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El Caobo

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Caribbean, Puerto Rican
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C. Luis Munoz Marin | Dewey, Puerto Rico
+1 787-742-3532
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

A local told us about this hidden gem. We had been told that she made the best flan so we initially came to try the flan. She was out but said she would have more flan on Monday. We returned on Monday for the flan and boy was it worth it! Best I have ever had!!! Also, try the garlic... More 

Thank luvleerenee2016
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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83 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

This is definitely a local place. It's cash only, and you should expect a wait of 45-50 minutes for food. It may be a bit of a wait, but it's worth well worth it. I recommend a beer or a $4 full glass of wine while you wait (your options are red or white). The owner, Marco, seems a little... More 

1 Thank AR4024
Beaufort, South Carolina
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016

We like local, regional food, but it's not easy to find. El Caobo is as close as you are going to come to it on Culebra. We heard about this place from a gringo who has lived on the island for the past 2 years. It seats 14 people. You are met by the husband (he gave me 2 different... More 

1 Thank brooks1957
Cape May, New Jersey
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44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

I give such a high rating because of the total experience. A husband and wife run the three table and small bar and restaurant. If you want to be catered to and are in a hurry, this would probably not work. However, if you want to hang out and chat about pretty much anything and feel like you've been transported... More 

2 Thank Edward D
Albany, New York
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39 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

It is a small restaurant with simple and basic seating arrangements. The owner takes the orders and serves the food while his wife cooks in a little attached kitchen. They have ample choices for drinks. Food menu is not too big as I believe everything is made from scratch once you order. It is fresh. The food tastes wonderful. But... More 

2 Thank Srz9
Alexandria, VA
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73 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016

So this is truly local - food is good and made to order - one at a time. So come early and be prepared to wait. Prices are reasonable and drinks are cheap. Wouldn't choose it if only here for a day or two as there are lots of better pleases. But if here for while it's worth the stop... More 

1 Thank LaRee
Annapolis, Maryland
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016

Great owners.. Great Food. Good Prices. And very local not commercialized. It was like having a meal in someone's home.

1 Thank Annapolitano
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2016

Inexpensive wine and Medella, and food is fantastic. Just a hole in the wall, but worth checking out. One my more memorable meals on the island. Owner is very nice.

1 Thank silverton312
Burleson, Texas
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2016

Owned and run by a local couple. You are greeted by the husband and order, then wait 45 minutes to an hour as the wife prepares your meal from scratch in the back kitchen. It is worth the wait. What a cook! The red snapper was in season and oh my how delicious! The garlic chicken, rice & beans, sweet... More 

2 Thank Robin W
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

This is a neighborhood restaurant with great food. The place is small and nothing fancy but the service was good and the owner very welcoming! We will eat there again.

1 Thank David F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$20
Caribbean, Puerto Rican
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: C. Luis Munoz Marin | Dewey, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  Culebra
  • Phone Number: +1 787-742-3532

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?