El Quenepo, Esperanza
Esperanza , Vieques
Tel: 787 741 1215
Concierge.com's insider take:
Ask for a dinner recommendation in Vieques, and chances are you'll hear El Quenepo come up again and again. With good reason. This restaurant on the main drag of sleepy Esperanza has a formal atmosphere with an arcade of wooden doors thrown open to sunset views of the malecón. Inside, it's all candlelight and white tablecloth romance. The menu reflects what was caught offshore or picked up at the markets that day: spiny lobster garnished with basil from the backyard garden, perhaps, or a grilled Caesar salad with romaine lettuce from a co-op farm on mainland Puerto Rico. The restaurant partners with local fishers and farmers—it doesn't get much fresher than that.—Colleen Clark
Opens Tuesdays through Sundays at 5 pm.