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“Food is incredible” 4 of 5 stars
Review of La Estacion

La Estacion
Sate Road 987, km4-- Las Croabas | just past entrance to Hotel El Conquistador, Fajardo 00738, Puerto Rico
787-863-4481
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Ranked #4 of 69 Restaurants in Fajardo
Price range: $10 - $35
Cuisines: Barbecue, Caribbean, Contemporary, Eclectic
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Kitchen open Fri-Tues 5pm-10:30pm. Restaurant closed on Wednesdays. Contemporary Puerto Rican and BBQ fare all cooked over natural charcoal on an outdoor grill. Ingredients locally grown or caught. Outdoor seating but indoor dining room available during inclement weather.
Cincinnati, Ohio
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Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Food is incredible”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Can see why you wait a while to get a seat. The food was delicious. The waiter could have been more attentive, but he was not terrible. We got some areppos they were very tasty. Highly recommend this place.

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Delmar, New York
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13 restaurant reviews
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“Probably our favorite restaurant in the world!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014 via mobile

My wife, adult daughter, and I first visited La Estacion three years ago when staying nearby in Fajardo. We loved it then and hoped to be able to return on a future visit to Puerto Rico. We just had the pleasure and this time were joined by our other daughter, son-in-law, and grandkids.

Because we had small children with us, we arrived as the restaurant opened at 5:00 pm. Since it was still light out, we chose to sit indoors rather than at one of the torchlit outdoor tables. One of the things we like the most about this place is that the typical Puerto Rican dishes, such as rice and beans, mofongo, and fried plantain tostones are clearly labeled as vegetarian. In fact, it is easy to put together an entirely vegetarian and delicious platter composed of 4 side dishes. What the place really specializes in is barbecued dishes. My wife and I shared a whole grilled red snapper. It was probably the freshest fish we have ever had since it had just been delivered by the supplier while we were ordering our drinks! As long as I am on the subject of drinks, I must add that my daughter and I agree that our Mojitos were the best we have ever had. We ended the meal by sharing a couple of great local style desserts: flan with cherry sauce and a banana filled pastry. This was a great ending to an amazing meal.

By the time we left at about 6:30, people were lined up to get in -- on a Tuesday night -- true testimony to the greatness of this place.

A final note: staff was very friendly and accommodating of our large group with children. They also spoke fluent English.

Visited June 2014
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“Funky and wonderful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Romantic little place with great, fresh, local food and wonderful service. Had no problem getting a nice table outside even though it was a busy night. The hostess and our server were great - welcoming and helpful with recommendations.

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Bayamon, Puerto Rico
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4 restaurant reviews
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“food out of this world”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

the setting is very unique and makes you feel at ease the staff are very enthusiastic of their work and will do anything to make your dining experience unique. the food is great and so are the prices.

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“Hidden Secret!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We had an awesome evening... The food was amazing, Joel our waiter went above and beyond to provide great service and recommendations.
We really enjoyed the seafood mofongo.
I wish could eat there every day. We highly recommend La Estacion.

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