About Stingray Café - El Conquistador Resort
Fajardo, PR 00738
Seafood restaurant at El Conquistador
Hours of Operation:
We are currently closed.
$31 to $50
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Private Party Contact:
Angel Maldonado: (787) 863-6616
Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Stingray Café - El Conquistador Resort Ratings and Reviews
Excellent meal while on vacation in Puerto Rico. Resort vacations can be hit-or-miss... you often end up with either fast food or overpriced "good" food as your only options. This was a refreshing change of pace. Excellent food (much of it consistent with local fish, spices and cooking), high-quality service and a beautiful view. Highly recommended.
The food was very disappointing especially for the price. Overcooked Durado and Tuna dish seemed to have been sitting too long in the kitchen, served cold. Very expensive for what was served. Waited very long for meals. Waitress very nice and apologetic for delay.
I had the swordfish and my wife had the red snapper...both were very good. Service was attentive, especially since the restaurant was quite empty. Very nice outdoor dining area. Our only complaint was the dessert which did not seem fresh which was taken off our bill. Overall, I thought this was the best restaurant at the hotel.
Food was good not great, the Chillo was overcooked and everything was quite salty. That goes for almost all meals at El Conquistador dinner restaurants. Very heavy on the salt...and all are very expensive. 2 people at Stingray, 1 shared salad, 2 glasses of wine, 2 after dinner drinks...$180 with tip.
Food was variable - overpriced for quality . A hot soup was served cold. Dishes were brought out with no regard to the person who ordered or the course requested.
We had a better dining experience at a casual bar and grill 25 feet away enjoying a well made Cubano.
Restaurant had no air conditioning working on a very hot steamy night. Dining outside was not an option for us. At 8 pm there was not any other alternative for dining since we were staying at the Conquistador Hotel and it was too late to make other arrangements.
Table service was a disaster; servers reaching across the table to place plates, handing us the plates instead of placing them on the table: not the service you expect in a fine dining restaurant.
The manager kept on opening the front door for no reason at all letting what little coolness inside the restaurant to escape. We let the hostess know about this and her answer was that he was the manager and we should not complain because we were told about the problem with the AC. We are PR residents and will not accept this poor service. We should have been emailed about the problem earlier.
The restaurant was not busy at all when we got there. I think we were the only ones. But it was nice sitting down in the marina. The service was wonderful. The food was pretty good. Nothing spectacular. Unfortunately it started to rain on us towards the end of our dinner. The waiter was more than accommodating: moving us and offering us a new dish. Overall it was pretty good!
The restaurant is beautiful, the food was excellent and the service was fantastic. However, on the night my family and I dined there to celebrate an engagement, there was no a/c and it was very hot and humid inside. We could not enjoy the meal and had to get up periodically to get some fresh air outside. The meal was fairly expensive so I was a bit disappointed with the lack of a comfortable environment.
Great service!! Food was lukewarm, seafood chowder was thin and bland, mussels appetizer was great flavor but only warm, salmon entree mushy and paella was all rice...very little seafood. Also paella pretty darn salty. Again, service was lovely! Sat outside on the patio...nice choice of seating.
From the greeting as you arrive to the attention to every detail once you are seated, not only the experience is gratifying but outstanding as well. Food is brought to you as ordered .
You are taken thru a complete dinner experience with the best care and suggestions if needed by a highly trained team work. Looking forward to visit again
While the food at Stingray cafe was just all right, the views of the marina were quite pretty. We had great service while we were there, particularly from one busboy Peter! He was easily the most attentive staff member constantly checking on every patron there. Filling water, taking away dishes and offering extra menus, refills, more wine etc. exceptional service and made us feel very welcome!
We were there for New Year's Eve, but the menu was the same as other nights, so we assume the food is the same as well. The ceviche appetizer was excellent. We had two of the fish offerings. Dorado was OK, but you can get a dish that is just as good at the nearby waterside café for about 30% less. The second fish, called Chillo, is a heavy, oily fish with a somewhat unpleasant taste. It was definitely not worth what we paid for it. Dessert (crème brule) was nice. Wait staff, while clearly busy, were pleasant and attentive.
I had the octopus escabeche and prawns with red curry. Both were outstanding. Great balance of flavors and beautiful presentation. I also ate at Blossoms and Piccolo at the resort and this was the best food by far. I also had the piña colada panda cotta, which was delicious with toasted coconut and ice cream.
