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Don Pepe's

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Spanish, Puerto Rican
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Next to Entrance for Wyndham Rio Mar Beach Resort | Km 29 on PR3, Rio Grande 00924, Puerto Rico
+1 787-888-7373
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Generous plates, reasonable prices, very tasty and fresh food. We were here with our kids 2 and 4yo, everybody enjoyed.

Thank bratis
Westphalia, Michigan
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Fabulous Mexican restaurant, their burritos are huge and the very best I have ever had. They must be 2-3 lbs, more than enough for two. Very friendly staff, and a fun atmosphere!

Thank DaleB1975
Sidney, Ohio
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a party of 12, 3 generations and everyone enjoyed it. From the fantastic appetizers, to the halibut, Mahi, shrimp Alfredo, and the coconut rice everything was amazing! Not to mention the service was fantastic! We highly recommend Don Pepe's

1 Thank nickinew1607
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31 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Wife had a whole red snapper that was great and I had Crab fried rice that was equally delicious! Service was good and a nice atmosphere. Definitely worth it.

Thank kywildcatfan4ever
Townville, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Never seen anything like it! The food is delicious and the presentation is beautiful! Our waitress was bubbly and happy to help translate the menu for us as our Spanish is meh at best. Good service, interesting and unusual dishes, authentic Puerto Rican cooking. Our party of four spent the evening taking photos of the artistically-presented dishes and sampling a... More 

Thank chocolvr
Wheat Ridge, Colorado
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My favorite place so far! I cannot wait to go back and try more of their delicious food. Everything we ordered was so so good.

Thank lynmcarp77
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I first loved this place, we used to go here a lot, but they have change. And the service have went downhill. Last time I went with my whole family and waited almost 2 hours to get our dinner. Family of 6. Also sometimes the do an offer in Gustazos (puertorican Groupon) and they treat you like garbage because is... More 

Thank jovipr
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I really liked their food, I order different plates to try, including their drink juices, very different and tasty Kind of slow service, very friendly waitress, just overworked, and one mistake on the charge, and understand it can happen. But , food I think is Worthey, fresh, original. Also they have live music

Thank atlantaandtheworld
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I got a nice New York strip with jumbo shrimp, a side of coconut rice and small salad. The steak was beautifully rare, simple salt and pepper season nothing more was needed tho. The coconut rice was soft and flavorful. We finished with splitting a deep fried cheesecake with ice cream. Can't go wrong.

Thank astrozombie801
Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The highlight of this place was the bathroom. They had the best hand scrub I have ever used. Not to say the food wasn't good, but I was really wanting Mofongo for one last time before we headed home, and it just wasn't as good as some of the other places we had been.

Thank ashdiegoj

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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  • Value
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    4 of 5 bubbles
Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Spanish, Puerto Rican
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Next to Entrance for Wyndham Rio Mar Beach Resort | Km 29 on PR3, Rio Grande 00924, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  Rio Grande
  • Phone Number: +1 787-888-7373
Authentic Puerto Rican & Cuban Food. Many people write about it in their reviews of the Rio Mar in Rio Grande, PR. I would love to write a review about this place as it was the best Mofungo (fried mashed plantains) we had in PR (and we tried it in 4 restaurants).

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?