Puerto Rico banned the use of empanadas as fishing bait after too many fishermen unintentionally caught innocent sunbathers. Fully enjoy Puerto Rican treats with this Groupon.
$15 for $30 Worth of Puerto Rican Dinner Fare
Chefs prepare a menu of classic Puerto Rican fare such as fried yuca root ($2), mashed plantain mofongo mixed with chicken ($9), and hand-held octopus frituras ($3).
El Flamboyan Restaurant & Lounge
Eddie Rivera’s trip to Puerto Rico, during which he ate everything the island had to offer, convinced the entrepreneur to bring Puerto Rican cuisine back to Bridgeport. Thus, El Flamboyan Restaurant & Lounge was born, a brick, moody eatery reminiscent of those Eddie dined in while visiting bustling San Juan. Twin lobsters with two sides highlight a menu of island delicacies, from empanadas stuffed with crab or octopus to plantain mofongo mashed with roasted pork shoulder. Nightly special events include live DJs on weekends, and Thursday-night karaoke, when guests can emulate the chirpings of Puerto Rico’s iconic coquí frog.