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“Good food, good service, friendly bartenders”
Review of JJ"s La Puerta

JJ"s La Puerta
Ranked #13 of 37 Restaurants in Sister Bay
Cuisines: American, Mexican
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch
Description: Great casual place to eat and socialize with others. The food is great-best chips/salsa and margaritas in Door County. House shot: The Bernie. Ring the bell! Sugar Shack Tiki Bar on the water located behind JJ's for sunset!
Reviewed July 27, 2012

We visited La Puerta on the recommendation of some friends. It was extremely busy on a Tuesday night and we did have to wait about 20 minutes. The hostess(es?) seemed a little disorganized and actually acknowledged the people who came in behind us first. It was very chaotic at first but we visited the Tiki Bar out back while we waited and received very prompt service there. Once we were seated, everything was fine, though it was very crowded. Our server was incredibly busy but since we are generally low maintenance, we didn't mind too much. She was very polite and apologetic for being so busy. We then moved to the bar for a few drinks and the bartenders were very friendly and attentive. It cleared out a bit after the dinner hour was over and was much more comfortable and enjoyable. We will definitely make a second visit the next time we are in Sister Bay.

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Reviewed July 25, 2012

JJs holds a special place in our hearts and memories, however, we had a not so good experience here this week. We checked in with the hostess and received a pager. She told us 30-40 minute wait. So, we walked out along the dock, as we usually do. After 40 minutes, we hadn't been called so we checked with the hostess. As it turned out, she had forgotten about us. We were seated, and had one of the worst waitresses in our dining experiences. She was very slow, didn't clear our drinks/plates, brought the salad after the entree, and insisted that we accept it w/o offering a credit to our bill. Also, the bathrooms are pretty gross, and shoould be checked frequently. We left ther with a negative feeling. Don't know if we'll return next year on vacation. :::(

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Reviewed July 22, 2012

Being from Texas we learned (at least until today) not to eat Mexican food anywhere outside of Texas. However, Today I tried the fish taco's at JJ's. The flour tortillas were the best I have eaten - period! I didn't try the enchilada simply because they make theirs with flour tortillas - TexMex uses only corn tortillas for enchiladas. TexMex is definitely different from any other Mexican food.

I can't say enough about the Margaritas - they were heavenly.

My husband had the BLT which he raved about.

Service was great!

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Reviewed July 21, 2012

I like the old j'j's better than the new one in Jackson port. The Sister Bay one has tried and true good meals. This is a value for money place in Door County and as a result you may have a long wait on line. Hang in there it is worth it.

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Reviewed July 17, 2012

Another great experience at JJ's. Our group of 8 went early (5:30) and were seated immediately. Waitress took drink orders and then brought their yummy chips and salsa to our table. Three of us had the crab special, one vegetarian sandwich, one mexican and three of us fish -perch and walleye. Service was very good in this busy place. We watched the sunset fromthr marina next door.

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Thank iloveokw
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