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6063 Isla Verde Avenue, Carolina 00979, Puerto Rico
787 791 1000
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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
Most recent review
Good Food and Atmosphere

The food was very filling and good. Our waitress was very friendly and a pleasure to deal with. Th e only bad thing is the pace is very slow. It took a long time to get sat, a long time for an initial drink order, a long time to get our check after the table was cleared. So the view... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
jamesdean29
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  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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173 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Top Contributor
142 reviews 142 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

The food was very filling and good. Our waitress was very friendly and a pleasure to deal with. Th e only bad thing is the pace is very slow. It took a long time to get sat, a long time for an initial drink order, a long time to get our check after the table was cleared. So the view... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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114 reviews 114 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Located on the top floor of the El San Juan Resort, it promised a beautiful view of the sunset in a romantic setting. Wrong! The blaring music assailed us as the elevator door opened and we wove our way into the dingy, cockroach infested outdoor setting. There we sheltered from the rain as we gagged on an inedible carrbbean sandwich.

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Beatrice, Nebraska
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

If you just want regular food like hambugers, grilled chicken, mashed potatoes the food is pretty good. The best part is you are in the open, there is a roof on top to keep out the rain. Wasn't freezing like some of the other eating places inside!

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Bethany, Connecticut
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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

At least the drinks were good. The barbecue was average at best. But the view and the open air bar with a nice breeze ripping through made it worth while. Go for the bar, not the food.

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Columbus, Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

The value is pretty good and the view is amazing. There isn't much of a selection on food so don't go with a picky eater.

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Bethesda, MD
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

When you are hungry it is fine but very average. Food was not too hot. Service was good but would not rush back

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

This has to be the worst bar b que I've eaten. A bad and strong vinegar flavor and ribs or pulled pork wasn't even warm. Chicken was so dry and no flavor at all. Food was over priced and 22 oz beer was 12 dollars. Food was way over priced and I don't know how this place stays open. Terrible... More 

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Vienna, VA
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79 reviews 79 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 via mobile

We were looking for a low key evening in Isla Verde and tried this BBQ place in the El San Juan. (We regularly enjoy similar spots in DC.). Unfortunately, this didn't meet our expectations. The combination of sports TV and constant loud music was very annoying, the food simply OK, the service friendly but rushed and inept (completely forgot our... More 

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Royal Oak, Michigan
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34 reviews 34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

I have lived in Puerto Rico, at least part of the year, basically within a block of the El San Juan, for about 16 years. The El San Juan used to be the pinnacle of service and quality. I do not know what happened with Brother Jimmy's. The service is absolutely terrible! We had to seat ourselves after waiting for... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The view is great...this was the first place we ate at when we got to San Juan. The food was mediocre. I ate at many more places in the neighborhood that were way better. There was nothing special about it, but the view was great.

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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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