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.

“Savor the sunset” 4 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
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #9 of 79 Restaurants in Rincon
Price range: $3 - $30
Cuisines: Asian, French, Spanish
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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!
Wilton, Connecticut
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Savor the sunset”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Nice place, nice folks, a bit tired but the food is consistent and the service attentive. Some odd folks gather for the sunset, so its worht it for the view and the show.

Visited February 2014
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

206 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    139
    46
    9
    9
    3
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Edmonton, Canada
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Large group dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Great experience within fresh food, awesome ocean views & great service. Highly recommend! The ocean views, sunset & outdoor seating under clear lights is amazing and worth the trip!! The food was fresh & we'll done & the service awesome!

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Rock Island, Illinois
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“WAY OVER RATED”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

I admit, I'm not into fancy dishes, but I was disappointed. First we had to wait in excess of a hour. We ordered the grilled fish with rice, The fish was not fully cooked. Waiter was nice but no help on the food. We went there on the reviews, like I said I believe it's was overrated, except the view & setting

Visited February 2014
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Portland, Oregon
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014 via mobile

I had two excellent meals here, skirt steak, good flavor but could have been more tender but still pretty tasty. The 2nd meal was better, the green curry fish was delicious. I left the waiter A BIG tip the first night, on second trip he wouldnt even make eye contact so I decided to eat at the bar. Nothing worse than an attitude except maybe a bad meal.

Visited February 2014
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
New York City, New York
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Best Valentine's Dinner Ever”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

La Copa Llena is the best place to have a sunset dinner, facing the ocean. The food and drinks were phenomenal, and there's little lizards that run around the railings (but don't jump into your food). The only downside was the battery of flies that swarmed around our food as soon as it was set before us. I would have liked to savory my meal, but I had to eat quickly, to make the flies go away. Otherwise, this was the most romantic setting I've ever been in for Valentine's Day. Wonderful.

Visited February 2014
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed La Copa Llena at The Black Eagle also viewed

Rincon, Puerto Rico
 
Rincon, Puerto Rico
 

Been to La Copa Llena at The Black Eagle? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage La Copa Llena at The Black Eagle, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.