Vieques has a wide variety of restaurants. We have tried to summarize some of our favorites here. Please note though that restaurants come and go and this list may rapidly get out of date. Also, although we like food, we are not gourmets. These are simply our personal opinions of the restaurants. The restaurants are in order of distance from our house.
Bakery/Pizzaria. Two minutes walk. It’s a bakery by day, and a Pizzeria at night. Get your bread and breakfast pastries here, local Qeisotos are a must try (a sweet cream cheese pastry). Puerto Rican bread is generally of poor quality and choice, but the wholewheat bread (pan integral) is okay. In the evening, does quite good pizzas to take out.
Tradewinds. on the sea front at the end of Tintilios street. Does breakfast, lunch and dinner. Very good choice of breakfasts. Evening meals of good quality and mid-price. Great location in that you are up on the 2nd floor and have a great view out over Esperanza harbor. Check out the store downstairs as well for some island clothing.
Belly Buttons. Breakfast, lunch and dinner, reasonable bar food. Occasional specials such as BBQ night.
Lazy Jacks. Popular bar that also does reasonable pizza, eat in or take out.
Duffy’s. Good bar food, open for lunch and dinner. Somewhat too noisy for us due to echoing concrete architecture and music.
Banana’s. open for lunch and dinner. Very good range of basic bar food, and some slightly better lunch/evening meals. Cheaper than Tradewinds, though not of quite such good quality., very relaxed.
Bili. open for lunch and dinner, good and interesting Puerto Rican food.
El Quenepo. Very upscale and very good restaurant. Open for dinner only.
Further afield there are some very good restaurants,some of which are accordingly more expensive.
The Inn on the Blue Horizon. About a mile west of Esperanza on the coast road. Seems to keep changing its mind about if they are a bar food place, a restaurant, or if they are just open to residents. However, in a year when you catch them open to the public, they usually do very good food, usually fairly expensive (for Vieques).
Coqui Fire. In town, hidden on a back street. Go up the road near the post office/Blackbeard Sports and about two blocks up on the right. A very interesting take on a Mexican restaurant, with a very good an innovative chef. Open evenings Monday-Friday, closed weekends. One of the most interesting restaurants on the island.
Mar Azul’s. on the sea front in Isabella sometimes does good basic bar food if they have a chef. Come for lunch or to watch the sun set.
Take a look at the local tourist magazine Vieques Insider for a more up to date list of restaurants.