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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, Reservations, Late Night
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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Outdoor seating

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  • 124
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  • 68
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
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
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delicious non alcoholic drinks, they did not have liquor license, but the guava drink was amazing. The food was fresh and flavorful. The wait was kind of long, but it was a busy evening. Pretty location and view.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
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  • Outdoor seating
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Puerto Rico
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22 reviews 22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Real Thai food. A good change within Rincon. Lost their alcohol license so they are compensating with a variety of fresh juices. Food was above average and view amazing. Service is quite punctual and desserts to die for: sweet potatoes creme brûlée.

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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This is an excellent and inexpensive place. We visited this place during easter holiday weekend. We had a group of six. The service was very good and the food was excellent. All in our party ordered a different plate and we were all very pleased. No liquor is served so be prepared for a couple of dry hours.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

delicious non alcoholic drinks, they did not have liquor license, but the guava drink was amazing. The food was fresh and flavorful. The wait was kind of long, but it was a busy evening. Pretty location and view.

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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

This is a tough one...I adore Thai food and if you do, then this is not a spot to be missed. beautiful setting and the food was amazing. They have been quite open about the no alcohol policy, which was strange to be at such a nice place and not be able to have a glass of wine...but the night... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

The food here is both great and reasonable. The view of the ocean while dining outside is top notch. Highly recommended for dinner.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Love the atmosphere of the place! Great martinis! A little bit pricey but absolutely worth it! Thai food is amazing! No reservation required.

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Eskevingo, Manager at Ode to the Elephants, responded to this review

Thank you for the positive review. It is always gratifying to see that people enjoy their visit to "Ode". To avoid confusion, as with a previous post, I just want to clarify that we are still not serving alcohol. We are in the process of obtaining the license, pending a lawsuit brought upon by our neighbors. We hope to have... More 

New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Loved seeing the elephant signs throughout town, felt like a treasure hunt to actually find the place. We went on a Monday night, and while it wasn't crowded it took a while to actually be seated. We were made aware of the liquor license issue before we arrived, so that wasn't a problem, but even without a bar the staff... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We heard good things about this place and had to try it! Fun place, hidden in the hills. We had to wait a while for a table, then wait for our food. The restaurant was severely understaffed but food was fantastic! Definitely worth the wait!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

Awesome food but everything else sells short. Terrible service. The team on Sunday is stressed and rude. No liquor license at the moment. After tonight's experience I will not be returning.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I never had in my mind that I'll find the paradise in a restaurant in Puerto Rico. Ode to the Elephants is really nice restaurants. The service is excellent and the food: Holy Jesus!!!! You need to try the Garlic Chicken, Pad Thai, Thai Sesame & Pad Sapparod!!!

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating

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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