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At party time or holiday celebrations any resident, native born today, would
ask hosts:

Where's the Pork?

This expedition has been adapted from the one we offer at the Old San Juan.  
A minimum of 2 participants is necessary to offer this tour.

Local favorite roast pork plus drinking beer, rum and sangria is an all national
favorite when cheerful celebrations come. So we take the time to present a fun
tasting experience, just
be aware eating is our main objective.  Each site will
provide samplings for one-of-a-kind tasting combo ending with pork as our main
dish of the day.
MAZ-C2
Daily upon request
3 - 4 hours
Easy
1 hour
From Mayagüez
9:00 AM and 1:00 PM
2 PAX
$85 per person
Yes
Always required
Food tasting
Lunch, drinks or tips
Non-smokers only
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We continue our journey to the Plaza de Mercado (market place).   Your Guide will introduce the
cultural background and importance of fruits, vegetables, roots, and pork as part of the ingredients of
today´s main dish.  But, where is the pork?

Our next stop is at
Fido´s Sangria Garden, home of Sangría Fido, a native sangría and a must stop
when visiting this side of the mainland of Puerto Rico.  But, where is the pork?

A twenty-five minute drive through a windy road will take us to
Lechonera El Jobo, located in la ruta del
lechón
(roasted pork gastronomy route).  Here is the opportunity to taste Roast pork, rice with green
peas,
viandas (roots), and many other dishes.  The real and original recipe for our lechón asado (roast
 pork).

Our last stop will be at
Plaza Almirante Cristóbal Colón (town square) where you will learn more about
the encounter of the Spaniards with the Taínos and how Mayagüez was developed into a city port,
exporting coffee, sugar cane, and other items.  This is the opportunity to taste the islandwide famous
helados chinos (ice cream) from Rex Cream.  If you want to taste something different, pick one of these
tropical flavors:  pineapple, coconut,
piña colada, acerola (Caribbean Cherry), or maíz (maze); or
maybe, you will like to try
Cerveza Medalla ( world award winner beer made in Mayagüez) in one of the
small cafeterias at downtown.
Our day starts with a short drive to El Seco, a fishermen community walking distance from the port.  The first stop is at Confitería
Franco
, once a chocolate factory, now is home of the famous brazo gitano, a gypsy roll cake filled with guava (original recipe),
mango, cheese, or one of the many flavors you will find at Franco.
"guariquén" Arawak word meaning "look" or "come here and see".   
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