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El Quenepo

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148 Calle Flamboyan, Esperanza 00765-4005, Puerto Rico
+1 787-741-1215
17:30 - 22:00
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Mon - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had mofongo, Niman Ranch pork belly and fettuccine. All super tasty and well prepared. Kitchen was a little slow but we are on island time...

Thank Tamara D
new orleans
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Really great seafood. The ambience is wonderful. It's on the malecon in Esperanza overlooking the Caribbean. It's quite a heady experience because of the high quality of everything.

Thank rflanery
Auburn, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here with my wife and another couple before we left Vieques to fly home; it did not disappoint. Any seafood dish you get here is amazing, the scallops are fantastic. We had appetizers, dinner and dessert. Between us and our friends we covered fish, shrimp mofongo, scallop dishes and a delicious flan for dessert. All excellent. My wife and... More 

Thank TheCatCab
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had an amazing dinner here celebrating a few birthdays with friends while on the island. Everything was delicious, from appetizers to entrees to deserts. The wait staff was very attentive and friendly. This is not only the best restaurant on the island, but truly one of the best restaurants anywhere! We visit Vieques a few times a year and... More 

Thank 127marykay
Holly Springs, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Might just have been an off night when we attended. While the food was good the service was not. Our waiter was less than attentive and certainly cost the house some revenue. Not once during an hour and a half did he offer a second cocktail or another bottle of wine. He completely forgot to turn in one entree order.... More 

Thank 1ticoboy
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place to have a special dinner. The food is prepared beautifully, and tastes wonderful. Their mofongo is spectacular, made with breadfruit instead of plantains, and is presented elegantly, but everything we had was fantastic. Service was excellent, and price was reasonable. We'll definitely go back there on our next visit to Vieques!

Thank Betty S
Detroit, Michigan
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went for dinner. Which started off well. Drinks were good. Our server was great attentive, and knowledgeable about the menu. All the staff was great. We had soup and focaccia to start. That was good. The disappointment started when dinner arrived. Both entrees fell flat. Mahi Mahi was highly recommended by our server. It was, eh. The Monk fish... More 

Thank Ahows
Temecula, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Named after a large tree in front of the restaurant, this is one of the best in town, priced middle range for gourmet food. The atmosphere is artistic and pleasant. We had lobster with rice, plantain and snap peas in sauce and a shrimp and lobster stew in a Mofungo bowl, made of various starches such as yucca and breadfruit.... More 

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Spring Green, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Service was great - can't remember his name- but good, attentive, but left us alone too. The menu was interesting, and the food was good. Portions were good- not too big, and the owner came by at the end to chat- that was nice as well. Nice quiet, comfortable environment. We would go again.

Thank KarinDittmarMiller
Kensington, Maryland
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So we were overwhelmed when we were here a year ago but as time passed we thought was it really as good as we remembered. Yes, it was. The front staff are knowledgeable and cheerful but the stars are those making the magic in the kitchen. Inventive combinations of ingredients all well-prepared and presented. We can't wait to return next... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$40
American, Caribbean, Contemporary, Puerto Rican, Latin, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?