Best restaurants in Culebra & Vieques

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    El Quenepo

    Upscale El Quenepo has a lovely interior and an equally delectable menu. The food is catch-of-the-day fresh – a family of seven brothers supplies the seafood – and the decor is contemporary. Specialties include whole Caribbean lobsters, mofongo made with mashed breadfruit grown in the backyard, and delicately pan-seared scallops with coconut crème fraîche and caviar. Be sure to book ahead.

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    Blac Flamingo Coffee

    For the best caffeine fix on Culebra, head to this cool, industrial-chic cafe a 10-minute walk north of Dewey, where there's everything from cappuccino to cold brew and Chemex. Then linger over breakfast or brunch – smooth avocado on crunchy toast, and the sweet-and-savory combination of scrambled eggs with French toast topped with fresh fruit garner rave reviews.

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    Coqui Fire Cafe

    This cafe lights up Isabel Segunda's foodie scene with delicious Mexican dishes served with flair. Try the carnitas (pork shoulder braised in chilies and papaya juice) or the blackened shrimp with coconut mole. The signature margarita is a hit, prepared with a dash of heat; its homemade sauces make great souvenirs. Reservations recommended.

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    Zaco's Tacos

    This hip restaurant dishes up ultrafresh Mexican fare plus a smattering of super salads. Tasty tacos include carnitas, beef and shrimp, or if you're extra hungry, order a monster burrito with all the trimmings. Enjoy your meal in the clapboard dining room or on the shady alfresco patio at the back.

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    Vibra Verde

    The menu of this great little place is bursting with healthy, organic, gluten-free and delicious fare. Opt for the organic açaí bowl, the bumper breakfast sandwich, or the quinoa salad bowl. Wash it down with strong Puerto Rican coffee or the ginger and mint limeade.

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    El Eden

    Though not remotely swanky – think plastic tables and chairs – the Caribbean-style slow food here is simply remarkable. Dishes feature creative takes on seafood and pasta; the lobster risotto and the desserts are legendary. Owners Richard and Luz greet everyone like they are long-lost friends. A special-occasion dinner choice for locals; bookings recommended.

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    Buen Provecho

    This small market has a good selection of gourmet goodies, artisanal bread, Angus-beef steaks and cheeses. Toward the back, there's a small sit-down cafe serving smoothies, breakfast dishes, high-end sandwiches and hearty salads, as well as a full bar. Takeout available. At the time of research, the owners were opening up a restaurant a couple of doors down. The menu at Gonzo's Garden – named in honor of Hunter S Thompson who stayed here back when it was the Hotel Carmen – will focus on Caribbean flavors and French techniques.

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    Restaurante Bili

    This upscale restaurant is the oldest on the malecón, with a spectacular menu of updated Caribbean classics, and a focus on seafood and fresh, local produce. Don't miss the mofongo made from cassava and served with creamy aioli. Or the punchy guava jalapeño martini. Tables and chairs were built from caoba (mahogany) trees felled by Hurricane Maria.

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    Esperanza Food Trucks

    Every weekend, food trucks set up shop at the parking lot facing El Blok at the eastern end of town. You'll find cheap, delicious eats including criollo, tacos and, of course, fritangas (fried food) – it wouldn't be street food if there weren't a few artery-blocking goodies. Enjoy your meal on the beach.

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    Tiki's Grill

    With an expansive deck and a prime spot on Hwy 250 overlooking the bay, Tiki's Grill serves the island's biggest, juiciest burgers in 20 different ways. Think classic (cheeseburger, bacon burger, chili burger) to creative (the 'Blue Moon' with Gorgonzola and sautéed mushrooms or the 'Piono' with plantains and chilis). All patties come with hand-cut fries.

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    Vieques Food Park

    For the finest Puerto Rican and criollo food on the island, head to this two-truck food park behind the gas station off Hwy 200. Early risers can snap up all kinds of coffee and sweet breakfast treats from Rincón del Café until 11am, while Rincón del Sabor offers more savory fare; think ribs, arepas, mofongo and more.

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    Susie's

    Beautifully presented gourmet Puerto Rican fare, this Culebra favorite curates a rotating collection of crowd-pleasing dishes, including fresh seafood such as lobster, mahi-mahi and snapper, as well as top-notch steak. Just past the airport, the restaurant channels a hacienda vibe, with both indoor and outdoor seating.

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    Gracias, De Nada

    A stone's throw from the entrance of Vieques National Wildlife Refuge, this small and friendly food truck packs a big flavor punch. Don't miss the bumper double burgers topped with secret sauce, delicious dogs, substantial subs and hand-cut fries.

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    Lizzy's Lunch Box

    From the parking lot at the eastern end of the strip, Lizzy serves up insanely good tacos: fish, vegetable, chicken, shrimp and out-of-this-world lobster. Go early – when they're gone, they're gone.

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    Panadería La Viequense

    If it’s breakfast you’re after, this is the place for early eggs or hangover-obscuring coffee. If you miss the 11am cutoff, you can feast instead on decent baked goods and sandwiches. Service is no-nonsense and fast, the decor clean and modern, and the clientele local with a smattering of in-the-know tourists. Don’t miss its photo gallery of early-20th-century Vieques.

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    Dinghy Dock

    The giant tarpon that swim right up to this open-sided waterfront restaurant put on quite a show. The buzzy bar and seafood are other reasons to come here – just-caught mahi-mahi and snapper are joined by crab cakes and shrimp salads. Steak makes a great alternative. All round, the flavors are refreshingly bold. Conga drummers shake things up on Saturday nights.

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    Sand Bar

    The best pizza and calzones on the island emerge from this laid-back joint's wood-fired brick oven, with signature and creative specials on the menu. They also cook up fiery chicken wings and stuffed pretzels. BYOB and eat alfresco in the yard, or get it to go and snag a bench along the malecón.

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    Tin Box

    At this popular open-air restaurant in the middle of the island, the menu focuses on sushi and BBQ (ask for a side of mac 'n' cheese). Its seafood is caught or flown in daily and many of its veggies are sourced locally, often from the organic kitchen garden. Wash it all down with a watermelon cocktail.

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    Taverna

    This simple place serves authentic Italian fare, including superb brick-oven, thin-crust pizza with a host of toppings. The wedge salad is a winner, there's a good range of pasta dishes too. End the meal with the crème brûlée of the day; perhaps lavender. Come for the great food, not the decor.

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    Heather's

    In the center of town, Heather’s is Culebra's go-to pizza parlor (along with pasta and subs) and a popular hangout at night. It gets busy in high season but you can wait at the bar. The daily happy hour runs from 3pm to 6pm.