This is an ideal place to go for the next generation of Puerto Rican fusion cuisine. Pikayo not only keeps up with the latest culinary trends, but it also often sets them, thanks to the inspired guidance of owner and celebrity chef Wilo Benet. Formal but not stuffy, and winner of more culinary awards than virtually any other restaurant in Puerto Rico, Pikayo is a specialist in the criolla cuisine of the colonial age, emphasizing the Spanish, Indian, and African elements in its unusual recipes. Appetizers include a dazzling array of taste explosions: Try bay scallop ceviche with giant corn and jalapeno, shrimp popcorn with apple ginger remoulade, or lobster empanadillas with spicy yellow bell pepper emulsion. Main-course delights feature rare yellow fin tuna with baby bok choy red and snapper filet with chorizo emulsion. Our favorite remains the beef carpaccio lollipops with truffle oil and parmesan cheese.
- © Frommer's 2013
- Very Highly Recommended 2010