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MenTa Cuisine

Ave Jose Cedeno #171, Arecibo 00612, Puerto Rico
787 642 3765
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Ranked #3 of 21 restaurants in Arecibo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: Caribbean
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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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  • English first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Chestertown, MD
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Three of us visited on a week-day night. The small bar was hopping, apparently with a lot of locals. We were quickly seated and the menu was a delight - creative, but with plenty of comfortable stand-bys, reasonably priced. Mojitos and sangria were both terrific. Two of us opted for the churrasco a la parilla (grilled skirt steak). It was... More

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Arecibo, Puerto Rico
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

We went there on a Sunday estoy afternoon. Options in the menú were great. Food quality, portions and presentation were superb. Staff das very courteous and professional and took their time to explain what each menú poste consists of and how was prepared and served. Atmosphere was bey attractive, cozy and excellent overhead music. Slighty dark for daylight tours. Not... More

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Dining at MenTa was one of the highlights of our recent trip to Puerto Rico. We had seen some of Chef Cedric Taquin’s specialty dishes through social media, and already knew about the excellent local reputation that he has as a seafood specialist. We made reservations in advance of our trip, and the Chef made sure to please us by... More

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

I lived in Arecibo for many years and always considered it was a not the place to look for fine dining, until I discovered MenTa. Last night we had an amazing experience there. This is my fourth visit and every time I’ve looked forward to my next one, but after the meal last night I don’t think I can wait... More

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Key West, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

As the host and producer of Pescando en los Cayos a television fishing show we visit different Countries to produce shows and part of the show is to try and promote different restaurants and end shows at restaurants that impress in all aspects of freshness and culinary as fresh fish and Seafood go hand in hand with a fishing show.... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013 via mobile

We visited MenTa based on the previous reviews on Trip Advisor and did not leave disappointed. The food and sangria are delicious. Expect to spend around $15 per entree but it is well worth it. This place is a hidden gem.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

After seeing several photos online about Chef Cedric Taquin's work I, decided to take my whole family to MenTa Cuisine. The restaurant is located close to one of Arecibo's main hospitals, just across the street from the Arecibo country club. Parking is a bit difficult as spots are limited, but if you go in the afternoon, this won't be a... More

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1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013 via mobile

This is the rumor in PR a restaurant of a fishernan and chef Cedric Taquin Besides personal attention Highly recommended and reasonably priced

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Isabela, Puerto Rico
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

Service? Great! Food? DELICIOUS! Everything, from the appetizers, the main dishes and the dessert. The sangria was nice, but required a little more of alcohol for my taste. The only bad thing I found was the lighting outside of the restaurant. Its really dark. Even with there "Open" sign turned on, it still gave me a faint impression that it... More

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Cayey, Puerto Rico
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013 via mobile

We went to this restaurant for a Farewell early dinner with a co-worker; the service was awful. Extremely slow service, we had to actually get the waiter and ask for the menu. The waiter took the order almost 30 minutes later. The food took forever, which was not bad, but was not the best. I ordered Mojitos, the first one... More

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Cedric T, Owner at MenTa Cuisine, responded to this review

Dear Cathy, First of all I would like to thank you for choosing MenTa as your restaurant of choice for such a special occasion. We are sorry for the bad service, we are currently training new employees and it wasnt one of our better days on the job. It is unfortunate the experience wasnt up to par with your expectations;... More

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