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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: Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, 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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  • 464
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  • 132
    Very good
  • 53
    Average
  • 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
Awesome Shrimp & Lobster Mofongo

Best fusion New Orleans-Criollo Latino seafood restaurant in Vieques...tropical romantic setting with a la carte dishes and nightly cheff creations...

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Julio R
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Isla de Vieques, Puerto Rico
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Scenic view
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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Isla de Vieques, Puerto Rico
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Best fusion New Orleans-Criollo Latino seafood restaurant in Vieques...tropical romantic setting with a la carte dishes and nightly cheff creations...

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cinaangie
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Great food, fabulous and friendly wait staff. They were mindful of our time constraint and made sure our food came out quickly. The fresh mango martini is delicious!

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New York, New York, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

My husband and I had a wonderful dinner here our first night in Vieques, and enjoyed it so much that we came back later in the week with friends. I am a huge fan of their Cucumber Collins, a drink so unique and delicious I took a photo of the menu item so I can try to create it at... More 

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El Paso, Texas
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52 reviews 52 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

What a wonderful restaurant. Fresh sweet mango martini and refreshing mojitos. Started with the Cesar salad with a whole fried sardine, pickled lemon rind, fresh capers and homemade dressing. Had the fried soft shell crab with sticky rice and Asian vegetables. So fresh and delicious. We also had the fresh Caribbean lobster caught that morning in Vieques. Wow!! Buttery, soft,... More 

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Manitowoc, Wisconsin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

El Quenepo had great service, interesting and tasty food, and prices that were reasonable. It was a very nice experience all around.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We came here for dessert and drinks after a disastrous evening at "Next Course" (see my review on "Next Course". The lady who served us was extremely good. She provided us with great choices and kept the drinks flowing. Thank you for a wonderful evening.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

From the appetizers through the main course to the desert, El Quenepo does an excellent, original presentation that leaves the diner quite satisfied.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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Additional Information about El Quenepo

Address: 148 Calle Flamboyan | Esperanza, 00765, Puerto Rico
Phone Number: +1 787-741-1215
Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  Isla de Vieques
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
Average Prices: USD 15 - 40

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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: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Romantic, Entertaining clients

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?