Rich in Pleasures
Puerto Rican cuisine often gets lumped into the general "Latin food" or "Spanish food" categories, but it has its own rich culture to explore. African roots (all the mashed plantains), regional specialties (hello, fritters), and modern touches all play a part. Many Boricua who went abroad to study the culinary arts have come back to continue the evolution of contemporary Puerto Rican cuisine. Here are a few details about the island's dining and drinking scene to whet your appetite for a visit.