Alcapurrias. Aranitas. Asopao. Bacalaitos. Mofongo. Tostones. Pasteles. Surullitos.
What's not to love about Puerto Rican food? Besides keeping us quenched with some of the world's best rums, the tropical island just 1,200 miles East of Miami is also home to some of the greatest criolla cooking (and beaches) in all the Caribbean. Given Puerto Rico's proximity to Miami, it's no wonder the Magic City has become a boricua hot spot.
Next time you've got a hankering for some sazon, get it at these family-owned and operated Puerto Rican gems: