Stop for Dessert
The customary dessert of Puerto Rico, the brazo gitano (gypsy arm), can be found at Franco's in Mayaguez. This place has been around for generations, preparing the rolls for local markets and grocers and also for their own store. The cake is rolled into a log shape and then pumped with a filling. This one is a zanahoria (carrot) cake with a cream cheese filling. You can find many types of rolls, with all sorts of fillings. The traditional ones contain fruit jams. When in Mayaguez, be sure to stop here for this delicious roll.
By Chelsea Harms-Tuohy, AFAR Local Expert
276 Mendez Vigo y Pirallo, Mayagüez, PR 00682
Sun 7:30am - 4:30pm
Mon - Fri 6:30am - 5pm
Sat 7am - 5pm