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Yia's by Chef Tino

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carr #2 Km.110.3, Isabela, Puerto Rico
787-567-9427
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We came here with normal expectations. Have read other people's reviews and had picked another restaurant just in case this one had the usual mofongo and fried stuff fare (which I don't care for). It's true they could use a better way to deliver the menu (it's just a typed wrinkled 8x11 sheet of white paper), there is no wine... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've been to Yia's a few time and the food is excellent everytime. The only thing I can say is that the price is a little high for the location and size of the place. The restaurant is a little too dark for what I like.

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Thank Luis T
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

To justify these kinds of prices, at least average service is required. That wasn't present. Just kinda ruined the good food we were served.

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Thank M C
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

I have been here about 3 times and the third time was my last. I loved the food but found there wasn't variety in the menu. Too much yelling from the chef to the cooks and we could hear everything. The service was great but I found the prices a little to elevated for what I was getting.

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Thank bannie85
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

I love this place from the first time. The place is clean and elegan. The food have excellent flavor at reasonable prices.

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Thank Juan G
Santa Cruz, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016 via mobile

The first time we had dinner here was Dec 30, 2010... We were not disappointed! The food was delicious and the chef came to our table and asked my niece, who was 5 years then what was her favorite food and he just cooked her favorite food! This was awesome and to this day she remembers that experience. Since then... More 

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Thank panchomoreno
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

A highway #2 in Isabela, PR. just a few miles from Guajataca there is an incredible yet to be discover by many Chef Tino restaurant. The espectacular creation of chef Tino will give your senses a remarkable culinary moment because his talent will change the way you think about food overall.

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Thank AJFDC
Cornville, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016

We drove a distance based on great reviews but found nothing resembling the experience others describe. No particular ambiance, The menu a sheet of typed paper offering standard Puerto Rican dishes at above standard prices. To be fair I cannot say as to presentation or quality of the food itself as we chose to have dinner elsewhere. The food may... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016 via mobile

Stopped by on a whim, luckily someone had missed their reservation so we were able to get a table. The service we received was five star and the food was even better. Chef Tino took the time to introduce himself and the menu to us, we really felt welcome. We started with the Tuna Tartare, it was DELICIOUS! For our... More 

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Isabela, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

Begin with the chef and owner that is a special good person. The food so great and love flavors and the dessert of a browny cake with ice cream taste so good. I do not know the name but is really good. Come and eat here. You are going to like it.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $50
Cuisine
Latin, Spanish
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: carr #2 Km.110.3, Isabela, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  Isabela
  • Phone Number: 787-567-9427
Description
Great restaurant in the NW coast of Puerto Rico. Open for dinner Wed.-Sun. from 4pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?