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

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Food OK, service bad

The server was absolutely horrible, people had to get up from their table to request their bill. The manager had to carry our food from the hot plate to the server to get to us. I waited for at least 30 minutes looking for our server while she was in the back laughing and talking to co workers. I... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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Bakersfield, California
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Fairfield, California
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

My boyfriend and I regrettably went here for dinner and had the worst experience ever. I wish I would have wrote down my server's name but I will describe her. She is a young Puerto Rican lady about 5'6, longish dark hair, fairly thin and has little indents near her cheek/chin area (appears to be scaring from acne). Now that... More 

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Bakersfield, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

The server was absolutely horrible, people had to get up from their table to request their bill. The manager had to carry our food from the hot plate to the server to get to us. I waited for at least 30 minutes looking for our server while she was in the back laughing and talking to co workers. I would... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Don't get me wrong, I have nothing bad to say about the place. Service was fine. Food was good. Place was similarly furnished as a pizzeria uno or chillis but with barbecue theme. The food was good, meat was tender, flavoring was good. It was all good, but like i said, it was a chain restaurant experience.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

We had started a tour from El San Juan Hotel and it ended fairly late so we decided to try Brother Jimmy's. Drinks and bbq were all good, most of us had pulled pork, which was a little on the dry side. Sauces are a good addition, the cole slaw is excellent. Also suggest pitchers of drinks if you are... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

The bartenders were not friendly or personable. My party quickly decided to take our chances at a table! Luckily, or server was not as rude as the bartenders and we actually enjoyed our experience with him. The food was not that great, but the do have great happy hour drinks, with rooftop views, for decent prices.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Food and service were both very good. The open-air, rooftop restaurant was enjoyable and has a lot going for it.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This restaurant is at the top of the El San Juan Hotel. 4 of us for dinner... food was ok. Drink prices were not so good. When the bill came, we saw it cost $50 for one pitcher of sangria... that's ridiculous and overpriced for a bbq joint. It was an ok mean to boot... not sure if iI'll go... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Being from NYC, we had to stop in Brother Jimmy’s BBQ for dinner and drinks one night. Bro J's is always a great time and has amazing BBQ food. Read more and see pictures on my blog CandidlyKelly.com

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

When I was here before, it was called "The Ranch" but has since switched to Brother Jimmy's BBQ. I had the pulled chicken and it was great. The drinks were good as well. Our waitress kind of wandered off for a while, but when she was there, the service was good. I like the open air rooftop atmosphere. Nice casual... More 

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New Rochelle, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The food was ok but a really fun place. We had good nacho's and watched the USA semi final soccer match. You can see all of San Juan in this open air restaurant. The bar service was great.

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

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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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