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“great roasted chicken” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of El Verde BBQ

El Verde BBQ
Ranked #5 of 68 Restaurants in Rio Grande
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Caribbean, Latin, Barbecue, Spanish, Puerto Rican
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Charlotte
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56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“great roasted chicken”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2013

We stopped by as it was the closest option to our b&b and it was a very nice surprise. We ate the roasted chicken and rice & beans. The rice & beans wasn't the best we've had in Puerto Rico, but the chicken was delicious: tender, cooked perfectly and with crispy skin.
This place is inexpensive too. Recommended

Visited August 2013
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DC
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67 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Don't let looks fool you”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2013

best meal we had on the trip...finger licking good. BBQ chicken, ribs, beans and rice, and plantains...we ate off paper plates and thought we were in heaven...don't miss it

Visited August 2013
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Alexandria, Virginia
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64 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Delicious and affordable”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2013 via mobile

Like the previous review by storm chaser we also stayed at Rio Mar and drove past here numerous times at different times of the day, and each time it was packed. It's that classic hole in the wall place with great food. We had 1/2 chicken , 1/2 lb ribs 2 orders of to stones and a 6 pack for $20... We tried to find a better deal while we were her and couldn't. Food awesome. We're heading back for dinner tonight.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Fresh Meadows
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Delicious”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2013

We are staying at the Rio mar resort but we have eaten at the verde BBQ twice already. It's true about the surroundings not being so kept but its worth the food. First time we ate there. there are plenty of chairs and tables in the back. second time we brought back to the hotel.
Everything is delicious. From the chicken to the ribs and pork. You must try their yucca! And their rice tastes almost like my mother in laws. We paid $32 for a family of 4,
It's a must have while you are in the area.
They only take cash. No credit cards.
They open at 9 am and close pretty late.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Awesome chicken if you can get past the unkept outside entrance”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2013

I based the rating on the food which was very fresh, moist, tasty and cheap. About $7 for a whole chicken. But couldn't give it 5 stars because though this place is just a food shack the outside is dirty and unkept. Definately not a place to stay and eat.

Visited July 2013
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