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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
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16:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2016 via mobile

Great vibes, my boyfriend and I had lunch at E & F. The owner and his daughter were so nice. The food was absolutely delicious. The best I've had in a long time. The fruit juice was so refreshing. I recommend this cafe to anyone looking to eat good food in a friendly and relaxing environment 😌

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Thank Claire E
Hagerstown, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2016

We have eaten here twice for diner and both times have thoroughly enjoyed our meal and the dining experience, The Mojito is the best I have found on the island and the prices are very reasonable. We will certainly return on our next trip.

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Lake Mary, Florida
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2016

Our group had been looking forward to eating Cuban food at Ernesto & Fidel's and found it difficult to understand when they are open - we spoke to the owner on a Saturday night and said we would be in the next day for dinner only to find the restaurant closed. Why didn't he tell us? We drove over from... More 

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Columbia, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2016

Still the best overall restaurant in St Martin! Breakfast, lunch, and dinner! They go out of their way to make us feel welcome - and even make special breakfasts for our group!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2016

Not hampered by time constraints we decided to have a late breakfast at Ernest & Fidel at Puerto Cupecoy. We were greeted in a friendly manner and seated, although not for long as rain decided to be a spoiler. We moved in order not to get wet and ordered smoothies and juices to start wth. While enjoying our drinks we... More 

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Carmel, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2015 via mobile

Fantastic friendly service to start! Each and everything we had was perfect! Went with the White Fin Tuna awesome, flavorful, perfectly cooked! Others had salads, eggs Benedict and coconut shrimp with Fries, not one complaint among the 6 of us!! We will be back for sure!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2015

We ended up at Ernest and Fidel by accident...one of those weird nights where traffic reroutes you in the opposite direction (we were headed to Simpson Bay from Cupecoy and ended up turning back because of an accident on the road). Walking into Porto Cupecoy, we decided to have a look at all of the various menus before deciding....however, we... More 

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Port Antonio, Jamaica
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2015

We had the Cuban and shrimp fajitas, as well as the Ropa Veija. The meat is richly flavored, and the chef nicely accommodated one request for no garlic. The mojitos are excellent, but be forewarned -- they take a while to prepare! Decorations were fun, and of course the plaza is lovely to look out on. The staff is quite... More 

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Glendale, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2015 via mobile

We visit the island every year and always have lunch here once or twice for the past 6 years. The owner remembers us and always is very welcoming. Ask about his famous singer mom from Columbia! We especially love the Patacons, Arepas and the Cuban sandwich. We never found Patacons in L.A. and they are amazing!

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Goshen, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2015

WE visited for cocktails and appetizers in the late afternoon. Charming little café in the beautiful plaza od Porto Cupecoy. Had some of the best ceviche ever. Many Cuban dishes and entertainment every evening after 7.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$33
Meals
Dinner
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, Romantic, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
16:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 22:00
Thursday
16:00 - 22:00
Friday
16:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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
Description
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?