Where is it: San Juan
What is it: The standard-bearer for contemporary Puerto Rican cuisine located in a converted house with no signage in La Placita.
Why go: You never know what the menu will feature, but you can count on fresh interpretations of traditional Puerto Rican cuisine like picadillo, carne guisado or fried snapper. Reservations are not accepted, so be prepared to wait as long as an hour or more to get in. But you get a beeper so you can wander around La Placita and find a place to have a pre-dinner drink or two.