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San Juan Smokehouse - a Tennessee & Caribbean BBQ Joint

Calle Orbeta | In Front of the Historic 100 Year Old Farmer's Market, San Juan 00908, Puerto Rico
+1 787-323-8825
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Overview
  • Excellent88%
  • Very good9%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“brunch” (13 reviews)
“pulled pork” (33 reviews)
“ribs” (81 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
Caribbean, American, Bar, Barbecue, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
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Value
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LOCATION
Calle Orbeta | In Front of the Historic 100 Year Old Farmer's Market, San Juan 00908, Puerto Rico
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
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1. A Taste of Home but Different
"This was a non fancy, very delicious, local experience."
gabytech
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2. Cozy but Fun
"The place is cozy and lively."
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3. Where the Locals Go
"Lively, friendly, fun, professional, and un-touristy"
Eric W
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1 - 10 of 508 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Don't think about it, don't weight your options, this is the place you should go. Angel's El Jefe will ruin your for other drinks. The brisket and smoked chicken can't be beat.

Thank Jeff L
Restaurant's Favorite
Reviewed January 18, 2018

This was a non fancy, very delicious, local experience. Food was good, service was good and the vibe of the surroundings was just amazing. We enjoyed some live salsa band right outside after dinner and kept ordering drinks from the bar until midnight or so....More

4  Thank gabytech
SanJuanSmokehouse, Owner at San Juan Smokehouse - a Tennessee & Caribbean BBQ Joint, responded to this reviewResponded February 23, 2018

Wow. Thank you so much for your great feedback and comments. In fact, I'm using your review for my Tripadvisor home page. Glad you like everything and had a great time. Again, thanks!!! Cheers

Reviewed 1 week ago

La placita is a fun area to visit if you are in San Juan and the smokehouse is worth the visit in itself. Small affordable place. I don't think this is the #1 ranked place in San Juan as listed on tripadvisor but it is...More

Thank jaman_spake
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great service. Great food. Great drinks. What more do I need to say? Honestly, this place was perfect and the atmosphere of the block it was on added to the experience.

Thank Nate A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Mark was amazing, he recommended the perfect drink (gin & juice). We were so drained from traveling all day and the atmosphere and food here really perked us up. Thank you!

Thank Leila S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First of all, this restaurant is located in the middle of the El Mercado market area. It reminds me of the vibe in New Orleans with people sitting out in closed streets and loud live music playing. If you are looking for a meal where...More

Thank Nicholas I
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place had great atmosphere and great food!! Great BBQ and sides. Highly Recommend! Neat area for tourist to see.

Thank beachvacationgirl
SanJuanSmokehouse, Owner at San Juan Smokehouse - a Tennessee & Caribbean BBQ Joint, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks guys. Glad you like everything and had a good time! Cheers

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Many options in ththe area, but this was the best! Food was great. The Moscow mule was the best I’ve ever had. And Mark is A+ !!

Thank rach1148
SanJuanSmokehouse, Owner at San Juan Smokehouse - a Tennessee & Caribbean BBQ Joint, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Glad you liked the food and our Moscow Mule. Homemade Ginger beer is the trick! Cheers

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Mark is the bomb! He was our server and was helpful and kind! The drinks are so fresh and hand made! My college roommates and I went looking for a place to eat and were so happy we found this place!

Thank Lacey T
SanJuanSmokehouse, Owner at San Juan Smokehouse - a Tennessee & Caribbean BBQ Joint, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the review and feedback. Glad you liked everything and had a good time! Cheers

Reviewed 1 week ago

Although the portion of the meal is less than what you would normally expect in PR, it was interesting and satisfying. My taste buds went on a journey, and I boasted about it for days. The staff was very friendly and they offered us homemade...More

Thank jgrosado21
SanJuanSmokehouse, Owner at San Juan Smokehouse - a Tennessee & Caribbean BBQ Joint, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the review and feedback. Glad you liked everything. Cheers

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Juan M. R
July 14, 2018|
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Response from SanJuanSmokehouse | Property representative |
We used to before the hurricane but now we dont. We have stuffed avocados we can stuff with vegetables instead of meat. In regards to sides we have a delicious watermelon feta salad or cole slaw.
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Ashley M
February 25, 2018|
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Response from Lourdes G | Reviewed this property |
I think so
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May 2, 2017|
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Response from SanJuanSmokehouse | Property representative |
Yes, we accept reservations. And yes we can serve the food family style as a banquet. Just give us a call during the day. 787-323-8825
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$8 - $30
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar scene, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Orbeta | In Front of the Historic 100 Year Old Farmer's Market, San Juan 00908, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
  • Phone Number: +1 787-323-8825
  • E-mail
Description
Southern Style Smoke BBQ with a Caribbean twist. Right in the heart of the historic Santurce neighborhood in plain view of the famous 100 year old Farmer's Market "La Placita". Just minutes away from Old San Juan, Condado and Isla Verde. Come and join us for some great Caribbean - Tennessee BBQ along with some great blues music in a great environment and overall great area to walk around and explore afterwards. We also have a Southern Brunch on Saturday's and Sunday's.
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