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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
Great spot in hotel

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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Riverside, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

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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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
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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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32 reviews 32 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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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

It's a beautiful view of isla verde beach and surroundings. The food is not bad. It's Carolinas themed food. The Mojitos are excellent

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San Francisco
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12 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I've been to the Brother Jimmy's in NYC and this one is just as good if not better! We watched the Final Four here and enjoyed some great ribs and pulled pork!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Lured by the roof top lights, we decided to investigate Brother Jimmy's BBQ for appetizers and drinks. Atmosphere is cheesy, but the view wasn't bad so we bellied up to the bar. We almost fell off the bar stood when we found out the beers were around $9.00 EACH!!!!!!!!! Fool me once, shame on me....fool me twice....NOPE.

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Kingston, Massachusetts
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

I have been here is New York. Food was good. It has a fun atmosphere. The fishbowl drink is good and fun to share with a group. Only complaint was the slow service.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We arrived at 8 p.m. and were seated immediately. It is a casual sports bar setting on the top floor of the El San Juan Hotel. My husband ordered the St. Louis style ribs which he could eat with a fork. He said they were tender and very good. I ordered a grilled chicken sandwich and it was just ok.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Nice little roof top joint to go for some ribs and beer. Music is loud which is fine, the staff was good, the beer was cold and the ribs were moist. Just for a change from the mufongos....

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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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