What’s Hot Off The Press?

In 2006, Kevin Roth and Idalia Garcia opened La Estacion in the popular coastal town of Fajardo, on the eastern-most tip of Puerto Rico. La Estacion has received attention from Nation’s Restaurant News, The Wall Street Journal, NY Times and all of the major newspapers in Puerto Rico. La Estacion was showcased on the Cooking Channel’s “Beach Bites with Katie Lee”, “Man Fire Food-Puerto Rican Grilling” and Man Fire Food- Top Five Coolest BBQ Rigs”.

Most recently, Kevin Roth was the featured chef on PBS-Moveable Feast with Fine Cooking, where he gave an insider's look of Puerto Rico’s gastronomy, agriculture and fishing. La Estacion’s continued success is fueled by glowing recommendations from major guidebooks and blogs that cite the restaurant as a highlight and “a must stop at” in Puerto Rico, with Fodors listing La Estacion as one of the “top ten restaurants in the Caribbean”.


One of the top ten restaurants in the Caribbean.
— Fodors Travel

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The moment you walk into La Estación, a quirky gas station-turned-restaurant off the highway in Fajardo, you know you’re in for a wild ride. It’s a little tiki and a little industrial-chic, with indoor tables, outdoor tables, grungy automotive paraphernalia, and leafy jungle vibes. The food here is just as eclectic—you’ll find everything from delicate, bright, catch-of-the-day ceviches to fried chicken with mac ‘n cheese. But the barbecue is the real showstopper: slow-cooked beef brisket, smoky, fall-off-the-bone ribs, and juicy pulled pork, all stuffed into a plantain “canoe.”
— Kris Fordham, Condé Nast Traveler, August 20th 2019

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As Seen On

Citations of Television Press

  • Food Network’s Cooking Channel “Beach Bites with Katie Lee”- Season 1- Episode 4 (aired 2017)

  • Food Network’s Cooking Channel “Man Fire Food- Top Five Coolest BBQ Rigs”.(aired 2017)

  • Food Network’s Cooking Channel “Man Fire Food-Season 4- Episode 13* (aired 2015)

Citations of written press

  • Food Network Magazine, Katie’s Best Beach Bites, July/August, 2018

  • El Nuevo Dia, Estacion de Ricos Sabores, July 16, 2017

  • Bloomberg Businessweek, Prime Time-Restaurants Rediscover a Classic Cut, Feb 8-12, 2017

  • The New York Times, A Celebration of Puerto Rican Cuisine, September 2, 2015

  • The Wall Street Journal, Puerto Rico’s Pork Perfecto, December 6-7, 2014

  • El Nuevo Dia, Una Parada Obligada, June 5, 2011

  • Nation’s Restaurant News Under The Toque “Roth:Beach beats big-city cooking”, February 8, 2010

  • Primera Hora, Sabores de Estacion, July 29, 2009