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Isla Nena Cafe

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PR-200 Km 4.0 | Vieques Airport Terminal, 00765, Puerto Rico
+1 787-741-4111
Mon - Thu 07:00 - 06:00
Fri 07:00 - 10:00
Sat 07:00 - 06:00
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Richmond, VA
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72 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2013

This is a unique spot, located right at the airport. We were out at Mosquito Pier, and Starfish Beaches, and stopped in for lunch since we were over that way. Unfortunately, the legendary Lyman and his wife had just left for some vacation elsewhere, so we didn't get to sample any of their specialties. However, we were not disappointed. For... More 

Thank TaurusSaurus
toms river NJ
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2 reviews
Reviewed 21 September 2013

Food great and the atmosphere is the best. If you want to meet the locals this is the place to be. Lyman is the best bartender on the island.. Try the pulled pork, and his Chi Chows. His wife's dumplings on Tuesday are to die for.

Thank lolary
St. Thomas, USVI
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2013

I loved the true funky old time bar/restaurant, and Lyman the owner and his wife Sun Yee. When wife coks dumplings and crab rangoons on Tuesday and Wednesday everyone comes in for these yummy specialties. We loved them! Breakfast great and reasonable prices. Perfect for when you get off the plane or before getting on. Great vibe, simple, and personable.

1 Thank Shreks_Mom
Portland, Oregon
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201 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2013

Green Bay Packer flags, Packer hats, and an owner from Green Bay itself make this a true island packer bar! We had 5 diff groups from WI there that random day. Lymon the owner often even has Leinies to drink (look for the red beer cozy i left). Most of the food is homemade and pretty good, esp for an... More 

2 Thank Vegandmore
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 August 2013

This is our first stop when we land in Vieques, our last stop before leaving the island.....and of course a few nice lunches during our stay. The food is delicious and Lyman is always a delight!

Thank JimTami M
Prairie Village, Kansas
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2013

Great food at the airport. The building is nothing to lay your eyes on but the food is very good and reasonable. It may have been our best food on the island. Would defiantly do it again.

Thank Wbrummer
Fountain Hills, Arizona
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 August 2013

came to vieques to do some business and decided to go to my favorite cafe. shulian has done it again. i had the crab rangoons, andthey were simply mouth watering. my friend had a red snapper fillet sandwich which was out of this world . still the best place to eat on the island

Thank Shar W
San Diego, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2013

i like the guy from green bay because im from manitowoc and he was real cool plus the food was awesome had a really good time.

Thank smoochieosmiles
Eagan, Minnesota, United States
1 review
Reviewed 11 July 2013

Isla Nena Cafe serves up some amazing food. In first look it may not look that great or even much of a cafe but the food will make you realize what an undiscovered gem this place is. The pork dumplings steamed or fried were mouth watering. Must try this place out especially if you are on Vieques.

Thank Vibhav S
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 July 2013

I was taken completely by surprise when we ordered breakfast from this lil restaurant located next to the airport at Vieques! The owner greeted us very nicely and then served some amazing freshly prepared breakfast!! We stopped here on our return too - skipped the breakfast at our resort - just for this and this time again, the food exceeded... More 

1 Thank vanzMinneapolis

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Cafe, American, Caribbean
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 06:00
07:00 - 06:00
07:00 - 06:00
07:00 - 06:00
07:00 - 10:00
07:00 - 06:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: PR-200 Km 4.0 | Vieques Airport Terminal, 00765, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  Isla de Vieques
  • Phone Number: +1 787-741-4111

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