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The Brass Cactus

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Caribbean, 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, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
lively place and fine food

I have been to the Brass Cactus many times in the past but now I think their menu is more interesting and their food more tasty than before. It has always been very popular with young people and families with children. It is very relaxed and people come there directly from the beach.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
Robert L
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Yabucoa, Puerto Rico
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The food was pretty yummy. We want due to reviews on Trip Advisors. Service was fairly slow but not unbearable. If your kids are picky the chicken fingers are hand battered so they look different...we had to peel it off for our kiddo to eat it. Everyone else thought they were good though.

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Yabucoa, Puerto Rico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

I have been to the Brass Cactus many times in the past but now I think their menu is more interesting and their food more tasty than before. It has always been very popular with young people and families with children. It is very relaxed and people come there directly from the beach.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Was traveling back to San Juan from the golf course at El Conquistador resort and was recommended this place, a busy sports bar and restaurant. Met the owner, very attentive, and had a great meal. The Puerto Rican dish was fantastic (skirt steak wrapped around mashed plantains) and the margaritas were excellent. Go to relax and have a good meal,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We started out to eat at one of the many Kiosks on the highway. There was no possible way we would be able to park inside a mile so we came on into town. We stopped at the Brass Cactus and the delight began. We thought the nachos were a bit overpriced until we dug in an tasted the succulent... More 

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Fajardo, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

American owned from Texas went back twice had different meals both times all excellent. Casual pub spare ribs best my husband has had. Had Spanish, and itiaian both very good.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This place is great after a day at the beach. It's very pub-like with lots of dark wood and vintage decor, while sports show on tv monitors. The food is very good, nothing fancy, but comfort food, hearty and delicious. The only downside was that the service, while not bad or rude, it was...a little bit too relaxed. I will... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We are staying near San Juan but decided to drive to Luquillo to eat here. Well worth the 30 minute drive! The sangria was yummy as were the ribs and fajitas!

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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We liked this restaurant so much we ate here twice during our week stay in Luquillo. They had great food choices and the prices were better than the places we went to at the kiosks.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The good place to eat after hours, skirt steak, T-bone, ribs, burgers, salad, wraps, daily specials and awesome desserts taste the Kaluah cheese cake!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Especially if you are visiting from the U.S. The service was good, the food and the drinks were excellent. We started with some wings and nachos and mojitos. Get a mojitos, I did not even see it on menu but everyone was ordering and I believe they were only $4.50. Me and my son split a full rack of ribs,... More 

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Additional Information about The Brass Cactus

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: Caribbean, 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: Caribbean, Barbecue, Puerto Rican

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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