love of Puerto Rica cooking began at El Bohio. A
couple of friends prodded me away from the familiar comfort
of Center City for my first trip to Philadelphia's
barrio. Barrio means neighborhood. Nothing
the servers at El Bohio don't speak English, an English
version of the menu is available. Just point and
eat. If that's not working, there is always a nearby
bi-lingual customer who is will help.
Puerto Rican restaurant seems to have a hot table by the front,
featuring the appetizers - assorted frituras (fried
fritters), morcilla (blood sausage) and other
entrees, try their roast pork or beef steak. Sides -
either red beans and rice or testones (mashed plantain,
formed into small patties, fried and brushed with garlic).