Vieques Restaurants

Old May 22nd, 2007, 10:56 AM
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Vieques Restaurants

We will be in Vieques this Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Wednesday night we are eating at Uva for my birthday, and I'm trying to decide on Thursday and Friday. I would like to eat at Chez Shack one of those nights - which night would be more lively? Do I need reservations there for this time of year? For the other night, I am torn between BBH at the Bravo Beach Hotel or Cafe Media Luna. Your thoughts? And do I need reservations for either of those? Thanks!
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Old May 22nd, 2007, 11:22 AM
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My wife and I were in Vieques a couple of years ago and had a great meal at Cafe Media Luna. Highly recommended.

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Old May 22nd, 2007, 02:44 PM
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Becca,

Happy Birthday!!The 23rd?? If so, that is also my Birthday!

We will be in Vieques June 14-19th!

I am counting the days!!

Have fun!

Christie
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Old May 22nd, 2007, 03:17 PM
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Chez Shack is closed for the season. Probably no reservations required. I have not eaten at Media Luna. Meals at BBH are more like tapas, which are very good, but quite expensive. Have a cocktail outside at the Palms with Renee. A bartender who the locals tend to follow her around to the different spots she works.
Check out the dinner menu at Mamasonga. Everything homemade and made to order. Some great seafood dinners, wonderful sauces. Monday night is italian night. Sunday prime rib. Have fun.
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Old May 22nd, 2007, 06:40 PM
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I had an excellent dinner at the Island Steakhouse at the Crow's Nest. For the quality and the location, it was reasonably priced.
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Old May 22nd, 2007, 07:19 PM
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We were in Vieques a couple of weeks ago. We loved Mamasanga in Isabel Segundo - we had dinner there our first night, and went back for lunch twice. It's not fancy, and is a small place, but the food is terrific - their seafood stew is amazing! Our server (Pam) was very friendly and helpful, she waited on us each time. The other restaurant that we really liked was El Quenepo in Esperanza - it has a lovely atmosphere, and the food was excellent. The service was very good there, as well.
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Old May 24th, 2007, 05:59 AM
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Becca, please do get back to us with your comments when you get a chance. We'll be there in a few months and would appreciate the advice.
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Old May 24th, 2007, 05:11 PM
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Thanks for all the great responses! Christie, yes, my birthday is the 23rd, too - I had a great one, and I hope you did!!! We just got back from a great meal at Cafe Media Luna. Last night was Uva - wonderful! We tried to go to Chez Shack tonight and discovered they are closed for the season - oh well. Tomorrow night the plan is BBH. I'll post a trip report when I get back.
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Old May 24th, 2007, 06:04 PM
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Chez Shack has been closed for at least a month now. Island STeakhouse is also closed, but their bar restaurant, El Jardin, is still open and had good food in a nice and casual setting. Hope you are having a great time. Have you made it to the beaches??
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Old May 26th, 2007, 08:04 AM
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I'm ondering how your portions were at Cafe Media Luna. Our dinner was very good there (except for my dessert) but the portions were small!
Looking forward to your trip report.
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Old May 26th, 2007, 08:05 AM
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That should read "I'm wondering...".
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My husband and I are returning to Vieques. Our dining experiences weren't too memorable last year and the prices weren't "cheap". Our best meals were at Trade Winds. I'd appreciate some recommendations from people who have recently returned. We found the best food to be at Trade Winds. We plan to make reservations and go to the BBQ at Chez Shack on Mon. night. Any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated! We are staying at Hacienda Tamarindo. I heard that Island Adventures (bio-bay tour) now serves Mexican food. Has anybody eaten there for a quick bite? Thanks for any suggestions.
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Old Feb 4th, 2008, 10:24 AM
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putch29m, We ate at the mexican restaurant after our Island Adventures bio bay tour (the tour was wonderful) when we were there last May. The best thing I can say about that restaurant is that it was convenient, since we didn't have to go anywhere after we returned, and we were hungry. The food, however, was distinctly unmemorable. We like mexican food, and this was pretty bland. They did have several flavors of their own hot sauce at the table, so we tried the various sauces, that helped a little. It would definitely not be my first choice of places to eat.
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Old Feb 4th, 2008, 11:39 AM
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sara-i thought it might be good for a "snack". we usually arrive on vieques around 5;30 p.m. on cape air so we just walk down to inn on the blue horizon and grab a bite of "real food". thanks for your review.
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Old Feb 4th, 2008, 08:11 PM
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putch, when do you leave? My husband and I were thinking about returning to the Hacienda Tamarindo sometime this year for a long weekend since San Juan is a nonstop flight from our local airport. I look forward to reading your trip report upon your return.
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Old Feb 5th, 2008, 06:05 AM
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we will be there feb. 15-22. i know we won't be returning to brava beach for a meal since that was a rip off; expensive, mediocre food and service with an attitude. we liked Trade Winds but no other restaurant was fabulous. the breakfasts at hacienda tamarindo were terrific but we're still looking for "good" food on the island. we'll try chez shack BBQ on monday night. other than that, we're open for suggestions. media luna got mixed reviews but everyone agreed on it being expensive. Island Steakhouse was okay. El Quenepo was pretty good and had a nice feel of being a local place but we didn't love it.
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We had a fabulous dinner at Blue Macaw in Isabel 2 just recently- go on Tuesday night if you can, they get all their fresh produce and fish on Tuesday mornings
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HELP! we leave in a week and i haven't heard from many of you regarding places to have dinner!
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I didn't get back online in time to help you out with restaurants, there are a few new ones lately. Hopefully you spoke with someone on the island who recommended LaCampesena, wonderful outdoor dining, sort of feels like you are in the jungle. Great food, the chocolate brownie waffle with icecream is to die for!
Please post a TR!!
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We second La Campesina. The setting is so romantic, the food and drinks are great, and it was our favorite restaurant in Puerto Rico, hands down.
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