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Ode to the Elephants

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Carr 413 km 3.3 | Calle Vista Linda, Rincon 00677, Puerto Rico
+1 939-697-8033
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thu - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Ode to the Elephants offers authentic Thai flavors prepared by Chef Kevin...
Ode to the Elephants offers authentic Thai flavors prepared by Chef Kevin Ngowusan. The restaurant overlooks Sandy Beach in Barrio Puntas, Rincon. A definite MUST dining experience in Puerto Rico.
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    Very good
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent service and awesome flavors!

This is maybe my second time eating thai food. Ode to the Elephant will not disappoint. The flavors were great! We ordered the ginger sauce, massaman and something similar to pad thai (can't remember the name). My personal favorite was the ginger sauce plate - the shitake mushroom mixed with the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Florida
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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27 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

It was my first time trying Thai Food. The spice, colors, variety of the plates and exotic drinks makes this place a real treassure of rincon. The owner personlly serve the food in pur table and lead us from every bite to every spice the details of his manu. The service I think is one of the best atributes of... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Food and music was excellent. Only problem was the parking lot needs to be paved but enjoyed the nite. it was worth it

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Chagrin Falls, Ohio
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

This was our favorite meal in Rincon. It is a little difficult to find but well-worth it. It also has a stunning view. We all loved our meals even our 12 year old found something he liked. The staff was also very friendly and gave us some great suggestions on things to do in the area.

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8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

My fave on the Island and best Thai Rest. in all PR. Don't even bother with One-10 Thai or Bangkok- Bombay in Santurce. Great staff led by Daniel and Clay. Very cozy and enjoyable atmosphere. Food is delicious and pretty authentic. Only negative is If you go with a big group they will not break the total bill into more... More 

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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83 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Some friends had told me about this restaurant so I decided to give it a try. The place is hard to find but definitely worth it. Very good Thai food, good service, excellent ambience and reasonable prices. What else can you ask for?

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Aguadilla
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

WARINING: they do not serve alcohol because of some technical problems. Still i very much recommend this place. I have gone twice this week and have nor been dissapointed. The servers have a lot of knowledge of what they are serving, good recommendations and a variety of food and freshly made juices. The view is AMAZING. If you seat in... More 

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Nassau, New Providence Island
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

All though they don't serve liquor anymore that doesn't take away the fact that the food is still amazing. Everytime I come to Rincon I eat here. Very authentic food and the non alcoholic drinks are refreshing. The view is amazing and the staff are friendly. On the plus side our bill was a lot cheaper not ordering alcohol. Well... More 

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Florida
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37 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

This is maybe my second time eating thai food. Ode to the Elephant will not disappoint. The flavors were great! We ordered the ginger sauce, massaman and something similar to pad thai (can't remember the name). My personal favorite was the ginger sauce plate - the shitake mushroom mixed with the ginger sauce was some of the best flavors I've... More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

It was great arriving to this restaurant at the top of a mountain in Rincón, one of my favorite places here in the island of Puerto Rico. I had one of the specials of the day... sesame noodles with vegetables and shrimp... 2 stars spicy... and it was DELICIOUS!! The waiter explain to us every detail of each plate. The... More 

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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

This place has great food. They did have amazing martinis that hopefully they will get their licence back and begin serving again. However, they did have some delecious fresh juices (some of my favorite martinis in their virgin for haha). I wish you could change the heat option, but that's alright since my favorite curries are the way I like... More 

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Additional Information about Ode to the Elephants

Address: Carr 413 km 3.3 | Calle Vista Linda, Rincon 00677, Puerto Rico
Phone Number: +1 939-697-8033
Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  Rincon
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 4 - 21
Cuisine: Thai

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Carr 413 km 3.3 | Calle Vista Linda, Rincon 00677, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  Rincon
  • Phone Number: +1 939-697-8033

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 4 - 21
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: Thai

Description

Ode to the Elephants offers authentic Thai flavors prepared by Chef Kevin Ngowusan. The restaurant overlooks Sandy Beach in Barrio Puntas, Rincon. A definite MUST dining experience in Puerto Rico.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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