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14 Puerto Rican Foods You Have To Try

Mofongo, anyone?

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Puerto Rico is known for a lot of things, from its beautiful beaches to its lively music scene — and of course, its delicious food.

From mofongo to arroz con gandules, Puerto Rico has some of the best food in the world. We rounded up 14 of our favorite recipes you can make at home:

1. Mofongo

2. Trifongo

3. Tostones

4. Arroz con Gandules

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What it is: Rice and peas cooked with pork and sofrito.

The perfect base for all kinds of toppings, from pork to seafood. Get the recipe.

5. Chicharrones de Pollo

6. Alcapurrias

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What it is: Fritters made with green plantains and taro root, then filled with a variety of fillings like pork and seafood.

With a wide range of fillings available, there's a flavor for everyone. Get the recipe.

7. Pastelón

8. Sancocho

9. Coquito

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What it is: A popular rum and coconut drink.

Think of this as Puerto Rico's tastier version of eggnog. Get the recipe.

10. Pollo Guisado

11. Serenata de Bacalao

12. Pernil

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What it is: Marinated and slow-roasted pork shoulder.

Crispy skin. Tender meat. What could be better? Get the recipe.

13. Piononos

14. Pasteles

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