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El Quenepo

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148 Calle Flamboyan, Esperanza 00765-4005, Puerto Rico
+1 787 741 1215
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

At least 5 people we ran into here told us to make a reservation and dine here. They were all right! We loved everything about it. We started with ceviche, they called it something else but just read the desccription...loved that. Two of us had the catch of the day, yum, then had the flan/cake dessert...wonderful. The service was spot... More 

Thank NJgirlonthego
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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had reservations on a Saturday evening. We had drinks at the bar before being seated. The bartender and patrons seated at the bar were friendly and social. We asked the hostess if we could wait to be seated so we could have another drink. She accommodated us and seated us promptly when we were ready. Our waitress was an... More 

Thank Dean M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

El Quenepo is an excellent restaurant. The chef is self taught and his choice of mixture of flavors is amazing !!! His wife will welcome you at the door. She is very nice. Staff will make good recommendations. Do pay them a visit. You won't be sorry.

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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friends and I LOVED this restaurant and felt it was one of the hi-lites of our amazing trip to Vieques. We loved it so much that we actually went to dinner there two nights in a row. Our waiter, Sam, could not have been better at his job. Had a great personality, made great recommendations and was very attentive.... More 

Thank E G
New York City, New York
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48 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant is only open for dinner. Located across the street from the beach in Esparanza, so one gets pleasant breezes from over the water. Quality and menu are excellent. Everything was prepared and presented well. Our best meal on Vieques.

Thank Bobby159
Isla de Vieques, Puerto Rico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I just to enjoy the food here, but my last visit was disappointing. Prices have gone up but the food was not that tasty anymore. Did they changed the chef?

Thank navyonsite
Lake Bluff, Illinois
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88 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dinner here is always a good experience. Start with their famous cucumber cocktails. Portions are generous. If you like fresh fish, go for the catch-of-day. You'll get the whole fish, moist and tender. Or, go for the best Mofongo you will ever eat. It's upscale with lobster. Or, choose a couple of appetizers.

Thank Robert C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Kate and her husband have the jewel of the island here! Each time we visit we eat here several times during our visit. Food is mouth watering, something we talk about throughout the year when we are home. Equally creative and delicious! Female bartender and owner very friendly and take pride in this restaurant. Only suggestion would be to let... More 

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

I have been to this restaurant multiple times and every dish is a hit! Inventive dishes with local seafood, great cocktails and homemade gelatos

Thank Maria B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Top notch, we recommend it to all. This I a beautiful restaurant and is located on one of our favorite places, Vieques.

Thank Rick M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $40
American, Caribbean, Contemporary, Puerto Rican, Latin, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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
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?