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El Quenepo

Certificate of Excellence
$$$
American, Caribbean, Contemporary, Puerto Rican, Seafood
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148 Calle Flamboyan, Esperanza 00765-4005, Puerto Rico
+1 787-741-1215
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5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Wed - Sun 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are only two places I would take fine people this is one of them. I normally do not write reviews as the psychological mood of the evening can influence a review a great deal I am in a great mood. Food has five stars.

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Houston TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2016 via mobile

We took the family of eight to El Quenepo for dinner last night. You have to try the mongongo, it was VERY good. The lobster bisque was also very good. Great service, great tasting food. Not really a good place for kids but it was me paying not them. 😜 This romantic restaurant is right on the Malecon. Definitely try... More 

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

We had an excellent time dinning at El Quenepo tonight! The food was great and Christina was very attentive with us. I highly recommend the "Local Lionfish Crudo" as well as the "Red Chile Rubbed NY Strip". They offer a sophisticated cuisine using fresh local ingredients cooked to perfection!

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1 Thank FedLover
Colorado
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62 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016

We stopped here one evening based off a friend's recommendation. It was great! The seafood was super fresh and the crab craws were amazing. We loved the drinks as well. Highly recommend this place!

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Thank KristeninDenver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

My husband and are vegan so it was very difficult to find some amazing food to eat while we here. El Quenepo had two options for us that totally blew us away. Best thing I have eaten in a while! I got a vegan Mofongo and my husband got coconut green curry! Great service and beautiful restaurant! Might stop in... More 

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Thank Mallory G
Puerto Rico
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

El Quenepo is a very cool place, open seating, very nice service. The food was good, a little slow coming out from the kitchen, but you'll get used to this island pace. We went with 3 kids, and they made the best so our little "guests" had fun and enjoy their food. Recommended for romantic diners and adult hangout.

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Davidsonville, Maryland
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

We enjoyed a nice meal out at this restaurant. The food was yummy, very flavorful! Unusual options, a nice blend of the island culture and the local fare. The lobster was awesome as was the lobster bisque. The restaurant is open air so be sure to bring some bug spray to keep them away! Would recommend this as a good... More 

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Thank TomKat816
Adelaide, Australia
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

Had a great experience chatting with the owner over cocktails at the bar. The classiest place in Esperanza. A must on your visit to Vieques.

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Thank Marcus D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is beautiful. The ambiance is relaxing. The food is creative and undeniably delicious. The service is excellent from beginning to end. Totally worth visiting.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

El Quenepo served delicious, gourmet food. From the cauliflower soup finished with truffle oil to a tuna steak, everything was perfectly prepared. A perfect place for fine dining for couples.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $40
Cuisine
American, Caribbean, Contemporary, Puerto Rican, Seafood
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 9:30 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?