I'll be spending four nights in Condado for the July 4th holiday weekend. I will have two nights free so am seeking advice on where to eat. I've got a few places only radar and would like comments, opinions, and recommended dishes. I would like restaurants with a sense of place, with the emphasis on top quality local ingredients where possible. Would prefer to concentrate on places slightly off the tourist radar, if possible; it seems as this eliminates the popular restaurants of Old San Juan. I understand that local prices are as high as New York city levels; just looking for good price/value ratios.
JOSE ENRIQUE (Santurce)
PIKAYO (read mixed reviews of the most recent incarnation in the Conrad hotel; some say it is not as good as in the original location; your thoughts?)