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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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5:30 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Caribbean, Contemporary, Puerto Rican, Latin, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
148 Calle Flamboyan, Esperanza 00765-4005, Puerto Rico
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Reviewed April 2, 2017 via mobile

Outstanding. Quality service and lovely presentation! We enjoyed the homemade duck prosciutto, the sea bass special, and the pretzel crusted scallops. The lamb three ways is also very good.

Date of visit: April 2017
Thank Karen H
Reviewed March 30, 2017

I'm not sure I have anything to add to all the positive reviews. We had great food, it was busy and the food itself impeccably prepared. If I had one negative it was that the wait staff were a bit unattentive to small things like...More

Date of visit: March 2017
Thank jooks56
Reviewed March 28, 2017 via mobile

More upscale and the prices reflect that but totally worth it. Big portions and an elegant atmosphere; good service too. Had an incredible rib eye two ways and crazy -good desserts. Not as casual as other places but definitely not formal, either.

Date of visit: March 2017
Thank Greg A
Reviewed March 26, 2017

If you are a gourmand, you'll probably already know about this place. Cocktails are not the usual fruit juice and coconut milk, but typical of bigger cities - yes, you can get something that doesn't come with an umbrella in it. Dinner was excellent. Service...More

Date of visit: March 2017
Thank Twinkieboy
Reviewed March 23, 2017

Wow, this was outstanding. From the moment you walked in the restaurant smelled delicious. The service was impeccable. Our waiter, Aaron, delivered excellent suggestions. 2 of us had the nightly steak special and this did not disappoint. Every detail of the meal was well thought...More

Date of visit: March 2017
Thank SHI
Reviewed March 22, 2017 via mobile

At least 5 people we ran into here told us to make a reservation and dine here. They were all right! We loved everything about it. We started with ceviche, they called it something else but just read the desccription...loved that. Two of us had...More

Date of visit: March 2017
Thank NJgirlonthego
Reviewed March 22, 2017 via mobile

We had reservations on a Saturday evening. We had drinks at the bar before being seated. The bartender and patrons seated at the bar were friendly and social. We asked the hostess if we could wait to be seated so we could have another drink....More

Date of visit: February 2017
Thank Dean M
Reviewed March 19, 2017 via mobile

El Quenepo is an excellent restaurant. The chef is self taught and his choice of mixture of flavors is amazing !!! His wife will welcome you at the door. She is very nice. Staff will make good recommendations. Do pay them a visit. You won't...More

Date of visit: March 2017
Thank Connector382494
Reviewed March 16, 2017 via mobile

My friends and I LOVED this restaurant and felt it was one of the hi-lites of our amazing trip to Vieques. We loved it so much that we actually went to dinner there two nights in a row. Our waiter, Sam, could not have been...More

Date of visit: February 2017
Thank E G
Reviewed March 15, 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is only open for dinner. Located across the street from the beach in Esparanza, so one gets pleasant breezes from over the water. Quality and menu are excellent. Everything was prepared and presented well. Our best meal on Vieques.

Date of visit: March 2017
Thank Bobby159
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Questions & Answers
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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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
Romantic, Families with children, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups
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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