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“Great food, good value, odd location”
Review of Isla Nena Cafe

Isla Nena Cafe
Price range: $0 - $12
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Takeout
Description: Dont Forget Our Full Bar Before U Fly!
Reviewed October 5, 2013

This is a unique spot, located right at the airport. We were out at Mosquito Pier, and Starfish Beaches, and stopped in for lunch since we were over that way. Unfortunately, the legendary Lyman and his wife had just left for some vacation elsewhere, so we didn't get to sample any of their specialties. However, we were not disappointed. For an appetizer we had the Conch Fritters, which were out of this world. I have never been too impressed by a conch fritter, but these were something I would go back for. I had the fish sandwhich, which was just fantastic. My wife ordered the chicken empanadas, and they were out of this world good. We had a few drinks, waited out the rain storm, and had a good lunch.

Its not a place I would hang out at for hours, having drinks, but that's only b/c your view is basically the airport's buildings. But for a great lunch or breakfast, paired with friendly service, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it! From the sound of other reviews, this Lymon guy and his wife serve up some tasty treats. Even when they weren't there, the food was excellent, so its definitely a can't miss type of meal!

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Thank TaurusSaurus
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Reviewed September 21, 2013

Food great and the atmosphere is the best. If you want to meet the locals this is the place to be. Lyman is the best bartender on the island.. Try the pulled pork, and his Chi Chows. His wife's dumplings on Tuesday are to die for.

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Reviewed September 4, 2013

I loved the true funky old time bar/restaurant, and Lyman the owner and his wife Sun Yee. When wife coks dumplings and crab rangoons on Tuesday and Wednesday everyone comes in for these yummy specialties. We loved them! Breakfast great and reasonable prices. Perfect for when you get off the plane or before getting on. Great vibe, simple, and personable.

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1  Thank Shreks_Mom
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Reviewed August 20, 2013

Green Bay Packer flags, Packer hats, and an owner from Green Bay itself make this a true island packer bar! We had 5 diff groups from WI there that random day. Lymon the owner often even has Leinies to drink (look for the red beer cozy i left). Most of the food is homemade and pretty good, esp for an airport bar. Do not miss hanging out there before your flight. And ask about ChiChow if you dare!

2  Thank Vegandmore
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Reviewed August 8, 2013

This is our first stop when we land in Vieques, our last stop before leaving the island.....and of course a few nice lunches during our stay. The food is delicious and Lyman is always a delight!

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Thank JimTami M
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