VIEQUES, PR – On the small island of Vieques, some eight miles from the main island of Puerto Rico, is an unexpected surprise, a burgeoning food truck scene with colorful trucks serving Caribbean, Latin American, and Puerto Rican fare.

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Photo by: Lauren Mack


During the week, the trucks gather in Isabelle where the city government offices are located, and on the weekend, they congregate along the beach in Esperanza, near the Malecon, the main street in Vieques populated with bars, restaurants, and shops. The trucks and stands selling pinchos (savory chicken and beef skewers) are almost always parked at the ferry terminal, one of two ways to get to Vieques from the mainland and other Caribbean islands — the other is to hop on a plane (but there are no food trucks at the airport).

If you haven’t rented a car or bike, you can easily get to the food trucks by hoping on a publica, a commuter van that traverses the island, which spans roughly 20 miles, or hire a car through your hotel. Some of the island’s 8,000 inhabitants even arrive via horse as there are 3,000 wild horses that roam the island, descendants of those brought by Spanish explorers in the 15th to 19th centuries.

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