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Ernest & Fidel Cafe

Rhine road 66 | Porto Cupecoy, Cupecoy Bay, St Martin / St Maarten
+1 721-581-8015
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good19%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“fajitas” (11 reviews)
“ropa vieja” (4 reviews)
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Rhine road 66 | Porto Cupecoy, Cupecoy Bay, St Martin / St Maarten
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Reviewed 5 February 2017

We were thrilled to discover this fabulous new and different restaurant in St, Martin this year. With gourmet Latin American food, it is a welcome change from the ubiquitous great French cuisine. We have eaten there multiple times and can highly recommend everything we ate....More

1  Thank Arline R
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

The restaurant looks very attractive and we received a very warm welcome by the waiting staff. The food is great, dishes from Cuba, Peru and other south American countries. The ceviche is amazing and the Causa is very tasty. We've been back already in the...More

1  Thank Larissa W
Reviewed 21 January 2017

Had several superb meals at this enchanting restaurant. Very helpful, informative waitress and tried a variety of dishes all very well presented and extremely delicious. A wonderful atmosphere on the live music night in particular.

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Reviewed 8 January 2017

Recently stayed in Cupecoy Bay, and ate at this restaurant. Excellent service. The tapas latter appetizer is a must have. We walked in without a reservation, but it wouldn't be a bad idea to make one. Would definitely eat here again!

2  Thank AmySP
Reviewed 8 January 2017

I returned to this lovely restaurant and tried the chicken fajitas. They come from the kitchen sizzling, with really tasty flavors in the meat and many sides to lather over the tortilla. My family tried the chicken a la Mexicana and the New York steak....More

1  Thank 400doctorb
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

this place is attractively designed with a nice patio. We had the ceviche in the pineapple boat. Excellent. Other meals were sub par- tuna was undercooked, steak wasn't enjoyed by two in our party. Service was slow and inattentive. I waited 15 minutes for my...More

1  Thank TravelMasterGreg
Ernest F, Owner at Ernest & Fidel Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2017

Dear TravelMaster 6456, I want to sincerely apologize for the unpleasant incident you had at our restaurant a few days ago. Your comments were most troubling but I want to unequivocally thank you for bringing this to my attention. Without your feedback I might never...More

Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Even gouge told by waitstaff that please order appetizers because kitchen is overwhelmed still waited over 35 minutes for appetizers. Good mind you but with kids difficult to have them starve. Once out food was good, they need to hire sous chefs to help new...More

1  Thank Marcella N
Ernest F, Owner at Ernest & Fidel Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2017

Dear Marcella, Thank you for letting us know about your experience at our restaurant on December 29th, 2016. We are very sorry that we did not meet your expectations and did not live up to our own high standards. We want you to know that...More

Reviewed 29 December 2016

The location is charming and quiet. It is enough away from the tourist spots on the island that makes you feel comfortable and somewhat removed from the many visitors to St. Martin. The service was impeccable and enthusiastic. The chef is a master of Latin...More

Thank tipdreitz
Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

This restaurant has always been good but the new chef, Rodrigo, has taken its cuisine to dizzying heights! A charming wait staff, a charismatic owner and a great kitchen make this a must stop. The cerviche served in a pineapple is easily the best cerviche...More

Thank MisterKofWestfield
Reviewed 14 December 2016

I was a little skeptical about this restaurant with the limited menu, but thank goodness it was limited because that means they take extra care in preparing and serving what they do offer. EVERY dish we ordered was fantastic and flavorful. The service was prompt...More

Thank Marialice N
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17 February 2016|
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Response from Felipe G | Property representative |
HI there, thank you so much for stopping by. Yes, we're undergoing a minor renovation. We will reopen on Feb 24th. A week from today . . . so we'll see you in March. Have a great day. The E&F Team!!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 33
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Kids, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rhine road 66 | Porto Cupecoy, Cupecoy Bay, St Martin / St Maarten
  • Location: Caribbean  >  St Martin / St Maarten  >  Sint Maarten  >  Cupecoy Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 721-581-8015
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Ernest & Fidel is a Cuban themed Cafe, However, our cuisine is LATIN AMERICAN serving the most typical dishes from Chile, Colombia, Peru, Cuba, Mexico and Puerto Rico.
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