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“Don't be fool by the exterior!!!! need to eat here”
Review of El Batey - CLOSED

El Batey
Dining options: After-hours
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Dining options: After-hours
Reviewed 31 March 2014

Culebra food is expensive....shoot everything is expensive in culebra. So after $100 at dingy dock and Susie's ( us two don't even spend that much in San Francisco for our dinner), we were on a hunt for Puerto rican food with decent price. We walked by El Batey 2-3 time by the time we went in to eat. We walked into town and everything was shut down and we didn't feel like going to taco loco (repeat I live in SF), so we decided to give El Batey a try. Table outside was full and there was a table on 8 people inside (pool table inside). We sat down ( OH! BYOB) with our whiskey and coke, ordered fried pork, fried grouper both with rice and beans. plates were huge!!! rice and beans delicious ( I even tried to make em' once I got back to sf). Vanilla ice cream was great and coconut berry rum cake which they make was YUM! all cost us $43 including tip. Service was fine, he took our order, gave us our food, asked if we were ok- all good.

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Thank Priscilla M
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Reviewed 28 March 2014

When in a hurry and don't want to spend a lot of money, El Batey has local foods at a good price, always to the sound of local music

Thank tillbrauer
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Reviewed 25 March 2014

A real local place. We ate there twice. The fried whole snapper was fantastic. Hamburgers are huge and hit the spot. Right on the main drag. Plenty of outdoor seating at picnic tables. Can't miss it.

Thank Marian M
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Reviewed 11 March 2014

They didn't seem much interested in receiving customers--maybe we were just too early at 5:30 p.m.--but managed to pull together a fish sandwich and some rice and beans. The beans were terrific however.

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Thank Ann W
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Reviewed 10 March 2014

Yelp and other review sites give this place a bad name for being what it is. But it is what it is, a local PR bar that lost it's liquor license because of an "incident" that serves very good local food. We have had the whole fish with plantains, the fried pork with rice and beans and they were all very good. Actually the rice and beans were better than very good, they were excellent. But you have to understand that this is as local as they come so yes, it will take about 45-1hr to get your food because there is only one guy making it in the back and no the bartender isn't going to pretend he's happy to see you when he takes your order.

We always end up here because 80% of the time, they are open 100% of the time and the food is very good at a reasonable price. And now it's BYOB!

Thank jtkappa
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