I had a perfect day when German Villatoro, one of my new friends from Virgin Gorda, came to Puerto Rico from Coachella to visit his friend Ocatvio and I. German is a great chef who works at Little Dix Bay, a luxury and amazing Rosewood resort in Virgin Gorda, BVI. I am the luckiest woman in the world because I went to Virgin Gorda for work, and ended up meeting great people who I am beginning a beautiful friendship with them, and German is one of those.
We started the night at Tijuana’s Bar & Grill in Condado. This mexican restaurant is the perfect place to taste mouthwatering mexican food and start the night with sweet and sour margaritas, and some great Tres Generaciones teq
uila shot’s. I met Octavio that night, and knew instantly that he is going to be a great friend. In fact, we are already planning to go and visit German in Virgin Gorda. I can’t wait to see all my new friends back there, and enjoy the astonishing North Sound; one of my favorite places in the world!
After laughs, great conversations, and some Tres Generaciones shots, we headed to la Placita de Santurce, el Bar Rubí. Down there they met some of my friends, and we ended up the night eating a delicious gooey and cheesy pizza slice.
The next day we went to Piñones. This place is located along Route 187, which runs along Puerto Rico’s north coast and connects San Juan and Loíza. Only five minutes of driving divide this wild and virgin place form the noisy and polluted metro area. What do you find here?
Wild beaches, surf ( all year in the famous Aviones beach), and typical finger food that represents Puerto Rico: greasy, crispy, fried and tasty local fritters. The locals love these snacks, which are meat, fish, and all types of seafood filled turnovers and fritters. Enjoy a cold coconut, a piña colada, fruity smoothy, local beer, bacalaitos, alcapurrias, empanadillas, pinchos, arepas, tostones, amarillo, pastel, and the famous rice and beans (arroz con habichuelas).
Surrounded by an endless mangrove forest and wild beaches we enjoyed the Caribbean breeze while we were savoring these succulent fritters. The salsa music accompanied the mellow breeze through the palms and mangrove, and reminded us that we are in Puerto Rico.
Come back soon German, we are waiting for you!