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MenTa Cuisine

Certificate of Excellence
Caribbean, Seafood, Spanish, Puerto Rican
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Ave Jose Cedeno #171, Arecibo 00612, Puerto Rico
787 642 3765
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West Chester
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had dinner while on vacation. A little hard to find but well worth it, Chef Cedrick, besides creating great food, is a great host who genuinely enjoys speaking with the guests. Appetizers were delicious and have to try the tuna carpaccio (wow). Fish is the way to go as he catches most of it himself. Generous portions and an... More 

Thank LMRW2004
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to visit, one of best chefs in the island. Very good flavors and excellent quality of fresh fish and product. Good for business, lunch and family dinner. Great wine selection.

Thank Carlos P
Worcester, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was in Puerto Rico for some family fun and fishing. My wife's cousin knows of this place so we went on his advice. MAN am I glad we did. The Food was Outstanding. I am a bit partial having married a Puerto Rican but I can tell you this spanish food is off the charts.

Thank gofishdan
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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best restaurant in Puerto Rico! The food is so so amazing! Everything in the menu is delicious! I've been multiple time with more than 12 adult and everybody loved it

Thank Angelica S
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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358 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

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 

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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

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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, Seafood, Spanish, Puerto Rican
Dinner, Lunch, 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?