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MenTa Cuisine

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Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Spanish, Puerto Rican
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Ave Jose Cedeno #171, Arecibo 00612, Puerto Rico
787 642 3765
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We stopped by on a trip to Rincon & the King Fish in Citric Sauce with homemade Tostones was a delight. Would stop by any time again for fresh fish of the day.

Thank VidaUrbanaPR
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Delicious! We stopped after driving up from a tour in Adjuntas. Stopped here on a whim after reading the reviews. Very, very good and all fresh. Snapper caught the day before, best shrimp we have had in a long time, maybe ever. Homemade chocolate cake for dessert. Very good service and chef came out to greet us to help with... More 

Thank 1124sunshine
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Located almost in front of Arecibo Country Club and close to Government Buildings. Chef Cedric Taquin prepares real Chef dishes. International Menu with local twist. You need a car from major tourist areas but worth a detour if you are visiting some north or central tourist atractions. Small joint with average ambiance but great food.

Thank 27Ruben27
New York City, New York
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hands down the best restaurant in Arecibo and probably a contender for one of the best restaurants on the island. The Chef, Cedric a graduate of the CIA, uses only the freshest ingredients and prepares his dishes the old fashion way. Inspiration, passion and dedication! His most popular entrees include fish (usually caught that same morning and more often than... More 

3 Thank Replicant_Roy
Seattle, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

We stopped in for appetizers last night. This place doesn't look like much from the street, but don't let that stop you. The place is very simple looking - no tablecloths, not much decor, but it's not necessary. We were warmly greeted from what we thought was just a waiter, that gave us our choice of seat in the place,... More 

Thank tillotsonat
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

The best king fish I have ever had. Service was great and friendly atmosphere. The chef came out to the table and introduce himself and helped with the menu and his recommendation was great.

1 Thank miyarae
Gainesville, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

My husband and I had dinner at MenTa recently. It is a small place with only 12-15 tables. It is on a corner with some parking in front and some on the side of the building. It is not much to look at from the outside and you can easily drive right by it. Some other reviews mentioned that you... More 

Thank carpediemejc
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016 via mobile

original. frendly welcome Best food in PR fresh fish every Day cooked with love. Best for Its tapas.definitly a place to go with friends and family

Thank etienne t
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016 via mobile

Really enjoy this restaurant, whether it's for a lunch date and for full family dinner. Great ambiance and delicious Puerto Rican cuisine. Super friendly staff and great service. Another super plus about the rest is that they support local fishermen so they always have fresh fish! All around one of the best restaurant on the island!

Thank Leahrincon
Bayamon, Puerto Rico
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016

We began with the pumpkin and coconut soup. Incredible!!!!! I tried the chicken with tamarindo sauce. The best chicken ever. My wife had the lobster. She says it is the best she has ever had. We finished with a coconut custard. The chef is very helpful and attentive. We shall return.

Thank Miguel M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $20
Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Spanish, Puerto Rican
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ave Jose Cedeno #171, Arecibo 00612, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  Arecibo
  • Phone Number: 787 642 3765
This restaurant opened about a year and a half ago in my hometown and tourists may benefit from finding it if they are visiting surrounding towns.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?