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“Best Thai in the West” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ode to the Elephants - CLOSED

Ode to the Elephants
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $21
Cuisines: Thai
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Description: Ode to the Elephants offers authentic Thai flavors prepared by Chef Kevin Ngowusan. The restaurant overlooks Sandy Beach in Barrio Puntas, Rincon. A definite MUST dining experience in Puerto Rico.
AlysonLorraine
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Best Thai in the West”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2011

Great service ,amazing food and creative martinis. This place is close to Tamboo Bar, up a hill on a big white wooden building on the second floor. It has an amazing view of Rincon and you can even see the ocean.You can either eat outside on the terrace or inside on an air conditioned area. Great experience overall.

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English first
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A culinary experience in PR”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2011

Amazing culinary experience. Exotic asian flavors and beautiful sea view. Reasonable prices and quick service.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Scrumptious fabulous food...but an adventure to get there!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2011

Well, we had some trouble getting there, it’s in a really remote part of Rincon and since it was already dark, you don’t see all the landmarks they give you to get to the restaurant. Also, they do have a problem with the phone. If you want to ask for directions, tell Rinconians it’s near the Tamboo bar. Once you get to the Tamboo (which was on our GPS), then ask for Ode to the elephants. Or go during the day.

Well..if you get there...the food was MARVELOUS and really cheap for Thai. The gentleman that took us to our table was really nice. He moved us to a table with an outlet that our son could connect his DS game to. That was priceless! My sister and I had a chocolate chip martini and a couple of sour apple martinis. The shrimp was excellent. My husband has traveled the world and he says this was one of the best Thai he has ever had! We ended up closing the place and went downstairs to a small “cava” were the owner made us feel at home. Can’t wait to go back!

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Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Very nice restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2011

Great food, good prices, amazing view. I will come back.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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“A perfect place!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2011

I went with my husband in Summer 2011. The place is simple, but very comfortable and well-decored. The Caramel Apple Martini is deliciousssssss! never tasted a martini like that before. The service was excellent and the food, definitely surprised me, authentic thai and wonderful presentation. I highly recommend this restaurant!

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