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Bananas

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Caribbean, Bar, Tapas, Puerto Rican
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Calle Flamboyan | Esperanza, Puerto Rico
+1 787-741-8700
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Takeout
Description: Bananas is known as the "Island Meeting Place". We are on island time...
Bananas is known as the "Island Meeting Place". We are on island time, which means no worry, no hassle. People from all over come here to drink, eat and people watch. So come on in and have a beer...how about a frozen pina colada? Whatever your poison, let our friendly servers be your host. Want a burger? We have the best burgers in the Caribbean. We also have great wings, huge salads, new vegetarian and vegan entrees and more. We are happy to announce that we have expanded the outside seating area for your enjoyment. New menu items, new drinks and new seating make Bananas your new “old favorite hangout”. Come join us for happy hour Thursday nights UPSTAIRS from 5-7pm: free snacks and a chance to win your bar tab…what could be better?
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Visitor rating
  • 81
    Excellent
  • 89
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Lunch

We came here for lunch and I really enjoyed my seafood slider trio and margarita. My bf had cuban panini and it looked really good. I don't eat meat so I couldn't try it. They have Happy Hour during the day so come by for a morning buzz. Our waiter was really nice and attentive. It's on the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Monkeyjo126
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Arcadia, California
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Scenic view
  • Large groups
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213 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Ate here twice, once got salad, and once got habichuelas and mofongo. I was alternately told the latter was not and then was vegetarian, hope they didn't lie the second time...husband had a grilled fish wrap, loved it. Nice place, good service, great food.

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Stuttgart, Germany
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

We stayed at the bananas hostel so we went a couple times to eat in the restaurant. It was always great food. Great cooked and well presented with fair prices. I highly recommend it.

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Boone, North Carolina
Top Contributor
342 reviews 342 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

I can not say anymore than what I have said in the past about this place. A great breakfast again and I am sure many more times in the future.

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Arcadia, California
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48 reviews 48 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We came here for lunch and I really enjoyed my seafood slider trio and margarita. My bf had cuban panini and it looked really good. I don't eat meat so I couldn't try it. They have Happy Hour during the day so come by for a morning buzz. Our waiter was really nice and attentive. It's on the boardwalk and... More 

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Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We came here with another couple whos boss said this was #1 on his list! My husband and I werent very impressed! Service started out ok and it got slower as the night went on. By dessert our waiter had disappeared and i had to pull aside a new waitress. I ordered a Virgin Mango Daiquiri and it looked fancy... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I went with a friend for lunch and had such a great time! The food was great, the drinks were tasty and the setting is so laid back. I love it there!

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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134 reviews 134 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

According to my Lonely Planet guide this place used to owned by Bogart and Bacall, and while that was an attraction, I was drawn in by the $4 happy hour margaritas and rum punch. The drinks are served in a small mason jar, and while I guess that the amount of booze in the drink is limited, the drink itself... More 

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Galveston Island, Texas
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204 reviews 204 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Don't miss this restaurant/bar on the south side of the island. Right in the middle of Esperanza next to Duffys (Duffy built it.) The food was amazing. We had escargots and mussels. Some of the best I have ever eaten. Then the trio fish sliders which were great. Say hi to Katie and Rose. They were great. New owners on... More 

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

With happy hour specials ($4 margs!) and really tasty food, we frequented here a few times in a week and loooved the Key Wester sandwich! Some coconut crusted fish with guac...really great. On one visit we found it very busy and after joining a table, got no service for 40 minutes or so. A little frustrating but understandable. Come here... More 

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Chagrin Falls, OH, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We enjoyed the restaurant a lot! They have a good happy hour with margaritas. My boyfriend had the seafood mofongo which was excellent and much better than any mofongo we had in Old San Juan. Many types of seafood and fish in it. I had a grilled snapper that was excellent. We had drinks here a couple times during our... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle Flamboyan | Esperanza, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  Isla de Vieques
  • Phone Number: +1 787-741-8700

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 19
  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Bar, Tapas, Puerto Rican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Scenic view, Large groups

Description

Bananas is known as the "Island Meeting Place". We are on island time, which means no worry, no hassle. People from all over come here to drink, eat and people watch. So come on in and have a beer...how about a frozen pina colada? Whatever your poison, let our friendly servers be your host. Want a burger? We have the best burgers in the Caribbean. We also have great wings, huge salads, new vegetarian and vegan entrees and more. We are happy to announce that we have expanded the outside seating area for your enjoyment. New menu items, new drinks and new seating make Bananas your new “old favorite hangout”. Come join us for happy hour Thursday nights UPSTAIRS from 5-7pm: free snacks and a chance to win your bar tab…what could be better?
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Bananas staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?