Puerto Rico Food & Liquors

Puerto Rico Food & LiquorsPuerto Rico Food & Liquors
Puerto Rico Food & LiquorsPuerto Rico Food & Liquors

2559 W Augusta Blvd
Chicago, Illinois, 60622-4561
United States

(773) 342-2678 | map

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Reviewed by jrallen34 from Illinois

4.31/5  rDev -6.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5
I've heard about this place from two of my tasting group people so we trekked over here today to check it out. Driving down Augusta I would have missed this place if not for the gps. Its a small local ethnic grocery store that you would not see unless specifically looking for it. As I walk in I'm instantly skeptical as it reminds me of a store in Mexico; old, dirty looking even its not, unfamiliar foods everywhere. Once you walk past the counter the middle aisle contains all the beer, and I was super surprised. This is the beer place that time forgot, tons of local stuff that is harder to find (GI and Three Floyds), lots of Belgian staples, and other midwest goodies. No sours though. They still had Rare here at only $39 a bottle. The prices were a bit steep besides the Rare, a buck or two over what you would get at Binny's, but its worth paying as its actually on the shelf, where as most of the popular stuff sells out right away at other places. The owner or beer guy came up to us and we talked briefly. He explained he really likes to keep his beer selection seasonal, and that lots of lagers and pils would start coming in, he knew what he was talking about it. A bit out of my way, especially fighting down Western but if I was looking for something semi rare that sold out everywhere else I would give this is a try. Super solid neighborhood place.
Mar 05, 2011
More User Ratings:
Rated: 4.92 by denizerinc from Illinois

Sep 19, 2018
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Reviewed by ktr5010 from Illinois

4.72/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5
An absolute gem. The staff is incredible, especially Junior. The first time I went in it was like I had been going there my whole life. They have a very good selection for how small the store is and feel free to ask for help or recommendations!
Jul 16, 2018
Rated: 4.01 by cryptichead from Illinois

Aug 14, 2016
Rated: 4.14 by cadaugherty from Illinois

May 12, 2016
Rated: 3.97 by BeerOps from Illinois

Apr 18, 2016
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Reviewed by wapcap from Nebraska

4.25/5  rDev -8.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4
A great craft beer store. The previous reviews mention Junior, and he did not disappoint. He answered all my questions, had a few items in the back he thought I might like, and even gave me a discount for getting a case. The selection is very good. Maybe smaller than some place, just slightly. But all very good quality. I encourage everyone to check out.
Dec 09, 2015
Rated: 4.57 by petmoo23 from Illinois

Dec 06, 2015
Rated: 4.54 by Eman17 from Illinois

Nov 30, 2015
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Rated by cptbenjamin from North Carolina

4.94/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
I went in with low expectations based and was very happy when I walked inside. Great selection!!
Jul 30, 2015
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Rated by Dr_Fox from Utah

4.63/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75
This place is a total diamond in the rough. Super friendly and helpful staff, and a terrific selection. Highly recommended.
Jun 08, 2015
Rated: 4.92 by RMelyon from Illinois

May 09, 2015
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Rated by tim007007 from Illinois

4.77/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75
Great place. Ask for Junior. Always has a great recommendation.
Mar 28, 2015
Rated: 4.33 by Chris-1911 from Illinois

Feb 17, 2015
Rated: 4.25 by Halfbrother83 from Illinois

Nov 24, 2014
Rated: 5 by farid from Illinois

Nov 08, 2014
Rated: 4.56 by Svyturys30 from Illinois

Nov 07, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by Nuggetz from Texas

Nov 06, 2014
Rated: 5 by rwolsen1874 from Illinois

Nov 05, 2014
Rated: 5 by bowzer4birdie from Illinois

Nov 03, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by spycow from Illinois

Nov 01, 2014
Rated: 4.75 by whalezticker from Illinois

Oct 20, 2014
Rated: 5 by illinikap from Illinois

Sep 11, 2014
Rated: 5 by Keelin from Illinois

Aug 13, 2014
Rated: 4.75 by edmaher from Illinois

Jul 28, 2014
Rated: 4.5 by kingjohnh from New Mexico

Jul 21, 2014
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Reviewed by prior2two from Illinois

5/5  rDev +8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
P FL is my co-favorite store in the city, along with Beer Temple. The selection is great, but the Customer service you get at this place is out of this world. When you stop in, just ask to speak to junior, and he'll answer any questions you have and point you in the right direction. He truly cares about his customers, and it shows. He knows his stuff, and he doesn't jack the prices up for rare beers.

Truly one of the 2 best beer stores in Chicago.
Jul 17, 2014
Rated: 4.5 by PBRmeasap1980 from Indiana

Jul 15, 2014
Rated: 4 by greenspointexas from Texas

Jul 03, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by Metllica97 from Illinois

Jun 19, 2014
Rated: 4.75 by PopnLoads from Illinois

Feb 27, 2014
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Reviewed by teledeluxe from Illinois

4.31/5  rDev -6.9%
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).
Nov 21, 2013
Rated: 4.5 by Jordy777 from Illinois

Nov 12, 2013
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Reviewed by crossovert from Illinois

4.45/5  rDev -3.9%
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.
Mar 24, 2013
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Reviewed by Jucifer from Illinois

5/5  rDev +8%
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!
Jan 18, 2013
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Reviewed by ajkeefner13 from Illinois

5/5  rDev +8%
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
Jan 16, 2013
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Reviewed by Kayn169 from Illinois

4.83/5  rDev +4.3%
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.
Jan 09, 2013
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Reviewed by xXTheDudeXx from Illinois

4.94/5  rDev +6.7%
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.
Jan 03, 2013
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Reviewed by doogie71628 from Illinois

5/5  rDev +8%
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!
Jan 03, 2013
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Reviewed by BattleRoadBrewer from Massachusetts

4.94/5  rDev +6.7%
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!
Dec 29, 2012
Puerto Rico Food & Liquors in Chicago, IL
Place rating: 4.63 out of 5 with 48 ratings