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Ernest & Fidel Cafe

Rhine road 66 | Porto Cupecoy, Cupecoy Bay, St. Maarten-St. Martin
+1 721-581-8015
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good19%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Rhine road 66 | Porto Cupecoy, Cupecoy Bay, St. Maarten-St. Martin
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Reviewed 8 January 2017

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!

2  Thank AmySP
Reviewed 7 January 2017

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....More

1  Thank 400doctorb
Reviewed 6 January 2017 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...More

1  Thank TravelMasterGreg
Ernest F, Owner at Ernest & Fidel Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2017

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...More

Reviewed 29 December 2016 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...More

1  Thank Marcella N
Ernest F, Owner at Ernest & Fidel Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2017

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...More

Reviewed 28 December 2016

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...More

Thank tipdreitz
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...More

Thank MisterKofWestfield
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...More

Thank Marialice N
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
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
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...More

Thank PhatPatW
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16 February 2016|
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Response from Felipe G | Property representative |
HI there, thank you so much for stopping by. Yes, we're undergoing a minor renovation. We will reopen on Feb 24th. A week from today . . . so we'll see you in March. Have a great day. The E&F Team!!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids, View, Child-friendly
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
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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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