If you want to experience all of what Puerto Rican food has to offer, head straight on over to Bebo’s Café for a relaxed, casual lunch. It’s always packed, but stick it out—the wait is quick. Order the alcapurrias or sorullitos de maíz before moving on to the different options of mofongo relleno (the marisco mixto and ropa vieja are both highlights), or the chicharrones de pollo.
Make sure to try their guayaba con queso for dessert before heading out to explore the rest of Calle Loíza. If you’re just now realizing you forgot to pack a bathing suit, pop into Sixne Concept Store or Playero Surfshop before continuing on to Bottega for some drinks at their bar.