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Old 09-03-2007, 12:24 PM
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Not only that Chef ken,
Is also cheaper than other restaurants,
El Meson was established on Aguadilla so is our first national fast food!!!
In the near future you will see it on USA.
Is mostly like a Fast Food style like Wendy’s but they sell sandwiches no burgers,
There is one combo called “El boricua”
Order that with the cappuccino coffee nice!!!
You have to try it…
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Old 09-03-2007, 12:40 PM
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What do they put in El Boricua?

I know the Cubano (media noche) has Pernil, (roast pork), Smoked ham, Swiss cheese, mustard and pickles. This is stuffed into "Pan Sobao" a very soft sub roll, (like Jimmy John's) and then it is put into a "plancha" an iron press. Very good, cheesy, crisp bread etc.
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Is this the El Boricua?
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Old 09-03-2007, 02:38 PM
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I see that further down on the sandwich menu is something called the "Minnesota Feast".
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Old 09-03-2007, 03:48 PM
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We've also gotten recommendations for Senor Frogs. It's just a short walk from the pier. Didn't try it ourselves, since it was super crowded, but we've heard great things. What do you think Casanova?
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We went to Frog's in San Juan this past June. The usual Frog's experience. I wouldn't attach "great" to it, but it was pleasant.
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Old 09-06-2007, 12:28 PM
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Is this the El Boricua?
Yes that's the one you can taste it like that or in a sandwich... is good anyway.
As for the minnesota feast there are a lot of sandiwches that is mostly they do, so you want to taste a sandwich with a kick of boricauas style just go to el meson you will like it.
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Old 09-08-2007, 08:06 PM
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Is this the El Boricua?
That's the one, marinated with onions, vinegar, olive oil and served up with Swiss cheese.

The Minnesota is mostly beef with some fat-free turkey and cheese.

Thanks for finding the website, Dave.
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We took a great tour with Frank of
we read some negative reviews about them but took our chances.
We found Frank and he showed us plenty of the old city.

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Old 03-27-2008, 07:37 AM
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You want exact info you can visit this site:

www.gotopuertorico.com

Also you can buy “Frommer’s Caribbean Ports”
You can find it on Borders is a great help for all your ports of call.

Well as for the tours here are few recommendations
Book directly from the cruise line
In case you have any problem and can not get on the ship on time they wait for you.

Well there a few tours you can take depending on the time you have at port:

• You can visit the El Yunque Caribbean National forest in Rio Grande is the only rain forest on the island, also a beautiful place you can see our national parrot and well most people even tell stories about OVNIS. If you want a beautiful place or natural adventures, el Yunque is the place; also they have a few cultural shopping opportunities near by.
Here is some info of el yunque : http://topuertorico.org/reference/yunque.shtml

• Old San Juan is as for now a walking place (San Juan Peatonal) you can get a Taxi to get you near some places but is most close for cars since they want to protect its “Adoquines” and history. But there are a few trolleys free of charge of our tourism department, if you are lucky, and tourist guide buses that can travel on it.

• Most of the places in San Juan are walking distance; remember you can always use the free of charge trolleys if you don’t want to walk.

• El Morro a Spanish fort and also is not expensive place beautiful, rich in history.

• Also there is “La Fortaleza” our gubernator house and is not far from el Morro or your cruise port.

• La Capilla del Cristo: a Christian chapel open on Tuesday only

• San Juan Cathedral: here is where “Juan Ponce de Leon” was buried he died looking for the fountain of youth.

• Fort of San Cristobal: a huge Spanish fortress part of El Morro.

• The Bacardi rum company is not a bad tour, but is to far from the port. My suggestion stay on old San Juan is cheaper and you can see it all in one day.

• There is a new tour where you can travel on an open air amphibious bus. First you see Old San Juan like a normal tour on a bus, you know: La Fortaleza, el morro etc. and then they travel on the bay like a boat. That is the great part you can see “El Morro” and the Old San Juan just like the pirates did years ago.

• If you have the time, and want to try Puerto Rican food, there is one restaurant, the second best in old San Juan; the “Parrot Club” prices are more or less $28 for person depending on what you order, is in the “Fortaleza street” is walking distance from the port.

• “Café Puerto Rico” is also a restaurant but less expensive and more Puerto Rican is in old San Juan in the “plaza colon in old San Juan”

Just a note:

Most people in the island don’t speak English but they can understand it so have a little patience.

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For some reason I can not keep up with my post I see I asked this question last year and I am just reading the responses. Thank you Casanova
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