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“Good Food, Great People Interactions”
Review of Lenel Restaurant

Lenel Restaurant
Ranked #14 of 60 Restaurants in Arecibo
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: International
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: Nuestro restaurant se distingue por su elegancia y su excelente servicio. El concepto de nuestro restaurante es innovador en la zona norte de Puerto Rico. Es un lugar para descubrir nuevos sabores y estilos en la creatividad de la cocina. En el salón comedor contamos con una capacidad de 50 personas y en la barra contamos con una capacidad de 20 personas. En adición tenemos el Salón Toledo para actividades hasta un máximo de 30 personas, con sistema audiovisual para reuniones ejecutivas o cualquier actividad familiar.
Reviewed 17 June 2016

We stopped in about 6pm for a drink and apps, and sat in the bar area.

We shared the calamari (today's was mahi mahi). It was mixed with mangoes with plantain chips and really good. We also shared the cheese/meat platter that came with proscuitto, salami, manchego cheese, gouda, quesa fresca, honey, oilves and grapes. It was all very good. They also dropped some house (sweet) bread and 2 infused butters. The garlick butter was amazing.

We also had some great conversation with the husband of one of the co-owners, as well as a well known bar patron. It is fun showing up at restaurants before the dinner crowd as interactions like this seem more likely.

The food was very good - we'd come back and try more!

Also, there's a parking lot nearby, the restaurant will validate parking, just bring your parking ticket with you to the restaurant.

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Reviewed 24 March 2016

Went for lunch and order" a la carte", for they also had a small buffet with a very reasonable price. They have a very good service and as said before a very good ambiance the food is very good, we order the most expensive plate of sea food and it was very good and with a very good presentation, the lamb chop was quite dry and hard; it was order medium. They have a nice wine list with reasonable prices.

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Thank Maritza G
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Reviewed 9 November 2015 via mobile

You must visit this restaurant in Arecibo. The experience is excellent. Try the cheese risotto. Seafood is very good. Always ask for the catch of the day or the chef recommendations

Thank Drmelendez
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Reviewed 26 August 2015 via mobile

We are visiting from Chicago, Il and just had dinner at Lenel Restaurant and we loved it!
This place has a wonderful ambiance and Eddie was a fantastic server!
We ordered the Ribeye Steak (cooked medium) with Arroz Risotto and the Fillete de el Dorado with Trifongo Mezcla.
The Ribeye was juicy and cooked to perfection with an amazing sauce to dip in but honestly, it didn't need the sauce.
For dessert we ordered the Baileys Crème Brûlée. It was sweet but not too sweet with a crunchy Carmel topping and it was fabulous.

The only 2 things I would have changed are:
1- I would like the restaurant to warm their plates before serving the food because the plates were not warm and so our food got cold quick.
2- The restaurant had ugly fruit as centerpieces. I would HIGHLY recommend candlelight instead.

Please come see this place in Arecibo, Puerto Rico if you're ever here. ❤️ It was perfect!

Thank Melissa D
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Reviewed 8 August 2015

Lenel Restaurant is conveniently located with ample parking next door. The décor is elegant and atmosphere is pleasant. They have engraved with their name, the wine glasses. The cutlery is very good quality. They used cloth napkins and tablecloths on their tables. The tables are all set when you come in. Color palette is pleasing to the eye and is not dark inside. Ashley, our waitress was knowledgeable about the offered wines and menu. She was pleasant and attentive. She told us her brother was the Chef that day.

We ordered for appetizer the seafood sampler to share. For lunch we had the halibut and surf & turf. Everything was well prepared, presented and delicious. The tuna was fresh and the rub combined very well with the sweetness of it. The friend calamari weren’t greasy. The baby squid were very well grilled creating crunchiness on the outside but allowing for softness inside it and had a smoky grilling flavor. The scallops were cooked to perfection, tender and juicy.
The entrees were as succulent as the appetizer. The halibut and lobster tail were a bit overdone for our taste, but we didn’t tell them in advance. Nevertheless the butter caper sauce on the halibut added the extra touch with softness and didn’t over power it. The Angus grade flank steak offered is of absolute great quality, served well seasoned, as we puertorricans like it and with a very nice mushroom sauce.
Dessert was a vanilla crème brulee, as choice from three. It was very sweet and starchy instead of creamy. The dessert department is where they might want to work on for wider selection. The other two choices were coconut crème brulee and vanilla flan.
This was an unexpected great culinary experience and we recommend Lenel Restaurant. Prices accommodate any budget.

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Thank HTPWT24
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