estela Restaurant

estela Restaurant

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Hours
Tue
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wed
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thu
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Fri
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Sat
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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Ratings and reviews
5.0
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Travelers' Choice 2023

RATINGS
Food
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.9 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.9 of 5 bubbles
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CUISINES
International, Fusion, Healthy
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
features
About
estela uses local produce from the local farmers. All our meats are grass fed. Every week we have various specials, which include a fresh catch. We serve vegeterians dishes and can accomodate vegans with prior reservation. Reservations are recommended.
CUISINES
International, Fusion, Healthy
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
5.0
5.0 of 5 bubbles777 reviews
Excellent
691
Very good
47
Average
20
Poor
11
Terrible
8
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

biobern
Killington19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 couples
Absolutely a delicious dining experience. My Valentine and I just finished dining at Estela - for the 4th time over the last 5 years. We chose the recommendations of our lovely server, Ashley, and its almost impossible to describe the exquisite taste of each dish : appetizer, entree and dessert. I opted for the Evening entree special, a 12 hour roasted pork with mY Valentine opting for Maine lobster. Taste buds were dancing with delight. The appetizer was so unique, not a ceviche but on that order but with so much more complimentary flavors. If you only dine out once while in Rincon, dine at Estela’s.
Written February 14, 2020
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Claudia M
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 couples
We are foodies and have traveled widely—and estela did not disappoint! This upscale gem attracts mostly well-heeled tourists and the background music leans towards Frank Sinatra. Don’t expect a local hangout, but the food IS mostly local and certainly fresh. We were impressed by the chef, who spent two years in Peru, and some of his dishes reflect that influence. Your first impression will be a warm and genuine greeting. The staff is friendly, attentive and knowledgeable. And the food is a kind of fusion—surprisingly sophisticated for an area that’s otherwise remarkably casual. I had one of the best salads ever- with “market vegetables,” including tiny bananas and a pineapple vinaigrette, featuring a crisp, tostone fritter. Yum! I followed that with a beef stew topped with mashed potatoes-so savory —and the beef was tasty and tender. My vegetarian husband enjoyed a grilled octopus appetizer with a charsiu sauce and squid ink fritters. He also had an octopus entree and said it was the best he’s ever had. If you are a foodie, this is the place for you. We are grateful to the chef and staff for a memorable meal!
Written February 5, 2020
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John M
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 couples
This is a lovely place with delicious food. The ambience is very inviting. We seet outside as we had our dog. The server barthender Ilan was really lovely, sweet and fun to talk to. My wife had made reservations for us. The food was creative and delicious. I'ts freshley prepared. The bartender helped us with good recommendations and was understanding whe it come to dietary needs. My wife does not have dairy and the server that was not dairy in the food served. We ended the night with a chocolate desdert and incredible cocktails. Yummy!. It was awesome. I wish I could take it home!. The prices are very affordable, unlike other restaurants which charge a lot. This one was easy on the wallet and delicious on the taste with good quantity food. Highly recommend it. Lovely little place!
Written January 16, 2020
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johanna1972
New York City3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 couples
My boyfriend surprised me with a dinner at estela my favorite restaurant in Puerto Rico. Overall must say it was an amazing experience. Besides the 20 minute wait for our table (he made reservations at 9:00 pm and when we got there our table still wasn’t ready) we went to the bar area to get excellent cocktails and to wait. Once we finally got to our table, everything from the seating area (we got a really great spot) to the service to the course meals was exquisite. The music was just right to have a great conversation. Service was exceptional, having each meal plate replaced right away after we finished with a course, water refilled right away and overall a good explanation of the meals when we weren’t sure what to get. The meals were out of this world, flavorful & unique! The menu was inspired with international options. Delicious, delicious, delicious! In addition, the dessert was so well chosen together that your taste buds were buzzing with smoothness and creaminess. Overall, recommend this restaurant to anyone that wants to take their significant other to a upscale place with amazing food & service.
Written March 1, 2020
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rachel m
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 couples
Such an exceptional meal, and on point service. Our waiter, Kenneth, was very attentive providing detailed descriptions and takes on the menu as well as the kind of attention to coursing and plating that you hope for in a slightly pricier dining experience. The chicken- and I never order the chicken in a restaurant setting- was truly exceptional. The cocktails were very well executed. Would highly recommend.
Written August 12, 2021
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Jose R
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 couples
