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Yia's by Chef Tino

Certificate of Excellence
Latin, Puerto Rican, Spanish
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carr #2 Km.110.3, Isabela, Puerto Rico
+1 787-567-9427
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Ithaca, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've had four truly great meals in my life. A pepper steak in upstate NY (La Bonne Fourchette) in 1980, a poached salmon in Skaneateles,NY (Sherwood Inn) in 1993, A grilled red snapper and a mashed potato lasagna both of which were in Isabella,PR (Yia's by Chef Tino) this January. "Truly great" means I'm having a euphoric experience and don't... More 

Thank dominiquebM2756JU
Isabela, Puerto Rico
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Best restaurant, superb food, excellent staff. Food is amazing and unique blend of flavors. The chef is the best!

Thank Anoelys
Quebradillas, Puerto Rico
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

I love this place. Every time I come here I know that I'm going to to have a great meal. Chef Tino alway have something great for his customers. I had the Prime rib and my wife the Salmon. They were both great. The Yias rice is my favorite.

Thank Jose S
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

This is a small cosy place, that although a little run down, it's much better than the average cafetin you will find in Isabela. The food is fairly good, although large pork chop tasted a little bland and was overcooked for our taste, it was still good enough to enjoy. We had the carryout for lunch just now. Shrimp with... More 

Thank Jose P
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Chef Tino is a master in his craft! He came to our table and explain the whole thing, even made up some special dishes outside of the menu. Great ambiance! Definitely will come back!

Thank Wit S
The Woodlands, Texas
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

We had fresh salmon with mango salsa. Tuna tartare. Churrasco steak. Excellent flavors. Beautiful presentation. Ambiance was cozy. Service was fine. Tino made sure we had a great experience. A perfect ending to our time in Isabela.

Thank JBDuelm
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33 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Incredible food and service. If you're near isabela. Try it! Pasta is great, t-bone amazing!! The black bean soup!!!! Ooh lord!!

Thank Jaime N
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

We came here with normal expectations. Have read other people's reviews and had picked another restaurant just in case this one had the usual mofongo and fried stuff fare (which I don't care for). It's true they could use a better way to deliver the menu (it's just a typed wrinkled 8x11 sheet of white paper), there is no wine... More 

1 Thank Belcuore
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20 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

I've been to Yia's a few time and the food is excellent everytime. The only thing I can say is that the price is a little high for the location and size of the place. The restaurant is a little too dark for what I like.

Thank Luis T
New York
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

To justify these kinds of prices, at least average service is required. That wasn't present. Just kinda ruined the good food we were served.

Thank M C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 50
Latin, Puerto Rican, Spanish
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: carr #2 Km.110.3, Isabela, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  Isabela
  • Phone Number: +1 787-567-9427
Great restaurant in the NW coast of Puerto Rico. Open for dinner Wed.-Sun. from 4pm

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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?