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The Five-Point Weekend Escape Plan

Do Nothing for Almost Nothing in Culebra

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2. Where to Eat


Food vendors at Tent City, near Flamenco Beach.  

The island’s best restaurant is Juanita Bananas (make a reservation), a $4 público (taxi) ride from Flamenco Beach near the snorkeling hot spot of Melones Beach. Watch the sunset from the deck with a margarita in hand. The limes are grown on-site, as are many herbs and vegetables on the menu.

Susie’s sits along the canal that cuts through Culebra’s sole town, Dewey. Fresh seafood dominates the menu, but it’s also a good spot to try the island’s specially spiced skirt steak, churrasco.

El Caobo (Calle Luís Muñoz Marín; 787-742-0505) is a tourist-free neighborhood joint behind the Ecological School in Clark. The lime-green vinyl tablecloths clash with the local fare: garlic chicken, red beans and rice, plátanos, and Argentinean sausage in wine sauce, each under $10.

Buy pinchos—meat kebabs of swordfish, chicken, and pork—and rice and beans from vendors at Flamenco Beach for about $4.


Published on Apr 15, 2009 as a web exclusive.

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