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MenTa Cuisine

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Ave Jose Cedeno #171, Arecibo 00612, Puerto Rico
787 642 3765
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: This restaurant opened about a year and a half ago in my hometown and...
This restaurant opened about a year and a half ago in my hometown and tourists may benefit from finding it if they are visiting surrounding towns.
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Visitor rating
  • 63
    Excellent
  • 6
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Best Lionfish!!

It's the best place to eat Lionfish or seafood! Great service from Chef Cedric Taquin! There's no other place like this one!

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Jose F
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Jacksonville, Florida
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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79 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Jacksonville, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

It's the best place to eat Lionfish or seafood! Great service from Chef Cedric Taquin! There's no other place like this one!

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Great place, fresh seafood and a reasonable price. One of the best restaurants in the area. Strongly recommend the dorado fillets with any of the sauce.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

This was my second time at MenTa. This time we ordered drinks and appetizers before our main course. The appetizers were fantastic. we had the Spring rolls and empanadas and both were flavorful. I had a Mojito and it was no joke, full flavor yet still had a kick. For the main course I had a Dorado fillet with a... More 

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Arecibo, Puerto Rico
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

I visited with my family after a 1st visit in 2012. I think that the place was somehow remodeled or upgraded with a bar. It has adequate seating. The owner does fishing and most of the fish served is captured by him. I had a dorado and salad and my wife had dorado and majado de viandas. I ordered for... More 

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Tyngsboro, Massachusetts
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

My husband and I tried this restaurant and wished we never did. On entering the place we were seated close to the bar and found children playing on the floor with toys whose parents were drinking at the bar. Not your typical Puerto Rican food on the menu, I had some pasta that tasted like Spagetti O's, my husband had... More 

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Toa Baja, Puerto Rico
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Travel 40 miles to this place. Went with friends and the service was okay, but we waited one hour and 15 minutes for the food ordered. Appetizers were 6 mini "colombian" empanadas" for 10 dollars, too expensive. While we were waiting, the waitress disappeared. Didn't even served water unless you ask for it twice. No tip deserves. They even didn't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

First off this place seems like it is in a back alley only because the street does not have a light so it was hard to find with the GPS. The owner however did help us find it and guided us to the parking lot. The owner is french, belgian, and puerto rican, speaks fluent Spanish and great English. He... More 

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Guadalajara, Spain
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

When we read the revision decided to give it a try and it was just awesome!!we could not decide between the day catch or the churrasco and decided to try mar y tierra with both!!delicious!!we also tried the empanadillas with morcilla and gouda cheese...delicious!!amazing mojitos too!!

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Lake Charles
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Very tasty food! Friendly and kid staff...I'd say best restaurant in the area. You won't regret...also good music. Highly recommended.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

This is a nice place to go once in a while. My husband said one time a year. There aren't many restaurants in Arecibo, so if you want to eat a well prepared, nice and elegant dinner, this could be an option. We've had: skirt steak, local fish, the octopus ceviche it was good.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Ave Jose Cedeno #171, Arecibo 00612, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  Arecibo
  • Phone Number: 787 642 3765

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
  • Cuisine: Caribbean

Description

This restaurant opened about a year and a half ago in my hometown and tourists may benefit from finding it if they are visiting surrounding towns.

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