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“Great outdoor seating and view”

La Copa Llena at The Black Eagle
Ranked #8 of 118 Restaurants in Rincon
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $3 - $30
Cuisines: Asian, French, Spanish
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: The management team of Casa Islena Restaurant (also known as The Tapas Bar) has proudly taken over the the historic Black Eagle Restaurant, rechristening it "La Copa Llena". Located right on the ocean, specifically the south side of the Tres Palmas Marine Preserve, people have been enjoying the sunsets from the Black Eagle deck since the 1970's. The combination of Chef Brendan Basham's cuisine, Casa Islena's charm, and the view of the waves, whales, and sunsets, provides a singular Rincon dining experience. With the adoption of a larger space, Brendan has been able to expand the menu and experiment more while maintaining the strict standards of quality that the local community and returning tourists have come to expect for the last 6 years. We have included some of our old favorites such as the char-grilled octopus with heirloom beans and papaya salad, and introduced some incredible new dishes like poke (yellowfin tuna, avocado, and seaweed), coconut steamed mussels with homemade chorizo and fresh herbs, and a 20 oz. T-bone steak with flageolet-corn succotash and a yukon-parsnip mash. As always, the menu tends to change upon the availability of ingredients, keeping the chef creative and our guests surprised. Brunch is served Sundays from 10am-2pm with diverse offerings such as brown butter crepes and southwest style chilaquiles (eggs scrambled with fried corn tortillas and green chile-tomatillo salsa). Happy hour everyday from 3pm until 7pm includes $2 Medallas, $3 well drinks, and $4 house wine. And we're excited to continue the legacy of the ever entertaining Wednesday night Bingo starting around 9pm. Sunset live music Sundays from 4pm-7pm.Buen Provecho!
Reviewed August 13, 2014

We went came here for dinner on our first night in Rincon. Loved the outdoor seating. Great view and right on the beach. Loved the signature drinks. Had a black tea vodka signature drink. Best thing I ordered in the night. We had starters and lava chocolate cake for dessert. The cauliflower wasn't good. The dessert was excellent. I wish the menu were more extensive. Not many options. However, I would return to have brunch and enjoy the view during the day.

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Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

Everything about this place was out of this world. The staff and service was perfect. Everyone was friendly, helpful, and professional.

Every plate we had was perfect. The salads are creative. The veggie small dishes were delicious. The meats (duck, tuna, and pork) were seasoned great and unbelievably tasty. The desserts finished off the meal strong.

We went at night and the porch/seating area and view was beautiful (during the daylight the view would be nice too). We could pretty much hear the ocean--this is how your night should wrap up in Rincon.

2  Thank ELK1106
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Reviewed August 12, 2014

The Copa Llena is the perfect setting for a romantic meal. As the sun goes down over the ocean, it couldn't be more beautiful. Unfortunately, the food and the service is a little inconsistent. When our party of 6 was ready to order, we began to place the order and were told that they were out of several things we had our hearts set on. It would have been good to know that up front. We also had difficulty finding a server for another round of cocktails, and had to walk to the bar. When our food did come, a couple of dished were not anything as described. I thought I had ordered some fish, and what was served to me was little fishes the size of anchovies (beautifully presented on hard cooked eggs…), but I was very surprised. All that said, the food was enjoyable, as were the drinks. I will go back, but with the expectation of a lovely view, and not so much for the food or service.

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1  Thank rgschenck
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Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

The atmosphere of this restaurant is very nice. They set candles at each of the tables and have a great oceanfront view. The food isn't anything out of the ordinary, but the lava cake for dessert is very good. Because most of the local restaurants serve similar food this is a nice place to eat for a nice relaxing meal

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Reviewed July 16, 2014

Copa Llena is right on the waterfront in Rincón, with a stunning view of Isla Desecheo and the sunset. The food is equally impressive. Not a huge menu but what they do, they do very well.

Sunday brunch with the duck hash and a few bloody marys is not too hard to take. Excellent food with just a touch of Asian fusion, plenty of parking right at the marina, good service, and Ivelisse is one of the absolute best bartenders around.

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