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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
Taylor, Michigan
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Food was absolutely amazing, but prices were unusually high compared to the atmosphere/the surrounding restaurants. Vieques doesn't strike me as a hoity toity place, yet this place tried to be. The New York Strip was the best dish of the 4 we tried. The lobster and shrimp stuffed mofongo was delicious as well. PLENTY of food, not hungry after.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We walked by the restaurant on a Friday night and stopped by since the restaurant looked so cute. We made reservations for the next night sine we were a big group. The meal started off great. Five of us order some wine, three entrees, two appetizers and a dessert. The food was pretty good. Super expensive but we knew that.... More

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Cashiers, North Carolina
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51 reviews 51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

One of the best meals on the island of Vieques. You have to enjoy this restaurant and you can go casual or business. Great owners, staff and views from any table. I will be back any my photos will speak for themselves.

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Isla de Vieques, Puerto Rico
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I have always enjoyed going to El Quenepo the food is great the service is great .I heartly recommend it capn Tom

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1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 via mobile

I haven't even left this place and I already hate it. We were a party of 12 girls and 5 of us decided to get 3 starters and 2 entrees for all of us. Well, surprise surprise the restaurant charged us a 5$ fee per person for "sharing dishes" just because not all of us ordered entrees. It's a very... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This was our final dinner in Vieques and if you want a quality meal, go to El Quenepo. Located right across from the Malecon in Esperanza, El Quenepo provides a higher class atmosphere as reflected in its presentation and price. Cocktails & Appetizers The bourbon selection was good (according to my boyfriend) and I had the Green Tea Cooler which... More

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New York City, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

not worth it !! we paid almost $400 dollars for 4 people and it was not worth $100. i have been traveling to these Islands all my life and i will never be back. go to Noche

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Jacksonville Beach, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We booked this restaurant prior to our arrival on the island after reading the reviews on trip advisor and recommendations from the owners of our casita. It was pleasant, the owner Kate is delightful, but it didn't give us a warm, wrap your arms around you feeling. The food was good and the wine selection good. It's definitely worth a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

Everything about this meal was perfect. Great service, accompanied by divine dishes, followed by attentive service and tasty deserts. Definitely worth the price. Love the atmosphere as well. The owner was very friendly.

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Minden, Nevada, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This was a very nice place and the chef is quite experienced, they made everyone of the four of us happy with our meals, I would defintelly recommend for fine dining on an island!

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