"El Quenepo" Opened its doors in 2007 and was created from the dreams of owners Scott and Kate Cole. We focus on the use of fresh, local ingredients and other specialties from around the world. Our extensive nightly specials are masterfully created from fresh seafood provided by our local fishermen and the unique cravings of our very own chefs. We happily provide vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options.

Located on the Malecon in the village of Esperanza, our elegant island inspired interior provides you with a true tropical environment that is as welcoming and hospitable as the staff. The friendly and attentive service will make you feel right at home when you choose to spend an evening with us. Our fully stocked bar will tempt you with special nightly cocktails including seasonal passion fruit caipirinhas made with fresh local passion fruit or Zaca-Coco made with Ron Zacapa Centenario XO, coconut water cubes from our trees in the garden and local sugar cane.

What about the dress code? Not to worry it is island casual from wet bikinis (with a cover-up) to wet ball gowns.

Come join us for a memorable island dinning experience as you hear horses gallop down the Malecon in concert with the local music. You will find that is a great way to complete a perfect day by joining us for a fabulous dessert and a cocktail. We hope to see you soon!