A playful fusion of flavours from around the world, Puerto Rican cuisine combines Spanish sensibilities with African staples and the Creole style of cooking. Locals often refer to it as "Cocina Criolla". The island nation is home to an enviable supply of seafood, along with tropical roots and tubers, beans, corn and plantains. For an authentic Puerto Rican menu, try baked chicken with rice, followed by a jug of pina colada – the country's official beverage since 1978.