“My father started this place over 60 years ago,” said Güiso López, owner of El Cuñao (“the brother-in-law”). The eatery makes one of the best gas-cooked pig in Puerto Rico, with a thin layer of fat beneath the cuero and nicely moist meat. Families enjoy El Cuñao for its consistency, convivial atmosphere and waiter service. The pigs hail from just a couple of miles away, and Mr. López possesses a secret weapon when it comes to flavor: “I have a guy, Carlos, who specializes in just seasoning,” he confided. “Carlos is the seasoning master.” Other pluses: the excellent pique, a potent, homemade hot sauce, and an outstanding “morcilla” (blood sausage).
Address: Pedro Avila Sector, PR-1 Km 65.5, Cayey, PR
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