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6063 Isla Verde Avenue, Carolina 00979, Puerto Rico
787 791 1000
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Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Roof top eating

The food was typical BBQ quality (not fine dinning) tasty finger licking and plenty all at a reasonable cost. We went on a Tuesday night and ate at about 8pm and it was fairly empty, but I imagine it's more popular later in the week and at weekends. What makes this place is the fact it's on the... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 28, 2015
Daniel W
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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

On the top of El San Juan Hotel and Casino. Great view of San Juan and good ribs! Probably fun late night as a bar.

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Yonkers, New York
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

The food is okay (at most) but they apparently have a cockaroach problem due to "the wood floors"....My friend killed a giant roach that was walking towards our table then I glance in the corner and theres another dead roach just squished in the corner....GROSS

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Waiter was awesome, told us about happy hour, local specials and had the best energy after spending 5 days in town. Went back for dinner the next night and received the same service. Great views of the beach and island, kid area and lots of tvs for sports. Average prices.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Brothers are funny people. Some times they do great things and sometimes they let you down. Our brother Jimmy makes some pretty mean BBQ and the view is great, but let's stop there before we get ahead of ourselves. The service was neglectful at best, and we noticed that other guests were getting upset. One of the workers had apparently... More 

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East Setauket, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Nice respite from spending big money for dinner every nite. Food was good nice casual atmosphere. Make reservations. There was a long line of people waiting but because we had a reservation we were seated right away. Nice view and the mechanical bull was a bonus

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

The food was typical BBQ quality (not fine dinning) tasty finger licking and plenty all at a reasonable cost. We went on a Tuesday night and ate at about 8pm and it was fairly empty, but I imagine it's more popular later in the week and at weekends. What makes this place is the fact it's on the roof, 10th... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Our server Alberto provided exceptional service and made my boyfriend and I feel right at home. The drinks were great and the food was better than the one in NYC! Definitely recommend coming here if your looking to pregame or enjoy a fun night out with friends.

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Boulder, Colorado
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7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

In PR, we really just wanted to eat outside with lovely views, and the large hotels often just have over-air conditioned, indoor restaurants. Brother Jimmy's has incredible views, at the top of the El San Juan. Good BBQ and service too. After a week in PR, it was the price point we needed too. However, their cocktails don't seem to... More 

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Riverside, Connecticut
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25 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

This restaurant is open air on the roof which was great. I have been to the original Brother Jimmy's many times and they definitely have the same decor. Service was poor and food was fine (my sides were lukewarm). But was the cheapest option in the hotel and nice to be sitting outside rather than a dark expensive restaurant (which... More 

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New York City, New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Brother Jimmy's BBQ is on the 10th floor on top of the Tower of the El San Juan Resort and Casino. The atmosphere is fun and casual, mechanical bull and all. TV screens for sports watching too. But what makes this Brother Jimmy's more unique than its domestic counterparts is the open air rooftop view of the ocean and surrounding... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6063 Isla Verde Avenue, Carolina 00979, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  Carolina
  • Phone Number: 787 791 1000

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue

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