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“Great Food, Great Location, Great Atmosphere”
Review of Dinghy Dock

Dinghy Dock
Ranked #2 of 40 Restaurants in Culebra
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $25
Cuisines: American, Puerto Rican
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Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Scenic view
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating
Reviewed April 28, 2014

This restaurant is located on one of the most beautiful island you will ever encounter. I won't spend time rating the island. You can check that for your self. Search Best Beaches of the World . (currently ranked number 3) Enough said. But on the island this restaurant stands out. We have tried several, and have not been overly impressed. However we visited Dinghy Dock twice on our most recent visit, and both times we were very impressed. The Food was Great. And you are under a roof, but right beside the dock, and have a great view of the many Tarpon swimming right beside the dock. Primarily they serve seafood, and my wife, my son, and his wife, all enjoyed different choices of seafood, and all said their meals were excellent. For me I am not too keen of fish, so I ordered both times the same meal. Steak. I forget exactly how it was called but something like Churasco . Both times I ordered it cooked medium, and both times it was cooked to perfection. To add to this review. We met 3 young guys from Quebec, who were looking for a good place to eat on the island, so we recommended Dinghy Dock. I dropped them off, and picked them back up a couple hours later. They were raving about the food, and the service. (they wanted to watch a hockey game, and the bartender put on the Montreal Tampa game for them) They were thrilled with the service the food and the atmosphere. So if you visit Culebra, (Worth Visiting) Then check out Dinghy Dock, I don't think you will be disappointed.

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Thank TjandJT
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Reviewed April 23, 2014

THE place to relax, have a meal and drink in Culebra.
Their ribs are out of this world! the portion is huge and the meat falls off the bones DELICIOUS!!!
Try their "Bushwacker" cocktail, amazing!

Thank zerin
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Reviewed April 17, 2014

The food was perfectly fine. The meal was very expensive considering how loud the restaurant got with other patrons yelling at their friends. It is a bar and the food is ok but it was a lot of money for ok bar food. If you are hungry and there are no other options, you should go.

Thank Lisa F
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Reviewed April 16, 2014

Family of five ate there twice in a five night stay. 1st time had the daily special which was a sort of lasagna only made with plantains -- delicious. Had some of the best spare ribs anywhere, generous portion. Grouper filet excellent, mahi mahi ditto and rice and beans side dishes very flavorful. The menu and prices at Dinghy Dock are similar to other places. Dingy Dock simply does it better.

Great bay side seating where you can get up and view the small school of "pet tarpon", 2 to 3 ft long that hang out waiting for food scraps. There not pets of course, just smart fish that have found a easy way to make a living. Lot of fun to watch.

Thank Ron W
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Reviewed April 16, 2014

Hands-down, the most warm and comfortable bar/restaurant to go, for anyone visiting the island. Coexist peacefully side-by-side with the locals and engage in lively conversation as expatriates from all over the globe pull up to the dock and settle in.

The view is wonderful - the entire dining area is open to the bay. You get a great view and warm breezes all day long. Watch the waters beneath the dock for huge Tarpon, tropical fish, and the occasional bat flying by.

There is lots of drinking, eating and energetic debating going on among the retired teachers, scholars, engineers and executives who decided to leave the civilized world behind and live like tumbleweeds. That's the vibe here: Gringos in paradise, celebrating the simple life.

The food and drinks are consistently well-done. Margaritas are fresh and tasty, not the cheap neon green slushy stuff. They have a version of a Dark and Stormy that is strong on the ginger, and a ginger/coconut water cocktail that my wife loved. Michelle, the bartender is very nice and works hard at the bar. She and the rest of the staff know their stuff.

The food was consistently well-made. From apps to main dishes, seafood figures heavily on the menu and is done simply - when we were there, the special was whole fried Red Snapper. Some of the seafood was freshly caught right in Culebra, some comes from the mainland. In all cases, they are happy to disclose what the source of the food was and how fresh it is.

This is the kind of place you can plant your roots down for the entire length of your stay, return again and again while never getting bored. Each visit is a new experience. Everyone here is a sort of happy misfit, and if you are too, you'll fit right in.

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Thank Msupsic
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