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El Quenepo

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 May 7, 2018 via mobile

I live in Vieques and it needs more restaurants. Hurricane María damaged many, such as this one. The times I was there in 2017 and 2016 the food was really good. Fortunately there are several really good restaurants that have been able to re-open such...More

2  Thank Upekkhapr
Reviewed August 28, 2017 via mobile

We stumbled on El Quenepo our first night in Vieques not realizing it was rated one of the best restaurants in PR. It deserves the reputation! We were greeted with warmth and humor from the hostess and good service continued throughout our meal. I had...More

Thank Lisa S
Reviewed August 25, 2017 via mobile

We order grouper fillets with crab dumplings and some pasta with Alfredo's sauce. The Pasta was OK. The grouper was good, presentation and taste. The hostess was the most friendly employee of the restaurant. My only problem with the place are the prices. Is too...More

Thank Eric H
Reviewed August 16, 2017

Great white tablecloth fine dining experience. Food was excellent and the service was excellent. Had some real interesting cocktails and the capirinha was awesome.

Thank Andyflipse
Reviewed August 8, 2017 via mobile

Our first visit to Vieques and to this restaurant and we really like the food : many good alternatives , great presentation and nice service. The restaurant do not have air conditioner, but anyway we will definitely return to this restaurant when return to Vieques!

Thank Diana G
Reviewed August 7, 2017 via mobile

This was quite possibly the best dinner I have ever experienced ! Sorry France Italy Chicago New York La Jolla St. Louis etc... Relaxed non fussy elegance... drinks food and ambiance all with amazing attention to detail from the staff and proprietor while you just...More

1  Thank Farfromthefarm
Reviewed August 1, 2017 via mobile

Great place, very welcoming. The food was fabulous - a very original mix of modern cuisine with local traditions. We will definitely come back!

Thank BruTho
Reviewed July 19, 2017

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 July 19, 2017 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

1  Thank lara_lox
Reviewed July 13, 2017

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

3  Thank nicolausinboston
KateVieques, Owner at El Quenepo, responded to this reviewResponded July 14, 2017

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

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Questions & Answers
November 25, 2017|
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Response from frankipoo | Reviewed this property |
Right now el Quenepo is not open for business. there are many restaurants open currently however. There is now a thread on the forum with a good synopsis.
April 9, 2017|
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Response from Kathy A | Reviewed this property |
We dressed up just a bit but most were casually dressed. Enjoy!
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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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine
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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