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El Quenepo

148 Calle Flamboyan | Esperanza, 00765, Puerto Rico
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $15 - $40
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, 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 Sunday.
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86% Recommend
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Columbus, Ohio
5 reviews 5 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Great service and wonderful food...we jumped in for just an appetizer....and really wish we had planned for dinner there..very nice staff and GREAT food.

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Isla de Vieques, Puerto Rico
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

There is a snob appel for appearing at El Quenepo that has me questioning what is its appeal. Food is overly done up to look like a hat for a run in Hello Dolly and has a price tag that would support a run off Broadway. And don't ask about the cost of alcohol. You can do much better elsewhere... More

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New York
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132 reviews 132 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

It's been over a year since I've been to El Quenepo and they have still maintained their reputation as one of the best restaurants on the Island of Vieques. Prices are not on the cheap side but well worth spending some hard earned cash for a lively meal. Vieques boasts some of the best meals I've had on a single... More

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Dayton, Ohio
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Very classy atmosphere and interesting menu. Unfortunately, the first time we were there, they ran out of cooking gas before we could order! They did set us up down the street and paid for our dessert! So, of course, we went back and had an excellent meal.

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Winnipeg, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014 via mobile

Our family dinner was excellent. Everyone enjoyed their food and service was very attentive. We felt very welcome. Would recommend it to anyone wanting a nice dinner in Vieques.

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Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

To our great surprise, we found this fabulous restaurant in Esperanza! There were so many tempting possibilities on the menu, that my family and I had a devilish time deciding. We decided upon the ceviche and poke for appetizers. They were terrific! For dinner, we had the lobster, short rib special, and the tuna. All were flavorful. The cocktails were... More

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Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, United States
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

My boyfriend brought me here for my birthday dinner and our first dinner on the island and it was perfect! We had a table by the window and our server was very good (he also showed us on the map where to go on the island). We had a few apps but I forget what they were but I remember... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We were referred here by our driver and it did not disappoint! Probably the best food on the island. We've been to Vieques twice and was stunned we didn't stop here the first time. Every dish was cooked to perfection, the dining room was clean and the service was wonderfully paced. The meals are pricey but definitely not as much... More

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Long Island, NY
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

The atmosphere is upscale. The food is very creative. It's pricey but IMO I think it's worth it. We found the service to be excellent. This is the place you prefer gourmet over everything else or you want to treat yourself.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Great place. We did not have reservations, and the host was very accommodating. We were able to order off menu for our son who does not like sauces or much spice on his food. Our meals were excellent and the service was great. Go.

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