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Ode to the Elephants

Carr 413 km 3.3, Rincon 00677, Puerto Rico
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Ranked #14 of 73 restaurants in Rincon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $4 - $21
Cuisines: Thai
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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.
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82% Recommend
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Lazio, Italy
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Me and my friends drove close to an Hour to come to this restaurant. We called up Sharlenne, the receptionist, and she told us to show up even though they were about to close. We were really exited to get to this spot that so many people we talking about in Rincon. When we finally get there, they closed-down the... More

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The netherlands
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Left on the 413 and then all the way down and a bit up and...... What a Beautifull terace , nice waiter ( blond Guy with small ponytail). Had excellent meal and there is just nothing better than Thai. For me they could lose a bit of the salt!

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Sarasota, Florida
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

It was nice to get a little dressed up and head out for dinner after spending the majority of my time in Rincon on the beach drinking out of coconuts and grilling. Ode to the Elephants has the most spectacular view and the food is delicious! I started with the Chai martini as we watched the sun set and it... More

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Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

Even for us locals, it was bit challenging to find. But once you arrive a great view of the ocean awaits, along with tasty Thai food and great service. BTW, the food is not as spicy as they claim, don't be afraid to increase the spiciness by one more star! We are definitely coming back!

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Dunedin, Florida
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

My husband and I dined outside under the full moon, with a view of the ocean and lights of Aquadilla in the distance. A nice bottle of wine, chicken satay, garlic pork and green curry shrimp. Moderately priced, delicious and attentive service. The waiters and most of the patrons were American. A first for us in Puerto Rico. Hard to... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 via mobile

Awesome place, great bar with an excellent bar tender, amazing food, breathtaking views, what else is needed? Easily best dining place in Rincon, hands down.

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east coast
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Getting up the winding streets to the restaurant was an experience in itself. Once there, everything was amazing. The view was outstanding. Being up on the hill allowed for a different perspective than we had earlier in the day on the beach. The cocktails were delicious and the food was very good. This is not to be missed.

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hornell, ny
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

What a treat -- a beautiful sunset view, some of the best seafood I've had in a long time, friendly staff and amazing location! Just the walk to the restaurant seemed exotic! Definitely will be back!

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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Very simple menu, there is a choice of a protein (tofu or chicken) or a vegetable then one these flavors is prepared with a different Asian sauce with ingredients like peanut, ginger, coconut milk, etc. a side of white rice is included. Great experience.

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Houston, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Chef Kevin please come to Houston and open a Thai Restaurant or I have to move here! Also the view of this place is amazing and Clay makes awesome martinis.

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