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Don Pepe's

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Spanish, Puerto Rican
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Next to Entrance for Wyndham Rio Mar Beach Resort | Km 29 on PR3, Rio Grande 00924, Puerto Rico
+1 787-888-7373
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Wife had a whole red snapper that was great and I had Crab fried rice that was equally delicious! Service was good and a nice atmosphere. Definitely worth it.

Thank kywildcatfan4ever
Townville, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Never seen anything like it! The food is delicious and the presentation is beautiful! Our waitress was bubbly and happy to help translate the menu for us as our Spanish is meh at best. Good service, interesting and unusual dishes, authentic Puerto Rican cooking. Our party of four spent the evening taking photos of the artistically-presented dishes and sampling a... More 

Thank chocolvr
Wheat Ridge, Colorado
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My favorite place so far! I cannot wait to go back and try more of their delicious food. Everything we ordered was so so good.

Thank lynmcarp77
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I first loved this place, we used to go here a lot, but they have change. And the service have went downhill. Last time I went with my whole family and waited almost 2 hours to get our dinner. Family of 6. Also sometimes the do an offer in Gustazos (puertorican Groupon) and they treat you like garbage because is... More 

Thank jovipr
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I really liked their food, I order different plates to try, including their drink juices, very different and tasty Kind of slow service, very friendly waitress, just overworked, and one mistake on the charge, and understand it can happen. But , food I think is Worthey, fresh, original. Also they have live music

Thank atlantaandtheworld
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I got a nice New York strip with jumbo shrimp, a side of coconut rice and small salad. The steak was beautifully rare, simple salt and pepper season nothing more was needed tho. The coconut rice was soft and flavorful. We finished with splitting a deep fried cheesecake with ice cream. Can't go wrong.

Thank astrozombie801
Salt Lake City, Utah
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The highlight of this place was the bathroom. They had the best hand scrub I have ever used. Not to say the food wasn't good, but I was really wanting Mofongo for one last time before we headed home, and it just wasn't as good as some of the other places we had been.

Thank ashdiegoj
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I could not taste much rum- almost virgin drink. The skirt steak was so tough that I had to throw away the half of the steak. The worst food I ever had in PR. So many good reviews and I'm so surprised how terrible it was

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Rio Grande, Puerto Rico
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4 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Mofobgo with conk was outstanding also the fried chillo was very good. The dessert coconut flan was the best I have had. Would return ambience was good.

Thank jorge v
New York City, New York
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I definitely recommend this place...authentic Puerto Rican food...The food and service here was excellent!

Thank tiziana s

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Spanish, Puerto Rican
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Next to Entrance for Wyndham Rio Mar Beach Resort | Km 29 on PR3, Rio Grande 00924, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  Rio Grande
  • Phone Number: +1 787-888-7373
Authentic Puerto Rican & Cuban Food. Many people write about it in their reviews of the Rio Mar in Rio Grande, PR. I would love to write a review about this place as it was the best Mofungo (fried mashed plantains) we had in PR (and we tried it in 4 restaurants).

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?