I go estela every time I visit Rincón. The food is innovative and creative. The service is very professional and the staff explains everything in the menu perfectly. The ambiance is wonderful. The catch of the day, which was yellow fin tuna this week, was very fresh, tender and perfectly cooked. This is one terrific restaurant that understands hospitality and is oriented towards people who appreciate local ingredients with a combination of spices and ingredients from other countries. It’s definitely the best restaurant in Rincón. Not only I recommend this restaurant, you have to enjoy the dinner experience there.
Written January 15, 2020
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Fabiola S. M
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020 none
We visited estela and tried 2 of their September menu dishes. The meals were impeccable: beautiful plating and the taste combined with the quality of the ingredients was simply exquisite The atmosphere was tasteful, indoors as well as outdoors. Chef Abel and the staff were very friendly, always courteous and very knowledgeable of their dishes and menu. You could clearly see the thought and care that was put on their menu throughout the whole experience: from preparing our meals to setting them on our table. The drink menu was also unique and it suited the September menu very well. ¡Gracias Juan y Nerylú, por esta excelente experiencia!
Written September 27, 2020
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Nicole S
45 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 couples
We enjoyed an incredible meal at Estela. The entire staff was exceptionally attentive, knowledgable and welcoming. Everything we ordered was carefully crafted, in perfectly sized portions and a culinary delight. A must do for a special evening out. The dishes are masterly prepared; robust with fresh and flavorful ingredients and made with great intention and love. Thank you for a memorable Valentine's Day in Rincon. Wishing you great success. This place is very special, thank you for sharing your talent with us all. Buen Provecho!
Written February 14, 2020
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1drucilla
Maryland16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 none
This restaurant was recommended by a Rincon native. Small restaurant with an outside, covered bar. No other outside seating so we opted for the bar and glad we did. We enjoyed our conversations with the bartender. He enjoyed telling us about the cocktails he created using a wide variety of juices. Very good indeed but I cannot remember what we had. I had the whole red snapper for dinner and it was amazing. They blackened and crisped (not fried) the skin and it was so delicious! My husband had a beef and mashed root dish served in a bowl that he enjoyed - similar to a Shepard's pie in a way. He said it was very good. Don't miss it if you're in Rincon.
Written February 8, 2020
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Rae Tattenbaum
Connecticut24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 friends
Visited for a special dinner. The salad was beautifully displayed and unusual. Unanimous agreement that the Pumpkin soup was the best we had tasted. The chicken dish beautifully presented was moist and also delicious.
Written February 11, 2020
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Jose G
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 none
Excellent food, service and hospitality!. We haven’t been Rincon in several year. Estela was first on our list and it was just wonderful. Ilan and Loren was a perfect host/ server and everything we ordered was so pleasing and impeccably done. Incredible octopus Char siu with salsa brava and yuca charcoal and the fresh local Mahi mahi with corn saute with lavender and the plantain sauce with vanilla. For dessert the best Key lime brûlée. Thank estela !
Written January 30, 2020
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Laurie O
Ponce6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 couples
Estela is one of the best culinary experiences that can be found not only in the western area, but on the island. Chef Abel took time to explain every detail of the dishes ... being a unique experience in each bite. The kitchen staff, the waitresses, the bartender ... treated us like royalty. Recommended to anyone who wants to enjoy delicious, different food, with the flavors of here but at a high and unique level. Congratulations to the Estela team! We will be back!
Written August 15, 2020
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Diana R
51 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 none
This restaurant has had really good reviews over the years, but did not reflect our recent experience. The wait staff are still really good but the restaurant looks tired and somewhere that the passion isn't what it used to be. I had the shrimp coconut dish and it was like a really expensive version of Thai food. The brussel sprout dish had good flavor, but there was so much sugar in it that it over powered the dish. My husband had the fish with lentils and potato. It looked as though they had taken a can of lentil soup and for presentation every thing was brown. Would not return!
Written July 8, 2021
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Frank
Rockford90 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 couples
This is one of those places you will judge all future meals by...Everything on the menu is top notch.. I have been here several times now and each time is better then the last.. The staff really makes the atmosphere they go above and beyond to make you feel at home like your dining with family. Can’t wait for next visit!!!
Written January 15, 2020
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BettySpring
Weston8 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 none
We looked forward to eating here as our special treat dinner based on the reviews. While the service was fantastic and the drinks were delicious (non-alcoholic), the food was seriously disappointing. The Caesar salad was absolutely drenched in a thick Mayo dressing. The fish was over cooked and bland and the “famous” pumpkin soup was lacking in flavor and consistency. The only positive review came from our daughter’s all-vegan meal of noodle stir fry which was delicious. Considering the location on the side of a busy road, and the price, over $200 without alcohol, this was sadly our worst meal of the week. Maybe just a bad night based on other reviews but this was our experience.
Written April 21, 2021
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