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FRESH HOUSE MADE MOZZARELLA IN MIAMI

Looking for fresh, warm, house made mozzarella and burrata. Not the kind you see at the supermarket in a plastic container with funky water. Looking to find an authentic Italian shop that makes it daily? Does this exist?

Oct 02, 2011
mcolon in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Mallorcas in Miami??

Sadly, no. I am from Puerto Rico and live in Miami and have yet to find them. They are one of the things I miss most about my island. Have tried multiple times to make them at home but they never turn out the same. Hope you make it to PR someday and try them, they are delicious.

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Puerto Rico Restaurant
1055 NW 27th Ave, Miami, FL 33125

Oct 02, 2011
mcolon in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Where to buy Cajeta in Broward county or North Dade?

Cajeta is actually quite easy to make at home. Take 1 can of condensed milk, remove label, put the can in a pot and cover with water. Simmer for 2 1/2 hrs. Remove from water and let cool. That's it! Way better than anything you will get in a jar and cheap. Hope you give it a try!

Oct 02, 2011
mcolon in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Vietnamese food newbies - what to try?

Hy-Vong on Calle Ocho is a must. It is owned by an american woman and her vietnamese partner, it is to me the best Vietnamese restaurant in miami. I suggest you go either really early or really late. The place is tiny, the service is slow, and there is always a list of people waiting.

Things to try - bahn cuon (pork rolling cakes), cha gio (spring rolls), calamari salad, fish with mango, flat rice noodles with beef, roasted duck, and vietnamese coffee.

Sep 03, 2011
mcolon in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Red Velvet Cake -- Recommendations?

In my opinion the BEST red velvet cupcake is at Buttercream Cupcakes in Coral Gables

http://www.buttercreamcupcakes.com/

I've had red velvet cakes from many famous bakeries in New York and not one compares to this cake. The cake is so moist and the frosting is delicious.

Dec 11, 2010
mcolon in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

BEST FOOD IN SANTO DOMINGO, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC!

Going to Santo Domingo for 4 days. Where are the best eats? Help!

Aug 11, 2010
mcolon in Latin America & Caribbean

One Day in Old San Juan PR - where to eat!?

If I were you I would go to:

Breakfast: La Bombonera (coffee and mallorcas)
Lunch: Raices (authentic Puerto Rican food)
Dinner: Marmalade (fine dining) Dragonfly (latinasian fusion) Baru (tapas)

Here you can take a look at their menus:

http://www.restauranteraices.com/English/index.html
http://www.marmaladepr.com/index.htm
http://www.oofrestaurants.com/
http://www.barupr.com/

Aug 11, 2010
mcolon in Latin America & Caribbean

Breakfast/Brunch in San Juan, PR

Try Kasalta right by Ocean Park Beach

Jul 23, 2010
mcolon in Latin America & Caribbean

Puerto Rico Dining

Try La Parrilla (kiosk #2) for really good puerto rican food and The Burger Shack (i think its #12) is really good too.

For upscale try Pikayo in Condado.

If you are planning on driving around the island you might want to go to Guavate in Cayey and eat Lechon (whole roasted pork), the place is filled with different Lechon vendors. This is REAL puerto rican food!

Jul 22, 2010
mcolon in Latin America & Caribbean

St Thomas and St, John USVI

Havana Blue for a romantic dinner.

http://www.havanabluerestaurant.com/

Jack's for lunch - amazing chicken wings!

http://jacksrestaurant.net/

Jul 10, 2010
mcolon in Latin America & Caribbean

Organic market near San Juan, Puerto Rico?

I am from Guaynabo and no, you wont find anything organic, just basic supermarkets. (no wholefoods in PR) You can go to La Placita de Santurce, there you can get local and fresh produce.

Jul 03, 2010
mcolon in Latin America & Caribbean

Where to buy fresh truffles?

Try Marky's.

http://www.markys.com/caviar/customer...

If not try D'Artagnan.

Jul 02, 2010
mcolon in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

which island has the best food in the caribbean?

