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“Brutal Experience”
Review of Tin Box

Tin Box
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $20
Cuisines: Barbecue, Seafood, Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Original Sushi Bar and Smokehouse in a tree house setting, overlooking organic gardens. Open Tuesday-Sunday, 4 PM - 10 PM.
Vancouver, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Brutal Experience”
Reviewed January 1, 2014

The service at this restaurant was atrocious and downright rude. We had a reservation for 7pm and we left the restaurant past 9 after receiving no food and being lied to about our food 'coming right up'. Upon leaving, the bartender claimed he was the manager when we asked to talk to the manager and has incredibly rude and sarcastic. I have never had a worse restaurant experience and we walked out after 2 hours of not getting our food.

  • Visited January 2014
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4 Thank NoahJL
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Michael D, Owner at Tin Box, responded to this review, January 3, 2014
Welcome to Trip Advisor, and thank you for taking the time to express your anger and impatience publicly once again. We at TIN BOX figured you got it all out before you stormed out. To be accurate, your reservation was at 7:30 and you waited a total of 40 minutes before leaving and about 25 minutes before yelling at the waitress. Unfortunately in a busy place like the TIN BOX there is always that one customer that is out of line, disrespectful to employees and has no regard for the customers around them. You did have a legitimate complaint which did have a solution but that “bartender” who you tried to ream out happened to be the owner of not only TIN BOX and NOCHE, but Duffy’s as well (oops!) We should have then ejected you from Duffy’s , but we felt sorry for the family you were dragging around with you. Maybe you can make your 2nd review a more positive one and tell us what a great experience you had at our other establishments. And for your next restaurant visit, please remember that your waitress is not punching bag, most are educated, professionals and hard working. And next time you come to a beautiful little island like Vieques, leave your big city attitude behind!

“Anybody can become angry — that is easy, but to be angry with the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right way — that is not within everybody's power and is not easy.”
― Aristotle
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great food, drinks, & atmosphere. Service was a little slow though”
Reviewed January 1, 2014 via mobile

Amazing environment, great oysters & entrees, tasty watermelon margaritas! Service was a little slow, but it was happy hour & slightly busy. Smokey the pit master is great if you can catch him, makes some bad$!# bacon that you can't resist

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank Jewoolard
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Akron, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Exceptional raw bar in an exceptional atmosphere!”
Reviewed December 31, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I went to Tin Box twice on our visit to Vieques this time. We were thrilled to discover they had their own raw bar--- the only one on the island. The oysters are offered on their own menu with the types described in detail for texture and flavor. These were the highlight of our experience there; however, the fish tacos with homemade hot sauce were terrific. My husband loved his BBQ chicken platter. Order the Mac-n- cheese and beans as sides. We will definitely be back. The ambience is great also with the raised garden beds and ancient ceiba trees out back. The rib platter on the second night was disappointing , but we expect the pulled pork would be a better choice. Overall, highly recommended!

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank teachersonthebeach
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“Awesome pit master with a great atmosphere!”
Reviewed December 23, 2013 via mobile

Tin Box is a creative and funky place. The drinks are amazing and reasonably priced. The restaurant has its own gardens out back! "Smokey" the pit master is awesome (also serves as a great taxi). We would highly recommend Tin Box!

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank tu5
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Middlebury, Vermont
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Funky spot with great gardens out back”
Reviewed December 21, 2013 via mobile

Had dinner this week and turned out to be favorite spot on vieques. Cool building and fun vibe. Salads were fantastic as greens all grown on site. Bacon app sooo good. Mac and cheese came with bacon too and was a crowd favorite. Cornbread went quick - if only it were gluten free! Waitress was great and very willing to get answers to gf options. Kids loved chocolate creme brulee dessert. Highly recommend.

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Thank staceyrainey
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