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Yia's by Chef Tino

Certificate of Excellence
Latin, Puerto Rican, Spanish
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carr #2 Km.110.3, Isabela, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Chef Tino is a master in his craft! He came to our table and explain the whole thing, even made up some special dishes outside of the menu. Great ambiance! Definitely will come back!

Thank Wit S
The Woodlands, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We had fresh salmon with mango salsa. Tuna tartare. Churrasco steak. Excellent flavors. Beautiful presentation. Ambiance was cozy. Service was fine. Tino made sure we had a great experience. A perfect ending to our time in Isabela.

Thank JBDuelm
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

Incredible food and service. If you're near isabela. Try it! Pasta is great, t-bone amazing!! The black bean soup!!!! Ooh lord!!

Thank Jaime N
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016 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 

1 Thank Belcuore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2016 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.

Thank Luis T
New York
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3 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank M C
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3 of 5 bubbles 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.

1 Thank bannie85
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Juan G
Santa Cruz, California
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank panchomoreno
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $50
Latin, Puerto Rican, Spanish
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: carr #2 Km.110.3, Isabela, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  Isabela
  • Phone Number: 787-567-9427
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?