Must-Visit Food Trucks in Puerto Rico

Woman ordering at a food truck
Woman ordering at a food truck | © CityofStPete/ Flickr
Mariela Santos

Over the last couple of years, food trucks have become a popular dining option on the island of Puerto Rico. The food truck boom has been influenced by the troubles in the Puerto Rican economy, which has led to customers looking for affordable yet tasty food options. A variety of food is available, as the trucks serve some traditional dishes, but also look to innovate. Here are the food trucks in Puerto Rico that you can’t afford to miss.

El Lobo Guavate Urbano

Since 2015, El Lobo has been located near Old San Juan in the Puerta de Tierra area. Open Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 11am to 10pm, Thursday from 11am to 11pm, and Friday and Saturday from 11am to 2am, this spot has a great view of the water. They describe themselves as “a food truck specializing in Puerto Rican-style roasted pig, cooked and braised on a stick, and typical Puerto Rican food.” Other menu items include empanadillas, amarillos, and beef alcapurrias.

El Ñaqui

A food truck that specializes in gourmet food in a casual manner, El Ñaqui is located in Guaynabo. The menu includes beef ñaqui, chicken ñaqui, pork ñaqui and soup of the week. Catering is available, so patrons who love delicious, gourmet food can also have it brought to their own events. El Ñaqui is open Monday through Friday, from 11am to 3pm, and Saturdays from 12pm to 3pm.

Bento Box PR

Asian comfort food is on the menu at Bento Box PR at the Metro Office Park in Guaynabo. Open Monday through Friday from 11am to 3pm, their offerings include Bento Combos such as Shrimp Panco Crust Bento, BBQ Short Rib Bento and Crispy Chicken Bento.

El Churry

El Churry was founded in 1998 by Francisco Rivera and José Nogueras, ahead of the recent food truck boom. One of the most well-known food trucks on the island, El Churry has expanded to include seven food trucks, a bricks-and-mortar store in Puerto Rico, and a food truck in Orlando, Florida. Their most famous menu item is a steak sandwich. The different locations have their own hours, which can be found on their website. You can also keep up with El Churry on Instagram.

La Mancha de Plátano

La Mancha de Plátano is a standout spot serving Puerto Rican food with a focus on the plantain. Some of their unique dishes include a plantain sandwich in which the plantain substitutes for the bread, a Caesar salad with plantain croutons, and plantain soup. Patrons can also choose from grilled meats, mofongos, and desserts. The food truck is located in Caguas, in front of a Walgreens in the Bairoa neighborhood, by Road #1. They’re open Tuesday from 11am to 3pm, Wednesday and Thursday from 11am to 9pm, Friday from 11am to 1opm, and Saturday from 12pm to 10pm.

Cosechas Food Truck

Specializing in Puerto Rican food made with local and natural ingredients, Cosecha is open Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 11am to 4pm, and Thursday and Friday from 11am to 10pm. The food truck can be found in Caguas by a pizza spot called Mario’ Pizza, and in front of a school. Check out the scrumptious photos they post on Instagram.

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