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“Great!”
Review of The Brass Cactus

The Brass Cactus
Ranked #7 of 80 Restaurants in Luquillo
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$15
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great!”
Reviewed 17 August 2014 via mobile

Good food. Good service. Good atmosphere. Delicious apple crisp, big enough for 3 to share. Highly recommended. Don't be put off by the location.

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Tuckerman, Arkansas, United States
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Wonderful”
Reviewed 17 August 2014 via mobile

We were staying at the Wyndham Rio Mar in Rio Gande. The Brads Cactus was a quick 15 minute cab ride from our hotel. The restaurant has a quaint little local bar atmosphere. The walls are covered with signs and license plates from everywhere. All the staff was very friendly. I ordered the fajita burrito which was absolutely wonderful! My husband ordered the mofongo just to give the local dish a try. It was not bad by any means but definitely not either of our taste. We really enjoyed the Brads Cactus

  • Visited August 2014
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Scarsdale, New York
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Don't get frightened by the outside, the food is excellent!”
Reviewed 17 August 2014

It looks like a run down, scary place from the outside, but if you do venture in, you will be pleasantly surprised. The food took a long time to arrive, but this may be due to a larger table ordered their food just before we sat down. We had Chirassco, a Fajita Burrito and a Mahi Mahi salad. Everything was tasty and good. The hot bread was also delicious.

Visited August 2014
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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97 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Better Quality Chillis”
Reviewed 16 August 2014

Good and prompt service. Quality ingredients. Good Atmosphere. Good experience! Menu is basically Chillis, but with MUCH BETTER ingredients.

Visited May 2014
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San Juan
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20 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Good place for bar rescue episode!!!!”
Reviewed 3 August 2014 via mobile

Me and my family visited this place based on good comments we heard before. What a huge disappointment. The ribs and baked potato were cold and waiter said he would use the micro to take care of it. The place smells and looks very rundown. They need a bar rescue ASAP.

  • Visited August 2014
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cactusking, Owner at The Brass Cactus, responded to this review, 6 August 2014
We may be old (21 years same location) but never are we rundown! You came in on the morning of tropical storm Bertha, by law we can not have our liquor exposed that is why the back bar was draped without full display (maybe that was your perception of run down it looks like an old house with the furniture covered). We keep our restaurant super clean and have a rigorous cleaning schedule! I challenge anyone to find cleaner bathrooms in Luquillo. I spoke with your server Israel and he was quiet surprised to hear of this review as he said you left "happy". I do apoligize for your food being cold maybe ordering the ribs with the sauce on the side threw the grill man off. No excuse, a few more minutes on the grill and they would have been fine. We sold close to 400 racks in July and did'nt have a single complaint. I've watched this (less than real) reality show and we don't come close to qualifying for an episode, although I would not mind someone pumping 2 or 3 hundred thousand into here!!! As they do on every episode
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