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El Quenepo

Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
American, Caribbean, Contemporary, Puerto Rican, Latin, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
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148 Calle Flamboyan, Esperanza 00765-4005, Puerto Rico
+1 787-741-1215
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17:30 - 21:30
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Tue - Sat 17:30 - 21:30
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109 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This's an elegant restaurant located on Esperanza waterfront. We decided to go for dinner before we left the island. Our waitress was nice and knowledgeable, she helped me order the best mofongo stuffed with shrimp and lobster which is so delicious. The best of best was their service and they went upon beyond to make our sweet memory of the... More 

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Thank WindyandSun
Ankeny
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Ate here the last night of out stay and it was one of the best meals we had while on the island. My wife had the fresh fish of the day and I enjoyed the spinney lobster. Both were excellent. There was a husband and wife waiters working that where very entertaining and the hostess was very friendly as well.... More 

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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79 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great impressions all the way around, from a friendly greeting from Kate to a delightful table and our knowledgable server Aaron. The food was spectacular (Best in Vieques).

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Stockholm, Sweden
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7 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very disapointed! We came the Day before Thanks Giving to make a reservation for Thanks Givings Day. However, they were closed on Thanks giving, and therefore we made a reservation for friday night. Had a pleasant welcome at friday night and one lady showed us to our table and gave us the menu with just a few dishes. She also... More 

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Thank Anders S
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64 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to spend a little extra money for dinner while on the island to celebrate my birthday and so glad we did. The food was fantastic, the atmosphere was romantic and the service was not "on island time". If you can afford to spend a little more for dinner then try this out in Esperanza. It is worth it. Note,... More 

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Maryland
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Unique eating experience, any dish is special and prepared in a special manner. Service and atmosphere is very good! Always enjoy this restaurant and return there every time my wife and I are in Vieques.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

There are only two places I would take fine people this is one of them. I normally do not write reviews as the psychological mood of the evening can influence a review a great deal I am in a great mood. Food has five stars.

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Houston TX
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

We took the family of eight to El Quenepo for dinner last night. You have to try the mongongo, it was VERY good. The lobster bisque was also very good. Great service, great tasting food. Not really a good place for kids but it was me paying not them. 😜 This romantic restaurant is right on the Malecon. Definitely try... More 

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

We had an excellent time dinning at El Quenepo tonight! The food was great and Christina was very attentive with us. I highly recommend the "Local Lionfish Crudo" as well as the "Red Chile Rubbed NY Strip". They offer a sophisticated cuisine using fresh local ingredients cooked to perfection!

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Colorado
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

We stopped here one evening based off a friend's recommendation. It was great! The seafood was super fresh and the crab craws were amazing. We loved the drinks as well. Highly recommend this place!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$40
Cuisine
American, Caribbean, Contemporary, Puerto Rican, Latin, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Tuesday
17:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
17:30 - 21:30
Thursday
17:30 - 21:30
Friday
17:30 - 21:30
Saturday
17:30 - 21:30
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?