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“go for the fresh fish”
Review of Tito Bloque

Tito Bloque
Cuisines: Seafood
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Reviewed 7 April 2014

While at the produce market (intersection of 200 and 201 highways on Vieques Island), I asked a local where to dine for fresh fish. He was very enthusiastic in his recommendation of Tito Bloque. The fresh fish and experience was wonderful. Cost for dinner for two: low 40s—compared to almost twice that at Tradewind, Bili, and the other Esperanza restaurants on the Malecón. Dine there for the quality of food and price. Don’t dine there if you expect a traditional USA restaurant experience. I enjoyed that Tito sat down at our table while he took our order, and talked about the different fish, and ways he (his wife) would cook for us. Very much a locals, not tourist place.

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Reviewed 25 March 2014

Our taxi driver told us that this was his favorite place. I could see how he could be friends with the owner. He was a nice older man who was very sweet to the kiddos. That being said, the food was pretty expensive, and wasn't anything really special. I got the feeling that this was the best place on the island 30 years ago. It doesn't seem to be today, but the owner is kind.

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1  Thank CDMG123
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Reviewed 11 February 2014

We had been told this place had great seafood. So we found the place and went in. Should have just turned around and left. The cook was a crack head and her pimp dealer was hanging around outside yelling in spanish at her to bring him food. The food was terrible and the beer was frozen. The owner is an old man that was obviously intimidated by the pimp outside. To top it off we got overcharged for the food and drinks. Then 4 other gangster looking guys walked in and we knew it was time to go. Not the place for white tourists.
I would not advise anyone to go here.

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Thank Thomas O
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Reviewed 28 August 2013

Tito Bloque's is a great local restaurant that gives the hungry traveler great food and a delicious taste of the unseen Puerto Rico. On an island where many transplants from the states open up tourist restaurants to attract the lazy traveler, Tito's caters to the journeyman that wants the vibrant experience of the local life. Its a small, open restaurant run by an old Tito and his wife, who both cook and clean and eat with their guests.

If you dine here make sure to speak with Tito, who may or may not be eating a few tables over with his wife, the cook. During our visit to Tito Bloque's, we were offered some gigantic avocado and fresh candied mangoes, for what seemed just making conversation.

This is what it feels like to eat like the locals.

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Thank Chris H
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Reviewed 13 August 2013

Tito Bloque is an unassuming but very well known restaurant that offers some of the best empanadillas full of lobster, conch or crabs. It's owner, Ismael alias Tito Bloque, is a character with many stories and he is not shy about sitting and sharing them with you.

The food is great and well priced. It is located off the main road to the Esperanza beach and it has no signs. At first the place can startle you and probably some will consider turning around since it looks like the porch or balcony of a big house more than a restaurant. But once you sit down and start enjoying the food you will be glad you stayed. Make sure you take a tour to see the gigantic crabs he raises on the back and have them on a Salmorejo de Jueyes or as empanadillas.

1  Thank jayinpr
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