La Sambuca embues Puerto Rican street food with a sly wit and a hint of irreverence, ensuring no staple of the cuisine gets delivered without their signature touch. The Sambucleta leads the pack, translating the tripleta into a vibrant new form on unusually fluffy homemade bread and finishing it with cabbage, potato sticks, and a house aioli that can't be replicated for your run-of-the-mill tripleta next door. Or down the block. Or anywhere else on the island that offers the sand which.
For a (relatively) lighter option, the fish tacos stand taller as well - hand-breaded halibut buried under rehash, cabbage and spicy mayo do all the details right, ensuring the big picture's a whole lot tastier as well. Hit up La Sambuca next time you're on the island to find all your local favorites, done almost imperceptibly different than anywhere else you'll find them - and a whole lot tastier to boot.