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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: Breakfast, Dinner, 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
Best Meal & Experience of our Trip

On the advise of the fine folks at Wyndham we had lunch at the Brass Cactus. WOW, what a fabulous place.... I had the Mahi Wrap and it was Perfect.. my lady had the Sales with grilled fish and again Supreme! The waitresses even helped us find a message therapist in the area. And it was a Fantastic... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
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St. Thomas
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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St. Thomas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

On the advise of the fine folks at Wyndham we had lunch at the Brass Cactus. WOW, what a fabulous place.... I had the Mahi Wrap and it was Perfect.. my lady had the Sales with grilled fish and again Supreme! The waitresses even helped us find a message therapist in the area. And it was a Fantastic Value! We... More 

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Fajardo, Puerto Rico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Typical bar setting with a huge menu. The Santa Fe salad is big and delicious with amazing fresh bread!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

This is a bar with a pub fare menu. It was a great place to stop in after a day in the ocean, but not a Puerto Rican cuisine experience. I wish we'd had the chance to go back and sample the dessert menu- several of the tables near us seemed to have some pretty yummy sweets!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

We were staying in the neighborhood. We eat here out last night in Luquillo. Everything was great from the food, drinks and service. Try the onion rings they are homemade and cooked to perfection. The fajitas are enough for two. The churrasco was delicious. Wish we would have eaten here sooner.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

The place is friendly and and the service was good. Food was good for what is basically a bar. It is owned by an American who has lived in PR 16 years. So it doesn't have an authentic vibe but it was clean and welcoming. Other than the Kioskos, it didn't seem like there was a lot of choices. In... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

The place is really cool. The waiters are nice. Variety of drinks, variety on the menu. Is like a Bar, but with a restaurant Menu. We order just Nachos (Very Good) Beer battered breaded shrimps (Very Good) And lots of drinks (LOTS) The only inconvinience we have was that they gave me a glass "as new" full of lipstick (which... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

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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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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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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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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Address: Intersection PR 193 & Calle C, Luquillo 00773, Puerto Rico
Phone Number: 787-889-5735
Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  Luquillo
Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
Cuisine: Barbecue, Puerto Rican

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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: Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Families with children

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