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02 of 05


The 5 Best Foods to Try in Puerto Rico

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Lechón is the famous spit-roasted suckling pig of Puerto Rico and is one of the many traditional delicacies worth traveling for. In fact, it's such a beloved dish that there is one road in Guavate, Puerto Rico that is known as the Ruta del Lechón, or Puerto Rico's Pork Highway. This road is roughly an hour south of San Juan via Highway 52 south to exit 33 and then Road 184. You'll know you've arrived when you start seeing (and smelling) the delicious lechoneras, or rustic, open-air roadside eateries.