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El Jefe Burger Shack

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Carretera 3, Kiosco #12 | Luquillo Kioskos #12 &13, Luquillo 00773, Puerto Rico
787-615-0896
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12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Bar scene
Dining on a budget
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Takeout
Late Night
Dessert

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Visitor rating
  • 169
    Excellent
  • 96
    Very good
  • 40
    Average
  • 21
    Poor
  • 17
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Food sucked

There were 4 other people in the restaurant yet it took 2 hrs to get the food. The place is filthy and I'd be scared to see the kitchen. The burgers were bad...low quality chuck meat. Nine of us ate more than 1/2 our meal. $75 later (no drinks) the four of us left un happy and... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
Raynor C
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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343 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

There were 4 other people in the restaurant yet it took 2 hrs to get the food. The place is filthy and I'd be scared to see the kitchen. The burgers were bad...low quality chuck meat. Nine of us ate more than 1/2 our meal. $75 later (no drinks) the four of us left un happy and unsatisfied. Don't eat... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

The place will offer you good food and drinks at good prices but don't get there too hungry. Food is made on order, specially the burgers, so they take a while to serve your food.

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Tottenham
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21 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

So, a group of us stopped at this dive(I use this expression with kindness) for lunch on our way to the Natural Water Slides--also a must do. Approaching the "shack" you wonder whether the place is condemned, closed or you will be killed in a drive-by, but hey, none of the was true. Get past, no embrace the ambiance and... More 

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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192 helpful votes 192 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

This is one of the line of food kiosks at Luquillo Beach. We walked up and down the whole line, was attracted by the sign "Best Burgers since 2008." The waiter was very pleasant and we chose a table in back, near the beach. We had a half-pound burger (comes with fries) and a large salad. Both were well prepared.... More 

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Rheine, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

One of my favorite meals in Puerto Rico was the El Jefe burger with onion weges and a mojito. The beef is fresh, juicy, and perfectly cooked --- probably one of the best burgers I've had. Really friendly service, too.

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Toronto, On
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259 helpful votes 259 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

El Jefe Burger Shack is one of the many kiosks in Luquillo and in my opinion it's one of the best. We sat outside and enjoyed the view of the beach and ocean across the street. My husband enjoyed one of their fabulous burgers, but I think my fish platter was the best! Fried basa, moist and tender in a... More 

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Greeley, Colorado
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

I eat here every time I'm in Puerto Rico. Best burger around. Yes, the service is slow, but I'm on vacation and not in a hurry anyway. Seriously, it's worth the wait. You mist try a stuffed burger and the El Jeffe fries!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

We sat on the patio with a view of the ocean over the local service road. We had a couple of glasses of wine and an enormous plate of nachos for an app. All we could mange after those was splitting one of the best burgers I have ever had!!! Cooked to medium rare PERFECTION!! The service was exquisite and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

One of our friends told us we just had to get a burger from here. We are so happy we did so! First off to set the scene, this restaurant is in line with probably close to around 30 other little restaurants or kiosks as they call them. If we didn't know to go to this one, we would of... More 

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

While on vacation a must stop are the kioskos in luquillo beach. #12 Burger Shack, after a nice swim in the balnario stop over to the burger shack for a mojito. I had the lemon and passion mojitos they were awesome and the right fit for the beach setting. The burgers were cooked just as asked and the service was... More 

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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: 787-615-0896

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Dining on a budget
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
Thursday
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?