Cafeteria Mallorca Old San Juan

Cafeteria Mallorca Old San Juan by www.carlosmeliablog.comCafeteria Mallorca Old San Juan  | Old San Juan, Puerto Rico  |  Yes I own it. !!! I am guilty by pleasure. On my last morning in Puerto Rico, before heading back to New York, I could not helped it stopping by the traditional old-fashioned, 1950s-style diner, Cafeteria Mallorca, to have my own Mallorca experience. Continue reading Cafeteria Mallorca Old San Juan

DAY 02 Exploring Old San Juan plus

DAY 02 Exploring Old San Juan by www.carlosmeliablog.comDAY 02 Exploring Old San Juan plus  |  Old San Juan, Puerto Rico  |  After a long fun 01 Day Exploring Old San Juan, a lovely dinner at Verde Mesa, a deserved rest and early morning breakfast at the rooftop of my hotel La Terraza de San Juan, I was ready and excited to begin my second day exploring Old San Juan. What I was not aware, was that I would go beyond to the districts of Santurce and Condado, which I loved, but I was happy to always return to my historic quaint district of Old San Juan.  Continue reading DAY 02 Exploring Old San Juan plus

DAY 01 Exploring Old San Juan

DAY 01 Exploring Old San Juan by www.carlosmeliablog.com DAY 01 Exploring Old San Juan Photo Album  |  Old San Juan, Puerto Rico  |   I arrived to Puerto Rico on the first flight of the morning, checked in at my beautiful suite at hotel La Terraza de San Juan, in the heart of Old San Juan, and got ready to explore the old courts and fortresses and secrets of this charming district. I have been many times before to Puerto Rico, including Vieques, but this was my first time only focusing to the Old San Juan. My hotel made all the arrangements for an expert guide to take me on a private two-days tour of the entire district, including some great lunch and dinner options.  Continue reading DAY 01 Exploring Old San Juan

Chef Jose Enrique Restaurant

Chef Jose Enrique Restaurant by www.carlosmeliablog.comChef Jose Enrique Restaurant  |  Santurce, Puerto Rico  |  I found the perfect excuse to come and explore the upcoming and trendy district of Santurce, Puerto Rico. Located only 10 minutes walk from Condado and 10 minutes by car from my headquarters at La Terraza de San Juan in Old San Juan. This restaurant is the classic example that a book should never be judged by its cover and that first impressions are not always the right ones. Seen from outside, Jose Enrique looks like a regular restaurant, but trust me you are in for a gourmet treat, if you follow your instincts. My recommendation, weather permits, ask to be seated outside, I did and LOVED it. FYI each time you visit is a new gourmet experience, since there is not set menu, and everyday is a new selection.  Continue reading Chef Jose Enrique Restaurant

The Mezzanine Cocktail Lounge

The Mezzanine Cocktail Lounge by www.carlosmeliablog.comThe Mezzanine Cocktail Lounge   |  Old San Juan, Puerto Rico  | A beautiful and unique cocktail lounge located on the second floor of a colonial building in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico, right upstairs from St. Germain. The menu has a variety of classic and signature cocktails, microbrews, and some select wines – then there are our delicious tapas – all served in a speakeasy-esque environment unique to Puerto Rico’s bar scene. Continue reading The Mezzanine Cocktail Lounge

Verde Mesa Restaurant

Verde Mesa Restaurant by www.carlosmeliablog.comVerde Mesa Restaurant  |  Old San Juan, Puerto Rico  |  Without a doubt, the best dinner I had during my last visit to Puerto Rico and Old San Juan, invited by La Terrasa de San Juan Hotel. Space, location, atmosphere, food and drinks were just perfect, in balance and compliment to Old San Juan. Located on Calle Tetuan #107, perched on the wall of the Old San Juan, along the Paseo De La Princesa. Verde Mesa is a fish and vegetarian restaurant, featuring great dishes including traditional Puerto Rican ones, which will even captivate the meat lovers.  Continue reading Verde Mesa Restaurant

La Terraza de San Juan homemade Luxury

La Terraza de San Juan homemade Luxury by www.carlosmeliablog.comLa Terraza de San Juan homemade Luxury  | Old San Juan, Puerto Rico  |  Luxury has many shades, and some of them stand far from the mere and easy concept of opulence and richness. Travel these days, is all about life event and experience. which in one way or the other, while rough around the edges, leave an unforgettable mark, La Terraza de San Juan, is to me best described as homemade luxury. A true rustic colonial take on Puerto Rico, with impeccable charisma y local traditional camaraderie, deliver by it owners themselves and their casual but professional staff. Located in the heart of Old San Juan, over Calle Sol, La Terraza de San Juan was my ideal epicenter, to discover this charming district, unveiling a new face of Puerto Rico, full of traditions and heritage, which I truly enjoyed. A cute simple getaway trip of three days.  Continue reading La Terraza de San Juan homemade Luxury

429MAGAZINE weekly column is OUT on Vieques

429MAGAZINE weekly column is OUT on Vieques  |  dot429.com  |  Dear followers, my weekly contribution on Luxury Gay Travel for 429MAGAZINE at dot429.com is OUT and ONLINE. Check it OUT. This week, on my last experience in Puerto Rico and Vieques Island at the W Retreat & Spa. For more on Vieques click HERE. Till next week adventure. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends

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El Quenepo Restaurant Puerto Rican/Asian fusion

El Quenepo Restaurant Puerto Rican/Asian fusion  |  Vieques, Puerto Rico  |  Guided by our Guest Relations agent at the W Retreat & Spa Vieques, we learned about El Quenepo Restaurant right at the malecon of Vieques, only 10 minutes drive away from the Retreat. As they like to call it ” Fun, Funky, Island Food”. Run by Scott and Kate Cole. Quenepo is the fruit of a Tropical Tree that grows in the area of Vieques. Continue reading El Quenepo Restaurant Puerto Rican/Asian fusion

St Regis Bahia Beach Resort Puerto Rico

St Regis Bahia Beach Resort Puerto Rico  |  Puerto Rico  |  If you are looking for the most sophisticated resort option in the Island of Puerto Rico, look no further, the St. Regis Bahia Beach is the best fit. Imagine that the morning after our Check IN we were having breakfast along Jennifer Garner, Ben Affleck, Jack Nicholson and Leonardo DiCaprio. Located on the northeastern corridor of the island of Puerto Rico on the foot of the El Yunque National Forest, and only 45 minutes away from the Old San Juan and the SJU International Airport. Continue reading St Regis Bahia Beach Resort Puerto Rico