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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 - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thu - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Scenic view, Families with children
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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  • 144
    Excellent
  • 76
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 12
    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
Beautiful setting

Really nice place well done, indoor and outdoor dining the view outside is outrageous. The food is good, but the staff are polite

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Paulie9999
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Boston, Massachusetts
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46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The sushi here is fabulous, especially anything made with crab, but the noise level is extreme. Between the noisy table next to us and the overly loud music, we could not carry on a conversation. I loved the food but would not return again.

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Thank David M
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really nice place well done, indoor and outdoor dining the view outside is outrageous. The food is good, but the staff are polite

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Thank Paulie9999
Chicago
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25 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

This is the perfect spot to have dinner and contemplate the sunset on the west coast of Puerto Rico. It was easy to get to the locale after driving from town. We got there around 6:00pm and the place was already packed. My recommendation is to get there early, especially on weekends, if you don't want to wait to get... More 

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1 Thank Lorenzo17
Puerto Rico
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48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

I really like Thai food and the time we came there most of the entrées where not available so I had to order what was available. I like spicey and hot food but one of my daughter ask for the spice to be mild and they couldn't do it. So that's was my experience; not coming back.

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Thank Victor L
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

This is one of the greatest spots in Rincon. If you are looking for a great place to hangout this is the place to be. Amazing bar with great ambiance and the food, my God the food is amazing you need to really try this one after a great day at the beach.

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Thank Jorge M
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

Well, we went all the way to the restaurant, which is a semi difficult trip and it was closed. From looking at their facebook page I can only conclude they are still remodeling. In order to avoid potential clients from making the journey all the way to the restaurant at night to discover that it is closed.

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1 Thank solita25pr
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

Probably the best Thai food I've ever had... The service was wonderful (mostly American) It's a bit tricky to get to...better signs are needed... but it was an adventure we won't forget!! Incredible views from the outside porch. Just don't look down!!!!

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Thank Michel S
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

The ambiance is killer, the food is to die for and so are the fresh juices and bar drinks. The best EVERYTIME

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Thank bnnick
Chagrin Falls, Ohio
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

It was a little tricky to find but well worth it. We ate out on the deck and had an amazing view. They did not have their liquor license at the time bc of a change in ownership so we tried some of their juices and ice teas which were delicious. Everyone loved their meal even my 12 year old... More 

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Thank Janelleran
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

I liked their food and their creative drinks. If you don't like spicy, tell the waitress because it can really be spicy...

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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, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Families with children

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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