Vieques and Culebra Restaurants

El Quenepo

  • 148 Calle Flamboyan Map It
  • Esperanza
  • Eclectic
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 10/12/2015

Fodor's Review

This elegant yet unpretentious spot brings fine dining and a touch of class to the Esperanza waterfront. Six stable doors on a powder-blue building open to ocean views. The menu, which changes yearly, features local herbs and fruits such as quenepas and breadfruit in artfully prepared dishes that owners Scott and Kate Cole call "fun, funky island food." Scott is the chef, known for seafood specials highlighting the daily catch; Kate is the consummate hostess. Start with the popular grilled Caesar salad followed by sensational mofongo stuffed with shrimp and lobster in sweet-and-spicy criollo sauce. There's a large wine list, and the sangria is delicious. Lucky walk-ins can grab a seat at the more casual high bar tables, but for a true experience, make a reservation.

Restaurant Information

Address:

148 Calle Flamboyan, Esperanza, Vieques, 00765, Puerto Rico

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Phone:

787-741–1215

Restaurant Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Closed Sun. No lunch
  • Reservations essential

Published 10/12/2015

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