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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 - 10:00 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, Takeout, Late Night
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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Good for:
Bar scene
Large groups
Scenic view

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 72
    Excellent
  • 75
    Very good
  • 27
    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
Most recent review
Ok, not great

The food was ok but not great and could be improved, the atmosphere and location are great. The Prices were decent

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
Beachsandnsun5
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Idaho
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Scenic view
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
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188 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Idaho
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

The food was ok but not great and could be improved, the atmosphere and location are great. The Prices were decent

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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Everyone knows Bananas! For lunch I like to get their salads. They have a nice selection of Puerto Rican specialties as well.

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winnipeg
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63 reviews 63 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Great little place to eat and drinks. They had the best banana-coladas from all that I tried along the Malecon, and I tried many! The burger was super good as well.

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Princeton, New Jersey
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Stopped in after being on the beach. Good $4 margaritas during happy hour which begins at 4:30. Their spinach salad with grilled fresh catch of the day was the best salad I had on the island. Fresh and delicious! good service and fair prices. I would go back.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Excellent food and very reasonably priced. I want the catsup recipe! Yes, catsup! Great place to chill out, get a great bite and a drink and relax in Esperanza.

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Washington, DC, USA
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45 reviews 45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We started with happy hour and stayed for dinner. This is a popular spot on the Malecon in Esperanza. I had a terrific salad with mangos, topped with ahi tuna. It was tasty and the tuna was cooked just right. Prices were in line with other spots on the island and by taking advantage of happy hour prices for our... More 

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Frankfort, Michigan
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Burgers at Bananas have been a family tradition since first coming to Vieques in 1994. Once the publico from the airport had dropped us and our bags off at the house, we'd head to Bananas. Then, after a number of years, the food quality declined and we tended to walk past our old fave to find better fare. We've been... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We went to Bananas once but quickly got shooed away even though there were tables open. Apparently they had a massive amount of people sit down at once and didn't want to tie up the service like that. Understandable I guess, it wasn't done professionally though, just a quick "nope, we're too busy!" Usually that kind of thing is enough... More 

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College Station, Texas, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 via mobile

Thought the drinks would be good here, but I was very wrong about the margarita. Tasted like there was absolutely no tequila in it, so if you're used to a good Texas marg or any marg for that matter, don't bother ordering one here. The atmosphere is fun since it's along the malecon. I had the pulled pork sliders which... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We had an early lunch at Bananas. The location is convenient. The waitstaff is very friendly and attentive. And you can eat and look out over the harbor. Nice. The grilled chicken breast is a rather generous portion served with a heaping helping of rice and nicely flavored beans. If you're into fried foods the mufongo is a house specialty.... 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, Large groups, Scenic view

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?