I know you are excluding Puerto Rico but there is an island off the coast of Puerto Rico called Culebra. Some of the world's most beautiful beaches, no 5 star dining here but great local food nonetheless. But if you are looking for some seclusion I highly recommend Culebra. Only locals know about this island and if you go you will see that many of the people that live there are Americans that fell in love with the place and stayed there.

Jul 02, 2010
mcolon in Latin America & Caribbean

Old San Juan and San Juan - best espresso and coffee places?

Although PR is known for its wonderful coffee, dont expect to find places that specialize in coffee. Just go to a "panaderia" (spanish for bakery). If you are staying in OSJ I would recommend La Bombonera. Sit at the bar, order a nice cup of coffee and a mallorca with butter and powdered sugar (their specialty).

Jul 02, 2010
mcolon in Latin America & Caribbean

Need San Juan, Puerto Rico, recommendations

I dont recommend going to the beach in San Juan, the beach there is more of a surfers beach, by that I mean that is very choppy and not good for a relaxing swim. I recommend you go to Ocean Park in Condado and have lunch at Pamela's right on the sand.

I also forgot to mention Drangonfly in San Juan for dinner. Its great!

Jul 02, 2010
mcolon in Latin America & Caribbean

Fun in South beach

I would suggest you check out the Fontainebleau, it is the perfect hotel to go with a group of girls. The hotel has great restaurants, bars, and LIV a very popular nightclub it also has a great pool scene. Other hotels you can check out are The Gansevoort, The W Hotel, Tides Hotel, Shore Club, Delano, etc.

For food I highly recommend Prime 112, great food (truffled mac & cheese and fried oreos are a must) and like mikek said you never know what celebrities will be there.

Meat Market on Lincoln Rd. : great food and ambiance.

Talula is great and has very laid back relaxed atmosphere. Great place to escape from the South Beach scene.

I highly recommend you check out Michaels Genuine for Brunch-Lunch or Dinner, different menus, they are all great!

Late night food deff. The Alibi or B&B Joint ...The Alibi makes amazing cheese steaks and truffle fries and B&B Joint great burgers.

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Talula
210 23rd St, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Meat Market
915 Lincoln road, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Prime 112 Restaurant
112 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Jun 24, 2010
mcolon in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Miami area top Italian

Il Gabiano on Brickell, yes a bit expensive but good quality food and big portions. amazing view to the bay at night too!

Jun 16, 2010
mcolon in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Need San Juan, Puerto Rico, recommendations

You must try Pikayo in Condado, it's a great place to have dinner. The chef was featured on Top Chef Masters, expensive but worth it.

http://www.pikayo.com/

La Bombonera in Old San Juan for breakfast. One of the oldest institutions in San Juan. Their "mallorcas" are a must.

Raices in Old San Juan is where you will get the most authentic feel. Start with one of their samplers there you will get a taste of many of their fritters (sorullitos, alcapurrias, bolitas de queso, etc) and then have one of their amazing stuffed mofongos. This place is great for someone that is visiting.
http://www.restauranteraices.com/

If you have a car available, you MUSTT!!! go to Guavate. It is pork heaven. Guavate is located in the mountains of Cayey (30 min drive from San Juan) and it is filled with different vendors they are all good and offer the same variety of food (Lechon, arroz con gandules, morcilla, guineitos en escabeche, etc

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Another great place very close to Condado is La Placita de Santurce, it is a food market where you will see all sorts of local fruits and vegetables. If you are looking to eat great seafood then go to El Pescador, a great seafood restaurant right in front of the Plaza. If you go to La Placita and don't want to eat heavy then have a drink at El Coco de Luis (great natural juices, have a vodka with toronja) and then nibble on some amazing chicharrones de pollo con tostones. you won't regret it.

By the way, I don't know for how long you are staying, but there is the most beautiful island off the coast of Puerto Rico called "Culebra". It is a 20 min plane ride from Isla Verde Airport and it has some of the world's most spectacular beaches.

Enjoy your time in Puerto Rico! I am Puerto Rican so trust me with these places you will love them!

Jun 12, 2010
mcolon in Latin America & Caribbean