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“New favorite place at Malecon”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Brisas del Mar

Brisas del Mar
Ranked #2 of 18 Restaurants in Guanica
Cuisines: Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Puerto Rican, Bar, Pub
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Good for: Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff
Description: I visited this restaurant on the Guanica broadwalk two weeks ago and found it small and with few tables, unlike those I have visited in “La Parguera” and “Combate”. The owner is an excellent host that welcomes you with great joy. The owner is also the bartender and waiter. All tables were full, which was the main reason to enter the restaurant (I think if the place is busy it’s have to be good). The atmosphere of the place is like the ones on the fishing village of Piñones in the Metropolitan shore of the Island. The bar has a giant TV screen where you can watch videos selected by the owner, the local people apparently are those who visit the place in regular terms. The menu is very limited, since it has an offer for kids and snacks to choose from are few, also serve soups and broths. From the menu you can choose: Lobster grilled mahi-mahi fillet stuffed with seafood, octopus salad or queen conch fritters with a companion of typical Puerto Rican. Request the appetizers: seafood turnover, “surullitos”, fish dumplings and “wings of the sea”. The wine list is limited. The food will arrive fresh to the table in about 30 minutes. All these details are overlooked when savoring the delicious taste of fresh fish and seafood. Again, I get disappointed when I ask the owner for dessert and he answers that they do not have any desserts after such a great meal. Prices are moderate between $ 10 and $ 30 plus government taxes (I.V.U.), no parking or valet parking and is a rich gastronomic adventure with a breathtaking view of the Bay of Guanica for those seeking to leave the city and find typical food from a seafood restaurant in a small town. It was good to know that “Brisas del Mar” accept debit cards, VISA and Mastercard. The restaurant's phone is 787-821-6372, the owner identified himself as just "Nando" and the restaurant is open from Friday to Sunday from 4:30 pm until midnight. It’s is a three stars place with the cleanest restrooms in the whole Broadwalk.
Paramus, New Jersey
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“New favorite place at Malecon”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2012

The whole fried fish was fantastic and so were the Yuca balls. The owner was very friends and the music was great.

Visited November 2012
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“I love this place.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2012

I live here in Guanica and Brisas is my regular haunt. Opened Thursday thru Sunday. It's where I'll go At least once a week. For tourists this is a Place to find the real people of Guanica. As there are many regulars the atmosphere is that of familularity. Also a great place to strike up a conversation with a local and learn about the local culture and history. The food is delisous. Definitely try capitan (a local fish) and conch salad. Brisas has been famous for their conch for years. If you're not hungry then get a cold beer or a Cuba Libre and take in the local atmosphere. There is also a constant video playing of Latino music. The owner is an efficiando of music particularly salsa. It's just a fun, safe, real deal local haunt. Try it. You'll love it.

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“Wonderful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2012

Clean nice and tasty . We was treat like queens by his owner Reinaldo w respect and amability. Very recomended!

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“Delicios”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2012

We was atended by the owner, he was very nice w us. Price and taste EXELENT!!! Triple A plus recomended, if u want eat good and be atended like VIP this place is the one.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Good for local food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2011

Overall good food. Nothing "fancy" at all about this restaurant - it's actually part of an open air, very basic, bar. The food was good though. In September, the restaurant portion of this business is only open Friday, Saturday & Sunday nights.

  • Visited September 2011
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