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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 - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Bar scene
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 174
    Excellent
  • 101
    Very good
  • 41
    Average
  • 21
    Poor
  • 18
    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
Redemption

A while ago, I wrote a review for this place. At that point, they seemed to have hit rock bottom with the service provided. I even named it "worst service ever" (or something like that). The point is that I felt compelled to write this review because I need to be fair. So, about 2-3 weeks ago, I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
maravilla_hp
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Fajardo, Puerto Rico
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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355 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Fajardo, Puerto Rico
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

A while ago, I wrote a review for this place. At that point, they seemed to have hit rock bottom with the service provided. I even named it "worst service ever" (or something like that). The point is that I felt compelled to write this review because I need to be fair. So, about 2-3 weeks ago, I decided to... More 

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Concord, Massachusetts
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Fun place. The family and I loved the food, milkshakes, and mojitos. The kids loved the opportunity to "tag" the ceiling.

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temple
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We stopped in and ate and had some drinks here. The owner was very friendly and we enjoyed talking with him. Reminded us of being home.good burgers and fries

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Tampa, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

This place has the best tasting Mojito's I have ever tried! Coming from South Beach, a location which prides itself with having the best Mojito's, definitely has some serious competition when compared to this place. Hands down, the best tasting, flavorful and creative mojito experience I have ever had. If you're ever in the area, I definitely recommend stoping by... More 

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Minneapolis
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50 reviews 50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We ate here twice during our stay in Luquillo, and had the burgers. While they were fine, I'm not sure I agree with all the hype. Generous servings, service was only OK. Eating at the kioskos always feels like an adventure. I'm not sure I'd eat here again - maybe if I REALLY felt like a burger.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

The burgers was good but from all the hype I expected more. For one of the kiosks, it was a great meal and the drinks were pretty good. Service was slow but food came out well cooked

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Lithia, Florida
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015 via mobile

First of all, Remember all restaurants in Puerto Rico are on island time. So don't come to these food stall expecting to eat food immediately. That being said, this place had the best hamburgers I've ever tasted in my entire life. We had the chorizo and plantain stuffed burger. It was amazing! Fresh, and delicious! The server was kind and... More 

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Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

We really just needed a break from the fried food around Luquillo beaches in the kiosks, so we went for burgers. My husband and I really love burgers, so our standards are pretty high when it comes to quality. My overall impression was that the quality of the beef could have been better. I spoke with a local who said... More 

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puerto rico
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 via mobile

We were a bit confused with all the choices in this beachfront strip in Luquillo so one of us chose The Burger Shack. Cute table accessories, the service and perfect burgers are the name of the game here. And great fries and some nice locally made crafts at the front. Good choice

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Ponce, Puerto Rico
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

The burgers are homemade and delicious, it takes a while for the food to be ready, but the server explained that thay make their burgers the moment you order them, so I didn't mind waiting. The mangorita was very good, just the perfect amount of sweet, the only thing I didn't like were the onion rings, they were too greasy.

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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?