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Restaurante El Estribo - CLOSED

35 Ave Isla Verde, Carolina 00979, Puerto Rico
+1 787-463-0446
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Price range: $2 - $11
Cuisines: Caribbean
Good for: Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night

82 reviews from our community

90% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Krakow, Poland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014 via mobile

I hate it so much I walked in and came out went home and made my self a nice bowl of spaghetti. Sorry my review is soooooooooo short but there isn't much to talk about good night.

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Irving, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

This restaurant is pretty good prices are reasonable and the acceptable quality this super local outside the treatment is friendly and give invoice!

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The Woodlands, Texas
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Walked 1 mile and it is closed--for good. Out of business! Trip advisor says I have to write at least 100 characters for my review. Closed. Closed.

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014 via mobile

Our concierge made reservations for us on Valentine's day, and due to the slightest mixup, we had to wait a few (very few, like 10) minutes to get our table. The owner, though, was very focused on making sure we were happy, and it turned out to be a highlight of the trip. I like to try new things, and... More

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Asheville, North Carolina
Top Contributor
114 reviews 114 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

El Estribo is a hard restaurant to review honestly because the owner is a charming friendly man who tries to make you feel welcome and involved. The problem was that the food was so-so the night we ate there, the service was mediocre at best, and the singing the owner performs in order to entertain his guests is surprisingly good... More

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litchfield
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81 reviews 81 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

Four of us dined at Restaurant El Estribo last night. The atmosphere is much better on the inside than it appears on the outside. My only complaint with the décor, would be the plastic chairs. They should be replaced with a more substantial chair. Service was very good. I believe we were greeted and waited upon by one of the... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

The food is excellent and the service is also prompt and friendly. Unfortunately, the live music -- mandolin and acoustic guitar -- was amplified for a restaurant three times the size of this one. These instruments didn't need to be amplified for this venue, the music detracted from the atmosphere. Tone it down, people!

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Los Angeles, California
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102 reviews 102 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

The food is very good and the ambiance is great and extremely friendly. If you play a guitar, feel free to ask the owner to borrow his, and play it (as I did). He enjoyed it. While then food is not spectacular, you would be hard pressed to find a better place in this area.

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

This is a hidden gem in Isla Verde. From the outside it may not look very appealing, but let that not deceive you. We went here on our first night in San Juan, after which we tried several restaurants all over for one whole week (including some high rated very expensive ones); but nothing else could top the experience we... More

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puerto rico
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

the owners are as friendly people as you will ever meet, like having mom serve dinner, and the husband plays live music. the prices are very reasonable, the 4 star rating is due to the fact that this is good puerto rican food, not the best puerto rican food. if you are in isla verde and want to try local... More

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