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“Great Thai food in a beautiful setting” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ode to the Elephants

Ode to the Elephants
Carr 413 km 3.3 | Calle Vista Linda, Rincon 00677, Puerto Rico
+1 939-697-8033
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Ranked #23 of 81 Restaurants in Rincon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $4 - $21
Cuisines: Thai
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Great Thai food in a beautiful setting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We went there for dinner on Labor day weekend. The service is spectacular, the food is delicious, everything is made with attention to detail, it has a great atmosphere, prices are super reasonable. We can recommend all we tried: spring rolls and ribs for appetizers (marinated, very, very tender ribs), and for main entrees, chicken massaman and chicken pad thai. Totally pleased!!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Tortola
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Superb Ocean View Combines With Outstanding Thai Food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Out in the West Coast on the island of Puerto Rico, lies the small and picturesque coastal town of Rincon..., world re-known of its surfing and its beaches. And on top of a mountain facing Sandy Beach, is located the Inn where it has quaint hotel rooms for its guests and two superb restaurants on the hilltop. "The Wine Cellar" on the ground level its outstanding for its creative dishes at very reasonable prices ($8 to $16) and on the top level, its located a Thai restaurant, with an outdoor panoramic view of Rincon and Aguadilla bay. It's menu is quite broad and most certainly reasonable for such exquisite delights. Also, the bar tender there makes outstanding Puerto Rican rum based Martini's out of just about anything. It's really a treat to stay at the Inn, surf some waves during the winter month's, and delight yourself in the evening during the spectacular sundown's there.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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San Juan, PR
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Great thai food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

My husband , my 4 year old and me visited the restaurant last Friday, it was not crowded, so we were seated outside. We ordered 3 appetizers(2 satay and some spring rolls) and all were very good. We ordered the Chicken Massaman and Shrimp Kod pad sapparad, both were delicious.
Prices are reasonable and portions are good size. Service was good. We will definitely go back when we are in Rincón.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Southwest Florida
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Needs a/c”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

Hard to completely enjoy this cool place with sweat dripping down my back (and im not a sweat-er) theres no air on and no breeze coming thru the windows, we sat inside. I love that the owner(s) are involved-- one is the bartender/mixologist. Drinks were ok-- if you want them strong, you must ask...it is apparent that the drink ingredients are Fresh, just need to be a.whole.lot.stronger! Food was actually pretty fantastic, no complaints...ribs/spring rolls and pad thai outta this world. Service good. View was great-- call ahead and make sure u get reservations to sit outside.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Amazing cocktails”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

The food, atmosphere and cocktails were beyond what I ever imagined in Rincon. This place is classy, with martinis to fit the occasion. Talk to the owner as he made our experience worth it. Food was great. Some of our meals were a bit cold when they came out but we were having such a great time we didn't even notice. Go there. Wonderful place.

Visited July 2013
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