Start with the empanadas—they're perfect. Then get a papa, a smooth mixture of onions, garlic, and gooey mozzarella stuffed into a potato. Then have a little ensalada de Jason, with fresh greens and mango tossed in tangy garlic vinaigrette. Now you're ready for the pastelon, "a Puerto Rican lasagna with layers of sweet plantains and cheese" ($13.99 for tofu, $14.99 for beef). It's sweet and savory, perfectly baked in a little dish just for you. (La Isla, 2320 NW Market St, 789-0516. 11:30 am–midnight.)

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