Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Under the Trees

Doubletree by Hilton
105 Avenue De Diego
San Juan, Puerto Rico

787-721-1200





In her opinion:
When I was researching where to eat for our Puerto Rico trip, this place came up. I remember thinking...wow, this place was very sexy and they had an interesting use for avocados. I wrote it down on a list of restaurants to visit and then quickly forgot about it. That was until we were in the Condado area of San Juan driving towards Isla Verde and I saw the Doubletree by Hilton and remembered Under the Trees. I mentioned it in passing to Edgar but we went on about our business.

While having coffee and snacks in a Isla Verde bakery near the Ritz-Carlton, Edgar and I were trying to figure a place to have lunch in Condado since we hadn't spent too much time in this part of San Juan and it was a really interesting place. When all else didn't appeal, I brought up Under the Trees again...this time we weren't going to brush it off...we decided that this would be the sight of our last lunch in San Juan. 

Having a meal at Under the Trees is like eating under a canopy of trees on a luscious, sexy patio. The furniture is white and sleek with accents of light blue, gray and green from the trees and avocados which are on display throughout the restaurant. 




We were shown to our table by a very attentive hostess who visited us a couple of times to see how our meal was going. Our server was attentive, although he did mess up with Edgar's lunch (they quickly corrected the situation). We ordered our beverages, Diet Coke for me of course and then proceeded to check out the menu and the lunch specials menu. I had heard that they did very interesting things with avocados so I made sure to have something which incorporated this luscious fruit.

I ordered off the lunch specials menu and settled on escallops of pork tenderloin which was served with rice (inside an avocado) and beans. As part of the meal, we were also allowed to partake of the salad bar. Although, it looked absolutely delicious...I decided to forgo it, as we had recently had coffee and snacks and I wanted to enjoy my meal.



This was really very good. The pork was flavourful and absolutely delicious with its creole flavours shining through. The rice and beans were also excellent. I found the beans super flavourful.

Overall, this was an excellent final lunch in Puerto Rico. Under the Trees was a great lunch spot in a beautiful setting.





In his opinion:

This is what Edgar ate and saw.




Creole Shrimp Monfongo



Edgar gives Under the Trees a 3.5 out of 5 Olives rating.

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