Upscale cuisine is not what one typically associates with Puerto Rican food. However, chef Mario Pagan is changing that perception with his inventive dishes that pay tribute to the island's rich heritage. Chef Mario Pagan's secret ingredient is his willingness to experiment with new techniques while staying true to the traditional flavors of Puerto Rico. As a result, his food is both creative and delicious, making him one of the most exciting chefs on the island.
Mario Pagán Restaurant
Chef Pagán's signature restaurant is located in the heart of Condado. The restaurant comes to life by mixing international techniques with local ingredients and tantalizing drinks. The The ambiance and food bring a creative and inspiring energy that transforms local into sexy Modern Puertorican cuisine. The result is an experience that is truly unforgettable. When you dine at Mario Pagán Restaurant, you will be treated to a meal that is unlike any other. The chef's creative use of local ingredients and international techniques results in a dish that is both unique and delicious. Whether you are looking for an intimate dining experience or a night out on the town, Chef Pagán's signature restaurant is the perfect choice.
RAYA, our strikingly designed Caribbean Asian restaurant brings the spirit of Asia to the heart of Puerto Rico. Let us take you into a vibrant world of fresh fusion food created by our locally famous chef, Mario Pagan. Avocado chili drops, tuna poke pegaito or spiced adobo kurobuta ribs are some of the recipes inspired by the flavors of Thailand, Vietnam, Korea & Japan. Experience the passion of the chef in a lively atmosphere and a dramatic setting furnished with marble patterned floors in the first floor of O:LV Fifty Five.
Sage La Bistecca by Mario Pagán
Nestled within the quaint and charming O:live Boutique Hotel is Sage La Bistecca by Mario Pagán that packs a big punch when it comes to freshly sourced ingredients expertly prepared by a team handpicked by renowned chef Mario Pagan. Chef Mario Pagán brings to Sage his creative flair and energy by presenting a classic steakhouse fare and mixing it with playful Italian dishes. Finish your evening at our rooftop and enjoy some after-dinner cocktails at the wonderful al fresco bar overlooking the Condado Lagoon.
Melao by Mario Pagán
Melao represents all the fun and flavor that defines who we are as Puerto Ricans. This is the ambiance we want you to share at our table. World renowned Chef Mario Pagan combines unique flavors that will inspire your imagination and relive your wildest dreams. Pleasures evoked by dancing taste buds as you embrace the company and laughter of friends united. You too will become a “Corazón de Melao” (sweetheart) when Mario Pagan’s exquisite creations conquer your heart.
La Central by Mario Pagán
Chef Mario Pagán’s appetite for new techniques while staying true to Puerto Rico’s heritage proves that an upscale cuisine combined with fire are a timeless match worthy of your palate.
La Central pays homage to a fundamental emblem of Puerto Rico’s history: “la caña de azúcar”, through the creative use of sugarcane & rum in its dishes.
The heat of the charcoal grill is palpable from the dining room in this open kitchen concept, where guests can enjoy a decadent tomahawk steak or a crispy branzino cooked to perfection over an open flame. La Central’s entrées are sizable, meant to be shared among friends or family with cocktails or a bottle of wine from the sommelier’s selection.