Guánica, Puerto Rico Resort Restaurant & BarOne of Copamarina's greatest treasures is its cuisine. We offer two popular restaurants, which cater to a wide variety of tastes and palates.
Alexandra -Alexandra, our award-winning fine dining experience, is open from 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m on weekends. Alexandra offers Puerto Rican Nouvelle Cuisine prepared by our internationally-acclaimed chefs, as well as a complete wine list. Menu highlights include Caribbean Seafood Paella, Crabmeat and Pumpkin Risotto, Lobster Tail in Mustard and Mango Sauce, Filet Mignon with Burgundy Sauce over Spinach. Inventive vegetarian and kids' menus are available nightly as well.
Las Palmas -The al fresco "Las Palmas Café" is open daily from 7 am to 9:30 pm for breakfast and lunch and is the perfect spot for sunset cocktails and dinner. Slightly more casual in ambience, the food is still creative and delicious. Key Lime Garlic Grouper, Chicken Breast stuffed with Sweet Plantain, Crabmeat Turnovers with Deep-Fried Local Cheese, and chef's special unique house sandwiches and burgers tempt the senses. A selection of light, healthy entrees and salads completes the menu. Las Palmas Bar serves beer, wine and cocktails until 11pm, offering nightly entertainment. Unique outdoor locations on the beach or in the gardens are available for special group functions. Indoor function space is also available.
Special arrangements are available for picnic lunches or lunch/snack packs to enjoy with outdoor recreation and sightseeing.
Chef Alfredo Ayala: The Epitome of Culinary Excellence
Chef Alfredo Ayala was born in Barranquitas and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He has a BS in Industrial Engineering from the UPR Mayagüez and worked in U.S. for companies like Boeing®, Eastern Airlines® and the Peace Corps in Brazil and Kenya. He always had a passion for cuisine, and started his culinary career in 1979 working in the Roundtree Restaurant in California. In 1981, Ayala returned to Puerto Rico, with great professional experiences, to establish his first restaurant, Ali-Oli, which immediately became the favorite place for Puerto Ricans gastronomes.
With his continuous desire to grow, Chef Ayala moved to Paris in 1986, and did a staging with Joël Robuchon at his restaurant Jamin. In 1989 and back in Puerto Rico, Ayala established the YukiyúRestaurant and Sushi Bar in Old San Juan, becoming the first Japanese restaurant on the island. That same year, he opened Sea Grapes Guest House in Ocean Park. From 1993 to 1995, he coordinated the opening of two others of its own signature restaurants: Chayote in Miramar and Su Casa at Dorado Beach Hotel. In 2002, he opened the restaurant Las Vegas in Rio Grande and in 2006 Delirio in Miramar. Since 2010, he is the Culinary Consultant at Copamarina Beach Resort & Spa in Guánica.