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Cocina Criolla (Puerto Rican Recipes)

Do you wish to fill your kitchen with the aroma of herbs and spices that give to the Puerto Rican cuisine a distinctive taste and color? Here you will find a wide variety of Puerto Rican dishes that will guarantee your family and friends mouth will be watering for days.

Top 10 Traditional Puerto Rican Recipes
Get the 10 most popular Puerto Rican recipes, everything from pasteles to coquito.

Most popular Puerto Rican Christmas dishes
Christmas in Puerto Rico combines delicious food, great music and festive merry-making. Typical dishes are roast pork, seasoned rice with pigeon peas, fried plantains, tostones, cooked yam and "pasteles".

Top Puerto Rican Dishes to Try While In Puerto Rico
A list of your must-try Puerto Rican food.

Discover the Rich Flavors of Puerto Rican Coffee
If you are a coffee lover, you have undoubtedly heard about coffee from Puerto Rico and if you are looking for a treat, Puerto Rican coffee is generally strong, smooth, and sweet.

Do you have a good Puerto Rican recipe that you would like to share? Send your recipe.

Note: Some recipes are only available in Spanish.

Eating Puerto Rican!

Are you craving for Puerto Rican cuisine, but find yourself far away from the island? Welcome to Puerto Rico! is now offering a list of restaurants, markets, cafes or other places where people can buy and eat Puerto Rican around the world. If you know of a location, please let me know.

Are you Looking for Recipe Books Recommendations?

Enjoy the island's cuisine at home, get a copy of Puerto Rican Cookery by Carmen Aboy Valldejuli with accurate and easy-to-follow recipes assure the success of every dish. " ...considered today to be the definitive book(s) on island cooking."--Craig Claiborne, The New York Times.

The Spanish edition of this book, Cocina criolla will become a treasured keepsake. My mother gave me this cookbook on my 18th birthday and it has been my staple recipe book ever since.

There are also few other great Puerto Rican recipe books that I recommend.

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Did You Know?

The biggest JC Penney in the world is located in Plaza Las Américas mall in Puerto Rico.