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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
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Mount Juliet, Tennessee
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Had a good time with wonderful service, but the food was just okay. The chicken had a taste that indicated the oil in the deep fryer need to be changed. I'm sure other nights it would have been better. Overall, it is a nice restaurant.

Thank Fred C
St. Louis
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We found this restaurant online as we were were taking a drive outside the Gran Melia hotel property. It got good reviews from Trip Advisor so we decided to give it shot. We were so glad we did! We were a party of 5 and the downstairs was really full. So the hostess seated us upstairs and we were the... More 

Thank 500melindab
Rio Grande, Puerto Rico
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

When I travel I want to experience local flavour. Reviews indicated Don Pepe's would fit the bill. The first thing I noticed was that it was a small restaurant. The staff were very welcoming and the prices seemed reasonable. I had the fish of the day, grouper, with coconut rice. The fish was delicious as was the rice. The mixed... More 

Thank dive_n_eat
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have visited Don Pepe over the years and always feel like coming back! The yuca mofongo with ceviche unbelievably tasteful. The churrasco is very good and tender. The Sangria is a must! My "kid's", now adults, always have the red snapper and it is very well cooked, the presentation is so inviting, and best of all very well seasoned.... More 

Thank CathyconC
Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful time and great lunch. Thank you Sheila you are the best!!!! We ate and took a full portion home.

Thank anirma
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96 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped for lunch before checking in at Rio Mar. Ordered burritos for the two of us. Big mistake as one would have fed both of us. Took almost a whole home. Everything was good including margaritas. Try and enjoy.

Thank dandburt
Greenwood, Missouri
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45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thisbwas the perfect local dining experience! It si quaint local cuisine restaurant. Visitors to this island may be shocked bybits small size, but the taste in all thier dishes is larger that you can imagine. At least two waitresses were fully bilingual, the others new enough English to suggets food. But yiu can always get a drin by saying Medalla... More 

Thank epazo
Isla Verde, Puerto Rico
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been going to this place for years, and is always good. Service is as good as the food and the enviroment is very friendly and happy. I order a salmon filet top with crab, it was delicious.

Thank Tityoneill
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The service here is great. The mofongo is even better! They offer plantain, yuca or tre (green plantain, sweet plantain and yuca) mofongo. The tremofongo was AMAZING!

Thank Anna T
Fajardo, Puerto Rico
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4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went there with my 4 kids recently. Once I was seated I told them I had bought an offer with Gustazos, the waiter scanned it and came back to ask what we wanted to drink. After that didn't see him again. Then another waitress passed by explained the different options we had, took our order and trip over the... More 

Thank Maria Del Mar R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Spanish, Puerto Rican
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Dining on a budget, Special occasions, Local cuisine, 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: 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?