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How To: Eat Like a Local in San Juan, Puerto Rico

Sure, you can jostle the hordes of tourists in any of the restaurants lining Old San Juan's charming streets. But the city of San Juan -- one of the most cosmopolitan in the Caribbean -- has a vibrantly mixed culture, and dining there can be a wildly flavorful blend of local traditions, mouth-watering trends, and plenty of style if you find the right places. The seven "locals only" spots on this list of great restaurants in San Juan reveal just a hint of how any visitor can eat like a local…

Trini Stew Chicken

Trini Stew Chicken - "I loved everything about stew chicken. This is one of the rare cases where I felt like I was eating a restaurant dish at home"

Miss Lily's: Serious Jamaican Food From A Serious Chef

Miss Lily's: A chic-n-cool Jamaican joint in the South Village, serving up spicy dishes from this culinary island mecca in the Caribbean. This festive hot-spot, styled as a retro 80's luncheonette and filled with chill reggae sounds, is a great choice for exotic but casual comfort food, tropical drinks, and a fashionable night out with friends. Musts: Jerk Chicken, Spare Ribs, Codfritters. (Jamaican/South Village-SoHo)

Blackened Chicken Caribbean Salad With Spicy Pineapple Dressing

Blackened Chicken Caribbean Salad With Spicy Pineapple Dressing - A healthy tropical salad, with Cajun style chicken tenders. Topped in a sweet 'n' spicy homemade dressing. An easy 30 minute meal that you can feel good about!

The famous planks at Jamie's Italian. Served with your favorite cured meats, Italian cheeses, and pickled vegetables.