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Ernest & Fidel Cafe

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Rhine road 66 | Porto Cupecoy, Cupecoy Bay, St. Maarten-St. Martin
+1 721-581-8015
16:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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Kansas City, Missouri
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Recently stayed in Cupecoy Bay, and ate at this restaurant. Excellent service. The tapas latter appetizer is a must have. We walked in without a reservation, but it wouldn't be a bad idea to make one. Would definitely eat here again!

Thank AmySP
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I returned to this lovely restaurant and tried the chicken fajitas. They come from the kitchen sizzling, with really tasty flavors in the meat and many sides to lather over the tortilla. My family tried the chicken a la Mexicana and the New York steak. Loved every mouthful and even asked for the recipe!! So good. Try one of their... More 

Thank 400doctorb
Tampa, Florida
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130 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

this place is attractively designed with a nice patio. We had the ceviche in the pineapple boat. Excellent. Other meals were sub par- tuna was undercooked, steak wasn't enjoyed by two in our party. Service was slow and inattentive. I waited 15 minutes for my first drink and was told she forgot it, got it 10 minutes later without apology.... More 

Thank TravelMasterGreg
Ernest F, Owner at Ernest & Fidel Cafe, responded to this review

Dear TravelMaster 6456, I want to sincerely apologize for the unpleasant incident you had at our restaurant a few days ago. Your comments were most troubling but I want to unequivocally thank you for bringing this to my attention. Without your feedback I might never have known of it. It is our highest priority to provide our guests with an... More 

New Jersey
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21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Even gouge told by waitstaff that please order appetizers because kitchen is overwhelmed still waited over 35 minutes for appetizers. Good mind you but with kids difficult to have them starve. Once out food was good, they need to hire sous chefs to help new Chilean chef to get food out

Thank Marcella N
Ernest F, Owner at Ernest & Fidel Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Marcella, Thank you for letting us know about your experience at our restaurant on December 29th, 2016. We are very sorry that we did not meet your expectations and did not live up to our own high standards. We want you to know that we value your comments and will take whatever steps are necessary to ensure that incidences... More 

New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The location is charming and quiet. It is enough away from the tourist spots on the island that makes you feel comfortable and somewhat removed from the many visitors to St. Martin. The service was impeccable and enthusiastic. The chef is a master of Latin American dishes in an innovative but at the same time classic manner. There is ample... More 

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Westfield, NJ
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

This restaurant has always been good but the new chef, Rodrigo, has taken its cuisine to dizzying heights! A charming wait staff, a charismatic owner and a great kitchen make this a must stop. The cerviche served in a pineapple is easily the best cerviche I have ever had. Roy Konray

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New Jersey
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73 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

I was a little skeptical about this restaurant with the limited menu, but thank goodness it was limited because that means they take extra care in preparing and serving what they do offer. EVERY dish we ordered was fantastic and flavorful. The service was prompt and the staff was friendly and accommodating. It was a magical dinner on our last... More 

Thank Marialice N
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

This has to be one of the best restaurants in St. Maarten. Affordable Luxtury Dining. You will thank me. Best food on the Island with wonderful service and beautiful atmosphere

Thank Susan K
Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

We are there 3 nights ago and were wonderfully satisfied. Are the steak chimmichura and the meat was butter! Great service and decent prices. Highly recommended

Thank Sandra S
Charlotte, North Carolina
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423 reviews
242 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Once we got our food it was amazing. There was only 6 other tables being served and it took 45 minutes to get dinner from the time of ordering. Along the way we were giving 1 chip and salsa. (Yes one chip). I ordered the Cuban pork and it was very good! Wife enjoyed her Mahi Mahi. Nice little restaurant... More 

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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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$33
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rhine road 66 | Porto Cupecoy, Cupecoy Bay, St. Maarten-St. Martin
  • Location: Caribbean  >  St. Maarten-St. Martin  >  Sint Maarten  >  Cupecoy Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 721-581-8015
Ernest & Fidel is a Cuban themed Cafe, However, our cuisine is LATIN AMERICAN serving the most typical dishes from Chile, Colombia, Peru, Cuba, Mexico and Puerto Rico.

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