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Don Pepe's

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Caribbean, Spanish, Puerto Rican
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Next to Entrance for Wyndham Rio Mar Beach Resort | Km 29 on PR3, Rio Grande 00924, Puerto Rico
787.888.7373
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
Description: Authentic Puerto Rican & Cuban Food. Many people write about it in...
Authentic Puerto Rican & Cuban Food. Many people write about it in their reviews of the Rio Mar in Rio Grande, PR. I would love to write a review about this place as it was the best Mofungo (fried mashed plantains) we had in PR (and we tried it in 4 restaurants).
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Dinner

We visit here each time we are in San Juan. Fun place to eat. Mix of locals and tourists. Shrimp Are great, as are fajitas. While fried fish and giant pork chops also delicious. Live music some nights but the noise level can be deafening! Ask to sit upstairs if noise bothers you!!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
joysjones
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Northern Virginia, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What a great spot! Juan the manager was extremely knowledgeable and very gracious. We had an amazing time. We would definitely recommend and return.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a great dinner here! Beware the portions are huge. The can-can pork chop was absolutely amazing. The restaurant itself is on route 3 close to the Wyndham/Margaritaville Grand Rio Mar. It is cozy on the inside so maybe not great for large groups but, there was some outdoor seating. Try the homemade hot sauce!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very close to the Wyndham. It is kinda small but the food was excellent. There was a two man band the night we went and they were great. Try and go early because it gets crowded.

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Thank mari21964
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I enjoyed how Don Pepe's had two floors and each had a different ambiance!Most staff was awesome and the food was delicious!!!!!

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Thank Karen C
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The restaurant is very cozy, the service and attention are good. Definitely their staff make you feel welcome. The creole cooking is outstanding, the prices are affordable. Definitely if you want to eat well and try the local food, this is the place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were here several times excellent fish great mofungo mojoitos tasty great wine list staff very nice good for friends family anyone and prices reasonble many different typrs of flan from plain to pistachio

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Thank Sylvia K
Sioux City, Iowa, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You will not find any place better, more friendly, better food, more relaxed great selection of food, and feel like you are eating with friends then don pepe's. It is worth seeking out.

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Thank Toddbrenda
Northern Virginia, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visit here each time we are in San Juan. Fun place to eat. Mix of locals and tourists. Shrimp Are great, as are fajitas. While fried fish and giant pork chops also delicious. Live music some nights but the noise level can be deafening! Ask to sit upstairs if noise bothers you!!

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Thank joysjones
Lower Gwynedd, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food, good service and local. Small local restaurant close to Wyndham Rio Del Mar. Had a pork chop as big as my arm and family ordered local dishes. We all enjoyed the food and the atmosphere and agreed we would all go back in a heartbeat. Prices very reasonable.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went today with my wife. The host rapidly found us a table as we wish on the second floor. Few minutes later the waitress bring us our beverage and take our order. The attention of the staff was very good. Recomendations: Arrañitas rellenas de churrasco y camarones they are huge Sorry guys but, I don't recomend the vanilla flan... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Next to Entrance for Wyndham Rio Mar Beach Resort | Km 29 on PR3, Rio Grande 00924, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  Rio Grande
  • Phone Number: 787.888.7373

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Spanish, Puerto Rican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Authentic Puerto Rican & Cuban Food. Many people write about it in their reviews of the Rio Mar in Rio Grande, PR. I would love to write a review about this place as it was the best Mofungo (fried mashed plantains) we had in PR (and we tried it in 4 restaurants).

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