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“Good Salsa and Good Service”
Review of JJ"s La Puerta

JJ"s La Puerta
Ranked #14 of 35 Restaurants in Sister Bay
Cuisines: American, Mexican
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner
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!
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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128 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Good Salsa and Good Service”
Reviewed July 31, 2012

You may have to ask for the good stuff but they have pretty good and warm salsa. I don't think thy expect many people to ask for hot salsa but we did and they have it here. It came with warm tortilla chips and made for a very good appetizer. The service is pretty good without much of a wait. The Mexican fare here is fair but any port in a storm for travelers from Southwest.

  • Visited July 2012
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North Freedom, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Oops! Not quite up to par”
Reviewed July 31, 2012

We love JJ's. We stopped for lunch and were seated right away. My husband and happened to glance at our waitress who was clearly upset with the bartender for being slow with our drinks. We ordered and waited over 45 minutes for our meal. Our waitress apologized a few times, then told us the delay was due to a big order before us. We saw no big groups, and people around us who came in after us were already eating. The food was really good. The salad we had was the best on our trip. Too bad for the kitchen glitch. We'll still be back!

  • Visited July 2012
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Good food, good service, friendly bartenders”
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.

  • Visited July 2012
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Indiana
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132 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Disappointed”
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. :::(

Visited July 2012
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Greenville, Texas
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“Can you believe good Mexican food in Wisconsin!”
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!

  • Visited July 2012
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