The concrete-and-plate-glass facade is less obtrusive than that of other restaurants in town, and the cramped, Formica-clad interior is far from stylish. Nonetheless, Sandy's is one of the most famous restaurants in northeastern Puerto Rico, thanks to the wide array of luminaries -- U.S. and Puerto Rican political figures, mainstream journalists, beauty-pageant winners, and assorted slumming rich -- who travel from as far away as San Juan to dine here. Set about a block from the main square of the seaside resort of Luquillo, it was founded in 1984 by Miguel Angel, aka Sandy.
Platters, especially the daily specials, are huge -- so copious, in fact, that they're discussed with fervor by competitors and clients alike. The best examples include fresh shellfish, served on the half-shell; asopaos; four kinds of steak; five different preparations of chicken, including a tasty version with garlic sauce; four kinds of gumbos; paellas; a dozen preparations of lobster; and even jalapeño peppers stuffed with shrimp or lobster.
- © Frommer's 2013
- Recommended 2010
- tel: 787/889-5765
- Calle Fernandez García 276
- Wed-Mon 11am to between 9:30 and 11pm, depending on business
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