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Ernest & Fidel Cafe

Rhine road 66 | Porto Cupecoy, Cupecoy Bay, St. Maarten-St. Martin
+1 721-581-8015
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good19%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“fajitas” (10 reviews)
“ropa vieja” (4 reviews)
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Rhine road 66 | Porto Cupecoy, Cupecoy Bay, St. Maarten-St. Martin
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1 - 10 of 191 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I shared and loved the tuna ceviche while my brother-in-law savored his bacon-wrapped shrimp. They each had the Shrimp Fajitas which were absolutely delicious! My entree was the Churrasco steak which was done to perfection and came with the most amazing Yucca...More

Thank Lou R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good food and atmosphere. Good service. In a beautiful location. Live music on Wednesday and a movie on Monday. Something different to try with good food.

Thank millyvv34
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Fantastic food at a moderate price. General Manager Felipe Gomez makes you feel welcome & appreciates our business.

Thank Roland A
Reviewed 13 June 2017

We stopped here for dinner with another couple on a Saturday night. It is low season on the island and the place was not busy. We were seated immediately. This is not a large restaurant, but they have inside and outside seating. As we were...More

Thank RPS1971
Reviewed 2 June 2017

With their location at the Porto Cupecoy this restaurant is sandwiched between a number of really fine dining establishments. Although they have been in this location for awhile they seem to be playing catch up to the rest of the places in this location. The...More

Thank Art A
Reviewed 28 May 2017

My husband and I spent our final evening, a Wednesday, on St. Maarten recently at Ernest & Fidel restaurant at Porto Cupecoy Resort on the west side of the island near the French/Dutch border. We were here last November, too. Beautiful location, but more importantly,...More

Thank GriffinzMom
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

Short and sweet. Eat here. Drink here. Enjoy all that's to offer. Filipe is an amazing and generous host. Be back soon! Thank you! Dan and Sarah (Boston Massachusetts).

Thank mohawk15
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

Here, you get more than dinner. If the warm, gentle Cupecoy breezes and the blue shades of Simpson Bay aren’t enough, then there is Felipe. He is the spellbinding voice of Ernest & Fidel. A gifted restaurateur who clearly loves people, Felipe will rouse your...More

Thank Sam D
Reviewed 22 May 2017

We always look forward to visiting E & F when we visit the island and we were not disappointed again. Philipe's friendly greeting and banter make you feel right at home. He steered us to a Ceviche for two served on a half pineapple that...More

Thank CapeJayster
Reviewed 25 April 2017

We've been coming to St. Maarten for many years and have eaten some of the best food we've ever eaten. So in any other place this restaurant might be considered fantastic, but here in SXM, for us it was just good. Service was terrific though...More

Thank tangsrfun
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17 February 2016|
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Response from Felipe G | Property representative |
HI there, thank you so much for stopping by. Yes, we're undergoing a minor renovation. We will reopen on Feb 24th. A week from today . . . so we'll see you in March. Have a great day. The E&F Team!!
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$7 - US$33
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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
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
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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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