Fine Dining in the Rincon Plaza
Northern Italian & German Cuisine, Draft Beers, Craft Beer, $$ – $$$
If you think seeing a German restaurant in downtown Rincon is a little different than what you expected, you just might be right! But, Das Alpen Cafe, one of Rincon’s newest restaurants, has come onto the dining scene and locals and visitors are welcoming it with open arms. Das Alpen is a breath of fresh air amongst a great variety of Puerto Rican and Caribbean cuisine in the town and offers that ‘something different’ many people are looking for. A great addition to the renovated downtown plaza, Das Alpen serves the warm, delicious comfort food that is the hallmark of Northern Italian and German cuisine. Sample their tasty bruscetta appetizers, warm goat cheese tart or one of their scrumptious daily soups. Entrees include such traditional favorites as pumpkin ravioli, tagliatelli with meatball and sausage, gnocchi, rouladen, goulash and tiramisu. Everything is homemade, including the bratwurst (sausage), sauerbraten (beef marinated in red wine), and kasseler rippchen (smoked pork chops). All the classics are served with red cabbage, bread dumplings, or spätzle. The schnitzels (there are three types) are ridiculously flavorful, and there are plenty of imported beers to wash down the goodness. One of the only restaurants to serve draft beer, Das Alpen has a full bar catering to beer lovers as well as ample wine and liquor selection. The amazing ambiance and attention to quality earned Das Alpen the distinction of a Fodor’s Choice Award for 2012, a label only the best of the best can claim!
Plus! During the 2012-2013 season Das Alpen will be featuring live music under the stars when they close the street in front of the restaurant and move the party outside. Local bands from Puerto Rican polka to bomba y plena will perform while diners enjoy the warm tropical air. (don’t forget Okotberfest each October, one of Rincon’s best parties!) Check out their Facebook page for a calendar of events.
Address: Carr. 115, Rincon Plaza South, Rincon PR 00677
Hours of Operation: Wed – Sun 5 pm – 10 pm