Top 10 restaurants in Esperanza, Puerto Rico

September 22, 2017 Jasper Kershner

Discover the best restaurant in Esperanza, Puerto Rico including El Quenepo, Bananas, Isla Nena Cafe, The Trade Winds Guesthouse & Restaurant, Belly Buttons, Bili, Duffy's, La Dulce Esperanza, La Viequense Deli, Tito Bloque
Things to do in Esperanza

1. El Quenepo

148 Calle Flamboyan, Esperanza 00765-4005, Puerto Rico Takeout, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards American, Caribbean, Contemporary, Puerto Rican, Latin, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner HK$118 - HK$314 +1 787-741-1215
Excellent
69%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 930 reviews

El Quenepo

Fine dining located on the waterfront in Esperanza. Innovative cuisine with lots of flavors. Featured items include fresh local seafood, specialty cocktails, and local greens. Vegan and vegetarian items also available.

Reviewed By nicolausinboston - Boston, Massachusetts

I don't understand the good reviews for this place. The food is good until we received a rare piece of pork that was severely undercooked. We turned it back and the owner promptly informed us that there were articles written 10 years ago how red pork is ok to eat (isn't the customer always right?). She then proceeded to say to order another meal as she didn't want us to be hungry. Assuming that would be comped we complied and were charged for everything and further harassed by staff when questioning why we were being charged for their mistake. Worst experience in a restaurant I have ever had in my life (they threatened to call the police when we refused to pay for their mistake as well saying that this is the Spanish police and you don't want to mess with them). What a joke.

2. Bananas

Cond Flamboyan | Esperanza, 00907-1047, Puerto Rico Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Caribbean, Latin, Bar, Seafood, Puerto Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$63 - HK$149 +1 787-741-8700
Excellent
55%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 789 reviews

Bananas

Bananas is known as the "Island Meeting Place". We are on island time, which means no worry, no hassle. People from all over come here to drink, eat and people watch. So come on in and have a beer...how about a frozen pina colada? Whatever your poison, let our friendly servers be your host. Want a burger? We have the best burgers in the Caribbean. We also have great wings, huge salads, new vegetarian and vegan entrees and more. We are happy to announce that we have expanded the outside Seating area for your enjoyment. New menu items, new drinks and new Seating make Bananas your new “old favorite hangout”. Come join us for happy hour Thursday nights UPSTAIRS from 5-7pm: free snacks and a chance to win your bar tab…what could be better?

Reviewed By walter_sch - Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

Place was destroyed but completely redone. Friendly staff and reasonable prices. Offers many choices on the menu. Highly recommend.

3. Isla Nena Cafe

PR-200 Km 4.0 | Vieques Airport Terminal, 00765, Puerto Rico Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Cafe, American Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks HK$94 +1 787-741-4111
Excellent
76%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 206 reviews

Isla Nena Cafe

Dont Forget Our Full Bar Before U Fly!

Reviewed By Algebra - Maplewood, NJ

Somehow trying to avoid watching the inauguration I ended up here - eating delicious fried pork dumplings watching the stupid inauguration. Delicious dumplings - place is pretty overpriced but after snorkeling at Mosquito Pier their cold beer and really good dumplings hit the spot. Also stopped for breakfast - while guy is super nice and there is no other option just know - two egg sandwiches and a Dixie Cup sized coffee was $19. But Lyman is nice (Green Bay fan I think) and there are parrots.

4. The Trade Winds Guesthouse & Restaurant

107 Calle Flamboyan, 00765-4003, Puerto Rico Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available Caribbean, Seafood, Puerto Rican, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night +1 787-741-8666
Excellent
42%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
7%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 508 reviews

The Trade Winds Guesthouse & Restaurant

Reviewed By miggy2016 - Norwich, New York

Dinner tonight at Trade Winds was great from start to finish. The outdoor Seating gives you a fantastic view of the Esperanza harbor and the Malecon. Staff is outgoing, friendly and offers great advice regarding menu options. The menu is quite extensive and truly offers something for everyone. We enjoyed the conch fritter appetizer, a local favorite. My husband said his whole yellowtail snapper was the best he's had on the island. My daughter and I enjoyed the sea scallops but I felt $28 was a bit overpriced as we each got 3 scallops. :( The flourless chocolate cake was a-ma-zing!!! Overall a great meal with a fantastic view. Would recommend and also return.

5. Belly Buttons

62 Calle Flamoboyan | Esperanza, 00907, Puerto Rico Television, Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available, Highchairs Available American, Caribbean, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 787-741-3336
Excellent
36%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
6%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 589 reviews

Belly Buttons

Reviewed By Jorge R - Mayaguez, Puerto Rico

Great breakfast, but most of all GREAT service! We were greeted by Joe (known locally as "Barefoot Joe") who really went out of his way to making sure that everthing was ok on a rainy morning. Great french toasts and coffee was really good which had refill. My wife loved the breakfast potatoes. More on the pricey side but definitely would recommend.

6. Bili

Amapola Inn, 144 Calle Flamboyan | Esperanza, Puerto Rico Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Spanish, Puerto Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +1 787-741-1382
Excellent
59%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 762 reviews

Bili

Reviewed By weijers1 - Franklin, Tennessee

Food was ok..fish tacos were really good actually, server was nice..I just felt like the place had a pretentious vibe to it.We do not serve fish tacos, please check that you are not confusing restaurants,a couple of places very near us do, thanks

7. Duffy's

Cond Flamboyan | Esperanza, 00907-1047, Puerto Rico Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available American, Caribbean, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Puerto Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night +1 787-741-7000
Excellent
34%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
5%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 922 reviews

Duffy's

Reviewed By Zitroleiram - Puerto Rico

I tried to look for a good meal at this place, but the options weren't great. Mostly it has sandwiches and burgers. I ordered rice and beans it was even cold and with none puertorrican tastes. It wasn't a great option to have a great meal. In the outside the place looks great but you go in, its not so good looking.

8. La Dulce Esperanza

Cond El Almendro, 00907-3451, Puerto Rico Takeout Breakfast
Excellent
57%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 27 reviews

La Dulce Esperanza

Reviewed By AndyCappNorway - Lillesand, Norway

Simple looking place with good quality bread in the mornings and equally good no-frills pizza in the evening. Had a local feel and character, although several jeeps with americans stop by all the time.

9. La Viequense Deli

Calle Antonio Mellado | Isabel Segunda, Puerto Rico Takeout, Seating Cafe, Puerto Rican Breakfast +1 787-741-8213
Excellent
55%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 188 reviews

La Viequense Deli

Reviewed By travelwiz13 - United States

Affordably priced -- by Vieques standards -- cafe and bakery with a large air conditioned Seating area. Decent espresso-based coffee drinks. Lots of choice of egg dishes, served with fresh bread, or Latin-style sandwiches (think ham, cheese, pork, etc.). Service isn't fast, but efficient enough. Probably one of the top places to grab coffee, breakfast or a Sandwich to go on the island. Nice mix of tourists and Puerto Ricans.

10. Tito Bloque

Calle Acacia | Esperanza, Puerto Rico Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol Caribbean, Seafood, Puerto Rican Lunch, Dinner
Excellent
47%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
2%
Terrible
10%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 38 reviews

Tito Bloque

Reviewed By SoniaBendt - New York City, New York

This non- assuming outdoor type place is a must visit --- especially for lunch or early dinner.
I love love the tasty pastelillos. Yesterday we went and ordered them and then took them to the beach. Crabmeat filled types but they have different ones. Also love their shrimp salad. Casual place but don't let it fool you. It is authentic and home cooked! Small place with a relaxed atmosphere.

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