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Isla Nena Cafe

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PR-200 Km 4.0 | Vieques Airport Terminal, 00765, Puerto Rico
+1 787-741-4111
07:00 - 06:00
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Fri 07:00 - 10:00
Sat 07:00 - 06:00
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Jackson, Mississippi
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72 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to this place just because it was next to the airport. Please don't repeat our mistake. This place is everything you shouldn't expect in Vieques. First, the food is tasteless at best. We tried the wraps, the chicken salad, and the empanadas and felt conned after comparing it with food from everywhere else. Second, the attention is awful.... More 

Thank PandaMD
Alpharetta, Georgia, United States
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477 reviews
320 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We landed here at around 3 PM. this restaurant/café/bar is right outside the airport on the 2nd level - we picked up a rental car from a nearby rental place and we wanted to get a drink to get our vacation started. The owner was very hospitable and friendly. Fantastic and warm genuine service. We asked for a rum based... More 

Thank Shanker B
Ellicott City, Maryland
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2016

Stopped in about 8:30 was welcomed by Limon (sp) who has been there for 20 years. Ordered breakfast and cocktail, why not last day of vacation. Bacon, eggs and cheese on a roll was delish and filling! Food great, drinks cold and easy to load onto your hopper! Thanks again!

Thank Hollie P
South Paris, Maine
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26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016

Amazing fried and steamed dumplings. Who'd of thought you could get food like this at an airport. Very casual and very inexpensive.

Thank Mike B
Isla de Vieques, Puerto Rico
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105 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2016

If they did a TV special on "Great Airport Restaurants" this would be number one!! One of my, and a lot of other locals, favorite places for lunch. Great food and great value. Always love going for dumpling days, but was lucky enough to be there on a day when the special was mofongitos. Joey makes the best mofongo -... More 

Thank MujerDelMar
Elk River, Minnesota
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2016

We had a bite to eat before our departure. A wonderful ending to our vacation on the island. Friendly atmosphere and great food.

Thank bevbeng2016
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016 via mobile

This is a favorite of mine and has been for years. Everything is excellent. I love the days when the owner's wife does her original Chinese. Great sandwiches and I love their rice and beans. A yummy place to eat.

Thank nancythedove
Bloomfield CT. USA
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258 reviews
231 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016

You might want to plan to get to the airport early just to eat at this little cafe. This time all I had was a bacon egg and cheese sandwich on a soft sweet roll. It was outstanding. Don't just think of it as a place to get a quick snack when flying out. The menu looked awesome and they... More 

Thank goldrush28
Browns Mills, NJ
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016

We ate there 3 times in 5 days. Lyman's wife made the best steamed dumplings, grilled flounder and black beans & rice. Janie served us a great breakfast sandwich. It was made on a homemade roll with bacon, cheese & eggs and was so big my husband had to finish it. It's a local place with great food, service and... More 

Thank EllenCatalano
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

We ate here 3 times while here in Vieques, and we fly out tomorrow so it might be 4. Their Mofungo with chicken is one of the best Puerto Rican mofungos I've had. We kept bringing friends back to try it too and they all loved it as well. One friend tried their beef empanadas and loved them. If you... More 

Thank BlueTravelers006

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 06:00
07:00 - 06:00
07:00 - 06:00
07:00 - 06:00
07:00 - 10:00
07:00 - 06:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: PR-200 Km 4.0 | Vieques Airport Terminal, 00765, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  Isla de Vieques
  • Phone Number: +1 787-741-4111

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?