We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Understated upscale” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Lenel Restaurant

Lenel Restaurant
51 Calle Palma, Arecibo 00612, Puerto Rico
787-815-8400
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #9 of 21 restaurants in Arecibo
Cuisines: International
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Nuestro restaurant se distingue por su elegancia y su excelente servicio. El concepto de nuestro restaurante es innovador en la zona norte de Puerto Rico. Es un lugar para descubrir nuevos sabores y estilos en la creatividad de la cocina. En el salón comedor contamos con una capacidad de 50 personas y en la barra contamos con una capacidad de 20 personas. En adición tenemos el Salón Toledo para actividades hasta un máximo de 30 personas, con sistema audiovisual para reuniones ejecutivas o cualquier actividad familiar.
Aguadilla, Puerto Rico
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Understated upscale”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

This is a very nice place to visit if you are looking for a more discrete, sophisticated, upscale gastronomical experience. The menu offers a great twist on local dishes, you can tell that the chef put great care and pride in his creations. The owner knew what he was doing when he decided to open Lenel since Arecibo was in desperate need of a fine dining concept. Very appreciative to the attention given to detail, food, ambiance, and service was exceptional.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

44 reviews from our community

70% Recommend
    23
    8
    8
    3
    2
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Christiansted, St. Croix
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Don't miss Lenel's if you're near Arecibo”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

A higher level of service, atmosphere and food quality than most local restaurants in the area. The lunch time special is always excellent and a real bargain. They have a big parking lot nearby and also valet parking.

Visited August 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Puerto Rico
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Nice upscale local restaurant.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2012

This place was apparently started by a local physician so he could have someplace fancy to go to lunch. Have the local dishes - the churrasco was great. For seafood, Salitre is better.

Visited May 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Arecibo, Puerto Rico
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Innovative and delicious!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2012

Excellent, creative puertorrican and international cuisine dishes are served by an attentive and friendly staff in a confortable environment at very reasonable prices. Love the seafood!

Visited May 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Puerto Rico
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“It's an ok place for some drinks”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2012

The place's decoration is very nice. It has a nice ambient ligthing and good music for a quiet calming dinner. The problem with this place is the parking lot, there is not enough space at peak hours. It is not very spacious,,it is a small place, but a nice place. It has a very nice drinks selections and beers. Price is a bit too high for what they serve. We went with the Paella Marinera, and it is not good, the vegetables were hard to eat, and the Paella was sober, the seafood was overcooked. When I asked for a creme brulle, they were not availale! When you go to a place you expect to left the place satisfied, but that was not my case, I left the place angry and upset, socI would not recommend this place if you want a Paella. The only thing i enjoy at this place is the ambient and the beer.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Lenel Restaurant also viewed

 
Arecibo, Puerto Rico
 

Been to Lenel Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Lenel Restaurant, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.