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“CASH ONLY (for the best mofongo on the island!)”
Review of La Gran Parada - CLOSED

La Gran Parada
Price range: $6 - $25
Cuisines: Caribbean, Puerto Rican
Good for: Local cuisine
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Good for: Local cuisine
Reviewed April 24, 2014

Head's up - La Gran Parada does NOT take debit or credit cards, so bring cash!

That being said, blink and you’ll miss it! A local’s place on 200/201, and recommended to us from someone who lives on Vieques, we ate here twice, enjoying their outstanding shrimp mofongo, chicken mofongo, and mamposteao, which is best described as a side dish of cheesy rice and beans. We sampled mofongo at various places in Vieques during our week-long stay, and La Gran Parada's was the clear winner. Delicious.

The décor is very, very simple, though the service varies. Our first night we were served by Carlos, who was very warm and hospitable, making for an enjoyable and pleasant meal. Our second time, we were served by a female waitress who never identified herself, and gave us the minimum amount of attention required. Honestly, this is the only reason La Gran Parada rates four instead of five stars – and it pains me to do so, because the food is just that good.

Generally speaking, it is not the kind of restaurant experience you’ll find in town or in Esperanza, but if you are looking for a quality (inexpensive) meal, and you know what to expect in terms of ambiance and service, it’s worth the visit.

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Thank JennJ14
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Reviewed April 6, 2014

We thought we had plenty of time, but food took almost an hour to be prepared and we ended up getting it to go. Seafood rice dish was quite tasty.

Thank Justy1
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Reviewed April 6, 2014

Unfortunately we found this on our last night. The guy bartending was amazing letting us sample a few menu items. I lost my debit card that night! He got it to me at the airport the next day. Loooved this place. I cant wait to revisit this week.

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Thank emtgates
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Reviewed March 23, 2014

Locals recommended La Gran Parada for the best Puerto Rican food - especially their yucca mofongo & it did not disappoint! It is a modest restaurant located on the corner of 200 & 201. I had the chicken mofongo on the their recommendation & it was DELICIOUS!!! It seemed to be baked instead of deep fried. The smell of the garlic aromas that floated out of the kitchen aroused your anticipation of the food that was to come! The presentation of their food was so artistic, reminiscent of more expensive restaurants. Foods prices here were very reasonable! I was sad that they were out of rice & beans. Guess they rely on deliveries from the mainland. The mamposteao - a cheesy combination of seasoned rice & beans was HIGHLY recommended & I had planned to order this dish! But, I had their fried sweet plantains instead which were wonderful. Ordered a pina colada & got a strawberry one! ( See photo ) Also had their arepas - a Puerto Rican style fried fritter. YUM! DO NOT MISS EATING HERE!
Everything was cooked to perfection & we left completely satisfied, full, & happy!

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2  Thank NatureLover99_11
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Reviewed March 6, 2014

No style on the outside, but excellent food. Great Mofongo. Great pork. Everything is very fresh. Prices are good.

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1  Thank Legalhis
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