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El Quenepo

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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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.
US$15 - US$40
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
American, Caribbean, Contemporary, Puerto Rican, Latin, Seafood
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
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This restaurant is fantastic!! Our server Yamil was one of the best servers I have ever had. Everything was timed perfectly we never felt like we waited to long or were rushed. The food runners knew exactly where the platters went, they never approached our...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank lottsoflove
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had the most delicious meal. Excellent service and attentive staff. The owner even stopped to chat with us. A memorable and flavorful experience. ❤️❤️❤️

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Kom56
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We came by boat and as soon we got on the dock , the locals were saying this was the best place to eat on island. So true ! Vieques is lucky to have this level of fine dining/food! We came in late after a...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Trixtravels
Reviewed 4 days ago

We were delighted that EQ reopened in time for our most recent trip in early January. We certainly missed them being opened last season, but completely understandable. The remodel post Maria is beautiful, and the food is still the best on the island. Kate and...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Mike B
Reviewed 6 days ago

We went on one of their first nights being re-opened. The hostess was kind of rude. We had a 3YO with us and she thought he was going to be sitting on my lap and wouldn't bring us an extra chair until she spoke with...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank jdubswifey
KateVieques, Owner at El Quenepo, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Our sincerest apologies that your experience was not satisfactory. The hostess thought you were asking for a high chair. We do not have high chairs available but we do have wonderful chairs that can accommodate a car seat or a booster seat. We love having...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was excellent. Loved the grilled octopus appetizer, the local fish special (grouper), and butterscotch pot de creme. Everybody in our family really liked their orders.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank onalbemarle
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have missed EQ post hurricane María, but they are back and better than ever. Kate and her husband Scott are always great hosts and the newly remodeled restaurant is looking great. We brought our adult children and their friends for a wonderful dinner. Great...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank ScottR384
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Restaurant El Quenepo has been a favorite for years. Severely damaged from Hurricane Maria, the owners Kate and Scott worked hard on renovations and have exceeded the previous ambiance. The food is still the wonderful combination of local ingredients with a flair. Fresh, delicious.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank MujerDelMar
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They had only reopened a few days before we ate there but you would never have known it. The food and staff were both wonderful. We did not feel rushed even though it was very full and busy. Our fish was cooked perfectly. It is...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank sarawM5890CW
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Possibly we had our expectations set too high for the restaurant. We spent $400 for 6 people and yet food was definitely not perfect. My naan was burned and the goat marsala had so many shattered bones in it, it was like eating in a...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Kindal H
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Lynn A
August 13, 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.
November 25, 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.
April 9, 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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