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Carr. 771, km 9.3, Barranquitas 00720, Puerto Rico
7878572628
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Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Takeout
Late Night
Dessert

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Visitor rating
  • 76
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 36
    Average
  • 27
    Poor
  • 37
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great amount of food!

The food is good, but not awesome. The service is very slow and the waiters are not thay efficient. The ambient is very noisy and usually is full of people.

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
Alberto M
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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218 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

The food is good, but not awesome. The service is very slow and the waiters are not thay efficient. The ambient is very noisy and usually is full of people.

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New Jersey
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

In short, this place is amazing! We had the tendedero dish, which could feed an entire Army, and it was delicious. The Mofongo was the best that I've ever had in my life. I also tried Alcapurrias for the first time based on the recommendation of my friends, and it was amazing. We topped this meal off with Medallas, and... More 

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San Diego, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

You have to be really hungry to eat here. The servings are huge so order to share with your friends or family since you can order some more dishes. I definitely recommend the ribs and the dark chicken meat (not breast too dry), and the flat iron steak. Delicious! will definitely return,

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Brooklyn, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

B.b.q. Is excellent! Got to stop here for a nice meal in the country side. Excellent drinks as well.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Love it ! Just make sure to call if you have a group. And order while you arive .The food its freshly cooked and it take time to prepare but other than that its great .they have out side deck dinning or inside dinning.you can walk around the restaurant and see the river and enjoy the weather. .

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Austin, Texas
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132 reviews 132 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

This place is definitely known for its meat dishes. It has a cowboy "gaucho" feel. We had salad, veggies, and 3 kinds of meat. Ribs, sirloin, and grilled chicken. It was all very good and the waiter was fun and helpful.

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Top Contributor
166 reviews 166 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Same as Old San Juan but this one has a bigger leather store. River behind and much more space to enjoy mother nation at there best. Meat lover you will get a kick out of this one. Lots of food, lots of fun and the drive up there inside Puerto Rico Mountain is breath taking. Left home early is a... More 

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Puerto Rico
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The food was very good and tasteful. The service was not too good, the girl served the meat with a small portion of rice, fresh fries. We were a group of 9 people and needed to order extra amount of French fries, plantains and rice. This was done when the waitress took the order initially. The meat was served and... More 

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Houston, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Over an hour wait to get food. Food came out one person at a time so people in our party were done before others got their food. Food needed lots of salt. Not true Puertorican food.

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New Haven, Connecticut
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121 reviews 121 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

The place offers you huge dishes of meat, all kinds. The price to pay: unbelievable crowd, long waiting time, a meal that you probably won't be able to finish.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Carr. 771, km 9.3, Barranquitas 00720, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  Barranquitas
  • Phone Number: 7878572628

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Family Fare

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?