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Island 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, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
American, Caribbean, Contemporary, Puerto Rican, Seafood
Takeout, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed November 15, 2020 via mobile

Beautiful romantic ambiance. Service was amazing. We went after the bay tour & had a great breeze inside. Highly suggest the burrata dish.

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed March 9, 2020

It was our first time there. My husband and I enjoyed the ambiance, service and food. All was top notch in our opinion. I would go there again if I was ever on Vieques.

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 4, 2020

El Quenepo is beautifully designed and very comfortable. Waitstaff and service are excellent. And the food, wow! The chef uses locally sourced ingredients and creates mouth watering inventive cuisine. We had the superb octopus appetizer and a lamb special that was delicious and perfectly done....Blueberry/lemon dessert out of this world. Reservations recommended, book now! We can't wait to return:-)More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed February 24, 2020

My wife and I dined here after our wedding. Great dinner and waiter. We will definitely be back when we return to Vieques.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 23, 2020

Lovely spot is Esperanza with large open doors, excellent food and attentive service. We had a wonderful dinner that included lobster bisque, seared scallops and rib eye steak. The preparations and pairs of side dishes were every bit as delightful as the "mains" Naomi, our...server was attentive without hovering and made excellent suggestions. We loved every bite!More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 23, 2020

We had a wonderful meal, there was something for everyone in our party. Drinks were very good, they focused on unusual ingredients, not high amounts of added sugars, for creating strong, tasty flavors. The pakora shrimp, salmon and noodles, ceviche and chicken were our favorite...dishes. Service was efficient and friendly.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 21, 2020

The meal was delicious, attractively presented and good service, the price was steep for a casual restaurant - over $200. But, that is part of the vacation experience, right?

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 21, 2020

El Quenepo has the nicest looking restaurant on the Esperanza Boardwalk. We enjoyed the environment. We dined there twice during our 13 day stay in Vieques. The food was good but we were left a little disappointed given he reviews and that their pricing is...more than the other restaurants. I had the carribbean lobster and pappardelle. Our server was definitely trained well and new her stuff. The issue with her was she waited on to many tables so the service could of been better. A table of 4 seemed to get most of her attention. They has some good drink specials. The place is nice we just wished the food had been more of a home run which is wasn't.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 20, 2020

Had a great meal on my birthday this February. Definitely the best fine dining on Vieques. Moderately priced. Great food. Waiter was a bit distracted but everyone is a bit on the island. Beautiful setting. Try the coffee martini dessert.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 15, 2020 via mobile

The largest Pork Chop I’ve ever seen, absolutely the best meal on the island, great service, drinks and food, luckily we are here long enough to return for a second fantastic dinner, night recommended

Date of visit: February 2020
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May 9, 2019|
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Response from KateVieques | Property representative |
We are open nightly at 5:30 pm and closed on Sunday and Monday for the summer season.
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.
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