foodies can't get enough of. Not only is each dish artfully prepared, but it is artfully placed as well. Not in the mood for a full meal? Check out the tapas menu. Whatever you choose to eat, Mi Casa also has a long list of wine pairings.

1919 Restaurant

Condado District | (787) 724-1919

Situated in the heart of Condado District, 1919 Restaurant is on the premises of Condado Vanderbilt Hotel. Not only is this restaurant famed for contemporary food and of course seafood, but we shouldn't forget they're also dubbed a hotspot for steak. At lunch they offer a three course menu, while dinner is a fourcourse prix fixe menu. A la carte service is available all day as well. They focus heavily on using organic, locally-sourced products and are known for their creative style that always pays off.

Il Nuovo Perugino Enoteca

Hato Rey | (787) 722-5481

Located on the eastern outskirts of Hato Rey, in the same general area as San Juan, Il Nuovo Perugino Enoteca is at 208 Ponce de Leon Avenue. It is 2.1 miles south-southeast of Condado District. Hoping to indulge a bit on desserts during your stay? Actually, either way you may as well make this place the one thing on your list you do twice. One of the most interesting things about Ill Nuoo Perugino is the architecture. Inside, the wood flows in a way that feels fluid and ocean like, enveloping guests in a unique setting that must be seen and not heard about.


Isla Verde | (787) 791-7078

Situated just outside the heart of Isla Verde, Koco is on the same premises as El San Juan Hotel & Casino, and is a viable choice for people who are going to spend time visiting this section of San Juan. Ready for hot, shareable plates of food in a breezy and inviting setting? Give some thought to the laid-back bites and backdrop at this dining option. Koco is a 6,000 square foot restaurant featuring modern Caribbean decor.

Panza Restaurant

Old San Juan | (787) 289-8900

Panza Restaurant, a part of Cervantes Hotel, is located toward the eastern outskirts of Old San Juan. Guests should expect an upscale dining experience suitable for special nights and occasions; or perhaps just a break from the fare from street vendors and snack bars. The food at Panza can only be described as dynamic. The chefs here take the creation of each dish as challenge to create a work of art, and you'll taste their hard work in every bite.

contemporary Restaurants
Name Location Type Phone Number
1919 Restaurant 1.3 mi. North of Central San Juan Contemporary (787) 724-1919
Amadeus Cafe Restaurant 0.3 mi. West of Central Old San Juan Contemporary (787) 721-6720
Augusto’s Restaurant 1.1 mi. North of Central San Juan Contemporary, French (787) 725-7700
Choices 1.9 mi. East-Southeast of Central Old San Juan Contemporary (787) 993-3500
Eighty20 Bistro 3.2 mi. East of Central San Juan Contemporary (787) 253-9000
Il Nuovo Perugino Enoteca 1.1 mi. Southeast of Central San Juan Contemporary, Italian (787) 722-5481
Jose Jose Restaurant 1.1 mi. North of Central San Juan Contemporary (787) 725-2323
Koco 3.4 mi. East of Central San Juan Caribbean, Contemporary (787) 791-7078
Mi Casa by Jose Andres 1.9 mi. West of Central Dorado Contemporary (787) 278-7217
Miski Mikuna 0.1 mi. Northwest of Central Boqueron Contemporary, South American (787) 906-7878
Panza Restaurant 0.3 mi. East of Central Old San Juan Contemporary, Latin American (787) 289-8900
Sambuka Restaurant 1.2 mi. Southeast of Central San Juan Contemporary (787) 777-1070
Soho Tapas Bar & Restaurant 1.4 mi. South-Southeast of Central San Juan Contemporary, Spanish (787) 758-3512
Taste Global Cuisine 0.2 mi. East of Central Old San Juan Contemporary (787) 724-4814
Zest 3.1 mi. East of Central San Juan Contemporary (787) 728-3666

Sometimes, the most exciting places to grab a bite in Puerto Rico are those that you stumble upon while walking around during the day. However, including a few reliable-looking restaurants on a checklist, might save you in a pinch. To find out more concerning the dining options waiting for you, check out this page.


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