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El Verde BBQ

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Caribbean, Latin, Barbecue, Spanish, Puerto Rican
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Carr 3 Int 186 Esq Entrada al Verde, Rio Grande, Puerto Rico
09:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 00:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very unassuming place but really good simple BBQ. Their pork, ribs, rice and beans and fried plantains are fantastic. Have to come back for more - nothing beats a cold beer and BBQ on a warm February day

Thank Subhrangshu D
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Nothing fancy, but good value for the money. Several choices of meat, cut to order with huge machetes/knives , vary savory rice, some local specialties as well.

Thank bratis
Sidney, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic food! The chicken and ribs are wonderful. Great outside atmosphere, very casual, super staff, reasonably priced, Family friendly! Everyone loved it!

Thank nickinew1607
Lake City, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We love to eat where the locals eat when we travel. We found reviews for this restaurant and knew that it was for us. The main problem is deciding what to order it all looked great. We ended up with the chicken, pork,mofungo, sweet potato, sweet plantains and the seasoned rice. Everything was great, but the pork was really good.... More 

Thank travelerkent
Lake City, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to try El Verde after reading the reviews. The young man helping us was very friendly and helpful and the food was great. I had 1/2 chicken, which was more rotesserie than BBQ, and was excellent. We also tried the pork and although, not like the BBQ we are used to in the states, it was excellent as... More 

Thank travlingal51
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our tour guide Hector recommended this place, and he was right. The BBQ chicken is more like the rotisserie chicken we have in the States, but best chicken ever! We each ate half a chicken--it was so good. This is more known for carry-out, as there aren't that many seats there for dine-in.

Thank Andrea F
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7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You can tell when a place is good when the locals line up 6 deep around the order area day after day. No disappointments here. We had the whole chicken, ribs, tostones, rice and beans, all fresh and seasoned to cooking perfection. Maybe the best roasted style chicken I have ever had anywhere! Very affordable with authentic Puerto Rican dishes.... More 

Thank Robert D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Delicious chicken and extremely affordable. My husband and I got a whole chicken rotisserie style, rice with red beans, and sweet plantains along with a frozen sangria for only 18.00. we were full and had food left over for the next day. Highly recommend it.

Thank fbayham
Oakland, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went nearly a year ago and this is still one of the best meals I had in PR. Super friendly staff, delicious food, and stray cats to feed leftovers to

Thank Tara B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Their roasted chicken (puertorrican style) is the best in the area. They also prepare great ribs. To be honest...this is the place to if you want a taste of the local cusine.

Thank jayrodsan

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Caribbean, Latin, Barbecue, Spanish, Puerto Rican
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Carr 3 Int 186 Esq Entrada al Verde, Rio Grande, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  Rio Grande
  • Phone Number: 787-887-0958

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