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Casa Cortés ChocoBar

  • 210 Calle San Francisco Map It
  • Old San Juan
  • Contemporary

Published 10/04/2016

Fodor's Review

The Cortés family has been making bean-to-bar chocolate for more than 85 years. In 2013 they opened Puerto Rico's first "choco bar" to share their passion. The walls in this vivid, modern space are decorated with ads from the ’50s, original chocolate bar molds, a time line of chocolate, and two flat screens showing the chocolate-making process. From pastries to tapas, breakfast dishes to panini sandwiches, the chef integrates chocolate into every bite without overpowering. Ripe plantain mofonguitos are filled with chocolate and bacon bits. The panfried jumbo shrimp with a chocolate lemon sauce is delicious. Bonbons, chocolate bars, and even chocolate soaps are available for sale. Locals from all over the metro area flock here for weekend brunch; arrive early to avoid a long wait. On Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday an upstairs gallery offers a glimpse of the family's private contemporary Caribbean art collection.

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210 Calle San Francisco, San Juan, n/a Puerto Rico, 00901, Puerto Rico

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  • Closed Mon

Published 10/04/2016


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