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“Nothing will ever top this place.”

La Copa Llena at The Black Eagle
Ranked #6 of 112 Restaurants in Rincon
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$3 - US$30
Cuisines: Asian, French, Spanish
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: The management team of Casa Islena Restaurant (also known as The Tapas Bar) has proudly taken over the the historic Black Eagle Restaurant, rechristening it "La Copa Llena". Located right on the ocean, specifically the south side of the Tres Palmas Marine Preserve, people have been enjoying the sunsets from the Black Eagle deck since the 1970's. The combination of Chef Brendan Basham's cuisine, Casa Islena's charm, and the view of the waves, whales, and sunsets, provides a singular Rincon dining experience. With the adoption of a larger space, Brendan has been able to expand the menu and experiment more while maintaining the strict standards of quality that the local community and returning tourists have come to expect for the last 6 years. We have included some of our old favorites such as the char-grilled octopus with heirloom beans and papaya salad, and introduced some incredible new dishes like poke (yellowfin tuna, avocado, and seaweed), coconut steamed mussels with homemade chorizo and fresh herbs, and a 20 oz. T-bone steak with flageolet-corn succotash and a yukon-parsnip mash. As always, the menu tends to change upon the availability of ingredients, keeping the chef creative and our guests surprised. Brunch is served Sundays from 10am-2pm with diverse offerings such as brown butter crepes and southwest style chilaquiles (eggs scrambled with fried corn tortillas and green chile-tomatillo salsa). Happy hour everyday from 3pm until 7pm includes $2 Medallas, $3 well drinks, and $4 house wine. And we're excited to continue the legacy of the ever entertaining Wednesday night Bingo starting around 9pm. Sunset live music Sundays from 4pm-7pm.Buen Provecho!
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“Nothing will ever top this place.”
Reviewed 2 July 2014

Incredible view, food and service. Hands down the best experience my girlfriend and I have ever had!

Visited May 2014
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Sea and Sunset”
Reviewed 24 June 2014

The Copa Llena is right on the beach. You can watch the waves and sunset with drink in hand while you wait for your table. All seating is outdoors or under just a roof - no air conditioning. The menu is original. The lamb shank was the most delicious I ever had. The small plates for appetizers were also great. If you are near Rincon, don't miss this.

  • Visited June 2014
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“Big flavors and a sunset”
Reviewed 15 June 2014 via mobile

This little restaurant and bar is right on the beach by the Rincon marina. We went for a dinner at sunset. Drinks were creative and flavorful and the salads similarly interesting. For example a green papaya salad that was a slaw eaten like spaghetti. The skewer-grilled tuna with a curry and the lamb shank were delicious and substantial. Nice service and ambiance.

  • Visited June 2014
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Could be better”
Reviewed 11 June 2014 via mobile

Great view and location. So so staff!! We got there and we were the first ones. Group of 5 for brunch. We wait and wait and wait. Food was ok, coffee was horrible!!!! Service was just ok, they just wanted to give us our food and that's it!! No TLC like other places in Rincon. They have the spot but they don't have the service.

  • Visited May 2014
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Chicago, Illinois
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“Awesome:Food, view, service”
Reviewed 5 June 2014

One of the best restaurants in Rincon and if you put one in Chicago it would be one of the best there too. We have been to Rincon twice and eaten 5 meals at LCL. Great food and friendly service every time. Duck hash for Sunday brunch was especially memorable. Can't wait to get back.

  • Visited March 2014
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