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El Caobo

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Caribbean, Puerto Rican
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C. Luis Munoz Marin | Dewey, Puerto Rico
+1 787-742-3532
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4 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I went to El Caobo while visiting Culebra after reading the review about the flan. The restaurant is run by a man, Marco, who took our order and ran the bar while his wife cooked. It was a Friday night but we were the only people in there. Marco said that he is retired and runs this... More 

Thank Allie C
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2016

A local told us about this hidden gem. We had been told that she made the best flan so we initially came to try the flan. She was out but said she would have more flan on Monday. We returned on Monday for the flan and boy was it worth it! Best I have ever had!!! Also, try the garlic... More 

1 Thank luvleerenee2016
Kalamazoo, Michigan
Level Contributor
83 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

This is definitely a local place. It's cash only, and you should expect a wait of 45-50 minutes for food. It may be a bit of a wait, but it's worth well worth it. I recommend a beer or a $4 full glass of wine while you wait (your options are red or white). The owner, Marco, seems a little... More 

1 Thank AR4024
Beaufort, South Carolina
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2016

We like local, regional food, but it's not easy to find. El Caobo is as close as you are going to come to it on Culebra. We heard about this place from a gringo who has lived on the island for the past 2 years. It seats 14 people. You are met by the husband (he gave me 2 different... More 

1 Thank brooks1957
Cape May, New Jersey
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51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2016 via mobile

I give such a high rating because of the total experience. A husband and wife run the three table and small bar and restaurant. If you want to be catered to and are in a hurry, this would probably not work. However, if you want to hang out and chat about pretty much anything and feel like you've been transported... More 

2 Thank Edward D
Albany, New York
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39 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

It is a small restaurant with simple and basic seating arrangements. The owner takes the orders and serves the food while his wife cooks in a little attached kitchen. They have ample choices for drinks. Food menu is not too big as I believe everything is made from scratch once you order. It is fresh. The food tastes wonderful. But... More 

2 Thank Srz9
Alexandria, VA
Level Contributor
72 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2016

So this is truly local - food is good and made to order - one at a time. So come early and be prepared to wait. Prices are reasonable and drinks are cheap. Wouldn't choose it if only here for a day or two as there are lots of better pleases. But if here for while it's worth the stop... More 

1 Thank LaRee
Annapolis, Maryland
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 February 2016

Great owners.. Great Food. Good Prices. And very local not commercialized. It was like having a meal in someone's home.

1 Thank Annapolitano
Level Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 February 2016

Inexpensive wine and Medella, and food is fantastic. Just a hole in the wall, but worth checking out. One my more memorable meals on the island. Owner is very nice.

1 Thank silverton312
Burleson, Texas
Level Contributor
14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2016

Owned and run by a local couple. You are greeted by the husband and order, then wait 45 minutes to an hour as the wife prepares your meal from scratch in the back kitchen. It is worth the wait. What a cook! The red snapper was in season and oh my how delicious! The garlic chicken, rice & beans, sweet... More 

2 Thank Robin W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 9 - USD 20
Caribbean, Puerto Rican
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: C. Luis Munoz Marin | Dewey, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  Culebra
  • Phone Number: +1 787-742-3532

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?