If you blink, you might miss Tropical Taste in Old San Juan. This tiny restaurant is nestled into the back of a touristy souvenir shop and features a handful of tables in what appears to be the former inner courtyard of the Spanish-Colonial building. The restaurant serves decidedly un-touristy, made-to-order local specialties, including incredibly roasted pork, rice and beans, mofongo, root vegetable fritters and a variety of other dishes, as well as fresh tropical juices, local beer and cocktails. It’s the perfect spot to a tuck away for a quiet, meal and enjoy the air conditioning on a hot day.
Monday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.