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Cll. Soledad, Luquillo, Puerto Rico
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A gem for dining - off the beach

After a strong recommendation from our hotel, we had a wonderful lunch at this place. The food was fresh and well prepared, and the taste of the garlic chicken was wonderful! Only wish we had a chance to try to the lobster mofungo, which is reported to be a specialty. Unfortunately, we did not... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2015
JohnF414
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Germantown, Maryland
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Germantown, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

After a strong recommendation from our hotel, we had a wonderful lunch at this place. The food was fresh and well prepared, and the taste of the garlic chicken was wonderful! Only wish we had a chance to try to the lobster mofungo, which is reported to be a specialty. Unfortunately, we did not get a chance to try this.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Mofongo, caribbean dish, was a real treat. The decor in this place will keep you interested until your food arrives, and then some!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We went here based on these reviews and were surprised afterwards that no one mentioned how shady this location is. Food wise we both had the broiler red snapper prepared in two different styles with rice and beans. The food was fun and tasty, service was good and the price was $22 each so a good value--and half priced compared... More 

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Rowley
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Ernestina's Restaurant is located on a side street behind the local church in downtown Luquillo. My wife and I chose Ernestina's as we were interested in tasting authentic local Puerto Rican food. Most of the patrons were local repeat customers, who were recognized by the staff when they entered the room. I chose the shrimp mofongo while my wife chose... More 

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Rockport, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Best local food for the money of any place in Luquillo! Homemade hot sauce is excellent! Great local food for VERY reasonable prices!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I had the opportunity to have dinner at Ernestina's one night while I was on vacation in PR. I ate a simple dish, Chicken breast with a side of rice and beans. The dish was outstanding! I even had the opportunity to talk with the chef after my meal. The restaurant owners (family owned) takes pride in knowing that their... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

This is a local place in downtown Luquillo. Very small place with authentic feel. We had the shrimp Mofongo and it was outstanding!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

The lunch specials are a spectacular deal. For under $20 total I had fresh grouper and my wife had the biggest shrimp she'd ever seen. Generous serving size, plus included beverages. Beans and rice might be 'bland' but it is authentic.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We ate dinner here on a Saturday night after seeing a copy of the impressive menu at our nearby hotel. The restaurant is about a block south of the plaza square. When we walked into the restaurant there was only one other couple there dining and no staff came to greet us. Just as we were about to walk out,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 via mobile

Had lunch with several people, ordered an appetizer, got charged for two because they said there are 5 in your party and one was not enough! Really! Maybe they did not want it or we would order more, don't take it upon yourself to order more and not ask!I will say though the lunch specials are good, and the good... More 

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Address: Cll. Soledad, Luquillo, Puerto Rico
Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  Luquillo
Cuisine: Caribbean

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Cll. Soledad, Luquillo, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  Luquillo

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Caribbean

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