Seafood is widely available and delicious in Puerto Rico ... and a crispy, tender, simply prepared Chillo Entero is one of my favorite local specialties.
Chillo Entero at Soleil Beach Club
As you would expect from an island with a rich culinary history, there's a lot on the table from the ocean and the sea. Lobster, shrimp, and a variety of fish can be found in abundance, but perhaps the most ubiquitous dish is the simple and timeless chillo entero
. This whole snapper, lightly fried, is served with tostones and lime ... like most great seafood, the freshness of the meat is the star attraction.
Three Places to Get It
- One of the best I had was at Soleil Beach Club in Piñones, just outside San Juan.
- Metropol has a few branches around the island.
- El Bohío in Joyuda (787-851-2755)