Cintrón, a popular restaurant in Gainesville, FL, is a melting pot of Floridian and Caribbean cultures. Hector Cintrón, the chef and owner, brings his passion for food and strong family values to the table. Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Hector initially pursued a pre-med career at Santa Fe College, but his love for cooking took over when he discovered his mother's cookbook. He attended culinary school in West Palm Beach and worked with some of the best chefs in South Florida.
After years of honing his skills and learning about different cultures and cuisines, Hector returned to Gainesville and opened his restaurant. He saw a gap in the market for Floribbean-inspired dishes and wanted to share the flavors he had grown to love in South Florida. Cintrón's menu is a reflection of Hector's experiences and love for food. The restaurant’s menu is bursting with flavor and creativity, from the Duck Tostones and Grilled Street “Corn” Avocado to the Tacos Borrachos.
What sets Cintrón apart from other restaurants is Hector's commitment to using local ingredients. He wants to support local businesses and incorporate the freshest ingredients into his dishes. The restaurant's atmosphere is relaxed, and the staff is friendly, making it the perfect place for a night out with friends or a romantic dinner.
In the midst of a global pandemic, Hector took a risk and opened Cintrón, and the restaurant has been thriving ever since. The BYPPO app, which offers $5 off at local businesses like Cintrón, helps support local businesses and encourages people to try new places.
Cintrón is more than just a restaurant; it's a place where people can come together and experience the flavors of South Florida and the Caribbean. Whether you're a local or just passing through, Cintrón is definitely worth a visit. With delicious drinks, mouth-watering dishes, and a welcoming atmosphere, Cintrón will surely leave you wanting more. Plus, don't forget to download the BYPPO app to earn $5 towards your next order at Cintrón or other local spots. Let's support our local businesses and indulge in some truly delicious food.
Written by: Adriana Rosales, BYPPO Marketing Team
University of Florida College of Journalism and Communication Student