Puerto Rican Food for Dinner or Lunch at Borinquen Restaurant (Half Off)

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Neighborhood eatery packs flavor into pork-sausage soup, banana fritters, and a jibarito sandwich lauded by Esquire

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Promotional value expires Jan 2, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per table. Valid only for option purchased. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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

The highlight of the menu is Borinquen's signature jibarito, which Esquire heralded as one of the best sandwiches in America ($6.95). Steak, chicken, or roasted pork reside between its two slices of fried green plantain coated in garlic sauce. Other items include salchichon soup with spiced, cured spanish pork sausage ($5.95) and garlic shrimp ($15.95).

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

I will definitely be back here! Great find!
Tamika R. · March 15, 2013
Very Nice staff. Nothing fancy, but good food at a great price.
Robert C. · February 7, 2013
The staff is really nice and the Hibaritos are the best thing to get here! Delicious!
Hugo T. · October 9, 2012

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