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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 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Wow, what a find! We had the shrimp, and salmon the avocados are wonderful. Very easy to find along PR 3. .........................

Thank Rich S
Caguas, Puerto Rico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here with my lovely wife for dinner and had a great time. Started with the house soup, it was delicious. They have a good variety of drinks and wines. We had the classic mojito and it was perfect. For main my wife had the lobster filled with yuca and I had the churrasco with arroz mamposteado. Also ordered fried... More 

Thank Eddanor
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Delicious local restaurant! Went for lunch and then back again for dinner the next night! Highly recommended

Thank Danielle B
Carolina, Puerto Rico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Varíety of excellent food from local to internacional. If you know what mofongo is (mashed green planta in, you can even eat it without any filloas or you fill it with your name it what whatever you want, skirt steak, shrimp, fish, conch, octopus) they have the best. Wine, asked for it, they have and all other liquors and beverages.... More 

Thank Carmen H
Humacao, Puerto Rico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have found this to be the best place for Mexican food on the East side of the island. The food has good flavor, spices and the service is very attentive.

Thank beachbobpuertorico
Panama City Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here during our week in PR. I had the salmon with guava sauce and some of their daily happy hour drinks. I recommend the vodka with passion fruit. My husband ordered the rice with crab. It was really salty for us, but we tend to not use very much salt.

Thank Brittany M
Manassas Park, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great service!!! We will definitely be back sooner than later! The spot next-door is the sister restaurant that we end up at after cocktails!

Thank randt777
Norwalk, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a must for whomever visits the area. The manager gives every guest a warm welcome while making his rounds to say hello. This is about our 4th visit and we continue to be pleased with the service, flavors and portions in comparison to what you pay. Hands down one of the best in the island!

Thank lcuevas915
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Carnitas ANY & EVERY thing at Don Pepe's is the way to go! Cannot describe the flavor other than simply delicious! (Order soft taco for more meat!) Also the refried bean 'stuff' was quite delightful! Drinks were really good & price was fair! Definitely will be back!

Thank Stephanie W
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and great atmosphere! A must visit spot! We went twice it was that good. The food is fresh and the sangria was amazing. Many athletes come and leave little memorabilia around the restaurant. My athlete sons loved it!

Thank Coco329

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Restaurant Details

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