Friday, April 29, 2011

san juan day 4

Old San Juan
On our fourth day, we headed out to Old San Juan. We asked our hotel about taking the bus (since it's only $0.75) but they recommended we take a taxi (for $15) instead because of the infrequency of buses. The taxi driver dropped us off at the edge of the district (because of traffic) and we started to explore a bit. We decided we were really hungry so we got lunch at Punto de Vista (recommended by yelp). We ordered a fish tacos with rice & beans and churrasquitos (beef tacos) with amarillos (sweet plantains).

fish taco
beans










beef taco

















Once we finished lunch, we headed into some local shops to do a bit of window shopping and to try and find souvenirs for our friends and family back at home. After some unsuccessful shopping, we headed down towards the water/docks. We soon found ourselves walking along the Paseo de la Princesa all the way up to the El Morro area.
ship
paseo de la princesa
paseo de la princesa fountain

el morro
paseo de la princesa
After sight seeing, we headed to Senor Frogs to cool down with some drinks. It's a v. touristy but fun place and we really enjoyed ourselves (though drink prices were pretty high).
with senor frog himself!
silly balloon hat
silly balloon mask?
We headed back to our hotel after cocktails and rested up before our beach front "romantic" dinner. We made reservations at Pamela's (which we found through yelp) which was within walking distance of our hotel. We really took advantage of the excellent location of our lodging! We were both really craving some fresh seafood so we ordered mussels as an appetizer, and shared our entrees - scallops and tilapia.
beautiful location
mussels with chorizo
tilapia with green curry
scallops with caviar
We opted to head over to Kasalta to pick up some desserts to eat back at the hotel on our way home. We got a mallorca (wonderfully fluffy bread/pastry dusted with powdered sugar), flan, and rice pudding. The mallorca was recommended by a by-standing grandpa, although he said it was best for breakfast. We knew we wanted to get flan (because of how Spanish it is) and I was just craving rice pudding.
mallorca
flan
rice pudding
The dinner was a perfect way to spend our last full day in San Juan.

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