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El Quenepo

148 Calle Flamboyan | Esperanza, 00765, Puerto Rico
+1 787-741-1215
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $40
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Fun, funky island food located on the waterfront in Esperanza. Innovative cuisine with lots of flavors. Featured items include fresh local seafood, specialty cocktails, and local greens. Vegan and vegetarian items also available. Open for dinner only at 5:30. Closed Monday and Tuesday.
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English first
North Plains, Oregon
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

If you want a high end dining experience in all the ways I mean that, El Quenepo is a fantastic place to dine. The restaurant itself is lovely, tastefully decorated with big windows and shutters, opening up the entire place to the bay view and ocean breeze. Service was excellent although our poor waiter had a very heavy accent, spoke... More

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

Went to dinner for my birthday and I wanted something that was not in the menu, when I hesitate about what to order, the owner came inmediatly and ask me, they made what I wanted in their gourmet way and was simply delicious. Everyone in my party had great food! Fresh seafood!

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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65 reviews 65 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Started the meal with entree of local lobster - YUM, then moved onto the BEST goat masala I have ever had. This place is hands down a winner.

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New York City, New York
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

When you first look at the menu, you know you want to come back again because there are too many interesting dishes on the menu...and then the waitress tells you about the specials and it just blows your mind! So we ate dinner there twice during our stay and it was EXCELLENT both times. The chef has a whimsical, fun... More

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New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Good service. Interesting mix of flavors and menu. Nicest of the restaurants along the strip that we ate at. I hope you get there for sunset.

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Woodbridge, Connecticut
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44 reviews 44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We went there with high expectations and were satisfied. The mofungo was excellent as was the rest of our food. Very warm family restaurant.

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Coppell, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Nice wine list! Delicious pork belly appetizer, grouper entrees, steak entrees. Friendly & helpful staff found chicken tenders for my son. Very nice dinner. Thank you!

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San Antonio, TX
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Food was amazing. We ordered the ceviche, caprese salad, mofongo, and lobster bisque. All was amazing! If we had another night we would probably do the exact same meal!! The server wasn't great, but the food more than made up for it. The chef's was very sweet and made a point to greet everyone in the restaurant. Go here! You... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

My husband and I came to this restaurant with slightly elevated expectations given all the stellar reviews, but left disappointed with our $100 meal. First of all, we spent exactly three hours here - I repeat, THREE HOURS - because the service was so slow. We waited over an hour for our entrees to come out after we finished our... More

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Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

El Quenepo was not our first choice for our anniversary dinner...but they happened to be open!! Oh boy what a treat!!! Excellent service!! Outstanding food! We were greeted by the owner that sold us on her fresh guava martini! (picked from her yard) Our waiter sold me on the caprese salad....truly one of the best and most interesting one I've... More

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