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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

A-Z Challenge Letter T for Totally Amazing Puerto Rican Food

When we were down in Florida, my family and I went to the most amazing Puerto Rican restaurant. I LOVE Puerto Rican food and this place was the best I have ever eaten at. If you are ever down in Orlando, Florida and you are craving some yummy PR food, go visit, "Made in Puerto Rico".

Me and my family at Made in Puerto Rico, minus Dad cause he's behind the camera :)
First of all, they had the door and windows open (which is how I discovered this place) and the most delicious smell was wafting out at me before I even walked inside! I followed my nose to the end of a strip mall, and found this place!! When you enter the restaurant the atmosphere is crazy cool. It is a large space, with huge murals on the walls that look just like San Juan. It is vibrant and bright and the servers all wear traditional outfits. I could have just sat there and stared at the art on the walls for hours, taking it all in.  But we were hungry.

This was the sampler app- we loved every single thing on it. 
We told Hector, the manager, we wanted to sample a little bit of everything. And that's just what we did. We started with a sample platter that was truly amazing. Man are the portions generous!  Even the kids meals (which my little sister ordered) were ample and large.  I can't even remember everything we sampled or all of the names of what we did eat on that sampler are, all I know is this: there wasn't one thing we didn't like nor were we disappointed with anything. My only wish is that this restaurant was closer to my house so I could go there at least once a week!


This was Dad's pork chop! It tasted amazzinng!!

For pork lovers, I would recommend what my Dad ordered, it's called Momma's Kan Kan. It was a ginormous pork chop over rice and beans. I ordered the grilled skirt steak with red beans and rice. It was absolutely delicious. I ate every bite. My mom ordered the plantains and they were fantastic. (She spent a lot of time down in Puerto Rico and she went on and on about how authentic and amazing this place was). But the one thing I will be dreaming about for quite some time (my mouth is watering now just thinking about it) was desert! We had the cheese flan with guava and white goat cheese. OH MY WORD. It was ridiculous!! It melted in your mouth.
My skirt steak- delicious!!

Mom's plantains


Oh my word, best PR desert ever! Flan with guava and goat cheese with a caramel drizzle YUM

Overall, it was a good thing we had a lot of walking to do the rest of the day, because I was full to the max. It's funny, out of all the "fancy" restaurants I ate in all week in the Orlando/Disney area, my family and I all said the same thing- our favorite meal  of our entire vacation, hands down, was eaten at Made In Puerto Rico!



8 comments:

  1. That all looks so good you just made me hungry lol.

    Brandon Ax: Writer's Storm

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    1. It was so good! I want to go back tonight, and tomorrow night, and the next...LOL

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  2. I don't believe I've ever had Puerto Rican food. From your descriptions, I'm willing to try.

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    1. It is amazing. So full of flavor and awesome textures! I really love it.

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  3. I spent three years living in the Caribbean on St Croix ( the next island over from Puerto Rico). I had an opportunity to sample tons if OR delicacies. It is a great cuisine with rich flavors and amazing uses if all types if foods. The best flan I ever have had was made by a friend from PR. Nothing like that in Nevada.

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    1. Oh my goodness flan is one of my favorite desserts! The one we sampled just happened to be cheese flavored, which reminds me of cheesecake! It was SO good.

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  4. Yum, yum! I've only Puerto Rico dishes once long, long time ago. Reading your experience has me wanting to look for some recipes to try.

    The View from the Top of the Ladder

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    1. Thank you for commenting and stopping by! You should prepare some PR food. It is delicious and so full of flavor!!

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