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“Excellent food and view” 5 of 5 stars
Review of La Copa Llena at The Black Eagle

La Copa Llena at The Black Eagle
Black Eagle Marina | Bo. Ensenada, Rincon 00677, Puerto Rico
+1 787-823-0896
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Ranked #9 of 81 Restaurants in Rincon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $3 - $30
Cuisines: French, Spanish, Asian
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: The management team of Casa Islena Restaurant (also known as The Tapas Bar) has proudly taken over the the historic Black Eagle Restaurant, rechristening it "La Copa Llena". Located right on the ocean, specifically the south side of the Tres Palmas Marine Preserve, people have been enjoying the sunsets from the Black Eagle deck since the 1970's. The combination of Chef Brendan Basham's cuisine, Casa Islena's charm, and the view of the waves, whales, and sunsets, provides a singular Rincon dining experience. With the adoption of a larger space, Brendan has been able to expand the menu and experiment more while maintaining the strict standards of quality that the local community and returning tourists have come to expect for the last 6 years. We have included some of our old favorites such as the char-grilled octopus with heirloom beans and papaya salad, and introduced some incredible new dishes like poke (yellowfin tuna, avocado, and seaweed), coconut steamed mussels with homemade chorizo and fresh herbs, and a 20 oz. T-bone steak with flageolet-corn succotash and a yukon-parsnip mash. As always, the menu tends to change upon the availability of ingredients, keeping the chef creative and our guests surprised. Brunch is served Sundays from 10am-2pm with diverse offerings such as brown butter crepes and southwest style chilaquiles (eggs scrambled with fried corn tortillas and green chile-tomatillo salsa). Happy hour everyday from 3pm until 7pm includes $2 Medallas, $3 well drinks, and $4 house wine. And we're excited to continue the legacy of the ever entertaining Wednesday night Bingo starting around 9pm. Sunset live music Sundays from 4pm-7pm.Buen Provecho!
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“Excellent food and view”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

We visited this restaurant on a referral from Lisa + Harry from Tres Sirenas. This was one of the nicest restaurants in Rincon with excellent food. We split the kale ceasar salad!! It was surprisingly delicious. My wife had the skirt steak and I had the wahoo special with coconut curry for our main meal. Would recommend both of them. We also had the panna cotta for dessert!!

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Fantastic Last Night in Rincon”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

After a sail with the Katarina crew, us adventure seeking newlyweds decided to throw on some slightly more fancy than not duds and head over to La Copa Llena. We had tried to make online reservations but came to discover that they would not be needed during this time of year so we popped right in and sat down on the back deck with a view of the marina. After taking in the people (and beach dog) watching, we ordered cocktails (spiced margarita and gin fizz) and appetizers (fresh papaya salad). After devouring and downing our starters, we moved on to a series of small dinner plates including the Vietnamese grilled pork, empanadas and quinoa patties. Overall the meal was really great and the atmosphere fun (great music too) and just romantic enough to the right the choice for the last night of our honeymoon.

Visited December 2013
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“Brunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

W O W! What a wonderful surprise. Great food, service and views! We had a fantastic brunch. The bloody Mary's were awesome!

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Luquillo, Puerto Rico
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“Wonderful dining expierence”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

This is our second dining experience at the Black Eagle and both occasions were outstanding. This time I had the pleasure of selecting the "Fresh Fish Curry" The catch of the day skewered and grilled with coconut green curry rice, sweet plantain, cashews, cilantro, basil, lime. I am getting hungry just thinking about it. This is not your meat and potatoes restaurant. If you enjoy a gin martini then this is the place to go. This martini is by far the best I have had on the island and I have had a lot of them. The facility is clean and located on the ocean with seating inside or outside. The trouble it takes to find the place is well worth the effort.

  • Visited December 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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Santa Ana, CA
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“Magical!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

Beautiful sunset, friendly staff and some if the best food I've had in Puerto Rico. Fresh and flavorful! Banana Crapes to die for. Peaceful and the music low key :)

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