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El Quenepo

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148 Calle Flamboyan, Esperanza 00765-4005, Puerto Rico
+1 787 741 1215
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17:30 - 22:00
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Mon - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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Nantucket, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had an amazing dinner at El Quenepo, food and service was top notch. Would highly recommend this establishment!!

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Thank skinnermarie
Atlanta
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109 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

All the food was delicious. I'd like to give it 4.5 points, since it wasn't quite a 5. We started with ceviche and with a sautéed calamari. The ceviche was outstanding, and the calamari was very good. My husband got a filet special with mushrooms and a fois gras sauce, and raved about it. I had the lamb three ways.... More 

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New York City, New York
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent restaurant and service. Not your typical fried mahi mahi bites and chicken finger type of place, like the other places on the Malecon. This is more upscale and mature cuisine but with a casual feel. It was so hard for each of us to choose what to eat; the menu had many delicious options. I landed on the pretzel... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is the most expensive restaurant that we visited but completely worth it. The food is sofisticated and the service amazing. You have to reserve in advance.

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Thank Joaquina L
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week 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...

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Thank Tamara D
new orleans
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

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Auburn, California
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

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Wisconsin
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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Holly Springs, Georgia
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58 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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Thank 1ticoboy
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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!

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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, Vegetarian Friendly, 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
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
17:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 22:00
Thursday
17:30 - 22:00
Friday
17:30 - 22:00
Saturday
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
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?