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estela, Rincon, PR

estela

4.6
4.6
647 Reviews
$50 and over
Contemporary Latin
Established on 2015. Reservations are strongly recommended. We do not have a kids menu. Follow us on Social Media to stay up to date.

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2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 9 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary Latin
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (787) 823-1795
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Abel Mendoza
  • Neighborhood
    Rincon
  • Cross street
    We are located on 115 Road, right in front of the Post Office in Rincon.
  • Parking details
    We have a private parking lot in restaurant premises and also count with a parking lot across the street.
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wine

What 647 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Caribbean

    Healthy

  • Puerto Rico

    Healthy

647 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Second time and it did not disappoint. Every bite of food was amazing!!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely restaurant with delicious lentil soup, brussel sprouts, pasta and the BEST grilled octopus.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    En general ambiente agradable, comida buena, tenemos ciertos comentarios del servicio pudiera mejorar, la mesa mejor colocada (cubiertos) el agua en jarras más modernas más acordes, colocar servilletas de tela, ya que es caro para el servicio que dan y colocar un poco un buen pan de cortesía.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Switzerland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent attention, service and outstanding food ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. Thank you Estela!

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  5. RafaelB

    Caribbean

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    La comida no es buena, nada tenía sabor. Pedí un pescado con yautia y la yautia estaba súper dura. Mi esposo pidió un chuleton de cerdo y también estaba súper duro y no tenía nada de sabor. En adición a eso, estábamos sentados cerca de la cocina y se escucha un empleado hablando palabras soeces, molesto. Para nada lo recomiendo.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Unfortunately the food was far less tasty than when we’d first been there two years ago. It was early in the evening (6:30) when we sat and already an appetizer was sold out so we had to get the dinner portion to enjoy the octopus. Seems like they could’ve halved the dinner portion… and the pork chop was so dry that we had to send it back. The second time was better but overall dining experience was not worth the cost.

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  7. StellaA

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We are here twice during our stay in Rincon. Excellent, thoughtful vegan options. Very friendly staff. Highly recommend.

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  8. Chacha

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Did not meet my expectations. The actual restaurant looked nothing like the picture posted. Food (pork chop) was under seasoned and tastless.

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  9. bottomlessbruncher

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best meal we had in all of Rincon! The servers were attentive and knowledgeable, the food was beautiful and the drinks were unique and delicious. The crème brûlée key lime pie is a dessert I will think about forever, it was perfection!

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  10. EileenD

    Coastal Georgia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious vegetarian and non vegetarian options…service was excellent and attentive! ThNk you!

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From the welcome at the entrance until you finish enjoying your dinner, the attention to detail and service is perfect. The entire team is very friendly and they make good recommendations. The food is delicious and full of flavor. Well presented and appetizing. Abel is a excellent chef and the kitchen staff ¡bravo! Everything, from appetizers, main course and desserts was on point and to die for.

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  12. Ginsberg

    Caribbean

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Como siempre, servicio & calidad que no deja de sorprendernos!

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  13. JulioR

    Caribbean

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Comida con un gusto y sabor que te hacen apreciar y saborear.

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  14. Atef

    Caribbean

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing dining experience and the service was incredible!

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  15. ClaudioC

    New York City

    37 reviews

    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always yummy showy dishes, highly recommended. Impressive.

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  16. RoRam

    Central Texas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall experience at Estela was fanstastic. Service, ambience, and the food were all high quality. The only downside was the price and portion of some of their plates was a bit off. It’s a must though if you are in Rincon

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice dinner , asome services will be back soon.

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  18. Zinsk

    New York City

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    After experiencing a dearth of fresh vegetables and lighter cuisine at a San Juan hotel/resort for a conference, the freshness of the tomatoes, other vegetables, pesto, and catch of the day, plus the flavorful yet not heavy-handed preparations, caused us to sigh in delight. The wine list, while not long, was thoughtfully curated and reasonably priced, as were the menu and cocktail list. In comparison to San Juan (and our native NYC), the value seemed great. Carlos, our server, and the rest of the staff were friendly, knowledgeable, and hospitable. We enjoyed it so much we booked again for the back end of our 5 nights in Rincon.

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  19. KristenN

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Every dish we tried was phenomenal! Great service, lovely atmosphere, delicious food! Highly recommend!

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  20. David

    San Francisco

    55 reviews

    4.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great service, appetizers were very good, mains very average. The place was empty and most of the staff just sitting around. Probably with all the great food in Rincon need to step it up a bit. A little thing but paper napkins with prices like that; no!

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Carlos provided an extraordinary service, the food taste amazing

    1 person found this helpful

  22. Reyecito

    Caribbean

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Fue una excelente experiencia culinaria. Recomendado sin reserva.

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  23. KimO

    Nashville

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a fabulous evening. The staff was very kind and friendly. The fire was delicious. We are so glad we went.

