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El Quenepo

) #1 of 5 Restaurants in Esperanza $$$$ American, Caribbean,
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, Vegan Options
148 Calle Flamboyan, Esperanza 00765-4005, Puerto Rico
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Reviewed May 17, 2013

Dinner at El Quenepo was wonderful - excellent fod, impressive service, and wait staff who know the menu and are extremely attentive to customers. I was amazed to find a restaurant of this quality in Vieques - better than many I've visited in more sophisticated...More

Thank Carole D
Reviewed May 16, 2013

My husband and I visited Vieques a few weeks ago, and we really enjoyed this restaurant. The ambience is great - sits just across the street from the ocean, beautifully simple decor, and the servers allow you to take your time and enjoy your meal....More

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Reviewed May 12, 2013

Considered to be one of the best restaurants on the island as you can see from the other reviews. Those of us who had steaks were very happy but the others who had Puerto Rican food found it to be a little too creative and...More

Thank Lrising
Reviewed May 11, 2013

Our server was excellent, the food was amazing, and the decor was beautifully simple. Our party of four ordered four dishes and passed them around. "Take two bites and pass to the left." What a fun way to share this lovely meal! We also ordered...More

Thank Anne K
Reviewed May 9, 2013

We went here twice while on Vieques! So good. The best drinks ever! It's been a long time since we have been(march2012), but I still wanted to write this because we enjoyed it so much. We went twice on our visit-- which was only 4...More

Thank CassandraMay
Reviewed May 7, 2013 via mobile

Food was outstanding. I definitely recommend the lobster coconut crusted. The rice with it was excellent as well. I recommend to go during the week. On the weekends it's very loud because of a local bar across the street. Reservations required.

Thank Cristiane D
Reviewed May 5, 2013

We almost didn't go because our guidebook said it would cost $200 for a couple, but that was way off -- for two of us, t was just over $100 for two courses and a glass of wine for each of us. The food was...More

Thank TobyNewYorkCity
Reviewed April 25, 2013

This is a very nice upscale restaurant that had a good selection on the menu and the service and food was very good. We would rate it as number three of the four restaurants we sampled.

Thank TravelingKeats
Reviewed April 20, 2013

We had been searching all over the island for decent food for a week, and hadn't found any. This place was like an oasis in the desert. Outstanding service, good wine list, eclectic cuisine that's expertly prepared & presented - not one thing to criticize....More

1  Thank lizalot
Reviewed April 18, 2013

This has to be the most impressive array of dishes on Vieques. Not only is the menu varied, but each dish is exquisitely prepared. Dishes range from an Indian style goat with masala sauce and naan bread, to delicious chicken and vegetarian dishes as well....More

Thank irenepug
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April 9, 2017|
AnswerShow all 12 answers
Response from Kathy A | Reviewed this property |
We dressed up just a bit but most were casually dressed. Enjoy!
Natalie T
March 12, 2015|
Response from KateVieques | Property representative |
Reservations are always appreciated.
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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
Good for
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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