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El Quenepo


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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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.
$15 - $40
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
American, Caribbean, Contemporary, Puerto Rican, Latin, Seafood
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
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Reviewed 1 week ago

El Quenepo had become a favorite and we were very sad it hadn't opened after the storm when we visited in May. It was a great surprise to find out it had recently reopened in January when we were in Vieques and immediately made a...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank SPower12
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I have eaten at this Esperanza landmark restaurant many times since it opened in 2007. We missed it sorely last year when it underwent more than a year of restoration after Hurricane Maria. Well it is now open again and still marvelous....More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Ray T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had hoped to enjoy another great lamb dinner this year at El quenepo but they were not open while we were down there is January. Too bad as we have always had enjoyed the dinners and wine several times during our two week stay....More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Foxxy2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was so much fun to celebrate my husband's birthday in Vieques! We had a really wonderful dinner at El Quenepo! The food was all delicious, the service wonderful and the owner was very friendly. It was interesting to hear about Hurricane Maria and how...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Scenic564368
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a splurge, but the interesting combinations are a treat. The ambience and the service match the excellence of the food.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank NorthamptonNaomi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The service was lovely. Our waitress was enthusiastic and well informed about the food. We thought the quality of the cooking was very high and worth the price. The pacing of the meal was slow which we loved.

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

El Quenepo is one of if not the best places to eat on Vieques. The atmosphere in the newly renovated space is even better than it was before Maria. The space is now more intimate and even more tasteful than before. I am a huge...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Fredrik P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

like a phoenix from the ashes of maria... lol, seriously though everything was great and the wait was worth it. Great job Kate. your meticulous attention to the details, both on the menu and in the space, have paid off. Congratulations.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank frankipoo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were excited to try a "nice restaurant" while in town. Pretty. Good menu. Good service. But I didnt feel great about how much we spent. I don't think it is worth the price, and we are usually comfortable treating us well to nice dinners....More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank mamafe01
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place was a pleasant surprise. The ambiance, quality of food, and service greatly exceeded our expectations and would typically be found in a major metropolitan area in the continental US, without the prices. I would recommend it to anyone that is interested in receiving...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Lynn A
August 13, 2018|
Response from KateVieques | Property representative |
We will be open on Christmas Eve. We are closed on Christmas Day to celebrate with friends and family.
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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