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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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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  • 68
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  • 7
    Very good
  • 5
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  • 4
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  • 1
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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
A chill relaxing spot

A really good place that I consider a hidden treasure! Everything I tasted in here was fantastic. My favorite was the appetizer sampler, which was so delicious, I just wanted to order only that! The place was very cool, dark but nice feeling. I would recommend for a date or just hanging out with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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English first
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

A really good place that I consider a hidden treasure! Everything I tasted in here was fantastic. My favorite was the appetizer sampler, which was so delicious, I just wanted to order only that! The place was very cool, dark but nice feeling. I would recommend for a date or just hanging out with friends.

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Dorado, Puerto Rico
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Excellent food made by an excellent chef with the freshest ingredients every day at very low prices.Very familiar ambiance.They go the extra mile to make you feel at home.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

After several people recommended the place one night my wife and I decided to give it a try. We are accustomed to high quality places as we are habituated to visit a lot of fine restaurants in San Juan, the capital, and certainly MenTa Cuisine is at the level of this type of experience. The selection of seafood is the... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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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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45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 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
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64 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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
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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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Address: Ave Jose Cedeno #171, Arecibo 00612, Puerto Rico
Phone Number: 787 642 3765
Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  Arecibo
Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
Cuisine: Caribbean

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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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