Fresh, homemade, authentic Puerto Rican restaurant. A taste of the tropics in the heart of small-town NY. Chef/owner Melanie Alvarez Santiago graduated from the Escuela Hotelera of San Juan, where she received a culinary diploma. She created the Borikén Restaurant as a place for people to come together with their family and friends and bond over food. Borikén has quickly become a local favorite. Alvarez Santiago suggests guests try chinchorro de PR, a variety of small plates meant to be shared with friends; carne de res guisada, beef stewed with tomato sauce, carrots, and sofrito; and mofongo, mashed plantain stuffed with chicken, pork, skirt steak, shrimp, or sautéed veggies.