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El Quenepo

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148 Calle Flamboyan | Esperanza, 00765, Puerto Rico
+1 787-741-1215
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5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Sun 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Fine dining located on the waterfront in Esperanza. Innovative cuisine...
Fine dining 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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  • 456
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  • 132
    Very good
  • 53
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  • 26
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  • 16
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent place to go

Great food, everything was cooked perfectly and was all very interesting. Good drinks. Great service, the people worked well as a team and genuinely seemed to care about how their guests were doing, both at the restaurant and on the island as a whole. Go here if you come to Vieques.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
Tim H
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Scenic view
  • Special occasions
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Great food, everything was cooked perfectly and was all very interesting. Good drinks. Great service, the people worked well as a team and genuinely seemed to care about how their guests were doing, both at the restaurant and on the island as a whole. Go here if you come to Vieques.

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Old San Juan, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

Good ambiance, food really fresh. The ingredients are really good quality. The bartender she make the experience very, very welcoming and charming!!!!! It's one of the best Tuna I ever have in my life! It's little pricey but the food and the expiriences make work the money!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

This is one place that we do not miss each time we are here. The food and service is outsdtaning. The young host who greeted us at the door seemed to have remembered us from last year with his charming smile. The lady who served us was elegant in her. manners and very informative with her eloquent service. The food... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

El Quenepo came highly recommend by a friend and the food was delicious! It is such a cute little restaurant and everyone was so friendly. I would definitely go back!

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Isla de Vieques, Puerto Rico
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17 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 via mobile

I love this place although can visit much because it is strong on the pepper , but if can tolerate it then the rest is an easy trip.... Great drinks specially if Dio is at the bar ...not to miss on your trip to Vqs

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Weymouth, Massachusetts
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Ate here twice during our stay in Vieques. First time I tried the Mufongo and I thought it was delicious. Great introduction to this dish. Husband enjoyed it so much he ordered it four night later. Great food with a nice atmosphere

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

We loved our meals, definitely try the 'reconstructed' Cesar salad just for the visual experience; it also tasted delicious. The chef clearly enjoys his/her art. Our server was a little taciturn but we ignored that and enjoyed our street side seats where we could enjoy the view of the lovely and peaceful interior. We would recommend and also return.

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Richmond, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

Food was just ok and paled in comparison to places like Next Course and El Blok. Also manager would not accommodate simple request to deviate slightly from the menu to satisfy kids - even though restaurant was half empty and it would have been very easy to say yes. We expected more.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Always eat at more than once every trip! How could you not eat here every day if you can afford it??? Worth every penny and so grateful for each meal. Starting with being greeted by Kate, followed by an amazing meal served by Kirsten. Begin to think they wonder if we've never eaten before. We're NY food snobs and we... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Loved the upscale dining in laid-back Vieques. Could have been a much longer meal, but our server moved through dinner at a good pace per our request to make the starting time for a bio-bay tour. A little pricey, but we enjoyed.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 148 Calle Flamboyan | Esperanza, 00765, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  Isla de Vieques
  • Phone Number: +1 787-741-1215

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 40

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Romantic, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Special occasions

Description

Fine dining 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.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?