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MenTa Cuisine

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Puerto Rican
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Ave Jose Cedeno #171, Arecibo 00612, Puerto Rico
+1 787-642-3765
Sun 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Wed 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thu - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It was not as good as showed or described in photos. The pork and chicken were overcooked, simple plates, no salad, small services. The service was good but long waiting time.

Thank Wanda R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We were very hungry coming back from the caves on 2/22/17 and looked for restaurant to have dinner. We picked the perfect place. The food was delicious the staff was awesome. Chef Cedric came out to our to our several times. Please make it a point to stop here for an awesome meal.

Thank jerzgrl55
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went with my family for my birthday. The food and the service were great. I will sure visit them again

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Arecibo, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2017

Great flavors on all plates! been here a few times and always have shared plates with the family! and the chocolate cake like no other! Nice prices!!!

Thank Enzorios
Chicago, Illinois
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2017

We went here after hiking at La Cueva del Indio and the meal was one of the best we had on our week-long vacation in Puerto Rico. We realized last minute that most places are closed on Three Kings Day, especially outside of San Juan and luckily saw that MenTa was open from their Facebook post. Note that the menu... More 

Thank lolatu2
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2016 via mobile

Excellent cuisine!!! Had a great dining experience the food and service where great. Just delicious and different, great atmosphere.

Thank Francisco M
Arecibo, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

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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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

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
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016 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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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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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, Puerto Rican
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Parking Available, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ave Jose Cedeno #171, Arecibo 00612, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  Arecibo
  • Phone Number: +1 787-642-3765
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?