Have a next-level gastronomic experience at Lote 23
Located in the hip Santurce neighborhood, Lote 23 is basically a modernized version of the traditional beachside kiosks commonly found around the island. Here you’ll find young chefs using locally sourced products, experimenting with traditional Puerto Rican cooking techniques and new trends. Snack on criollo dishes, burgers, “Asianrican” dishes, fish tacos, cocktails and craft beers, and more. It’s an open environment with picnic tables and live music, or if it’s a game night, a giant screen to watch sports.
Dance at San Juan’s best street party: La Placita
Commonly known as La Placita, or the Little Market, this is the most popular hangout for locals during the weekend, especially Friday nights. Located in Santurce, La Placita is actually a colonial-style produce market during the day, but once it closes in the afternoon, the bars and restaurants surrounding it come to life until the early morning hours. You’ll find everything from reggaetón music clubs, to salsa dance floors, to gay bars, and even upscale restaurants, all in one place. The best part is how the crowd mixes on the street and hops between locales based on their mood.