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“A Gem!”

El Carey Cafe & Beach Shop
Ranked #12 of 75 Restaurants in Isabela
Price range: US$1 - US$12
Cuisines: Spanish, International, Cafe, Puerto Rican
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch
Description: We have a very relax surf atmosphere... So don't worry about your sandy feet, salty hair and wet dollar bills... We don't mind! We serve Breakfast, Lunch and Smoothies... Our schedule does change without notice if the waves are good, hope you don't mind
Trenton, New Jersey
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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“A Gem!”
Reviewed 31 July 2014

I absolutely love coming here. I have family that live in Isabela and every time we visit we go to this delicious cafe! My favorite is Saturday and Sunday the mongu with scrabbled eggs and veggies. The veggie rice bowls to die for and not to mention there out of this world smoothies with homemade granola. The fish is great. Hubby had the grouper and was happy! Do also try there fresh juices. We had the cranberry and watermelon both excellent.

The owners are super nice! Can't wait to go back!

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank stacie297
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  • English first
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English first
1 review
“My favorite place in Isabela”
Reviewed 15 June 2014 via mobile

First off the owners are so nice and the service is spectacular. My husband and I came across this place the last three days of our trip and would have come every day if we knew about it! My favorite was the breakfast bowl and we'd share the acai cup! We bought 3 bottles of the homemade sauce because it's so unbelievably good! We also bought one of her paintings as a momento of our honeymoon!

Thank Hilary M
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New York City, New York
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Healthy, Friendly, Perfect!”
Reviewed 10 May 2014

This is THE place to get your healthy dose of really delicious food in Isabela! Diana and Hector offer up amazing specials, like a perfectly executed rice bowl topped with egg, ham, and peppers that satisfies your palate along with your soul. You will fill up here (for little cash) in a way that is hard to find in the area, meaning healthy!!! Don't let 'healthy' scare you, though. Their food is DELICIOUS! Top it with the house made hot sauce and your day is off to an amazing start! The atmosphere is super laid back with great music playing in the background and a friendly, smiling clientele of locals and tourists. It is very east to struck up a conversation with anyone on the staff or patio of El Carey and find out about what's best to do in town or the surrounding areas! Diana and Hector are super nice and have the locals' insight into the best time to hit the beaches along with what to see/bypass during your stay in the area! Definitely put El Carey on your list for more than one day!

  • Visited May 2014
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2 Thank Rebecca T
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Level 6 Contributor
138 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Great place for breakfast”
Reviewed 6 May 2014

We really enjoyed the breakfast here. They have great options (including acai fruit cups) and make their own sauces. Would definitely return!

Visited May 2014
1 Thank pawsthebest
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Aibonito, Puerto Rico
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Loved it!”
Reviewed 30 April 2014 via mobile

Cool, with healthy breakfast alternatives, beachy-rustic laid-back atmosphere and delicious food! The owners and the service is great!

Thank Rosivelduca
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