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El Quenepo

148 Calle Flamboyan, Esperanza 00765-4005, Puerto Rico
+1 787-741-1215
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Overview
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good18%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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CUISINES
American, Caribbean, Contemporary, Puerto Rican, Latin, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$$$
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148 Calle Flamboyan, Esperanza 00765-4005, Puerto Rico
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1 - 10 of 903 reviews

Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

We stumbled on El Quenepo our first night in Vieques not realizing it was rated one of the best restaurants in PR. It deserves the reputation! We were greeted with warmth and humor from the hostess and good service continued throughout our meal. I had...More

Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

We order grouper fillets with crab dumplings and some pasta with Alfredo's sauce. The Pasta was OK. The grouper was good, presentation and taste. The hostess was the most friendly employee of the restaurant. My only problem with the place are the prices. Is too...More

Thank Eric H
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Great white tablecloth fine dining experience. Food was excellent and the service was excellent. Had some real interesting cocktails and the capirinha was awesome.

Thank Andyflipse
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Our first visit to Vieques and to this restaurant and we really like the food : many good alternatives , great presentation and nice service. The restaurant do not have air conditioner, but anyway we will definitely return to this restaurant when return to Vieques!

Thank Diana G
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

This was quite possibly the best dinner I have ever experienced ! Sorry France Italy Chicago New York La Jolla St. Louis etc... Relaxed non fussy elegance... drinks food and ambiance all with amazing attention to detail from the staff and proprietor while you just...More

1  Thank Farfromthefarm
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

Great place, very welcoming. The food was fabulous - a very original mix of modern cuisine with local traditions. We will definitely come back!

Thank BruTho
Reviewed 20 July 2017

El Quenepo continues to be my favorite restaurant in Vieques. The menu is a fair size on options, they continue to combine Caribbean flavors with other twist, like we tried a Salmon Filet that look like a huge sushi and had great local yet asian...More

Thank Carlos R
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

As we had hoped, this was a fine dining experience rather than a place to grab a quick dinner. The menu was interesting and well thought out, with an island twist. The prices were high, but not unduly so and we definitely got what we...More

1  Thank lara_lox
Reviewed 13 July 2017

I don't understand the good reviews for this place. The food is good until we received a rare piece of pork that was severely undercooked. We turned it back and the owner promptly informed us that there were articles written 10 years ago how red...More

3  Thank nicolausinboston
KateVieques, Owner at El Quenepo, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2017

Our first owner response to your first review. Dear nicolausinbos, We are glad to hear that you felt the food at El Quenepo was good until you received a piece of properly cooked pork. For years we have suffered under the assumption that pork should...More

Reviewed 5 July 2017

My husband and I enjoyed two meals here during our honeymoon. It was the only restaurant on Vieques we wen't two twice. The food was great. The goat cheese cheesecake was delightful. Most of all the people were fantastic. Lulu (I hope I spelled your...More

1  Thank Aaron T
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Madelene61
10 April 2017|
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Response from Kathy A | Reviewed this property |
We dressed up just a bit but most were casually dressed. Enjoy!
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Natalie T
12 March 2015|
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Response from KateVieques | Property representative |
Reservations are always appreciated.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$15 - US$40
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 148 Calle Flamboyan, Esperanza 00765-4005, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  Isla de Vieques  >  Esperanza
  • Phone Number: +1 787-741-1215
Description
Fine dining located on the waterfront in Esperanza. Innovative cuisine with lots of flavors. Featured items include fresh local seafood, specialty cocktails, and local greens. Vegan and vegetarian items also available.
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