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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Takeout

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  • 42
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good burgers, very good ginger mojitos.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
Gilbert M
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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Luquillo, Puerto Rico
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118 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

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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7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
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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Nashville, TN
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This was a great little place to eat after spending the morning at the beach. Great burgers and a fun place to hang out.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

This is one of the many "kiosks" by the Luquillo public beach. We went right in, were waited on promptly, and had our drink orders placed soon after arriving. Wife had a mojito and I had a margarita; both very good. Our burgers were great as well; cooked perfectly. I had the El Jefe cheese sauce on mine - a... More 

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Sugar Land, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Atmosphere is bar like and very casual. Menu is simple.... Burgers were excellent. Wait time seemed a bit much... Did not appear to be horribly busy, but we waited over an hour for our food. There were stray cats running around the restaurant, Also. Parking in the front can be sparse.... There is parking in the back along the alley... More 

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

El Jefe has it down. He has a small menu and although that menu is small, he makes to order. As he put it, "you are el jefe" (you are the boss) The burgers here are made much like backyard burgers with hand formed patties. On our first trip had the chorizo stuffed burger with cheddar cheese. I don't usually... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015 via mobile

Don't be fooled by the look of the place! My family had burgers and fish and we sure enjoyed every bite. We had an appetizer of onion rings and they were eatten really fast. If your a French fries person; you'll love their home cut fries. We all were extremely full when we left. The staff was very friendly and... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

They serve amazing food here! The drinks are even better! They make amazing mojito variations. My favorite was a coconut mojito would actual shaved coconut and coconut water. Delicious! This is a great dive bar when you're at the beach!

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Additional Information about El Jefe Burger Shack

Address: Carretera 3, Kiosco #12 | Luquillo Kioskos #12 &13, Luquillo 00773, Puerto Rico
Phone Number: +1 787-615-0896
Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  Luquillo
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
Average Prices: USD 5 - 12
Cuisine: American, Caribbean, Puerto Rican

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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, Caribbean, Puerto Rican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Families with children
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?