What restaurants does Hotel El Convento have?

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Larry Olmsted

Hotel El Convento has three restaurants, plus in-room dining from breakfast through dinner (though room service does not run 24 hours). Patio del Nispero is the hotel’s fine-dining option, with alfresco tables set on the stone veranda that is the traditional centerpiece of Spanish colonial buildings. The dinner menu skews towards fresh island seafood, while lunch has more casual and traditional local fare, such as mofongo (fried plantains seasoned with garlic, olive oil and pork cracklings that are mashed and stuffed with chicken, skirt steak or shrimp). Pizza e Birra (which translates to “pizza and beer”) is a modern and self-consciously hip Italian eatery with a wood-burning oven and bar scene focus, with about 20 craft beers on tap. El Picoteo features traditional Spanish-style tapas and rice dishes such as paella in an upscale setting. Another option for food and drinks: There is a daily manager’s reception at the Puerto Rico hotel with complimentary wines and hot and cold snacks.

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