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El Jefe Burger Shack

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Carretera 3, Kiosco #12 | Luquillo Kioskos #12 &13, Luquillo 00773, Puerto Rico
+1 787-615-0896
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12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Takeout

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  • 189
    Excellent
  • 112
    Very good
  • 43
    Average
  • 21
    Poor
  • 19
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Seriously Great Burger

The burgers are truly delicious. Actually, the funny thing is that we enjoyed the simple burger much more than their famous stuffed one (we got the BORI, stuffed w/ chorizo and plantains). The all beef burger was just better, super flavorful. The fries, however, were bad. Soggy, greasy, and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
Sehaj S
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Bar scene
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

There were so many option for burgers that everyone in my family was content. The thick round patties are not my cup of tea (I prefers thinner patty) but a delicious burger! Still! We had the fried cheese with guava sauce as our appetizer and it was pretty yummy. The mango margarita was ok (I've had better). But the stars... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

I didn't expect to walk into a white cloth restaurant but when a roach is found in not one but 3 different meals, it is clear that this place does not care about its customers or quality of service. We had to seek out the man who owns the place after his wife defensively blew us off saying there was... More 

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Went with a group of friends for a night burger, needless to say all of us ordered burgers; 3 of us ordered Bori-Burgers, but I can't remember what the other guy asked. Being a burger lover, I can confidently say that the Bori-Burger is one of the best (IF NOT THE best) burgers I've ever eaten in Puerto Rico. The... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Can't say enough good things about this place. Kinda hole in the wall, but don't be intimidated. The Chile stuffed burger was maybe best I've ever had. The chorizo and plantain was great too. Don't eat at hotels, get out and eat local!!

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

We loved this place. The burgers were incredible and the service was equally amazing. The piña coladas were also delicious. We'll definitely be returning.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

The burgers are truly delicious. Actually, the funny thing is that we enjoyed the simple burger much more than their famous stuffed one (we got the BORI, stuffed w/ chorizo and plantains). The all beef burger was just better, super flavorful. The fries, however, were bad. Soggy, greasy, and unseasoned. But the burger is so big you don't really have... More 

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Luquillo, Puerto Rico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

These guys do their burgers well. Everything is hand-made, fresh and delicious. Their "stuffed" burgers are amazing - try one stuffed with jalopenos and sweet plantains - they are awesome! Services is also good. We had a very attentive waiter\bartender who made "surprise" drinks for us and they were excellent too. Note: this is not a cheap place to eat... More 

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

If you want to know a place & their food you have to go more than one time. There is no perfect place or 100% joint. Not even in New York high end restaurants. This is a beachy place like any you can find in the USVI & BVI. Trust me I being there. How many times I have visit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

From a local tip of our East Island Adventure trip to Culebra, I took my three boys here for a meat fest of burgers. I'm afraid that us West Texas cattle-country Texans have been bested by El Jefe. We all got the charizo stuffed burgers with secret cheese sauce and fries. The mojitios are locally award winning, and beat anything... More 

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Farmingdale, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We had a regular burger and chorizo burger. They were both really good and juicy. Would recommend for a cheap & quick eat.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Carretera 3, Kiosco #12 | Luquillo Kioskos #12 &13, Luquillo 00773, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  Luquillo
  • Phone Number: +1 787-615-0896

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 12
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?