We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ratings and reviews

Travelers' Choice
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere

Mentioned in

  • The Secret Is Out—This Is America’s Coolest Tropical Islandfodors.com
About
Original Sushi Bar and Smokehouse in a tree house setting, overlooking organic gardens. Open Tuesday-Sunday, 4 PM - 10 PM.
PRICE RANGE
$8 - $20
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
CUISINES
Caribbean, Bar, Seafood, Barbecue, Sushi
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
Reviews (570)
Filter reviews
557 results
Traveler rating
331
144
52
15
15
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
Traveler rating
331
144
52
15
15
Show reviews that mention
All reviews sushi cornbread ribs watermelon smoked chicken salad batata lasagna tacos rice fries bbq trio great bbq own garden own produce side dishes fun place
Selected filters
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
Reviewed April 22, 2020

Had read about this place and lucky to visit during a happy hour! Easy to find and got a table straight away at 4pm. It's literally a restaurant in a tin box - great atmosphere and service. We enjoyed BBQ trio platter, chicken pork &...vegetable taco's with beers plus I had temblique for pudding. Wonderful, especially at $55 including tipMore

Date of visit: January 2020
Helpful?
Reviewed March 20, 2020

Went on Monday Reggie night. Good food but could have been a little warmer. Salad bar with a good assortment. Broccoli salad was the best. Need reservations. Check FB for phone number. Drinks cost less than in town but you get what you pay for....Stick with the wine and beer. It rained the night we went but that was no hinderance. It’s an open air place and we did not get wet. Staff was pleasant and attentive. Music was very local and not over loud. Still had a conversation. We drove by a coupe of nights later and the place was packed.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Helpful?
Reviewed March 10, 2020 via mobile

Great atmosphere and live music. The salad bar alone is worth going! Try the BBQ chicken. The side dish of yucca that you get with most meals is also healthy and delicious!

Date of visit: March 2020
Helpful?
Reviewed March 1, 2020 via mobile

We have been coming to Tin Box for years as well and we just had our best meal yet. I read all of the recent reviews and think people are being whiny complainers. We had excellent service, the food was served quickly, fresh and it...was delicious. The cocktails were WAY strong (not too strong but perfect!) and delicious. Most of our family had the BBQ and they loved it and the sides—macaroni and cheese, cornbread, huspuppies, fries! We star these with a salad which was fresh and tasty as well the calamari which was crispy and good. I had the sushi lasagna as it had many good reviews and it was amazing! We had various cocktails but loved the parcha lemonade best and had several rounds. Key lime pie for dessert and we went home very happy.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Helpful?
Reviewed February 26, 2020 via mobile

Went there last week with my wife and 3 young kids. Went on Monday which apparently is reggae night. The band was good, more of a Latin reggae, but talented. The menu was limited, ordered the chicken and ribs combo, which was disappointing. The salad...bar was good, great potato salad. Margaritas were ok, did the job. Service was great. You’re gonna drop some coin here, and in my opinion, (hope I don’t get disparaged by the owner haha) your money is better spent elsewhere on the island. Wepa.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Helpful?
Reviewed February 24, 2020

Best food on the island, we went back a few times the week we were there...must get the fish tacos...and the drinks were 5 stars as well...

Date of visit: February 2020
Helpful?
Reviewed February 22, 2020 via mobile

Lodya is the best waitress.. food is amazing!!! So good will come again!! BBQ and sushi was original and delicious!!

Date of visit: February 2020
Helpful?
Reviewed February 22, 2020 via mobile

I have been to Tin Box dozens of times, and it is awesome. The location is unique and beautiful, the food is spot-on amazing, and the staff is phenomenal. So friendly and accommodating. It feels like home every time I walk in, and my meal...never disappoints. Highly recommend.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Helpful?
Reviewed February 20, 2020

Our Airbnb host got us excited to go there for Reggae night. The food was mediocre, the music fair, mostly island guys moonlighting from their jobs. Must have gone a bit downhill from the great reviews earlier.

Date of visit: February 2020
Helpful?2  
Reviewed February 20, 2020

We went to the Tin Box outside Esperanza on a Reggae night. They had a choice of a few entrees and a buffet for the salads. My wife had the bbq and it was just ok, it was chewy and the flavor was so so....I had the mahi and it was fair, a little too much salt. We had watermelon martini's and hardly any liquor. Our server did a decent job. Overall the place is ok but nothing to get excited about as we preferred a couple other restaurants in Esperanza much better.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Helpful?1  
View more reviews
Best nearby
Best nearby hotelsSee all
Mare St. Clair Hotel
491 reviews
42.38 miles away
Coral By The Sea
389 reviews
42.25 miles away
Fairmont El San Juan Hotel
1,083 reviews
42.37 miles away
San Juan Airport Hotel
1,254 reviews
41.51 miles away
Best nearby restaurantsSee all
El Quenepo
1,008 reviews
1.44 miles away
Coqui Fire Cafe
708 reviews
2.94 miles away
El Blok Restaurant
257 reviews
1.44 miles away
Bigotes Restaurant
104 reviews
2.16 miles away
Best nearby attractionsSee all
Marauder Sailing Charters - Private Tours
257 reviews
1.48 miles away
Malecon
246 reviews
1.44 miles away
Vieques Conservation and Historical Trust
25 reviews
1.41 miles away
Sun Bay Beach
769 reviews
1.44 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
A4646QEsandrao
July 23, 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Dawn W | Reviewed this property |
I think it was 4-6 p.m. Sorry for the delay - life is busy@
0
Votes
DianaNMendez
May 18, 2017|
Answer
Response from Ron M |
great restaurant one of the best on the island
0
Votes
688adrianar
December 9, 2016|
Answer
Response from Michael D | Property representative |
Yes, TIN BOX will be open both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
1
Vote
Is This Your Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Free Listing