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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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Hours:
Sun - Mon 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thu - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, 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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  • 138
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  • 71
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 13
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  • 10
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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
Got thai food

Good place for a good thai food sharing. It is comfortable also there is an hostel (refurbishment). The service is enough and the prices. A bit difficult to get there and hot, but worthy. I will be back a lot.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Good place for a good thai food sharing. It is comfortable also there is an hostel (refurbishment). The service is enough and the prices. A bit difficult to get there and hot, but worthy. I will be back a lot.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The food here is great. Even though the location of the restaurant itself is kind of far and parking is a little bit difficult specially after 8pm, the restaurant itself if great. I loved the food. i have being there 4 times and will be back. great for couples, very romantic. keep in mind that the restaurant opens at 5pm... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

There is a rumor going on in San Juan that you guys closed down. I just went to figure it out and it is just gossiping, still the best Thai place in Pr

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Yes, hard to find, a tad more signage would be helpful. But definitely a find. My husband loved the veggie spring rolls and my rice vermicelli had just the right amount of zing to make it sing. Views amazing; you are seated in a building in the treetops.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

If you're in the area of Rincón and you're looking for a good restaurant I recommend you Ode to the Elephants. For $12 you get a good plate of Thai Food with a fantastic view. Even though you need a car to get there and the road is not in the best conditions, its a Must-Do in Rincón. When I... More 

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

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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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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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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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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Restaurant Details

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
  • 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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