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El Quenepo

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$$$
American, Caribbean, Contemporary, Puerto Rican
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148 Calle Flamboyan, Esperanza 00765, Puerto Rico
+1 787-741-1215
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Scenic view, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
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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  • 508
    Excellent
  • 148
    Very good
  • 66
    Average
  • 29
    Poor
  • 17
    Terrible
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
Delightful dinner overlooking Esperanza Beach

This lovely restaurant is ideally located on the main street overlooking the beach. So pretty at night. Our service was attentive and dinner was delicious.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
GinWilliams
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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26 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This lovely restaurant is ideally located on the main street overlooking the beach. So pretty at night. Our service was attentive and dinner was delicious.

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Isle of Man
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

To give some perspective two main courses, three glasses of wine and one portion of sorbet cost $105 plus a discretionary tip. If this is small change OK because the owner staff and the ambience are fine. The food is OK quite but far from exceptional as TripAdvisor reviews would have you believe. Maybe the expectation levels are different between... More 

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Thank stuartisleofman
Level Contributor
9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a must do fine dining experience on Vieques! We always thouroughly enjoy each meal and we look forward to the surprise that usually happens when it comes time for dessert! Very consistent even though the menu is never the same! Can't wait to go back!

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Thank Cnmy2013
Wilmington, DE
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48 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We just stopped in for a light snack and a drinks at the bar. This place is friendly, inviting - the staff was attentive - even though they were busy with tables. We should go back for dinner.

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Thank TheDeltaDog
Chelmsford, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great menu, yummy start to finish. Service was great. Food was delicious. Shabby chic spot on the waterl Could use a broadere wine list

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Thank deirdre99MA
Houston, Texas
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77 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We made this my birthday dinner since it was the best meal we had on Vieques two years ago. It definitely lived up to our memories this trip. We started with cocktails and I ordered the special a blackberry lemonade with vodka. I thought it would be ok but it was fantastic. We moved on to tuna poke and steak... More 

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Thank Susan K
Boston, Massachusetts
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed down the street from this restaurant and were drawn in by the atmosphere. The restaurant is more refined than other beach bar type restaurants on this street. We were concerned when presented with the menu and there were so many choices. While nice to accommodate different tastes, one restaurant can't possibly execute that many items plus specials with... More 

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Thank RNI32
London
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ate here one night early into our holiday on Vieques and sadly decided not to go back (unlike the Next Course and Tradewinds which got repeat visits). Menu a little too pleased with itself trying to create a puerto rico/asian fusion and all dishes failed to deliver. Service was average and the kitchen didn't seem to listen to our requests... More 

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Thank teejarillo
Bayamon, Puerto Rico
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice food ..clean site.well one of the most restaurants in the island with a great drinks and fun menu

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Thank cjcorcino
Armonk, New York
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108 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

a full menu of unusual dishes for a tiny island.......the goat served masalla was excellent great service with James

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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  >  Esperanza
  • Phone Number: +1 787-741-1215

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 40
  • Cuisine: American, Caribbean, Contemporary, Puerto Rican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, 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
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?