Rincon Bakeries & Restaurants
Without a doubt, when our friends come to visit Rincon Puerto Rico, they always ask where they can get a good Cubano sandwich. Although many of the local bakeries offer a Cubano, none of them blew us away until we hit up the Panaderia Boricua in our neighborhood of Rio Grande. I’m not a big meat eater and a Cubano is not something I would normally order, but I have to say, every time we go to the bakery I regret it if I get anything else (not to say the rest of their sandwiches are bad, but the Cubano is damn good!). We’ve gotten all of our friends hooked on this place and if you REALLY want to splurge, get a couple of their cream-stuffed donut holes for dessert (insane!). Needless to say, I would probably weigh 900 lbs if I hit up this place too often, but if you’re craving something that will really fill you up – go for it. The sandwich is full of all the normal Cubano fixings: pork, ham, lettuce, mustard, pickles – grille on fresh baked bread. For a real heart attack get it ‘con todo’ with mayo AND butter (a little overkill for my taste!).
A lot of visitors probably don’t head up the hills towards Cruces or Rio Grande if they’re just in Rincon for the first time or for a short stay. To get there, look for West Coast surf shop in the Rincon plaza and take the REALLY little road that heads up the hill. (It looks like a one-way but it’s two way) Keep going for about 5 km or about 10 minutes and just keep an eye out for the bakery on the right. It’s pretty hard to miss it. If all else fails, you’ll end up taking the 414 all the way to Aguada, in which case you can head back the way you came or just head South on the 115 back to Rincon. It’s a cool drive anyways and good for visitors to experience some other neighborhoods. Check out some more of our recommendations for restaurants Rincon PR.