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Ernest & Fidel Cafe

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Rhine road 66 | Porto Cupecoy, Cupecoy Bay, St. Maarten-St. Martin
+1 721-581-8015
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16:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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Hurley, New York
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Here, you get more than dinner. If the warm, gentle Cupecoy breezes and the blue shades of Simpson Bay aren’t enough, then there is Felipe. He is the spellbinding voice of Ernest & Fidel. A gifted restaurateur who clearly loves people, Felipe will rouse your appetite with dulcet descriptions of his chef’s Latin creations. On separate occasions we enjoyed sizzling... More 

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Cape Saint Claire, Maryland
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32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We always look forward to visiting E & F when we visit the island and we were not disappointed again. Philipe's friendly greeting and banter make you feel right at home. He steered us to a Ceviche for two served on a half pineapple that was wonderful. It was devoured. The rest of our meals were at the same level.... More 

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Tyler, Texas
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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've been coming to St. Maarten for many years and have eaten some of the best food we've ever eaten. So in any other place this restaurant might be considered fantastic, but here in SXM, for us it was just good. Service was terrific though and we did enjoy the meal.

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Montreal
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77 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate here for lunch. We rented a car and drove here. It was a great stop. It is situated in a piazza surrounded by condos facing a bay. The food is great and it is situated next to a market. There is free parking also. The service was great and the food was surprisingly delicious. It is a nice... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Dined at Ernest & Fidel last night with hubby. Great food recommend the beef.. extremely tasty and quantity just right. Great live music when we were there. Worth a visit.

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Georgetown
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Had a delicious dinner last night at the Ernest & Fidel Cafe. The staff welcomed us to the restaurant, quickly assembled tables for our group, were friendly and attentive during our entire meal. Every meal the chef created for us was outstanding! We have been to this restaurant in previous years. The food has been good in the past, but... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Part of the collection of restaurants here at Porto Cupecoy, Ernest & Fidel serves creative fare with a Caribbean flare. The restaurant has a creative decor reminiscent of the era of the namesake Ernest Hemingway and Fidel Castro. The American and Cuban influences are seen in dishes like Ropa Vieja and Lomo, served with nice collection of cocktails both traditional... More 

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NJ
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Ernest & Fidel is set in Porto Cupecoy; the area feels like an open air palazzo. We chose to eat outside to enjoy the evening. The service was impeccable and the food was equally as good. We split the Mixed Ceviche, and the flatbread. The ceviche was loaded with fresh shrimp, squid and fish and was exceptional. For main courses... More 

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Thank RJH59
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

We travel to St Marteen every February and make sure to visit this outstanding restaurant. They have great food and Excellent service. The chef/ owner will come out to visit each table. This is a definite place to visit while on the island.

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Philipsburg, St. Maarten-St. Martin
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45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

Located on the neat Porte Cupecoy square you will immediately sense the relaxed ambiance of this nice restaurant. Besides the great atmosphere with the fantastic pictures on the wall, and view over the square & small port, they offer a unique well balanced menu for the island with lots of hints to Cuba. They also serve great cocktails and longdrinks... More 

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Restaurant Details

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    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$7 - US$33
Cuisine
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
16:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 22:00
Thursday
16:00 - 22:00
Friday
16:00 - 22:00
Saturday
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rhine road 66 | Porto Cupecoy, Cupecoy Bay, St. Maarten-St. Martin
  • Location: Caribbean  >  St. Maarten-St. Martin  >  Sint Maarten  >  Cupecoy Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 721-581-8015
Description
Ernest & Fidel is a Cuban themed Cafe, However, our cuisine is LATIN AMERICAN serving the most typical dishes from Chile, Colombia, Peru, Cuba, Mexico and Puerto Rico.

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