Puerto Rican Culinary Delights: Top 26 Dishes - Quick Food Guide


Explore the diverse and delectable dishes that make Puerto Rico's culinary tradition a true delight, from the iconic Mofongo to the irresistible Arroz con Gandules.

With this comprehensive guide, you can savor the authentic flavors of Puerto Rico's gastronomy and even learn to recreate these beloved dishes in your own kitchen.


It’s a hearty stew made with Puerto Rican rice, pigeon peas, and tender chunks of chicken or seafood.

Arroz Mamposteao

A flavorful Puerto Rican rice dish made with unique ingredients, including pigeon peas, root vegetables, and deliciously seasoned rice.


A staple dish in Puerto Rico, lechón is a roasted suckling pig seasoned with garlic and other spices before being cooked over an open fire for hours.

Chuletas Can-Can

These thick pork chops are first seasoned with adobo, then pounded flat before deep-fried until crispy.