The legend of the Piña Colada dates back to the 1800’s. The tale states that the Puerto Rican pirate Roberto Cofresí -better known in Caribbean…
PUERTO RICO – A FOOD HEAVEN IN THE CARIBBEAN!
Puerto Rican food is a bold, unique blend of Latin, African and Caribbean cuisine, using both native ingredients and imported elements. Often high in fat and sugar, this cuisine is as big on calories as it is on flavor. Whether just visiting or an island regular, you’re sure to experience food and drink that you’ll not soon forget, and that might kick-start start some serious cravings lasting long after you’ve left.
Cuisine influence: Latin, African and Caribbean.
National drink: Piña Colada.
National food: Arroz con gandules (rice with pigeon peas).
National fruit: Guava (unofficial).
Sales tax: 11.5%.
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