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Brisas del Mar

73 Esperanza Idrach Avenue | Malecón de Guánica, Guanica, Puerto Rico
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Ranked #4 of 11 restaurants in Guanica
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Late Night
Description: I visited this restaurant on the Guanica broadwalk two weeks ago and found it small and with few tables, unlike those I have visited in “La Parguera” and “Combate”. The owner is an excellent host that welcomes you with great joy. The owner is also the bartender and waiter. All tables were full, which was the main reason to enter the restaurant (I think if the place is busy it’s have to be good). The atmosphere of the place is like the ones on the fishing village of Piñones in the Metropolitan shore of the Island. The bar has a giant TV screen where you can watch videos selected by the owner, the local people apparently are those who visit the place in regular terms. The menu is very limited, since it has an offer for kids and snacks to choose from are few, also serve soups and broths. From the menu you can choose: Lobster grilled mahi-mahi fillet stuffed with seafood, octopus salad or queen conch fritters with a companion of typical Puerto Rican. Request the appetizers: seafood turnover, “surullitos”, fish dumplings and “wings of the sea”. The wine list is limited. The food will arrive fresh to the table in about 30 minutes. All these details are overlooked when savoring the delicious taste of fresh fish and seafood. Again, I get disappointed when I ask the owner for dessert and he answers that they do not have any desserts after such a great meal. Prices are moderate between $ 10 and $ 30 plus government taxes (I.V.U.), no parking or valet parking and is a rich gastronomic adventure with a breathtaking view of the Bay of Guanica for those seeking to leave the city and find typical food from a seafood restaurant in a small town. It was good to know that “Brisas del Mar” accept debit cards, VISA and Mastercard. The restaurant's phone is 787-821-6372, the owner identified himself as just "Nando" and the restaurant is open from Friday to Sunday from 4:30 pm until midnight. It’s is a three stars place with the cleanest restrooms in the whole Broadwalk.
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Dining options: Late Night
Description: I visited this restaurant on the Guanica broadwalk two weeks ago and found it small and with few tables, unlike those I have visited in “La Parguera” and “Combate”. The owner is an excellent host that welcomes you with great joy. The owner is also the bartender and waiter. All tables were full, which was the main reason to enter the restaurant (I think if the place is busy it’s have to be good). The atmosphere of the place is like the ones on the fishing village of Piñones in the Metropolitan shore of the Island. The bar has a giant TV screen where you can watch videos selected by the owner, the local people apparently are those who visit the place in regular terms. The menu is very limited, since it has an offer for kids and snacks to choose from are few, also serve soups and broths. From the menu you can choose: Lobster grilled mahi-mahi fillet stuffed with seafood, octopus salad or queen conch fritters with a companion of typical Puerto Rican. Request the appetizers: seafood turnover, “surullitos”, fish dumplings and “wings of the sea”. The wine list is limited. The food will arrive fresh to the table in about 30 minutes. All these details are overlooked when savoring the delicious taste of fresh fish and seafood. Again, I get disappointed when I ask the owner for dessert and he answers that they do not have any desserts after such a great meal. Prices are moderate between $ 10 and $ 30 plus government taxes (I.V.U.), no parking or valet parking and is a rich gastronomic adventure with a breathtaking view of the Bay of Guanica for those seeking to leave the city and find typical food from a seafood restaurant in a small town. It was good to know that “Brisas del Mar” accept debit cards, VISA and Mastercard. The restaurant's phone is 787-821-6372, the owner identified himself as just "Nando" and the restaurant is open from Friday to Sunday from 4:30 pm until midnight. It’s is a three stars place with the cleanest restrooms in the whole Broadwalk.
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English first
Indianapolis, Indiana
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We drove into Guanica on a Thursday night and Brisas del Mar was the only place open. The owner was very friendly and we sat at the end of the bar. The gentleman next to us turned out to be his father and he and my companion enjoyed conversing. While drinking a couple of the local beers we ordered food.... More

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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

I am the owner's brother, who lives in Chicago for 20 years. My favorite ritual at Brisas is to order the Capitan (Captain in English) fish, which is a catch from far out at the sea. Because it is so hard to fish, many restaurants in the coast, limit themselves to Red Snapper (Chillo in Spanish). If you want to... More

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Wakefield, Massachusetts
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

I was staying at the Copamarina resort just up the road for a few days. I asked where a good, locals place was to hang out in the evening. Brisas del Mar was the recommendation. As soon as I walked in I felt as welcome as could be. Then owner was incredibly friendly and helpful. He introduced me to everyone... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

Just went for vacation looking for an excellent dish and thats exactly what I found I had the Snapper fish it was awesome also the ambient and host of the place was great, I felt like if I belong there very nice of him thanks so much for your hospitality hope to visit soon again.

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Hampton, NB, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

We had the full red snapper with garlic sauce, yucca balls and plantain balls. The food was delicious but a bit more expensive than what we were expecting. We later found out that this is the common price for restaurant food

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Hampstead, New Hampshire, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

This place far exceeded our expectations when we arrived. The owner was extremely friendly, and let us know of all the places to visit in the area. We plan to make a return visit!

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New York
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

might be the best food you'll get in this sleepy town, but nothing to write home about. menu is very limited. they used the same garlic/butter sauce on the bread and fish. need to get to 50 characters. blah blah blah

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Paramus, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

The whole fried fish was fantastic and so were the Yuca balls. The owner was very friends and the music was great.

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4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

I live here in Guanica and Brisas is my regular haunt. Opened Thursday thru Sunday. It's where I'll go At least once a week. For tourists this is a Place to find the real people of Guanica. As there are many regulars the atmosphere is that of familularity. Also a great place to strike up a conversation with a local... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2012 via mobile

Clean nice and tasty . We was treat like queens by his owner Reinaldo w respect and amability. Very recomended!

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