Puerto Rico Dining Etiquette

Dining etiquette in Puerto Rico is similar to that in other Caribbean countries. Please refer to the Dominican Republic dining etiquette section for general dining etiquette information for the Caribbean. The information that follows on this page is specific to Puerto Rican dining etiquette variations.

Rice and beans are popular, but arroz con pollo (rice and chicken) is a close second, and fried vegetables (frituras), sometimes mixed with meats (alca-purrias, or plantains mixed with meat), are tasty snacks and alternatives. The Puerto Rican bread eaten with all formal meals is pan sabao.

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