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Calle Antonio G Mellado, Puerto Rico
+1 787-741-1434
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75 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Every weekday you can have authentic local hot lunch food which is well prepared and affordable. I am always reassured to know our island functions well when I go to Shawnaa and have a delicious lunch. Thank you .

Thank ptOmi
San Diego, California
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

I knew I was in for some good food when I opened the door and smelled the most amazing aromas. For $8-9, you get a huge plate of food served from the lunch bar. I had the polla asado and yellow rice and beans. It's only open M-F 10am-2pm and every day, there are some same and some different items... More 

Thank Donna K
Cleburne, TX
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75 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

This place was recommended to us by several locals for authentic Puerto Rican food. It was good...not great though. They give you lots of food! The place isn't very big but we enjoyed sitting outside in their little outdoor area.

Thank mtfrost81
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56 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016

I am still going to Shawnas. It never disappoints. I buy lunch and have it for dinner. and the people there are friendly and welcoming. I fell like they appreciate my business.

Thank frankipoo
Amherst, New York
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

This is a great place to have lunch. Try the bistec ensebollado - was one of the best I've had! Excellent find - and minutes from the beaches. It is well worth a trip.

Thank Z3058TGjosea
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 May 2016

A neighborhood lunch place in Isabella. The food was simple and delicious. They do not serve alcohol.

Thank tom g
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56 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2016

no matter what I get here it is good. great rice and beans. roasted chicken, ribs, Amarillo...eat in or take out. this is a great place for local cuisine. great portions too

Thank frankipoo
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2016

this is a whole in the wall where you can eat under $10 and great street food. Menu is very fresh and changes daily. eat like a local. they do not have a liquor licence so you can B.O.B. this place is a traditional cafeteria for the local by the local. No pretention, food is grand ma type of cooking.... More 

Thank FrenchinSanJuan
Richmond, California
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2016

This is a lunch place with limited hours (Mon-Fri, 10am-2pm), but definitely worth it for flavor and budget. They have a set menu of rotating daily dishes. We found that the portions were generous enough that two of us shared the special - which includes arroz, beans (habichuelas), and a salad or platanos maduros (amarillos) along with the meat and... More 

1 Thank Wade M
Arlington, VA, USA
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182 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2015 via mobile

Not many places where you can get this quality of food for $10 per person. The roast chicken was good. The bacalao was the best dish.

Thank Francisco M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Caribbean, Puerto Rican
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Antonio G Mellado, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  Isla de Vieques
  • Phone Number: +1 787-741-1434

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