My husband and I just got back from a Caribbean cruise last weekend. Due to weather, our trip to San Juan was cut tragically short, and we were unable to get the mofongo we were craaaaving. Tonight we went to El Meson hoping to satisfy our jones, but the mofongo there was not terribly flavorful-- just mashed green plantains, pretty much, not even a whole lot of salt and pepper. Definitely not enough garlic and oil. The tamales were tasty but unusual- the corn and pork were distributed throughout the masa, not stuffed in the middle. We had some amazing empanadas (called pastelillos), and my husband had a whole fried snapper that he loved *I have a hard time getting over the hassle of picking through the bones). My Bistec Encebollado was tough but really flavorful.
So despite some good dishes, the mofongo left us wanting. I know Cafe Ena is owned by the same Hector and Erin, so we probably won't try there... any other suggestions for soothing the mofongo beast inside???