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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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  • Excellent89%
  • Very good8%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (13 reviews)
“brisket” (34 reviews)
“stuffed avocado” (27 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. 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 2 days ago

Barbecue doesn't come any better than San Juan Smokehouse. Lilliam and Hennesy exhibit their passion for barbecue in their enthusiastic welcome to their diners, in their attentive service, in their genuine desire to satisfy the barbecue tastes of their most discriminating barbecue lovers. We've eaten...More

Thank Mark W
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Reviewed January 18, 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 February 23, 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 4 days ago via mobile

Mark is the first server to show us good service and the food is dank af. Brisket tacos are fire and two for 5$ beers

Thank mmckennacrest
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had to come all the way to Puerto Rico from SD to have the best BBQ ever! The pulled pork stuffed avacado is a must! Not only is the food outstanding but the atmosphere and service is great too. Annalise and Mark were so...More

Thank Amanda W
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Amazing BBQ joint with live music, wandering street cats, and an amazing environment to enjoy your delicious meal. Make sure to ask for Mark who was super friendly and helpful with everything.

Thank Adam P
Reviewed 1 week ago 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
Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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
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Questions & Answers
Juan M. R
July 14, 2018|
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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
February 25, 2018|
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Response from Lourdes G | Reviewed this property |
I think so
May 2, 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, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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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