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Private Guavate Local Gastronomic tour
- People Base rate for up to 2 people ($125 for each additional person)
If you want to experience the culture and the gastronomy of Puerto Rico, nothing is better than making a trip to Guavate!
Every year thousands of Puerto Ricans and tourists visit Guavate to enjoy traditional dishes like: roast pork, BBQ ribs, rice and beans, “pasteles” (smashed green banana filled with meat), pavochón (pork and turkey), Puerto Rican sweets, and “piña colada”.
Join us on this unique private gastronomic experience and have a great day in the mountain town of Cayey and visit La Ruta del Lechón for their signature dish of yummy roast pork. Enjoy the flavor that locals do over the weekend when you can join them and head to the famous lechoneras in Guavate. Lechoneras are outdoor restaurants that specialize in seasoned whole-pig, slow roasted over an open fire. This makes the pork flavorful and delicious. The pig is mounted on a “varita”, a bar usually made of steel, slits are cut into the meat, and seasoning is inserted. The animal is slowly roasted and turned from 6 to 8 hours, then hoisted into the window of the lechonera for all to see.
If you are wondering, the taste is a combination of slightly smoked juicy pork and crunchy toasted skin which we call “cuerito”. There can be a dizzying array of side dishes at the restaurant, but since virtually all lechoneras serve cafeteria-style, you can just point to something that appeals to you and it will be served on your plate.
Besides the delicious pork, you’ll be able to taste various native side dishes like:
• Rice with pigeon peas
• Sweet potato
• Blood sausage
• Turkeys and Chickens cooked and seasoned similarly to the pork.
In addition to all of the delicious food, you’ll take in fantastic live music (on weekend trips only) that gets people dancing and singing, and taste the cool mountain air.
Anthony Bourdain of No Reservations on the Travel Channel visited Guavate to sample our world famous barbecue. Now it’s your turn! Sign up for this culinary tour today! Buen Provecho!
What Is Not Included?
• Food and Gratuity for your tour guide is not included, but greatly appreciated
If traveling with children from 0 – 6 years a car seat/ booster seat is required. Please notify at the moment of booking if you will be traveling with your own or require us to provide it. We provide them complimentary, but need to be requested with anticipation.
• Your Hotel Lobby in the metro Area. (Exact pickup time will be provided upon purchase of tickets.)