On Vieques 5 nights in July. Staying in Santa Maria area. Now I realize the island is compact but I have read some less than flattering reviews of food, especially on the North Side of the island. “Gastro-wasteland” was one review. Then those restaurants that rank highest overall are like steak joints and “special occasion” spots.
Do folks have recommendations for good food (regardless of area) on Vieques? We have two kids but I don’t want it to be too cheesy or touristy. But some meals outside or with a view are always welcome.
My wife and I are foodies (hate the term, but if the shoe fits….) and like to go where the locals go but not married to that. Again, with kids, I don’t want it too fancy. I’d like some good locally sourced food/seafood…local flavors….but I probably need kid friendly options too.
I mean they like Thai and Indian back here at home so its not like they are close-minded, but they are 6 and 8…so burgers or pasta or pizza are the go-to safety nets. Although we do plan to knock back some adult beverages before/during dinner, I don’t want to be at bars every night just so they can get pizza. Ah the joys of parenthood…
Sol food and other “road” options will make up the bulk of our lunches…I’d like some memorable unique meals especially for breakfast and dinner. Nice settings….good food options….views….or unique clientele….
Chez Shack appears everywhere….draws very mixed reviews. Sounds like ideal for setting but the reviews of the food (on “special” nights like grill night) are poor. Plus. is it too pricey??
Conuco was suggested but sounds like the outside dining is centered around a gravel patio.
Maybe Ocean View Bar is a good mix?
Any thoughts are appreciated. Cheers,