• a traveler review
    OMG
    So Delicious
    5 estrellas
    karen k, Colorado
    Credit: Chef Martin Lauzao

Glossary

Alcapurria

Fritter usually made with a batter of taro and green bananas that is stuffed with meat, chicken, or seafood. The dough is formed into a cylinder shape and then deep-fried until crisp.

Asopao

A hearty rice soup that can be prepared with beef, chicken, pork, or seafood

Bacalaito

Salted cod pancake-shaped fritter

Arroz con Gandules

Rice with pigeon peas

Amarillos

Sweet plantains

Chinchorro

A rustic bar where local fare and drinks are served

Empanadilla

Turnovers

Lechón Asado

Whole pig roasted on a spit

Longaniza

Pork Sausage

Mofongo

Fried plantains mashed with pork cracklings and garlic. It can be served as is or stuffed with beef, chicken, pork, or seafood

Morcilla

Blood sausage

Pionono

Strips of ripe plantain wrapped around a filling of ground beef dipped in egg batter and then fried

Pinchos

Kebabs commonly made out of pork, chicken or seafood

Tembleque

Coconut pudding

Tostones

Fried plantains