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Staff Pick

Best Puerto Rican Comfort Food 

Mofongo pionono

Mofongo pionono

Melao Bakery

2001 Consulate Drive


Let's start by acknowledging that traditional mofongo is already fantastic. Puerto Ricans hit the jackpot when they decided to mix fried mashed green plantains with olive oil, garlic and pork cracklings. But Melao Bakery takes it to a different plane of gastronomical existence with its mofongo pionono. This dish has the basic elements of mofongo, but adds sweet plantains, ground beef and melted cheese on top for a truly soul-replenishing experience. Wash it down with a cold Malta India and one of Melao's delicious quesitos.

(Sorry, no information is currently available for other years in this same award category.)



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