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“Probably our favorite restaurant in the world!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of La Estacion

La Estacion
Ranked #3 of 102 Restaurants in Fajardo
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $35
Cuisines: Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Barbecue, Spanish, Puerto Rican, International, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Kids, Bar scene, Families with children, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Kitchen opens Thursday -Monday at 5pm. Restaurant closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Contemporary Puerto Rican and BBQ fare all cooked over natural charcoal on an outdoor grill. Ingredients locally grown or caught. Outdoor seating and indoor dining room available.
Delmar, New York
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47 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Probably our favorite restaurant in the world!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2014 via mobile

My wife, adult daughter, and I first visited La Estacion three years ago when staying nearby in Fajardo. We loved it then and hoped to be able to return on a future visit to Puerto Rico. We just had the pleasure and this time were joined by our other daughter, son-in-law, and grandkids.

Because we had small children with us, we arrived as the restaurant opened at 5:00 pm. Since it was still light out, we chose to sit indoors rather than at one of the torchlit outdoor tables. One of the things we like the most about this place is that the typical Puerto Rican dishes, such as rice and beans, mofongo, and fried plantain tostones are clearly labeled as vegetarian. In fact, it is easy to put together an entirely vegetarian and delicious platter composed of 4 side dishes. What the place really specializes in is barbecued dishes. My wife and I shared a whole grilled red snapper. It was probably the freshest fish we have ever had since it had just been delivered by the supplier while we were ordering our drinks! As long as I am on the subject of drinks, I must add that my daughter and I agree that our Mojitos were the best we have ever had. We ended the meal by sharing a couple of great local style desserts: flan with cherry sauce and a banana filled pastry. This was a great ending to an amazing meal.

By the time we left at about 6:30, people were lined up to get in -- on a Tuesday night -- true testimony to the greatness of this place.

A final note: staff was very friendly and accommodating of our large group with children. They also spoke fluent English.

Visited June 2014
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Boston
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Funky and wonderful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2014

Romantic little place with great, fresh, local food and wonderful service. Had no problem getting a nice table outside even though it was a busy night. The hostess and our server were great - welcoming and helpful with recommendations.

Visited June 2014
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Bayamon, Puerto Rico
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4 restaurant reviews
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“food out of this world”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2014

the setting is very unique and makes you feel at ease the staff are very enthusiastic of their work and will do anything to make your dining experience unique. the food is great and so are the prices.

Visited June 2014
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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“Hidden Secret!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2014 via mobile

We had an awesome evening... The food was amazing, Joel our waiter went above and beyond to provide great service and recommendations.
We really enjoyed the seafood mofongo.
I wish could eat there every day. We highly recommend La Estacion.

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1 Thank Marsha R
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Best Food in Fajardo ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2014 via mobile

This place is awesome period. Great atmosphere, prices, and the food is amazing. I could have and should have eaten here every night. The only problem with this place is the limited parking. So get there early and stay late. The staff is awesome. We had everything on the menu except the fish and we were so blown away.

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