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El Quenepo

€€€€American, Caribbean,
148 Calle Flamboyan, Esperanza 00765-4005, Puerto Rico
+1 787-741-1215
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good18%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Caribbean, Contemporary, Puerto Rican, Latin, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
148 Calle Flamboyan, Esperanza 00765-4005, Puerto Rico
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been here twice and both experiences were amazing. Everything we ordered was fantastic. I believe they have recently reopened after taking a devastation hit from Hurricane Maria in 2017. Enjoy!!

1  Thank Dena P
KateVieques, Owner at El Quenepo, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Dena P, Thank you for your lovely review. We have not reopened yet. Our reopening date will be announced soon. We look forward to seeing everyone this season. Warm regards, Kate, Scott and the team at El Quenepo

Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

It is great news to see that the constructions workers are day in and day out working to get the restaurant back on its feet after hurricane María. I am excited to see daily progress so that we can go eat there this year. We...More

1  Thank Upekkhapr
KateVieques, Owner at El Quenepo, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2018

We are so excited too! We will be back in November 2018, yes this year. Keep up with our progress on the El Quenepo Facebook page. El Quenepo se levanta!

Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

I live in Vieques and it needs more restaurants. Hurricane María damaged many, such as this one. The times I was there in 2017 and 2016 the food was really good. Fortunately there are several really good restaurants that have been able to re-open such...More

2  Thank Upekkhapr
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

We stumbled on El Quenepo our first night in Vieques not realizing it was rated one of the best restaurants in PR. It deserves the reputation! We were greeted with warmth and humor from the hostess and good service continued throughout our meal. I had...More

Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

We order grouper fillets with crab dumplings and some pasta with Alfredo's sauce. The Pasta was OK. The grouper was good, presentation and taste. The hostess was the most friendly employee of the restaurant. My only problem with the place are the prices. Is too...More

Thank Eric H
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Great white tablecloth fine dining experience. Food was excellent and the service was excellent. Had some real interesting cocktails and the capirinha was awesome.

Thank Andyflipse
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Our first visit to Vieques and to this restaurant and we really like the food : many good alternatives , great presentation and nice service. The restaurant do not have air conditioner, but anyway we will definitely return to this restaurant when return to Vieques!

Thank Diana G
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

This was quite possibly the best dinner I have ever experienced ! Sorry France Italy Chicago New York La Jolla St. Louis etc... Relaxed non fussy elegance... drinks food and ambiance all with amazing attention to detail from the staff and proprietor while you just...More

1  Thank Farfromthefarm
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

Great place, very welcoming. The food was fabulous - a very original mix of modern cuisine with local traditions. We will definitely come back!

Thank BruTho
Reviewed 19 July 2017

El Quenepo continues to be my favorite restaurant in Vieques. The menu is a fair size on options, they continue to combine Caribbean flavors with other twist, like we tried a Salmon Filet that look like a huge sushi and had great local yet asian...More

Thank Carlos R
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Lynn A
13 August 2018|
Response from KateVieques | Property representative |
We will be open on Christmas Eve. We are closed on Christmas Day to celebrate with friends and family.
26 November 2017|
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Response from frankipoo | Reviewed this property |
Right now el Quenepo is not open for business. there are many restaurants open currently however. There is now a thread on the forum with a good synopsis.
9 April 2017|
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Response from Kathy A | Reviewed this property |
We dressed up just a bit but most were casually dressed. Enjoy!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$40
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 148 Calle Flamboyan, Esperanza 00765-4005, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  Isla de Vieques  >  Esperanza
  • Phone Number: +1 787-741-1215
Fine dining located on the waterfront in Esperanza. Innovative cuisine with lots of flavors. Featured items include fresh local seafood, specialty cocktails, and local greens. Vegan and vegetarian items also available.
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