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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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  • Excellent88%
  • Very good9%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (13 reviews)
“brisket” (34 reviews)
“stuffed avocado” (27 reviews)
10:00 - 21:00 Hours
Caribbean, American, Latin, Bar, Barbecue, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
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."
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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"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was the best meal we had in 8 days after cruising to the Virgin Islands and sampling amazing local restaurants all over the Caribbean!! Our 3 kids wouldn’t stop eating and neither could my husband or I!!! The food was just like home only...More

Thank ValerieLeonard
Restaurant's Favourite
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

4  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 yesterday via mobile

1st time visit, Mark our waiter recommended the taco & wings. Wings was the largest most generous order of moist, succulent wings. The Coffee BBQ SAUCE, delish. The brisket taco, toasted “soft shell”, meat & cheese melted inside was incredible. Also tried the Ginger beer,...More

Thank IslandFeedback
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is more a bar than a restaurant. Partial inside, partial outside. People were smoking and it was drifting our way. I don't mix smoke and smokehouse very well. I had the ribs - dry rub. The flavor was OK but the meat was dry,...More

Thank dd76a
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Mark was a fantastic waiter. We enjoyed the live music and food. Ask for the hot sauce! The Texas Tea was a hit.

Thank Courtney B
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Had the brisket stuff avacado and the chicken taco, both were great, a pleasant surprise to find good BBQ in PR. Loved the avacado/brisket/coleslaw combo. Mark was a great waiter and was really on top of things, made great recommendations, couldn’t be happier

Thank Mike W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a restaurant I found through TripAdvisor and I was not disappointed. Me and my friend came here for lunch and the food was incredible. They have their own coffee bbq sauce that is nothing short of amazing. If you are in San Juan...More

Thank Resort575224
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Found this place on a whim!!! Glad we did! Food was delicious and filling. Our waiter Mark was really sweet! Live band (blues) was dope!

Thank ShelbsB2010
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came to San Juan a day early for a cruise and had no plans. When we arrived we wanted dinner before anything else. We found the San Juan Smokehouse on Trip Advisor and it exceeded every expectation. The food was excellent and make sure...More

Thank Saxtell
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Terrific rub on the ribs. Friendly and inviting service. My wife's stuffed avocado plate was the perfect blend of smoked pulled pork and fresh avocado. Can't wait to go back to Puerto Rico just to visit San Juan Smokehouse in the vibrant placita.

Thank FarAway788515
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Questions & Answers
Juan M. R
14 July 2018|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
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.
Ashley M
25 February 2018|
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Response from Lourdes G | Reviewed this property |
I think so
2 May 2017|
Response from SanJuanSmokehouse | Property representative |
Yes, we accept reservations. And yes we can serve the food family style as a banquet. Just give us a call during the day. 787-323-8825
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$30
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
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
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
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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