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Don Pepe's

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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Ranked #12 of 37 restaurants in Rio Grande
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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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  • English first
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English first
Altadena, California
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

On the advice of our driver we visited Don Pepe's for breakfast. It was smaller than I expected and not well air conditioned. We wanted breakfast and even though it was after their breakfast time, they were able to accommodate us. Service was a bit slow, but friendly. The pancakes weren't as fluffy as I like them but the food... More

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Tuckerman, Arkansas, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

Hands down the best fajitas I've ever had! We're staying at the Wyndham & heard this was a nice little local place down the road. We got a $10 taxi at the lobby & headed down the road. Don Pepe's is tiny, but don't let that fool you! It is very clean and nice looking. The waitresses were extremely friendly.... More

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Houston, TX
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I am from Texas and wanted to find a true Puerto Rican restaurant. This place is outstanding! I had the charrasco and the best I ever had! Perfect and tender! Their homemade hot sauce is a must and bring it home! OMG my new favorite!!!!! Amazing amazing amazing!!!!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

For the most part, I am very understanding when a kitchen runs busy and you have to wait for your food but the experience at Don Pepe's was extraordinarily slow and then when the food was served, it was tough and cold. We went to the restaurant, everyone was raving about the place being the one not to miss. I... More

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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

My husband and I ate lunch here on our last day in Rio Grande. My avocado salad with steak was very tasty, just the right amount of food to feel satisfied. Too bad we didn't know about this place earlier or we would have eaten here several times.

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Vega Alta, Puerto Rico
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

The place doesn't have the facilities to serve the amount of people it fits sometime. We have gone a couple of times and each time with a large group and the wait time has been long even with reservations made. The quality of the food was bad with some items undercooked and some not presentable to be able to eat.... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We went to a late dinner here one night and seemed to be the only non-locals in the place. We sat upstairs and got great service. We ordered chorizo in white wine as an appetizer and split fish mofongo. Our food was delicious and more than enough for us both. Everyone seemed very friendly and if we would have been... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We stopped in on a recommendation by our valet attendant... Andrea had her first Mofongo, and wasn't disappointed.. I had fajitas, and they were cooked in a Teriyaki style sauce that left me licking the plate! I hope I get to go again before we leave.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Went with family to have dinner and just loved the place. The service was excellent and the food superb!!! We ordered the Creole Sample Platter as an appetizer and everything was good, but my favorite was the bolitas de yuca (fried yuccas). For dinner I ordered the "filete de mero" - local fish, grilled and with vegetables...it was delicious!!! "Chillo... More

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Calgary, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This was the last supper we had before leaving, Service was excellent as was the food. I am a vegetarian and they were very willing to let me know they had vegetarian dishes. The menu has a great variety to choose from. One table had children and the server had put a kids movie on the tv for them. Nice... More

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