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La Mallorquina
Puerto Rican, Spanish
Headquarters207 Calle San Justo, ,
OwnerLcda. Maria S. Figueroa Lugo

La Mallorquina is a restaurant in San Juan, Puerto Rico that specializes in the making of Puerto Rican and Spanish-particularly Palma de Mallorca- cuisine such as asopao, gazpacho, arroz con pollo, paella and flan.

It opened in 1848 and has been run by the Rojos family since 1900 [1] and some historians claim that La Mallorquina is the first eating establishment in Puerto Rico. [2] The restaurant's original owners, Antonio Vidal Llinás and others, came from Palma de Mallorca, Spain; that's why they named their restaurant La Mallorquina, which loosely translated into English means The Woman from Mallorca.

Puerto Rico's first elected governor, Luis Muñoz Marín, was also one of the famous people to visit the restaurant. [3]

See also


  1. ^ Porter, Darwin; Danforth Prince (2007). Frommer's Portable Puerto Rico (4 ed.). Frommer's. p. 87. ISBN  978-0-470-10052-3. Retrieved 2009-02-08.
  2. ^ Ortiz, Yvonne. A Taste of Puerto Rico: Traditional and New Dishes from the Puerto Rican Community. Penguin group, 1997. P. 3
  3. ^ San Juan: memoir of a city

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