Fodor's Expert Review Ajili-Mójili
Editor's Note: This location is no longer in operation.
A Puerto Rico landmark with a noble objective: Cook as Grandma used to, largely with locally sourced ingredients. Gone are the white tablecloths, and the high prices that discouraged many. The food, however, is still executed with a flourish. The menu is a catalog of local favorites, including terrific piononos (meat or fish rolled in a sweet plantain with cheese), shrimp smothered in coconut, and mofongo with chorizo. Wash it all down with a delicious mangó bajito (rum with fresh mango juice). During the summer or fall the restaurant offers a taste of various Puerto Rican towns (El Sabor de los Pueblos), on a rotating two-week schedule. (By local demand, they repeat Loíza, known for its fritters.)
1006 Av. Ashford
San Juan, 00907, Puerto Rico