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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, Late Night, Lunch, 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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  • 20
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  • 13
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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
Ode to the Elephants, the Thai food & the view!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 7, 2015
Michelle R
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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6 restaurant reviews
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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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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Chagrin Falls, Ohio
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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
  • 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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