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“One does not "dine" in Vieques, one "eats".” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Isla Nena Cafe

Isla Nena Cafe
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $12
Cuisines: Cafe, American, Caribbean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: DONT FORGET OUR FULL BAR BEFORE U FLY!
Atlanta, Georgia
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73 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“One does not "dine" in Vieques, one "eats".”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2013

And Isla Nena Cafe is one of the best values on the island. The pulled pork sandwich is really amazing, considering there is no smoker in sight. French fries were first rate. Limon (the bartender) is friendly, boisterous, and gives a good pour.

It's easy to miss the cafe if you arrive and go straight out on the ground floor to be picked up. The cafe is accessed either from the parking lot, or by going up to the second floor (where the ticket counters are) and down the ramp to the parking lot.

Be aware, it's "open air" with basically a big tent, so if it's raining, then maybe not so much fun.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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NYC
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“So much more than "airport food"”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2013

We came here for lunch based on a recommendation by a local and it was delicious! You would not expect much from what is basically a shack in the airport parking lot, but it was really good! Interesting atmosphere, too...

Visited October 2013
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1 Thank oldblueeyesNYC
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Vieques
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Best food on Vieques”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2013

Without a doubt, a stop at the airport cafe is a most for any visitor to Vieques. Lyman is the best!

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Salty_Wench
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Best burgers in Vieques!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2013 via mobile

Great atmosphere and wonderful food with delightful staff. Located outside the airport. I eat here whether I am flying in or out and when I want a good meal.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank nancythedove
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CT
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Not Worth The Effort”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2013

OK, first things first, I liked the personality and energy of the owner, seems like a nice enough man. However, if rating this as a place that you would make a conscious decision to want to eat and drink at, it needs to get low marks. We went out of our way to go there for breakfast one morning and had no idea that its just a shack with plastic chairs next to the airport. When we asked for a menu for breakfast we were told that we one option, a breakfast sandwich. The food was okay, but unless you are stranded at the airport with nowhere else to go, no need to put this on your list of places to eat in Vieques.

Visited November 2013
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