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El Quenepo

Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
American, Caribbean, Contemporary, Puerto Rican, Latin, Seafood, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
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148 Calle Flamboyan, Esperanza 00765-4005, Puerto Rico
+1 787-741-1215
Today
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Chicago, Illinois
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We made reservations for the NYE night, when the restaurant was buzzing with people. The service was efficient and quick with great seafood options. The price was above the average, yet worth the splurge for a special night on the island.

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Thank Lina A
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice outdoor restaurant. Very upscale. Great professional service...the pork belly appetizer was good as was the lobster but the swordfish was a show stopper. Dessert delicious. They need espresso machine.

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Thank Nancy W
baltimore
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89 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

When in Vieques annually, we enjoy a fine meal to celebrate New Year's Eve, and have become used to going to this same BEST restaurant.

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Thank jenkatze
Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We dined at El Quenepo on New Year's weekend so, needless to say, it was crowded. We were a large party and we were seated promptly and graciously. Our waiter was very friendly; can't remember his name. He had just moved to Vieques from NYC looking for an adventure and change of pace. Service was not perfect, but then again... More 

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Wilton, Connecticut
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30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Delicious carnitas that my husband and I shared. Seafood cerviche was huge and contained a variety with fried fritters ... oh so good Expensive were my thoughts

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Thank Margie M
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The service was outstanding, but the food was underwhelming. I ordered off the menu, though I might have a different opinion if I went with the specials.

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Thank Gina R
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent food but a bit pricey. My 3 children left hungry after $30+ entree's. It would be nice if they served something with the entree, like tostones, bread, or rice.

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Thank ajswimmer
Zurich, Switzerland
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48 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was there on New year's day with my GF, nice place with a variety of great choices. Paella was very good and Churassco as well, highly recommend. For wine with had the Phelps Napa Cap 2012, at only USD 52 a must try. The friendly service makes your dinner a grand event. Will come back this week before we leave... More 

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NYC
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Probably one of the best dinner restaurants in Esperanza. Very solid but not exceptional. Full score on service and friendliness.

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Thank Henry S
New Rochelle, NY
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Who knew that Vieques has become a destination for foodies but alas it has and El Quenepo is the top of the heap when it comes to fine dining on the island. Excellent seafood, homemade fettuccine, incredible desserts and great service. You also can't beat the destination in the Malecon.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $40
Cuisine
American, Caribbean, Contemporary, Puerto Rican, Latin, Seafood, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 148 Calle Flamboyan, Esperanza 00765-4005, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  Isla de Vieques  >  Esperanza
  • Phone Number: +1 787-741-1215
Description
Fine dining located on the waterfront in Esperanza. Innovative cuisine with lots of flavors. Featured items include fresh local seafood, specialty cocktails, and local greens. Vegan and vegetarian items also available.

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