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Ernestina's

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Cll. Soledad, Luquillo, Puerto Rico
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Waitstaff

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  • 5
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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
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Superb lunch special restaurant. Your choice of a few selections from two price points $7 or $9 lunch menu specials. We had the $7 grouper which was excellent and included salad, rice & beans, soft drink. Once I even went off menu and got the grouper special and a pork chop (which is also a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
tony838
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Barnegat, New Jersey
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Barnegat, New Jersey
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Superb lunch special restaurant. Your choice of a few selections from two price points $7 or $9 lunch menu specials. We had the $7 grouper which was excellent and included salad, rice & beans, soft drink. Once I even went off menu and got the grouper special and a pork chop (which is also a lunch menu selection), total bill... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was within walking distance of our inn, and it was our first dining experience in Puerto Rico. Service was pretty efficient, although we felt it a little slow to get going. The mofongo with shrimp was delicious but I wish I had just split the dish with my mother because it was so huge and heavy! Dessert of guava... More 

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Thank Jocelyn J
New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

We ate here because we were staying in Luquillo. It is open for lunch, but not everyday for dinner. We went on a Friday night, as i read that they open at 6:00 PM. Check to make sure they are open. It's not a fancy restaurant, but the food is good. I had the shrimp mofongo, as mofongo's are their... More 

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Thank Manny B
Luquillo, Puerto Rico
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Great local food at a great price. Lunch specials for $7 & $9. Just can't beat that. Ernestina's is a small place & can get pretty loud BYOB to this little gem.

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Thank LuquilloGal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

I LOVE TO EAT!!! My Favs only that it hasn't eaten me before I get the chance to eat it. As a constant traveler local dishes are always in order Local Seafood cooked with local flavor no way this place could of missed, fortunately the local style service added to the event.

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Thank Bruce S
Greeley, CO
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Our family decided to try this place in Luquillo after checking out of Las Casitas and heading back to San Juan. Trip Advisor reviews appealed to us so we mapped it (it’s just off of highway 3) and quickly located Ernestina’s behind the church. What a cute little local restaurant! Blue walls, beach themed décor, very casual setting. Sangria was... More 

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Germantown, Maryland
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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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1 Thank JohnF414
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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 25 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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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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