At the top end, Caribbean dining stands toe to toe with anything on offer in major North American or European cities, not least because a trail of renowned chefs have made their way to the Caribbean to take charge of restaurants in the luxury resorts. The real joy, however, is discovering those unannounced roadside stalls and beach bars where the food combines with the surroundings to deliver the perfect experience.
Dine like a local
Pile on the pounds in Puerto Rico with a diet of slow roasted pig, or Lechon, washed down with a crisp Medalla beer, capped with an indulgent Pina Colada to cool off.
Where to go
Good restaurants in Old San Juan and fine dining at the Ritz-Carlton and other resorts. Make the trip up to the hills in Guavate to sample roast pig at the legendary La Ruta del Lechon.