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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: 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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Good for:
Outdoor seating

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  • 123
    Excellent
  • 66
    Very good
  • 19
    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
Most recent review
Great Food and View

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 13, 2015
Edesto
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Aiken SC
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Aiken SC
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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20 reviews 20 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
Senior Reviewer
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The food was awesome and our server (Daniel) was very helpful. We had a great time. Yes, it is hard to find but well worth it. Use their website (www.odetotheelephants.com) for the GPS because otherwise you will get lost. The TripAdvisor directions sent me to the wrong place so go to their website for directions. Yes, there is no liquor... More 

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Edmond, Oklahoma
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88 reviews 88 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Part of the adventure at Ode to the Elephants is just finding the place. Ask a few locals and you'll get there eventually. This Thai restaurant has outstanding food, and is reasonably priced. If you want an alcoholic beverage, bring your own for the time being. The restaurant is in the process of being sold and does not have a... More 

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Brookline, Massachusetts
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

I tried to go here three times before I actually found it. It was well worth it, though. The food rivals anything I have had in Boston or New York and is fresh and delicious. There is a deck with a nice view and the ambiance is casual. The only problem is that visitors need to go up three flights... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

We had ginger chicken and some fancy martinis. It was really good. Go before sunset if you can. The view is awesome from the outside deck. You will enjoy your meal. Nice friendly un-rushed service too.

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

Thank you very much for your review. I would like to respond to this review in the hopes of avoiding confusion and disappointment to all our patrons. This post is from Jan 31 2015, so it is unclear when you came to visit our establishment. As previous posts mentioned we are not currently serving alcohol nor are we allowing BYOB... 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

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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