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Ernest & Fidel Cafe

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Rhine road 66 | Porto Cupecoy, Cupecoy Bay, St. Maarten-St. Martin
+1 721-581-8015
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16:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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Frisco
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Went here on a Wednesday night after a rain storm so we had the whole place to ourselves. The food was Great!. My wife had the mexicana chicken and I had the seafood pasta. The best I have had it several years. The waiter came and talked to us while our food was prepared. Great to here his stories. After... More 

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Concord, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Decided to visit Ernest and Fidel tonight. Had a great meal. Servers were friendly and attentive. The food was spot on! Would definitely recommend E&F!

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Brooklyn, New York
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I celebrated his birthday at this place. Service was excellent. Our server name is Pascual and he welcomed us with open arms and great service. Food was incredible. As far as drinks we had a patron margarita and rum shots, amazing. We also met the owner he's the sweetest. The place is nice and clean. Soft music.... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

We first noticed the cool pictures of Ernest Hemingway and Fidel Castro ("an unlikely friendship"). My family came into this restaurant because it was a stormy day and I knew Porto cupecoy had easy, free parking. But it turned out the Latin food we had was absolutely delicious! Pascal was a great server, and the guava flavored bread pudding +... More 

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New York City, New York
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

I went to this restaurant on the last evening during my 1 week vacation on the Island!I so wish I had known it on the 1st day and would have gone everyday!!I loved.It was a Wednesday and they had a live band playing (soca, reggae i.e. caribbean sounds) they were great and furthermore since I was with a fun group... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

We enjoyed the undercover outdoor dinning area as temperature was warm. The gourmet food was presented very nicely and was delicious. Service was exceedingly friendly, sometimes a little more than desired but on the whole, all was great. This was an evening of fine dinning. Dessert was disappointing, tho, skip it.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

When we set out on a beach walk from Simpson bay, through Maho, to Cupecoy for lunch, we underestimated how far away it way. By the time the 4 of us made it to Cupecoy, we were tired and hungry - and a little edgy. We found Ernest & Fidel by happenstance -- but what a fantastic find it was!!!... More 

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Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
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105 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

This is probably one of the few latin restaurants in the island. Loved the decoration ant the setting right on the Cupecoy marina. A little hidden in my opinion but very nice find. Food is good and it's pretty much latin in general, for the name I thought it was going to be cuban food. From rice with black beans... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

We had such a great experience at E&F! The owner was our waiter and even our bartender! Great drinks, food and Philippa was so friendly! Great experience for our vacation!

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Smithtown, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

We have been going to E&F's for 4 years now, and have consumed their excellent breakfast, Lunch & dinners. We have tasted everything on the menu, and must tell you this is what we look forward to each year. A "must dine" for anyone traveling to St. Maarten (we have been going to the island since the mid 80's). Bill... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 33
Meals
Dinner
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
Cheap Eats, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
16:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 22:00
Thursday
16:00 - 22:00
Friday
16:00 - 22:00
Saturday
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rhine road 66 | Porto Cupecoy, Cupecoy Bay, St. Maarten-St. Martin
  • Location: Caribbean  >  St. Maarten-St. Martin  >  Sint Maarten  >  Cupecoy Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 721-581-8015
Description
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?