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Where the surfers go - dining out & nightlife in Rincon

Hot spots for after sundown

After catching the last sets of the day and taking in a spectacular sunset, local and visiting surfers are usually ready to satisfy their ravenous appetites and play a little before turning in for the night. Rincon offers a large number of surfer-friendly restaurants, bars, and entertainment facilities infused with the festive, laid-back atmosphere that's become the hallmark of the town.

Below are some of the most popular eateries and watering holes preferred by wave worshippers:

  • Rum Shack Restaurant & Bar: Located at the legendary Lazy Parrot Inn on Rincon's Route #413, the Rum Shack is nestled against a quiet hillside a short drive from the action-packed beaches. Open Friday through Wednesday from 12 PM - 11 PM, this casual, pool-side eatery serves such traditional pub favorites as burgers, sandwiches, and salads. Quench your thirst with fun tropical drinks and local ales. Happy hour specials are available from 3-5 PM. Surfers flock to the Rum Shack for fun beach activities, including weekly movie nights, live music, surf videos, and a monthly "Full Moon Party". Call 787-823-0101 for more information, or visit
  • Smilin' Joe's: Also located at the popular Lazy Parrot Inn, this unique restaurant serves up international fare in both an outdoor dining room and a tropical garden. The on-site Seaglass Bar is renowned for its delicious Bailey's Banana Daiquiris. Dinner is served each evening from 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM. Call 787-823-0101 for more information, or visit
  • Tamboo Seaside Grill & Boutique: Specializing in Caribbean and American fare, Tamboo offers a diverse menu featuring fresh seafood and tropical dishes, all served up with local Spanish flavor. The open-air dining room epitomizes the relaxed ambiance of Rincon's surfing community. For more information, call 1-787-823-8550 or visit
  • Casa Islena Inn: A favorite destination of the surfing crowd, the tapas bar at Casa Islena offers a relaxed, casual atmosphere right on the ocean. Renowned for its fresh seafood selection and creative desserts, this open-air café is open every day for lunch and dinner during the prime surfing season (December to April). For more information, call 1-787-823-1525 or visit
  • Calypso Café & Beach Shop: A mecca for wave-riding enthusiasts, this popular Rincon gathering spot is the place to meet locals, pick up some delicious dinner, and listen to live surf music. Open daily, Calypso is located at the scenic Maria's Beach. Call 787-823-1626 or visit
  • Shipwreck Restaurant: Adjacent to the marina, this home-style eatery serves up international fare for lunch and dinner. The open-air dining space attracts a diverse range of tourists and locals, including groups of surfers and visiting families. Daily happy hours, food and drink specials, and a Sunday pig roast ensure that patrons experience the native flavor of Rincon. For more information, call 787-823-0578 or visit
  • Rincon Nativo Sports Bar & Grill: Attracting a mixture of tourists and locals, including a big chunk of the surfing crowd, this laid-back sports bar boasts big-screen televisions, and a decidedly tropical atmosphere. Live music, happy hour specials, and a variety of pub games make Rincon Nativo a popular destination for food and fun. Call 787-823-4922 or visit

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Rincon Surf House
The Rincon Surf House is a surfers vacation home. Located only a 1 minute walk to Rincons' beautiful marina beach. A one minute drive to world class surf at Marias, Dogmans, Indicators and Domes. Walking distance to coffee shops, juice and smoothie bar, restaurants, grocery store and to the center of town. The marina is a short walk with stand up paddle board rentals, snorkeling and scuba trips at Taino divers and great restaurants.

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