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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: 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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  • 129
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  • 69
    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
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
shumonkey
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Florida
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Nassau, New Providence Island
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

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 37 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

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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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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35 reviews 35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

I have gone to this place a lot of times and it always impresses me more. The mood is excellent and the food is esquisite. I definitely recommend it if you are in the west of Puerto Rico. The prices are very accesible also.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

They didn't have a liquor license when we were there, but they told us right when we arrived, legal snafu beyond their control being resolved. Have a pop at you place then check it out. The staff is great, our waiter was American. Great food, nice outdoor terrace up in the trees. Clean. Go!!

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Puerto Rico
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28 reviews 28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

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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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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NY
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10 reviews 10 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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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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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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