Fodor's Puerto Rico
Hacienda Luz de Luna
Hacienda Luz de Luna Review
This is one restaurant where you can't show up unannounced, nor would you ever recognize it from a sign outside, simply because there isn't one. That's the intrigue of this "underground restaurant" where guests are invited to dine at the home of renowned-chef Ventura Vivoni Rivera. In 2008, he had a dream to cook for strangers in the historic hacienda built in 1887. Three weekends per month, Ventura prepares a 10-course meal for a maximum of 35 guests, served during two daily seatings (at 1 and 6 pm). Hosted by the chef's father, Edric, the evening begins with a tour of property, starting at the orchard where lemons grow the size of coconuts. Sprawling 374 acres is the family's farm and small factory where soap, jam, candy, and coffee are produced. Each unique menu (emailed to guests in advance) is never repeated, but might include coffee-crusted pork with mango puree or grilled fish with crunchy rice. This dining experience generally takes up to five hours and costs $75; Be sure to reserve well in advance.
- Address: Carretera 135, Km. 73.3, Barrio Yahuecas, Adjuntas Adjuntas
- Phone: 787/829–9096
- Location: Adjuntas to Mayagüez
- Reservations essential.
- No credit cards.
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