Located in the heart of the historic area of Miramar (a neighborhood in San Juan, Puerto Rico), is the Don Rafa Boutique Hotel and Residences, which opened its doors just two months ago. The six-story hotel is inspired by the 1950s and carefully designed with modern elements that immerse guests in the essence of Puerto Rico and the rich history of the island.
The boutique hotel has 36 rooms and suites, individually decorated with a contemporary style that mixes mid-century details, making every corner an intimate and elegant space. Options include sumptuous king or queen beds, smart TVs, and coffee machines to ensure guests are recharged and ready to explore Puerto Rico's vibrant capital.
At Don Rafa, art plays a central role with more than 30 works by local Puerto Rican artists, offering guests a private art gallery experience. Its food and beverage service is in charge of chef Jorge Rivera Padilla, a recognized specialist in the culinary art for his unforgettable creations full of flavor, which include his purple mashed potatoes and his delicious ribs, which make the palate water.
A culinary journey at Epicuro Culinary Center
Epicuro Culinary Center is the equivalent of heaven for lovers of good food. It offers an impressive selection of culinary experiences that include professionally guided cooking classes and exquisite tasting menus at the table of the chef, the famous Antonio Pérez, who is known for his delicious recipes inspired by his travels in South America, Europe and Asia. with an added Caribbean flair.
Its menus are prepared with the freshest local ingredients, mixed with a touch of haute cuisine elegance, offering a spectacular gastronomic experience. Chef's Table packages transport guests on a two-hour culinary journey, where they can learn new culinary skills while preparing a gourmet five-course meal. During the process, expert chefs guide them with stories and secrets of good food. Likewise, the “Flavors of Spain” cooking class delves into the wonders of Spanish gastronomy and is led by a Barcelona-trained chef, who will teach you how to prepare a delicious variety of tapas dishes, refreshing sangria and the traditional Spanish classic. , the paella.