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The Brass Cactus

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Barbecue, Puerto Rican
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Intersection PR 193 & Calle C, Luquillo 00773, Puerto Rico
787-889-5735
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Delicious bar food!

This was our first eating experience in Luquillo. It was delicious! The portions were huge. We ordered the bacon cheeseburger and the pork enchilada casserole. The waiter warned that the casserole was spicy. It wasn't too spicy...just full of flavor! The pork was so tender. We shared the burger and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Alisha O
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Dining on a budget
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

This was our first eating experience in Luquillo. It was delicious! The portions were huge. We ordered the bacon cheeseburger and the pork enchilada casserole. The waiter warned that the casserole was spicy. It wasn't too spicy...just full of flavor! The pork was so tender. We shared the burger and the casserole and we barely put a dent in the... More 

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SENECA FALLS, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

If your looking for a great meal and a good price to get off one of your resorts this is the place.. Easy to get too...great staff....and awesome food...

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Bloomfield CT. USA
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136 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Last time we shared a rack of ribs (enough for 2). This time I had to try the chicken fajitas. Also enough for 2 but I handled it myself. The owner is from Texas and maybe that explains the huge portions. My wife had a salad with grilled chicken and she had trouble finishing it. Very efficient and friendly waitstaff... More 

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Porterville, California
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204 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

This might be a little more pricey for some, but the portions looked huge. We only had drinks, but would come back to eat if our vacation had been longer. Staff here are very attentive.

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puerto rico
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

The place has a really scenic atmosphere, good service, good food and awesome watering hole. Plenty of monitors with sports and chilling AC. Owners always attend their costumers and family friendly. Need to go if in the Luquillo Fajardo area.

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Lansing
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8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 via mobile

We came here at the end of our vacation on our way home and had an excellent meal. Our server was so much fun and the food was excellent. The margarita she recommended was perfect. The atmosphere was really enjoyable and we had a great time... Two orders of chips and salsa!!!!

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Carolina, Puerto Rico
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25 restaurant reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We tasted their Baby Back Ribs. The full rack was huge that I had to take home half of it. Tasted great! Cole Slaw was good. Burgers looked good also. French Fries were so bad that I did not eat them. Desserts are poor. service is very slow. No parking on premises. Must arrive early and park in the street

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boston
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Food was not good... Margaritas had no liquor...find another spot.. We hawked to this restaurant from the condo we were staying in... I got the quesadilla which had an odd taste and my husband got the steak... Both dinners were tasteless and they charge for chips and salsa...

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Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We ate here once and would definitely go back. Great atmosphere and awesome food. the Baby back ribs were to die for. Great waitress and good drinks for a reasonable price. Lots of memorabilia on the walls made for a relaxing evening having dinner and drinks.

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Newport News, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Love pasta and at this restaurant is delicious, also CHURRASCO is very good. DON'T FORGET TO ASK FOR FRIED PLANTAINS, IS A MUST!!!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Intersection PR 193 & Calle C, Luquillo 00773, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  Luquillo
  • Phone Number: 787-889-5735

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Barbecue, Puerto Rican

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?