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Carambola Restaurant

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Caribbean, Puerto Rican
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Carr. 996 Km. 4.3, Bo. Puerto Real | Blue Horizon Boutique Resort, 00765, Puerto Rico
+1 787-741-3318
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17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The service was too slow. Waited almost 1 hour for the orders. The seafood was not fresh at all. The lobster smells disgusting. Over priced. Flies were all over the place. Tips were automatically added. Do not come here for food. Very disappointed!

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Thank Wei W
Northern Virginia, Virginia
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

We were the only couple dining in the restaurant - probably because it was a weeknight during the low season. While the server was nice, he wasn't familiar with the food or wine selections and wasn't of the caliber we expected at a restaurant with this setting and at those prices. We were presented with an extensive wine list, but... More 

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Thank J M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

My gf and I went to Vieques on our week long Puerto Rico island hoping adventure. We had the Guava French toast which was amazing and we loved it so much we came back the next morning for some more. Unfortunately, it took 45+ minutes to receive our order and we were the only ones there. Our orders came out... More 

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Thank Megan M
Puerto Rico
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

I was staying at another hotel and decided to visit Carambola for breakfast. We ended up getting the guava French toast, once we tried them we ended up returning 3 mornings in a row for breakfast. Additionally their coffee was the best we had during our week stay in Vieques

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Thank 10Stops
Miguel H, Guest Relations Manager at Carambola Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for allowing us to serve you! So glad you enjoyed your stay and we are looking forward to seeing you again! More 

Durham, New Hampshire
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198 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

Some reviews loved the food but hated the service. Maybe it's slow in the restaurant but in the bar area (same menu), Tamara and Alex work very hard and deliver the goods. I may be harder to please than some but found the food definitely worth a visit but not spectacular. Tha calamari were prepared expertly but the batter was... More 

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Thank B F H
nathashabonet, Digital Marketing & Social Media at Carambola Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi! Thank you so much for taking the time to review us. We work very hard to make our clients happy and appreciate your feedback. We're glad to hear that Alex and Tamara we're very helpful and friendly to you. Once again, thank you. More 

New Hampshire
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016

We've been visiting Vieques annually since 2009. We have all of our favorite spots that we like to hit. But Carambola located at the Inn on Blue Horizon continues to be our favorite place to eat on the island. It's the one place we go back to multiple times per trip. The setting is absolutely beautiful. The breakfasts are fantastic.... More 

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Thank elliott13
nathashabonet, Digital Marketing & Social Media at Carambola Restaurant, responded to this review

Wow! What a great review! We're so happy that you love our restaurant. It makes us so happy to have customers like you. Our satisfaction is your happiness. We're looking forward to keep having you in Carambola Restaurant. It's an honor! Thank you for all the support during all this years. More 

Isla de Vieques, Puerto Rico
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105 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016

Although I am generally leery of special prix fixe meals, my husband booked dinner at Carambola on Valentines Day. They had a special for $45 a person. This meal was as good, if not better, than any meal I have had on Vieques. Both the steak and lobster were perfectly cooked and the root vegetable mash just delicious. The only... More 

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Thank MujerDelMar
nathashabonet, Digital Marketing & Social Media at Carambola Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi from Carambola Restaurant! Thanks for taking the time to write us a review. We're so happy that you loved your Valentine's dinner with us. Chef Xandra is a very talented chef from Vieques. We hope to have you back again! More 

Herndon, Virginia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016

We thought the dinner would be amazing based on the setting, but drinks were below average, food mediocre ( even the mofungo was poor, dry, and tasteless). The lighting way too bright for evening with no candles on the table The waitress was very sweet and we felt sorry for her because it wasn't her fault, but nothing good to... More 

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nathashabonet, Digital Marketing & Socia Media at Carambola Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Robert! Thanks for taking the time to review us. We're so sad to hear that you didn't enjoyed our restaurant. We value our customer's opinion that's why we assure you that your we will present your point of view not only to our chef, but also to management. Chef Xandra López is a very well known and talented chef... More 

Houston, Texas
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82 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2016 via mobile

We were very happy with our experience at Carambola. We opted to eat in the bar and found the service to be good, maybe a little inexperienced but willing and friendly. The food was fantastic. We had the tuna tartar which was served in delightfully crispy plantain cups. The Caprese salad was very good with a generous amount of mozzarella... More 

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Thank Susan K
nathashabonet, Digital Marketing & Social Media at Carambola Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Susan! Thanks for taking the time to write us a review. We're very happy to hear that you loved the food of Carambola Restaurant. Chef Xandra is simply amazing. Looking forward to have you back one day! More 

Toronto
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109 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2016

The food at Carambola is good but the view is the real draw. It is breathtaking. The atmosphere is very soothing from the cooling breeze on the terrace to the plantation style furnishings. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal. The driveway to the resort, however, really needs work.

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Thank Daverblond
nathashabonet, Digital Marketing & Social Media at Carambola Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi from Carambola Restaurant! Thanks for taking the time to write us a review. We're very happy that you enjoyed your time with us at Carambola. Certainly, the ocean view from our restaurant is breathtaking. In the other hand, we're going to be addressing your concern about the driveway to the management. Once again, thanks for visiting us. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Caribbean, Puerto Rican
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Full Bar, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, View
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Carr. 996 Km. 4.3, Bo. Puerto Real | Blue Horizon Boutique Resort, 00765, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  Isla de Vieques
  • Phone Number: +1 787-741-3318
Description
If you have ever enjoyed the rich variety of the Caribbean flavors you will surely find yourself in culinary heaven. Exquisite dining in tropical tranquility in front of the ocean. Our Executive Chef Xandra delights herself in providing you with a colorful and flavorful palate of exquisite dishes infused with that wonderful tropical flair that will challenge you to stay away from the kitchen. We have breakfast, lunch and dinner! Carambola, also known as Star Fruit, was created to provide exceptional cuisine to both guest and patrons alike. The restaurant is located at The Blue Horizon Boutique Resort which is set on 54 acres of over front property. The location of the resort offers a true Caribbean atmosphere which is complemented by our new age cuisine.

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