One of my favorite...if not thee favorite....places to go for lunch is the loncheria San Martin. It is one of the four lunch stands located under the arches outside of the downtown market.
Over the years I have narrowed my favorites down to two. Oh yes, once in awhile I grow adventuresome and order something totally different. But mainly it is either chuleta empanazada (breaded pork chop) or the goodies shown below.
Now these are nachos. Nachos con pollo (nachos with chicken) no less. I'm pretty sure that I get a healthy serving of these. We have been going to this lunch stand for years.
They are not just piled on the plate with the toppings spread around. Oh, no. Each one is spread indiviually with refried beans, then the toppings are placed on that layer. Repeat for five or six layers. For 45 pesos, it is truly a meal.
I never eat at the other three lunch stands anymore. Over the years, I have tried them all. They are each good in their own right. I have developed a relationship with the family that runs the San Martin, watching their kids grow up and now have kids of their own. I would feel like an absolute traitor if I were to sit down at one of the other stands!
I highly recommend this lunch stand if you are ever on the island. You will not be disappointed with anything you order from their extensive menu.