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Ernest & Fidel Cafe

Rhine road 66 | Porto Cupecoy, Cupecoy Bay, St Martin / St Maarten
+1 721-581-8015
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good19%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Rhine road 66 | Porto Cupecoy, Cupecoy Bay, St Martin / St Maarten
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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
Reviewed 23 April 2017

We ate here for lunch. We rented a car and drove here. It was a great stop. It is situated in a piazza surrounded by condos facing a bay. The food is great and it is situated next to a market. There is free parking...More

1  Thank Yazmeen
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Dined at Ernest & Fidel last night with hubby. Great food recommend the beef.. extremely tasty and quantity just right. Great live music when we were there. Worth a visit.

Thank Jayne C
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Had a delicious dinner last night at the Ernest & Fidel Cafe. The staff welcomed us to the restaurant, quickly assembled tables for our group, were friendly and attentive during our entire meal. Every meal the chef created for us was outstanding! We have been...More

1  Thank Karen H
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Part of the collection of restaurants here at Porto Cupecoy, Ernest & Fidel serves creative fare with a Caribbean flare. The restaurant has a creative decor reminiscent of the era of the namesake Ernest Hemingway and Fidel Castro. The American and Cuban influences are seen...More

1  Thank Drzengo
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Ernest & Fidel is set in Porto Cupecoy; the area feels like an open air palazzo. We chose to eat outside to enjoy the evening. The service was impeccable and the food was equally as good. We split the Mixed Ceviche, and the flatbread. The...More

Thank RJH59
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

We travel to St Marteen every February and make sure to visit this outstanding restaurant. They have great food and Excellent service. The chef/ owner will come out to visit each table. This is a definite place to visit while on the island.

Thank Sun_Lizard_2005
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Questions & Answers
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

Rating summary
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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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rhine road 66 | Porto Cupecoy, Cupecoy Bay, St Martin / St Maarten
  • Location: Caribbean  >  St Martin / St Maarten  >  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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