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Borinquen Lunch Box

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CUISINE: Puerto Rican | Caribbean | Latin

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OUR REVIEWS

Alcapurrias (Affirmed in Part, Remanded in Part)

The alcapurria — a “beef-filled plantain fritter” — was “good — not great, but most certainly not bad.” The filling was “seasoned mildly,” while the plantain fritter was “thick and chewy.” The item was “heavy” and needed an accompanying condiment, “such as a hot sauce.” For the full review, see In re Borinquen Lunch Box, 10 Catt. 2 (2012).

Tripletas (Affirmed)

The tripleta sandwich — a combination of roasted pork, skirt steak, and ham with a sprinkling of potato sticks over pan sabao — was “what street food should be,” i.e., a “simple, but substantial, finger food.” The meat was “well textured, perfectly cooked, and salty.” The bread was “well-suited to its role,” while the potato sticks were “tasteless and textureless” and added nothing to the dish. For the full review, see In re Borinquen Lunch Box, 10 Catt. 3 (2012).