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MenTa Cuisine

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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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Arecibo, Puerto Rico
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The chef is a depose fisherman and his menu features his fresh catches, when available. All menu Items are interesting and delicious. The small eating area encourages camaraderie and its relaxed atmosphere will encourage you to enjoy the fare quite unhurried by daily concerns.

Thank verschuur2016
Puerto Rico
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This cozy and romantic little place belongs to Cedric Taquin. Great fisherman and even better chef! We have been here several time and unfortunately we live far away otherwise wed be here every week. Food is always the freshest you'll find and Cedric will make sure you have a superb dinner.

Thank Daniel A
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent! Fish tasted very fresh. Try the shrimp fritters. Very attentive service. Good caribbean cherry sangria. I recommend it.

Thank Victor B
West Chester
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016

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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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016 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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68 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

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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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016 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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63 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016 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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55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2016 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 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2016

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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $20
Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Spanish, Puerto Rican
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, 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?