The Best of Rincon Restaurants

One of the best parts of traveling to another country is having the opportunity to taste and (hopefully) enjoy all the different types of local cuisine, and Rincon Puerto Rico is no exception. The wide variety of bars and restaurants in Rincon PR allows guests to choose from an assortment of places to sit down, relax and taste-test fare inspired by cultures from around the world, or meals developed right here in Puerto Rico. From traditional Puerto Rican feasts to five-star coursed meals, Rincon PR is home to some of the most popular restaurants on the Caribbean island. When visiting the west coast town of Rincon PR, take the traditional Puerto Rican route by dining at Guayabo Topical Sunset, treat yourself to delectable sushi at El Fogon de la Curva, or just try to finish the Rum Shack’s massive burrito on your own! If you’re in the mood for Italian or German (or both), Das Alpen German & Northern Italian Café may be more your speed. Regardless of your budget or taste buds, Rincon Puerto Rico has the perfect restaurant for you; try one or try them all!

El Fogon de la Curva

Truly fresh fish is relatively hard to come by in Rincon PR, which is always a surprising piece of information for guests of the coastal Caribbean island. If you do decide to treat yourself to a fresh sushi roll or filet of mahi mahi, El Fogon de la Curva makes some of the tastiest fresh fish available in Rincon Puerto Rico, at a very reasonable cost. Although the main part of the restaurant serves traditional Puerto Rican food, like empanadillas and lechon, a small portion of El Fogon has been dedicated to the martini bar and “Sushi Den,” serving fresh sushi from Thursday to Sunday every week. The always-changing variety of sushi rolls available at El Fogon are made from fresh fish, caught daily by local fisherman, including the restaurant’s own part-owner and manager! El Fogon de la Curva in Rincon PR also offers fresh whole lobster, Lionfish, and a fish market for your own grilling enjoyment.  Enjoy creative rolls such as smoked parrotfish, dorado, kingfish or lobster.

The Rum Shack

One of the most popular places to enjoy a delicious lunch or dinner in Rincon Puerto Rico is the Rum Shack, the infamous bar located pool-side at the Lazy Parrot Inn and Restaurant. The informal atmosphere and great food at the Rum Shack make this restaurant a favorite among Rincon PR residents and guests alike, embracing the laid-back Caribbean style without compromising food quality or value. Visit the Rum Shack and enjoy mahi mahi tacos, shrimp mofongo, slow-roasted pulled pork, or a (very) large veggie, chicken or steak burrito, among other options. The Rum Shack is a great option for a quick and affordable lunch or a casual meal with a large group of friends or family. Visit the Rum Shack and enjoy the bar/restaurant’s year-round menu, inviting Caribbean vibe, and equally inviting pool!

Das Alpen German & Northern Italian Cafe

Although it may sound like a strange combination, especially for a Puerto Rican restaurant, the Das Alpen German & Northern Italian Café offers guests traditional German or Italian fare, or a combination of the two for the undecided diner. Choose from generous portions of traditional German food like bratwurst and wiener schnitzel, or try authentic Italian courses like pumpkin ravioli and gnocchi. Das Alpen is also one of the few restaurants in Rincon PR that offers beer on draft, including a medium-bodied pilsner and a rich and flavorful pale ale, both of which are brewed locally in San Juan PR. Whether you’re looking for a quiet place to grab a beer after work, or a comfortable and classy restaurant to enjoy a meal with friends, Das Alpen has it all.

Guayabo Tropical Sunset

Although it is officially located in Aguada PR, Guayabo Tropical Sunset restaurant is still one of the top traditional-fare restaurants in and around Rincon Puerto Rico. Serving up some of the best Puerto Rican food around (including to-die-for mofongo) and great specials on appetizers, as well as pool tables and karaoke night on Wednesdays, Guayabo Tropical Sunset is the place to go for a great time and fairly inexpensive authentic Puerto Rican cuisine. Located ocean-front at the end of an unassuming back road, the simple and traditional Guayabo Tropical Sunset is one of the best-kept secrets in Rincon PR and will absolutely meet your highest expectations for Puerto Rican food and fun!

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