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San Juan Smokehouse
Ranked #2 of 1,072 Restaurants in San Juan
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$8 - US$30
Cuisines: Barbecue, Latin, Puerto Rican
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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.
Reviewed 16 January 2018

There is a reason this place is so high up in SJ!!! It has excellent food and drinks!! The stuffed avocado is excellent! The manger and owner were super friendly! If you go on Friday they have a street party and it's a lot of fun! We went on a Sunday so it wasn't as busy as it was on Friday. EAT HERE!!!!

1  Thank Banana427
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Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

Some items are not available due too María , but they still have options and the options are fantastic!! Everything they smoke is so delicious and the atmosphere is like back home ! This place is tucked away , but you have to try it !

1  Thank clynnwalters82
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Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

Armando, our waiter, made our night amazing. The food and service both made our night and stay awesome.

Thank Marinía T
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Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

After trying out some finer dining places on the top of the TripAdvisor list we almost felt
obliged to test the number one restaurant. We passed it three times before we realized this isn’t really a restaurant but more like a bar offering bbq food. Giving the benefit of doubt we tried a rack of ribs with sides. I am used to the meat tender enough to be falling off the bone, but this meat was very chewy. The potatoes in the mashed potatoes had not been peeled, and the cole slaw below average. The service was excellent, mind you, but this fell severely short of our expectations for a #1 restaurant in San Juan.

Thank Lars H
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SanJuanSmokehouse, Manager at San Juan Smokehouse, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2018

Hi, Sorry we're not an expensive ultra fine dining food establishment and we really don't want to be. We're a down home country soul bbq place serving up Southern bbq dishes with a Caribbean twist. Everything here has been a challenge after the Hurricane dealing with power outages and limited food supply so we apologize we didn't meet your expectations! Hope you can come back when we're fully stabilized and back to normal. Cheers!

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Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

Really nice nightlife spot to hang out with friends, great drinks and food in the heart of Santurce. Armando was an awesome bartender!

Thank Pablo M
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