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El Quenepo

Certificate of Excellence
American, Caribbean, Contemporary, Puerto Rican, Latin, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
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148 Calle Flamboyan, Esperanza 00765-4005, Puerto Rico
+1 787-741-1215
Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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79 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great impressions all the way around, from a friendly greeting from Kate to a delightful table and our knowledgable server Aaron. The food was spectacular (Best in Vieques).

Thank LasCrucen
Stockholm, Sweden
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very disapointed! We came the Day before Thanks Giving to make a reservation for Thanks Givings Day. However, they were closed on Thanks giving, and therefore we made a reservation for friday night. Had a pleasant welcome at friday night and one lady showed us to our table and gave us the menu with just a few dishes. She also... More 

Thank Anders S
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64 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to spend a little extra money for dinner while on the island to celebrate my birthday and so glad we did. The food was fantastic, the atmosphere was romantic and the service was not "on island time". If you can afford to spend a little more for dinner then try this out in Esperanza. It is worth it. Note,... More 

Thank Chris D
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Unique eating experience, any dish is special and prepared in a special manner. Service and atmosphere is very good! Always enjoy this restaurant and return there every time my wife and I are in Vieques.

Thank Hucar2008
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016 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.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Houston TX
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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!

1 Thank FedLover
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62 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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!

Thank KristeninDenver
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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 bubbles 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.

Thank Jorge R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $40
American, Caribbean, Contemporary, Puerto Rican, Latin, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
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
Scenic view, Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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
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?