Jose Enrique – Puerto Rico

By grace.g.yang ยท September 14, 2015
Under: Desserts,Dinner,My Life,Puerto Rico,San Juan,seafood

In August, David and I went to Puerto Rico with my mom for a quick family getaway. We hadn’t been on vacation together (just the three of us) since 2010 so we jumped on the opportunity to stay with my mom when she was presenting at a conference in Puerto Rico.

Funnily enough, Ken and I stayed at the same resort when we went on a last minute trip to Puerto Rico back in 2013. David and I took separate flights but arrived in Puerto Rico within thirty minutes of each other so we rented a car together and drove to the El Conquistador Resort on the east side of the island in Fajardo. The resort has enough to do where you don’t have to leave (and when Ken and I went, we didn’t even bother renting a car to explore the island). This time, however, we rented a car so we could drive to San Juan. Surprisingly, getting to San Juan took over an hour (with not too much traffic) but we wanted to get out of the resort (and the resort food, which was basically American food).

We drove to San Juan on a Friday night and the city was bustling with people – the area Jose Enrique’s restaurant is located has many bars and restaurants with live music. We put our names down at Jose Enrique and were told to come back in an hour (we were expecting the wait!) We walked around the corner and found another bar to get a drink and a quick bite while we waited for the main course at Jose Enrique.

When we went back 45 minutes later, our table was ready! The restaurant was very lively with people getting drinks at the bar while they waited for dinner:

Jose Enrique

The menu is brought from table to table on these white boards (this is the main course menu):

Jose Enrique

I didn’t get a chance to take photos of the food, but the one must order is the fish fritters (the pork sausage is also pretty noteworthy!). The fish fritters were so good that we had to order another serving of it – everyone loved them and the white sauce they were served alongside.

For dessert, we were originally not going to get anything, but then decided to order the chocolate cake (which ended up being more like brownies):

Jose Enrique

And the chocolate flan:

Jose Enrique

The restaurant is worth a visit, especially if you’re in the San Juan area. We didn’t get to explore the area much afterwards because we still had a full hour of driving before getting back to the resort!

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