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  24. DetailGuy

    Greater Boston

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The staff greeted us promptly and were attentive. The foie gras appetizer was a lot of lentils and a small over seared piece of foie gras, no garnish and visibly drab. The squash salad is a variety of cold squash, again a bit drab. The scallop dish was excellent, a bit overcooked but corn and other sauce tasty. Catch of the day was overcooked and rested on three cooked cherry tomatoes and three undercooked pieces of a root vegetable. Paucity of a sauce and the lack of cohesion of the elements were a disappointment. Key lime flan was excellent and papaya and cheese dessert also very local and good. Cheese component if whipped would have been easier to eat and given it a lighter note. A very nice dinner but of the five dinner we had in the area, it was not at the top.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service, highly recommend making the trip

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best octopus I have ever had and I travel a lot. Everything was amazing and the service was the best I’ve had in Puerto Rico as well. Very Highly Recommended!!!

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    The waitstaff was friendly and welcoming! Cocktails were excellent. $44 Steak was overcooked. Scallop entree was so salty it was inedible. They never asked how our entrees were or inquired why the meal wasn’t eaten. One dessert was delicious the key lime brûlée..and the bomba rice dessert was another bueno. This place came highly recommended so hopefully it was just an off night.

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  28. SuellenL

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Need clearer website so you know where to click to get outside seating.8

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  29. Redon27

    Minneapolis

    22 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Staff tried very hard but the food we sampled did not compare to other restaurants we experienced in the area at the same price point or even less.

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  30. HeatherG

    Alabama

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic cocktails, apps, dinner and wine! We loved it. Service was amazing! Great spot, highly recommend!

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  31. Gabriel

    Caribbean

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    The octopus appetizer was good, and so were the drinks. The waiter was friendly, and attentive. The main dishes were both underwhelming, the yams were undercooked, and the steak was not cooked to the term we asked for. Halfway through my dinner, the waiter removed the cushion next to my date's seat, in order for another guest to use as a booster seat. All in all the experience was subpar and not worth the money. A tourist trap.

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  32. CarlB

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Far and away the best dining on the west coast of Puerto Rico's big island. Creative, inventive, inspired recipes and sauces and using local fresh ingredients. A simply frightful dining experience!

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  33. EileenP

    Miami

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is not our first time going to Estela and we will definitely be back again and again. Abel is an outstanding, creative chef deserving of a Michelin star and the service led by his wife Lauren is second to none. Let’s not leave aside the phenomenal works of art created behind the bar! 5 stars through and through. Make your reservation and don’t miss on this culinary delight of a restaurant tucked into beautiful Rincon, Puerto Rico!

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  34. Naomi

    Philadelphia

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a superb dinner at Estela on Valentine's Day! We were a party of 6, with one vegetarian and one couple that dined on the Chef's Choice menu. All of our food and cocktails from start to finish were beautifully curated and delicious! The service was superb. The atmosphere was beautiful. I should add that the prices were reasonable - not any more than other restaurants in the area that we ate at. All in all, a wonderful experience. This is a must go to place if you are vacationing in Puerto Rico!

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  35. Saji

    Cleveland

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We picked Estela because it was one of a few available in the area, and it was for Valentine’s Day. Parking is tight, but there is availability across the (crazy) street. Be careful lol. First- their menu boasts some unique cocktails, so we indulged-and we’re not disappointed. Server recommendations were spot on and full pours- delicious. Next- we shared a delicious appetizer that was a perfect foie Gras. Our main meal was a unique twist on Paella for two. Made with angel hair pasta instead of rice, and slow cooked duck worthy of a cassoulet, the flavor was outstanding. We met the chef ( what a super nice guy!) who said he learned this dish while he apprenticed in Cataluña. We shared it with a wonderful bottle of wine. We will be back for sure!

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great Vegan Options very accommodating staff. Would go back!

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fabulous food. Everyone loved their dinners. Most tender pulpo ever. The scallops were tender and delicious. The Brussel Sprouts appetizer is a must. Big enough to share! The Key Lime pie brûlée dessert was also amazing. Service is great. Helped with wine selection and her recommendation was spot on. Lived that she had photos of all the dishes to help in making our selection.

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  38. ChaseW

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, Great service, great vibes. A little noisy by the road but as soon as you start eating the food, you’ll forget all about it! Would definitely recommend!

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  39. Zachitup1

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great local food with great local vibes. Everything authentic including the staff. We experienced the Gnocchi and local scallops for dinner. The drinks were next level and desert was definitely upscale and homemade. Thanks for the great experience, we shall pass the knowledge back home to N.C. with us to our friends who visit P.R. frequently.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Is our favorite soot in Rincon. Amazing food, staff and cocktails. Chef is always creative and his dishes are just a culinary delight

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FAQs

estela is rated 4.6 stars by 647 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 9 times today
Google Map for estela

estela Restaurant ,Rincón, road 115 KM 14, Rincon, PR 00677

Additional information

  • Cross street
    We are located on 115 Road, right in front of the Post Office in Rincon.
  • Neighborhood
    Rincon
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary Latin
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    We have a private parking lot in restaurant premises and also count with a parking lot across the street.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Abel Mendoza
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wine
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