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San Juan Smokehouse - a Tennessee & Caribbean BBQ Joint

255 Calle Orbeta | In Front of the Historic 100 Year Old Farmer's Market, San Juan 00908, Puerto Rico
+1 787-323-8825
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Overview
  • Excellent88%
  • Very good9%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brisket” (62 reviews)
“stuffed avocado” (46 reviews)
“corn muffins” (9 reviews)
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CUISINES
Caribbean, American, Bar, Barbecue, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
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LOCATION
255 Calle Orbeta | In Front of the Historic 100 Year Old Farmer's Market, San Juan 00908, Puerto Rico
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: San Juan Smokehouse - a Tennessee & Caribbean BBQ Joint
1. A Taste of Home but Different
"This was a non fancy, very delicious, local experience."
gabytech
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2. Cozy but Fun
"The place is cozy and lively."
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3. Where the Locals Go
"Lively, friendly, fun, professional, and un-touristy"
Eric W
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1 - 10 of 573 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had dinner here while in town for a corporate retreat. The food was delicious and the service was impeccable. Everyone enjoyed the ambience and raved about the food. Thanks to Steve and his staff for providing the perfect ending to a fun weekend in...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Lisa C
SanJuanSmokehouse, Owner at San Juan Smokehouse - a Tennessee & Caribbean BBQ Joint, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you so much for the great feedback and comments. Glad you guys had fun and liked everything and choose us for the corporate retreat. You guys were great too. See you next year :) Stephen

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Reviewed 19 January 2018

This was a non fancy, very delicious, local experience. Food was good, service was good and the vibe of the surroundings was just amazing. We enjoyed some live salsa band right outside after dinner and kept ordering drinks from the bar until midnight or so....More

Date of visit: December 2017
6  Thank gabytech
SanJuanSmokehouse, Owner at San Juan Smokehouse - a Tennessee & Caribbean BBQ Joint, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2018

Wow. Thank you so much for your great feedback and comments. In fact, I'm using your review for my Tripadvisor home page. Glad you like everything and had a great time. Again, thanks!!! Cheers

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved this place. Good service and good food. The bbq has a real unique flavor profile I have not experienced in other joints. Worth a trip!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank JoshM90210
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went the Friday after Thanksgiving & were very pleased. We walked from Ocean Park (about 2 miles, we took our time) & got there just as they were opening. I had been looking forward to meeting Mark as he is mentioned many times on...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Roberta G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

No Way it’s good food. In fact worse food I’ve eaten in San Juan. I’m from San Juan and had visitors in from United Kingdom and they wanted to go there as they saw it recommended on Trip Advisor. I was intrigued as I had...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank noemit442
SanJuanSmokehouse, Manager at San Juan Smokehouse - a Tennessee & Caribbean BBQ Joint, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Wow, "AWFUL" sounds awfully extreme and sounds awfully personal. However, if this was last night there was a HUGE Festival / Block party here which was out of our control. Serving thousands of people is never fun or easy so we apologize if we messed...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent service! Whenever you visit you should ask for Mark, he is the greatest bartender !! El mejor lugar de la placita.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Wilmarie R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Mac and cheese.... bacon and mushroom... who knew! Mark and Christina are awesome!! Great guidance through the incredible menu!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank drgwyn
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely fantastic place to eat and drink. The food was incredible, the service was on point by Mark and Kristine. Family friendly and close to the beach.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Culture105593
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Mark and Christine were amazing. I grew up in tx so I am particular about brisket. They do it well. Try a hemmingway to drink!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Parker86
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the smokehouse! My husband and I both had the brisket which was awesome! He got French Fries with his brisket. They were crispy, fresh, and seasoned perfectly! I got the Mac N Cheese which I have to say is some of the best I...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank katyl338
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Roberta G
16 November 2018|
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Response from SanJuanSmokehouse | Property representative |
Sorry we’re not!
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Juan M. R
14 July 2018|
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Response from SanJuanSmokehouse | Property representative |
We used to before the hurricane but now we dont. We have stuffed avocados we can stuff with vegetables instead of meat. In regards to sides we have a delicious watermelon feta salad or cole slaw.
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ashleymR3368EP
26 February 2018|
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Response from Lourdes G | Reviewed this property |
I think so
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$8 - US$30
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 255 Calle Orbeta | In Front of the Historic 100 Year Old Farmer's Market, San Juan 00908, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
  • Phone Number: +1 787-323-8825
  • E-mail
Description
Southern Style Smoke BBQ with a Caribbean twist. Right in the heart of the historic Santurce neighborhood in plain view of the famous 100 year old Farmer's Market "La Placita". Just minutes away from Old San Juan, Condado and Isla Verde. Come and join us for some great Caribbean - Tennessee BBQ along with some great blues music in a great environment and overall great area to walk around and explore afterwards. We also have a Southern Brunch on Saturday's and Sunday's.
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