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Is there a lunch to be found in El Yunque?

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Is there a lunch to be found in El Yunque?

If we spend the day in El Yunque on Dec 31, is there anyplace to eat lunch?

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1. Re: Is there a lunch to be found in El Yunque?

Yes. right in the rainforest they have a food stand (between Big Tree trail and Palo Colardo visitors center). There is also one place to eat on the way up.

At the bottom of the mountain, there are a few places to eat also and there is a bakery right on the street on the way in to get sandwiches to go (for a picnic).

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2. Re: Is there a lunch to be found in El Yunque?

You can also buy roasted chicken or Pork with sides on road #3 to the Rainforest and have a nice Picnic. Oh, just noticed that Flowerfarm also suggested a picnic. I love to do that, it's just more peacefull

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3. Re: Is there a lunch to be found in El Yunque?

There are also a small handful of restaurants on the road going up the mountain near the base just outside of Palmer. Mostly good PR fare and one Austrian / German place that is pretty good.

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4. Re: Is there a lunch to be found in El Yunque?

Buy some roasted pork or chicken (El Verde's roasted chicken is pretty good) and some sides and make a picnic at one of the "merenderos" along the trails.

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6. Re: Is there a lunch to be found in El Yunque?

I second the motion to eat at the restaurant inside the park (not to be confused with the food stand/souvenir shop near the bottom). The food is delicious--actually some of the better food I ate the whole trip...seriously! Also, there is a bathroom right there, as well. **I would caution you, though, since you say you will be there on Dec. 31 to find out in advance if they will be open! Ask specifically if the park closes early that day, as the restaurants AND BATHROOMS will close whenever the park closes. Enjoy!

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