Borinquen

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Neighborhood eatery packs flavor into pork-sausage soup, banana fritters & jibarito sandwich lauded by Esquire & Huffington Post

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The search for authentic cuisine can be a treacherous journey full of lost recipes, watered-down dishes, and Emeril Lagasse’s army of body doubles. Let the pros do the footwork for an authentic dining experience with today’s Groupon to Borinquen. Choose between the following options:

  • For $15, you get $30 worth of Puerto Rican fare for dinner, valid after 5 p.m.
  • For $10, you get $20 worth of Puerto Rican fare for lunch, valid 11 a.m.–3 p.m.<p>

Borinquen’s family of chefs harnesses authentic Puerto Rican recipes and fresh ingredients to assemble a menu loaded with traditional cuisine. The house’s signature invention is the jibarito, which Esquire heralded as one of the best sandwiches in America for its steak, chicken, or roasted pork sealed between two slices of fried green plantain coated in garlic sauce ($6.95). Spoons and adventure-seeking rubber duckies trawl through the spiced, cured spanish pork sausage floating in salchichon soup ($5.95).

Simpler presentations such as steak sautéed with onions ($10.95) neighbor a smattering of seafood entrees, including garlic shrimp ($15.95). Taro and green bananas form the batter for alcapurrias, classic Puerto Rican fritters often stuffed with meats or New Year’s resolutions ($1.95). Puerto Rican flags bedeck floor-to-ceiling windows inside the neighborhood eatery, where diners slide savory snacks back and forth across long, family style tables.

Borinquen Restaurant

Beneath a patriotically hued royal-blue awning and red-brick exterior, Borinquen’s cooks stir fry and sauté up traditional Puerto Rican dishes from fresh ingredients. Diners can wrap their hands around a special delicacy, jibaritos, the eatery’s signature dish that sandwiches a guest’s choice of meat or veggies between two fried plantains instead of bread for a starchy, juicy Caribbean twist. The tropical fruit reappears in the popular alcapurrias, golden fritters filled with a blend of ground beef, taro root, and green banana. Between bites, patrons sip a drink from the eclectic beverage menu, which boasts everything from passion-fruit and tamarind juice to café con leche.

Customer Reviews

Fresh food and delicious
Ana T. · September 9, 2012
See you again!
Uli S. · July 8, 2012
Keep up the good work!
Christina M. · July 4, 2012

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