Wait staff was uninformed and unaccommodating. I asked to sub a side salad for one of the sides being offered and was told "no". My wife has an allergy so she needed to do the same. She was given a reluctant yes with the third degree on her medical condition (she just wanted a side salad). We also called ahead to request a table outside and reminded them it was our anniversary which we indicated when making the original reservation, and they said "no-first come first served". It wasn't the no, it was the delivery. So final, with no why and no apology. We are Hilton Gold members. Disappointing but good was great!
I took my wife to the resort for her birhtday and we dined at the Stingray Cafe for her birthday dinner. We really enjoyed the outside dining by the Marina, however the service was not great and the food was ...well not what I would think for the price. I had the Sea Bass and she had the Salmon. This fish was served on a small portion of of rice and mash potatoes...that's it for $100+. Serious? We didn't have any drinks or salad, that was all and dessert.
The service was sloppy and slow. I have dined at many levels of 2,3,4 & 5 star restaurants, this was one of my worst experiences.
The restaurant has both inside and outside dining options. While the outside is beautiful on the marina, we chose a table on the inside of the restaurant and loved the ambiance; elegant yet simple decor. Two of us got the Sea Bass with lobster risotto and one got the Salmon. The food was outstanding! I can speak for the sea bass in particular as being perhaps the best preparation I've ever experienced, especially the lobster risotto...to die for! Our server Rey was awesome! He was very friendly and took the time to get to know us a bit instead of just serving our food and moving on. He was also very knowledgeable about the menu items and he went out of his way to make sure we were accommodated in a special request. I highly recommend Stingray and we will definitely be going back!
Paella was four morsels of fish in a mound of tasteless rice. Not worth the price or the title, far from Paella and what was expected.
Small portions and the salad lacked "glazed walnuts" or any walnuts at all when I pointed it out the chopped walnuts were brought but the glaze was nonexistent.
Food was not the reason to return.
Lovely atmosphere with best service at this resort. Food was diverse and interesting and yummy. Lobster hush puppies were good with an interesting sauce. Scallops with butternut squash puree was delicious. Wine list was good. Good choices and willingness to be flexible for the kids was nice. Definately come here. If i had time i'd eat here twice!
The atmosphere was lovely, right on the water overlooking the small harbor for the resort. Food was wonderful all around - the only miss was the Walnut goat cheese salad as the dressing was too vinegary for me. However, that was the only thing I chose without a recommendation from the waiter. Everything that was recommended was wonderful - the cream cheese guava soufflé was a treat, and the scallops delish! (There's a decent salad which comes with the scallops which was far better than the goat cheese one!).
Service was great considering how busy they were. I was fascinated by how effectively they used the team approach - each waiter covered about 12-14 tables and had a team of servers to assist. It was very effective.
While at El Conquistador we dined at Stingray and were very impressed with the food - perfectly prepared and seasoned to a T. Dined inside one night starting with a salad with goat cheese and a second one with pears and gorzongola, then on to fabulous Sea bass and a great Swordfish with a Szechuan sauce --- yummy. Also pleased that the wine list offers plenty of diverse choices across a decent price range. It was so great we repeated the experience on our last night at the resort selecting Sesame Tuna and a Paella that was impressive. Everything was lovely and Rey took great care of us both evenings. Top it off with the view of the marina and the sea -- a great experience.
I was hoping for a great dining experience when I booked at Stingray. Yet all four of us got adequately prepared food. Nothing was worth writing about in this review. The wait staff did what they're supposed to but did not check on us unless we waved them over. I would not say it was over priced, but I will not go back either.
My husband and I ate at Stingray twice while staying at El Conquistador. This was, by far, the best restaurant we experienced on site. The tuna, dorado (mahi-mahi) swordfish and lobster were all outstanding. The lobster was the best I've had anywhere including Maine. The service was excellent.
My wife and I ate here a couple of nights ago and really enjoyed it. I had the scallops and they were cooked really well. My wife had the salmon and she claims it's the best salmon she has ever eaten. The restaurant was empty - we were literally the only people there from 6 until we left about 7:30. The price was pretty much like everyone described. Our two dishes plus iced tea and tip came out right at $90. We sat outside and really enjoyed the views. We would definitely go back again
This is was our first trip to Puerto Rico and our first trip to Stingray Café, and we were not disappointed. The food was one of the best that we have had in a very long time and that says a lot considering that we live near NYC and have an endless selection of options. I had the Pan Seared Halibut and the rosette was absolutely amazing. The wait staff was friendly and made our dining experience pleasant.
We always go to stingray at least 2x when staying at the el conquistador. The fish never disappoints and the ambience is great. They offer the best options for kids, the traditional stuff you would expect plus they can half order anything on the menu which is great. Excellent halibut and lobster risotto.
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