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“Pure Puerto Rican gem”

El Varadero Seaside Grill
Ranked #8 of 102 Restaurants in Fajardo
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $28
Cuisines: Caribbean, Latin, Bar, Seafood, Puerto Rican
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Kids, Romantic, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Casual Caribbean Dining in an eclectic ambiance. We are located inside the Villa Marina Yacht Harbour in Fajardo, PR. Enjoy your good food experience either inside or outside in the terrace facing the marina. Live Music Entertainment on weekends.
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“Pure Puerto Rican gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2014

Even if El Varadero is hard to find( it's right on the ocean, you have to drive by the blue gate to know you're there), the food is out of his world!! The shrimp mofongo was awesome but the churasco mofongo was insane!! Definitely great atmosphere and that cool sea breeze. All the waiters and waitresses are extremely nice!! Service was excellent and food was amazing. Pure Puerto Rican gem.

  • Visited August 2014
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1birdgirl
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“Don't miss this spot!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2014

I wish we had discovered this gem earlier in our trip. Loved the decor and it sits right on the marina and had great atmosphere. Very comfortable and laid back. Had the most amazing grouper in garlic sauce - one of the best meals of my whole vacation. Attentive and friendly service, great prices and location equals a don't miss spot!

  • Visited August 2014
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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“awesome food, great atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2014

My mother and I ate here after doing the mini boat/snorkeling tour with kayakingpuertorico.com. The grilled pork chops were delicious, and the mojito was perfect after a morning scooting around the ocean! The service was great as well.

  • Visited August 2014
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“Great vibe at a wonderful spot”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2014 via mobile

You have to really look for El Varadero when driving on RT 987... if you drive by the blue iron gate you've gone to far. Once you're there you'll be greeted with the clanging bells of the boats in the marina, a laid back wait staff and the most AMAZING mofongo you can ever find (get the garlic sauce!!) Fish is also very fresh and tasty along with traditional Caribbean sides - rice & beans, tostones, etc. There are only about 8 tables and it feels quite intimite. Definitely a must for anyone looking for an authentic local taste in a cozy place.

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Walpole, Massachusetts
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“First time to El Varadero”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2014

Wonderful atmosphere, a staff that goes way beyond the expected, delicious food and drink, and live music!! Can it get any better than this? Well yes, it is also casual and in Puerto Rico!!!

  • Visited August 2014
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