Saturday, November 15, 2014

Puerto Rico's Pork Highway in Guavate


If you love pork than we have the right place for you to visit. If you want to experience the true culture and the gastronomy of Puerto Rico than we have a trip you would love. It’s a day to get away from the hotels and casinos and really explore Puerto Rico’s cultural food wonders. Every year thousands of Puerto Ricans and tourist visit the pork highway in the hills of Guavate a sector of the town of Cayey, located on highway 184. This is called the pork highway because it is lined with lechoneras and restaurants. If you are going from San Juan to Caguas on Highway # 52, you should use exit 32 (is labeled Guavate or these are the GPS coordinates 18.1511, -66.1029).

You will get the chance to enjoy traditional dishes like: roast pork, BBQ ribs, rice and beans, “pasteles” (smash green banana filled with meat), pavochón (pork and turkey), Puerto Rican sweets and “piña colada”. Best to make this a weekend trip as most of the lechoneras are open only on weekends and some have live music.

•Lechonera El Mojito (787-738-8888) - Bruny's Restaurant (787-738-4915)
• Lechonera El Rey (787-535-4200) - La Placita (787-738-8600)
•Cultura Bar Artesanal (787-439-0618) - Los Balcones (787-263-4141)
•El Antojito Restaurant (787-263-0069) - Mi Terraza
•Casa Tropical Restaurante (787-263-2660) - El Rinconcito Sabroso (787-204-7113)
•Lechonera Los Gemelos (787-512-5322) - EL Nuevo Rancho (787-286-0265) **Open 7 days**
•Lechonera Los Pinos (787-286-1917) **Open 7 days** - Lechonera La Reliquia
•Rest & Grill Don Felo (787-744-3921)
•El Rancho Original (787) 747-7296

The only issue will be deciding where to eat at!  So get up early, have a light breakfast and head to the hills of Guavate , the minute you get off the exit the aromas will make you think you were in pork heaven. Plenty to do with live music, dancing, Puerto Rican crafts and traditional games. It may well be the highlight of your trip to Puerto Rico if you are a connoisseur of great cultural foods.

Stay with us at Villas de Costa Mar for clean, safe, secure, comfortable accommodations in Dorado Puerto Rico and do day trips to anywhere in the island. Directions and instructions in our rentals and on our website...

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