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miX on the Beach, Vieques

Culebra, Puerto Rico, Caribbean: open-wall dining area at miX on the Beach on Vieques Island is breezy and low-lit,
W Retreat & Spa, Vieques Island
State Road 200, Km 3.2
Puerto Rico 00765
Tel: 787 741 4100's insider take:

An Alain Ducasse restaurant opening anywhere is big news. An Alain Ducasse restaurant opening on an island whose food scene basically consists of roadside stands and uninspired bar food is almost revolutionary. Located in the high-design W Retreat & Spa, miX on the Beach manages to serve up Puerto Rican haute cuisine without feeling overly buttoned up: The open-air dining room's simple wooden tables are free of fussy white linen, and the primary design element is an uninterrupted ocean view. The food has a similar ease of elegance, with inventive takes on local classics like airy bacalaitos fritters and cuttlefish pinchos. Other dishes incorporate fresh produce from the restaurant's organic garden in island versions of classics like tuna tartare (here paired with chips made from garden-grown malanga) or almond-coconut gazpacho. Every meal should end with one of the delicate ice creams or sorbets, which, depending on the day, could be anything from guayaba to mango.

Open daily 7:30 to 11 am and 6 to 10 pm.

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