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The Five-Point Weekend Escape Plan

Do Nothing for Almost Nothing in Culebra


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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