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“Best BBQ around” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of AL-Haaq Bar B Que Caribbean Ltd

AL-Haaq Bar B Que Caribbean Ltd
Ranked #16 of 28 Restaurants in Chaguanas
Cuisines: Caribbean, Barbecue
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
Description: Facebook Al Haaq Bar B Que Caribbean Ltd
South Padre Island, Texas
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Best BBQ around”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2012

They have the most delightful seasoned (marinated) chicken and it is obvious they clean the chicken before cooking. The Lady serving was very friendly and explained in detail the various combos. However the signature item for them is their Hamburger, which is well seasoned, not dry and has natural taste. Their BBQ sauce by the way - Divine, I was given the secret but I cant reveal. It doesnt matter if you are not in Central Trinidad, it is worth the drive.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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24 reviews from our community

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Date | Rating
  • English first
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English first
chaguanas
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“I admit the food used to be a whole lot better and you get a lot less for your money. They had a pretty good standard before.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2012

pretty average. Food is ok. I used to buy from them and stopped. The food was delicious. When I started working in the area I decided to order only to find less food. The flavors were a bit watered down to cut cost I suppose. The atmosphere was basically the same.

    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank elizabeth_0021
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Orlando, Florida
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“It's not all that”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2012

The food here (Southern Main Rd Montrose) used to be so much bettter about 5years ago.

The standards have dropped in the quality and alot of patrons love the peppersauce/hotsauce. Its really spicy but tooo tangy for my part.

They used to serve meals in small, medium and large portions but now they only serve in medium and large.

I am not to much into the tastes of the meats because honestly I have had much better BBQ. Their meats are a bit to fresh smelling for my part and their prices are a bit on the steep side. A medium serving of potatoe wedges is 30TTD which I find a bit pricy.

Their salads like macroni and potatoe salad don't have much of a taste to it was well and in my opinion is rather bland although it looks very tasteful.

Parking in front of the restaurant is very limited.

The owner is not very customer oriented to all customers and needs a bit of customer relations.
However his son is much more customer friendly.

There is only one thing I like about their food and that is you always get a slice of crunchy cucumber and fresh tomatoe in every box. I guess its their signature trademark lol. But it goes really well with the fries and wedges.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Couva
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Average tasting bar-b-que”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2012

I had this bar-b-que more than once, it was good the first time, then the taste diminised everyother time I had it. Patronise if you are feeling for bar-b-que.

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Thank Teliah
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Chaguanas
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Poor service and food”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2012

I have visited this place on more than one occasion and the only reason i keep returning is for the pepper sauce. They have a very spicy, tasty pepper sauce that I return for when I feel for the sauce.
The place is usually clean, but aside from the cleanlines and the peppersauce that is all that could be recommended.

The owner speaks to his staff in a very disrespectful, condescending manner in front of patrons, going to the point of scolding them like children. He is very arrogant and shows the arrogance in front of everyone.

He is from a particular religious persuasion and usually treats his "brothers & sisters" alot better than other patrons. On a couple occasions I have seen customers come in to his establishment, stand in front of the counter and if someone comes in that he recognises as a "brother" he will attend to that customer before the patron who was there before.

The food is not tasty. The lamb is usually more bone than flesh and the fleshy pieces are very fatty. The pieces of chicken are usually very small almost looking like pieces from a dove.

The service and food and not good. I would not recommend this place to anyone unless you would like to have a tatse of extremely hot, spciy tasty peppersauce.

Visited March 2012
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