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El Quenepo

) #1 of 5 Restaurants in Esperanza $$$$ American, Caribbean,
148 Calle Flamboyan, Esperanza 00765-4005, Puerto Rico
+1 787-741-1215
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good18%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Caribbean, Contemporary, Puerto Rican, Latin, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
148 Calle Flamboyan, Esperanza 00765-4005, Puerto Rico
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Reviewed 1 week ago

El Quenepo continues to be my favorite restaurant in Vieques. The menu is a fair size on options, they continue to combine Caribbean flavors with other twist, like we tried a Salmon Filet that look like a huge sushi and had great local yet asian...More

Thank Carlos R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As we had hoped, this was a fine dining experience rather than a place to grab a quick dinner. The menu was interesting and well thought out, with an island twist. The prices were high, but not unduly so and we definitely got what we...More

Thank lara_lox
Reviewed 1 week ago

I don't understand the good reviews for this place. The food is good until we received a rare piece of pork that was severely undercooked. We turned it back and the owner promptly informed us that there were articles written 10 years ago how red...More

2  Thank nicolausinboston
KateVieques, Owner at El Quenepo, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Our first owner response to your first review. Dear nicolausinbos, We are glad to hear that you felt the food at El Quenepo was good until you received a piece of properly cooked pork. For years we have suffered under the assumption that pork should...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I enjoyed two meals here during our honeymoon. It was the only restaurant on Vieques we wen't two twice. The food was great. The goat cheese cheesecake was delightful. Most of all the people were fantastic. Lulu (I hope I spelled your...More

Thank Aaron T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of my coworkers recommended me to have dinner en El Quenepo, an it didn't disappointed. Everything from the cocktails to dessert were delicious. The food was beautifully presented. The waitress was very friendly and the owner was paying attention to every detail and visiting...More

Thank Nydia A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The ambience is very nice, you can make reservations to have a table just in front of the malecon. The star is the food...we ask for a crab arañitas with a mango chutney, yummylicios. And the caprese salad out of the ordinary. The main course...More

Thank Frances O
Reviewed June 20, 2017

Just came back from Vieques the other week from a vacation with friends. We wanted to enjoy a nice dinner at least one evening and this place was recommended to us and it did not disappoint. It is on the pricier side yes, but is...More

Thank Maggie F
Reviewed June 9, 2017

We ate at El Quenepo on our first visit to Vieques in Feb/Mar 2016. It's what one would call fine dining, and as such it can be pricey. But I'll be damned, it was worth every penny. Every bite, of every thing on my plate,...More

Thank Sean M
Reviewed June 4, 2017 via mobile

Aaron our server was absolutely amazing, and the food was peefect, from the owners shot elk, to the perfectly cooked steak and various seafoods. Woupd recommend aaron and el quenepo to anyone as a must do.

Thank michael m
Reviewed June 2, 2017

This may be one of the few upscale restaurants in Vieques. It is not related to any hotel and it is worth the drive to Esperanza if you are in the other side of the island. I was not very happy with the table I...More

Thank Foncho11
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April 9, 2017|
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Response from rflanery | Reviewed this property |
I have been here multiple times. I have seen people in shorts and flip flops and some in upscale casual wear. It is right on the melacon, nothing is super dressy except special events.
Natalie T
March 12, 2015|
Response from KateVieques | Property representative |
Reservations are always appreciated.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$15 - $40
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Families with children, Special occasions
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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