Whenever flying out of Luis Munoz Marin International Airport, I like to try and grab a quick bite to eat at Casa Avila. The first time I ate here was for breakfast and I was blown away by the flavors of the egg dish that I ordered; Huevos Avila. It was mildly spicy and cooked to perfection: 2 eggs over easy on top of Manchego cheese and ham, topped with crispy shoe string potatoes. O.M.G.
This time around, I ordered the fried calamari with a cilantro-chipotle aioli. It came out of the fryer hot and dusted in a chili powder. I added a fresh squeeze of lime and it was perfection! The batter is so light and crispy and the chili powder, lime and chipotle aioli are a fresh departure from marinara sauce.
During the flight, I watched the movie 33 about the true story of Chilean miners who get trapped underground for over 2 months; it was crazy to see what they went through during that time!
I ended up eating again on the plane; garden salad to start, followed by chicken, rice, and green beans. Because of my calamari appetizer at Casa Avila I skipped the bread and dessert.
And the beautiful landing at night…