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El Jefe Burger Shack

££ - £££
American, Bar
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Carretera 3, Kiosco #12 | Luquillo Kioskos #12 &13, Luquillo 00773, Puerto Rico
+1 787-604-0644
12:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Wed 12:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 22:30
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Needham, MA
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

There were only a few tables with people, not a busy day, yet we just waited 1 hour for food. And, after all that, it tasted horrible. $10 sandwich that should've been $5 at most. Not recommended.

1 Thank siennatasi
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Since 2013 I had visited this place in more than 6 occasions. The food and service back then were always very good. It appears that the business was sold and new owners are running the joint into the ground! We asked for beers and they brought them warm, we had to ask for cups and ice to cool them. We... More 

3 Thank Josue A
East Grand Rapids, Michigan
Level Contributor
10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

Went hear for a good burger, and did not disappoint. Got the jalapeno stuffed burger, which was grilled to perfection and tasted great.

Thank benlyze217
Chicago, Illinois
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

I have to admit the we, unfortunately, did not eat anything during our visit. We came to the Kiosks to explore a bit and it ended up raining. To get out of the rain we popped in to El Jefe for a drink. And this is where my obsession with Coconut Mojitos began. The vibe in here was super relaxed... More 

Thank Ashley M
Lincolnville, Maine
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

waitstaff inattentive, food was less than adequate. I would not recommend this restaurant. Slow to get waited on, slow to have food arrive and took forever to get the check, and when the check arrived it was wrong, got it correct and it was wrong the second time. Seemed to be communication issues.

1 Thank FoodLover4849
Jacksonville Beach, Florida
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Went to el jefe because a burger sounded good, and was not very impressed. There was a group of people very drunk at the table next to us, that the waitress kept serving until they were asleep at the table. The burger was very over cooked and the fries were soggy

1 Thank sir_eric78
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

The burgers were ok but not any different than what I have tasted from regular fast food joints. The staff was friendly at least and they do offer some tasty drinks.

1 Thank Crystal F
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Burger was average at best, no taste really. The fries could have been the worst we've ever had. No seasoning, cold, greasy, and just plain awful. Heard good things about this place but wouldn't return.

1 Thank Derrick K
San Juan
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

If you re looking for a burger in the Luquillo area this is the place for you, just don't expect anything else. There is no atmosphere and the music is very bad. Still, the burgers were pretty good and the fries were not the frozen kind.

1 Thank Pablo M
Level Contributor
12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

We came here following the suggestion of our travel guide book. We expected exceptional burgers and great drinks. The place is not bad after all but not more than average

Thank Luca B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$12
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Carretera 3, Kiosco #12 | Luquillo Kioskos #12 &13, Luquillo 00773, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  Luquillo
  • Phone Number: +1 787-604-0644

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?