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Ode to the Elephants

Carr 413 km 3.3, Rincon 00677, Puerto Rico
+1 939-697-8033
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Ranked #15 of 79 Restaurants in Rincon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $4 - $21
Sun 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sun - Tue 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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English first
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Great food, prices, service, plus the most creative and complete Martini menu. It's a very casual, part outdoor restaurant with a beautiful view. Try to go at sunset for a breathtaking experience! I personally love the Pad Thai, but have tried some of the other dishes which are equally good in terms of flavors and texture. Authentic Thai food.

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Aguada, Puerto Rico
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

There are regular menu dishes and nightly special specials. They include lots of fresh fish and interesting in house developed dishes. Favors are well developed and not just the standard local fare. The dishes are well described by professional, attentive wait staff. Cocktails have also been developed inhouse and are interesting and really good. They're serve well chilled and in... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Puerto Rico's west is a whole other world and in Rincon, this world includes thai food. After reading previous comments, I must make it clear that the service was the best part of the dining experience. Our waiter catered to the children in our party, made options available for them and made sure they were taken care of. With that... More 

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New York, New York
20 reviews 20 reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Had a great meal here on our last night. Cool spot if you're looking for somewhere nice for dinner. I live in Woodside Queens, home of the best Thai in the US, so it's hard to impress me food-wise, but they did. Definitely worth a stop.

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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Great spot for Thai food in Rincon - we didn't have high expectations for Thai food in Puerto Rico, but were pleasantly surprised! Excellent food and tasty drinks! The service is great and everyone is super friendly. If you're in Rincon area, definitely check this place out.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I absolutely love this place. The food is delicious, the service is great and the place is beautiful. Thursdays are Martini Nights, and really fun with friends. If you're in the Rincon area you should stop in Ode and you'll have a great time!

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Anasco, Puerto Rico
4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Good food and great Martini's but a little overpriced for locals like most places all over the Island.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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33 reviews 33 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We decided to come here for dinner on a Saturday night around 8. Place was full since it was raining, so they sat us at the bar, which we did not have a problem since we were looking foward to coming here for a while. The martinis were absolutely delicious!!! The prices were very good. Had chicken satay, pad thai,... More 

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Aurora, Ohio
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69 reviews 69 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

The first time I was here in mid May and it was wonderful. I couldn't wait to come back this trip. We ordered the same dishes as last time and they were barely editable. The chicken in both our dishes was like shoe leather and had to ask for knives just to cut it up. Drinks are overpriced for what... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Loved it so much we went back again a couple days later! Great authentic thai food. Nothing else like it in the area.

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Additional Information about Ode to the Elephants

Address: Carr 413 km 3.3, Rincon 00677, Puerto Rico
Phone Number: +1 939-697-8033
Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  Rincon
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm  5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 4 - 21
Cuisine: Thai

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