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Puerto Rico Food & Liquors

Puerto Rico Food & LiquorsPuerto Rico Food & Liquors
BA SCORE
99
world-class

19 Ratings
Ratings: 19
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 4.71
pDev: 5.52%
$$ - reasonable


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2559 W Augusta Blvd
Chicago, Illinois, 60622-4561
United States
phone: (773) 342-2678

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(Place added by: PRFL on 10-29-2010)
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teledeluxe

Illinois

4.31/5  rDev -8.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25 | $$

Not sure how to review a beer store's atmosphere. It's like a convenience style grocery store, what do you expect? Zero atmosphere BUT Junior is a great dude. He's always genuinely happy to see everyone that comes in and his store has a much higher ratio of great beer than crap. His pricing is standard suggested retail but he'll randomly give you 10% off if you have a decent sized purchase (or you're just a little short like my broke ass sometimes).

11-21-2013 18:52:38 | More by teledeluxe
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crossovert

Illinois

4.45/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25 | $$

Old-school bodega right here that has a massive craft selection. It doesn't have too much fat on it like other places, it is sleek and well picked. The main beer guy Junior is a knowledgeable and very accommodating beer guy. The food seems to be tax free, at least when I bought some there which is a plus I would say, fuck Crook county.

03-24-2013 15:25:48 | More by crossovert
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Jucifer

Illinois

5/5  rDev +6.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $

Puerto Rico Food & Liquors located in Chicagos historic Humboldt Park neighborhood is truly a hidden gem for those engulfed in the sweet luxuries of the craft beer world.
Junior will take you in like one of the family, show you around and always willing to take the time if not to busy and exchange thoughts about the current craft craze,expected release dates and upcoming events aswell as pour you a lil taste of something delicious as him or one of the patrons are always opening something good. So if your in Chicagos Humboldt Park neighborhood stop by, you wont regret it... Oh Yeah.. Cheers!

01-18-2013 08:05:00 | More by Jucifer
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ajkeefner13

Illinois

5/5  rDev +6.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$

Junior and his staff are amazing. I do 99% of my beer shopping here and can always get hard-to-find beers. Junior is so kind and I find myself many times at his store for an hour just talking beer and everyday life. Also, you will NOT find better prices around than his! Proof is his $29.99 Fifty Fifty Eclipse compared to everywhere else it being $35-40

01-16-2013 02:57:07 | More by ajkeefner13
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Kayn169

Illinois

4.83/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

I will keep this short and sweet. I just have to say, This place is the definition of a diamond in the rough. Couldn't tell from the outside, but this place has a killer selection. The only thing that out weighs it's selection is the man himself, Junior. Seriously one of the nicest guys, and eager to help in anyway he can. Even if their selection sucked, I would prob still go back just to talk to him. I don't live close anymore, but still make a special trip on occasion.

01-09-2013 04:11:28 | More by Kayn169
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xXTheDudeXx

Illinois

4.94/5  rDev +4.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $

Great owner, generous and very helpful. I was introduced here from my bro-in-law and couldn't have been more impressed with the knowledge of the owner and the selection at hand. If I lived closer to here, I'd be there daily!
It seems the only thing holding them back here is the size of the store front. I'm sure they would love to pack a few more rows of beer into the place but a large portion of the business is fully dedicated to the great craft beer selection. The owner sends out a weekly newsletter updating his new stock and promoting to his regulars the rare and hard to come by new releases as they arrive.
Cheers

01-03-2013 15:03:14 | More by xXTheDudeXx
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doogie71628

Illinois

5/5  rDev +6.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$

Puerto Rico is absolutely the best shop in the city. The owner, Junior, is a very nice and generous man who can guide you to the type of beer you are looking to find. Like others have said, he takes great passion in his selection. The store itself might not be as large as the bigger stores, but Puerto Rico gets pretty much anything they can get and then some. And they are able to sell their items at some of the lowest in the city, unlike other small specialty shops. Plus he always has some good fresh produce if you need that as well!

01-03-2013 07:51:48 | More by doogie71628
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BattleRoadBrewer

Massachusetts

4.94/5  rDev +4.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$

Found this gem of a place based on the other BA reviews and was not disappointed. It's in a nicer neighborhood easy to access by car. Inside about half the store is beer and half is everything else you'd find at a corner grocery. I was very impressed with the huge and varied section of fantastic craft beers. Plenty of imports, west coast beers and east coast beers. The owners really know their stuff and go out of their way to help out shoppers, they know what's on the shelves. The big cooler section was filled with plenty of variety, not overstocked with BMC like many other places. This little shop is a real find for beer lovers and a really clever upgrade to a corner store--clear half the shelf space to stock craft beer! Would love to have one of these back home in my neighborhood. Win!

12-29-2012 07:15:51 | More by BattleRoadBrewer
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memoarauz


4.85/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$

Now this store has a great neighborhood feel to it and a GREAT beer selection. The other great thing is the owner takes great pride in his store. He doesn't just provide beer to sell but educates you about it. He tries everything he sells and if you don't know what to try, just ask him. He hasn't steered me wrong. If your about supporting small business or looking for good tasting beer Puerto Rico Food & Liquors is where you got to go. Stop in and ask for Junior, let him know what you like, he's confident he'll have something to send you home with. Great selection and competitive prices.

12-12-2012 20:50:00 | More by memoarauz
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jmgrub

California

4.94/5  rDev +4.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$

This place is, quite simply, the best. As soon as we walked in, Junior, the owner, asked if he could help us find anything. We ended up talking beer and the local scene for nearly an hour, and all the while Junior was helping us find anything we needed. He asked us if we had ever tried a particular beer-when we replied that we had not, Junior whipped out some cups and gave us samples right there. That's service if I've ever seen it.

This place might not have as many beers as Binny's or some other Chicagoland stores, but the selection is damn impressive, and perhaps the most appealing (to me) that I've ever seen. BCBS, Madame Rose, BA Naked Evil, and numerous others on the shelf. I honestly don't know if there is any way to improve the selection here. If I lived in Chicago, I would go here ALL THE TIME.

Puerto Rico Liquors offers an amazing selection with the personal touch lacking in more corporate chain type stores. You would never know it from the street, but this is the best beer store I've visited in Chicago, and that includes all the big boys. Thanks Junior-you're the man!!!

11-16-2012 04:35:03 | More by jmgrub
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Puerto Rico Food & Liquors in Chicago, IL
99 out of 100 based on 19 ratings.