La Gran Parada

Some guests may be turned off by the fact that from the outside La Gran Parada looks like a dive restaurant, but inside is some of the best traditional Puerto Rican fare you can hope to find on the island.


As every guest who has tried it would attest, La Gran prepares some of the best mofongo on the island. In truth, most everything on the menu is prepared to perfection, using whole ingredients and fresh meats whenever possible.

La Gran Parada is a grill that serves Caribbean and Creole dishes. The setting here, as far as the style and level of formality, is informal. This dining option's open during breakfast, lunch, and brunch, so your family can enjoy this option at almost any meal.


La Gran Parada is situated in Esperanza, a hamlet on Vieques; it is to the south-southwest of Isabel Segunda.

There are a smattering of attractions nearby, permitting vacationers to keep busy day and night. Some of the closest points of interest from this establishment include Esperanza Archaeological Museum and Vieques Conservation and Historical Trust, both of which are within a reasonable driving distance.

Something else to try besides the food this neighborhood is Esperanza Beach, a beach where guests can work on their tans and work up their appetites.

Nearby Restaurants

For those looking to find another local restaurant that has some similar menu items or comparable prices, there are quite a few nearby places to pick from, including Blue Moon Bar & Grill.

However, if you're in the mood for something different, this part of Vieques features a large selection of restaurants, where you will encounter cuisine styles ranging from the familiar to the exotic. For example, you can try eclectic food at Bananas Restaurant, which is a short distance away south west.

You'll spend between $5 and $25(USD) for an entree at La Gran Parada. Beans and rice is served alongside each meal, which makes the portions extra big and extra hearty.

Contact Info

Location: Monte Santo, Carretera 200, Esperanza, Vieques

Phone: (787) 529-3272



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