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“Charming Dive Bar” 5 of 5 stars
Review of El Batey

El Batey
Puerto Rico
787 742 3828
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Ranked #12 of 28 Restaurants in Culebra
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
Los Angeles, California
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61 reviews 61 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Charming Dive Bar”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

I love this place. Drinks are inexpensive and vive is relax, cool very much Caribbean. The locals are very nice and friendly. The bartender, Marco, that night we were there was great too. He was accomodating and funny. Cannot wait to visit this again, hopefully soon.

Visited October 2012
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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“Worst place in Puerto Rico by a mile”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012 via mobile

This is with ought a doubt the worst place you can go. The food is bad but the service is atrocious, do yourself a favor and go anywhere else. This is the place that gives Culebra and its people a bad name.

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Bellingham, Washington
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“rude”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

a group of five of us from various parts of the world came in on a whim around 6pm and ordered some food and beers. the beers came and around the time we finished them we asked about our food (another table, of locals, had been served), which they assured us was coming so we got another round of beers. an hour has passed and there is no sign of any food even being prepared. the other table had long since finished and gone. it's not fine dining, it's burgers and fries. since it became apparent that foreigners are not welcome at el batey, we paid for our beers and left after waiting well over an hour. pretty poor way to treat people, in my opinion.

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Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
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“eat, drink and ....”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

This is a place not to eat, but to have a drink, play pool and mingle with the locals, that by the way are very friendly. You can also ask for the menu, and you can gorge in the traditional food. Not heathy food at all, but it is very tasty.

Visited August 2012
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“Cheap beer, fun place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012 via mobile

This was my boyfriend and my first stop after leaving the airport in Culebra. We went here because it was in waking distance to our casita. We are so glad we did! The beers were like, $1.25 I think and the bartender was friendly. He told us about Bushwackers (amazing drink) and about renting a vehicle. He also told us what nights would be busy there and that the Wednesday that we were here was a holiday. He informed us also, of the lack laws here including drinking and driving, walking and drinking, but wear your seat belt! He was helpful! We went back a few nights later and the place was full of people (20s crowd? & gays) dancing and having a great time. I had to laugh when I read others' reviews about this place being gay friendly because we noted when there that this was the only place on the island we had seen any gay people. Don't get me wrong though, this isn't a gay bar or uncomfortably gay, just 3 or 4 guys that were REALLY good dancers, among the 50 others on the floor. This place seems to draw a huge crowd when the island is busy and it seems as thought the younger people come here. The slightly older crowd was at Sandbar dancing and singing karaoke to some Spanish music. (we are in our mid 20s and had just as much fun there lol)

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