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171 Dumoulin St, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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Ranked #23 of 1,365 Restaurants in Winnipeg
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Caribbean
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

After reading the great reviews I had been looking forward to eating here for awhile. I knew the restaurant would be very simple and that was fine, but I expected the food to be great. The prices seem a bit high but when you get bread, salad and a good sized meal I thought it was a good value. I... More 

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Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

This restaurant is not far from our house so it was a great choice for our anniversary dinner. it's one of Winnipeg's best kept secrets. This Caribbean restaurant is very intimate, seating no more than 30 people or so. The owner and chef is Trinidadian and the servers are usually her daughters. Everyone is super friendly and attentive. They have... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

It is a good place for lunch, they were quick and food was good. Did not offer coffee or dessert. Yes

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Winnipeg, Canada
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

A tiny hole-in-the-wall Caribbean restaurant hidden inside a French dive bar. I visited for lunch with a few friends, and we were blown away by the food. The appearance and atmosphere is that of a friendly but dated neighbourhood diner, and gives no hint as to the quality of the food it serves. The small (and well-priced) menu is focused... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

If you enjoy spice and different flavors give it a try. The menu changes often as for the side dishes. Cassava frites were good, jerk wings were nice and tasty, and my bison was grilled perfect and was tender. The atmosphere needs attention but if you can overcome that the food is worth it.

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Kingston, Jamaica
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

This is a small intimate family-owned restaurant that features some of the best Caribbean food I've ever had. (I am from the Caribbean and have lived in several different Caribbean countries.) The doubles were superb, with the melt-in-your-mouth quality missing from doubles sold in similar restaurants. I also had the jerk ribs with the delicate meat falling off the bone--perfectly... More 

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swan lake mb canada
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135 reviews 135 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Small, family-run place. Service was good and staff very pleasant. $10 corkage/table which is very reasonable. We had the cassava frites(good) and the doubles(OK) for starters and I had the chicken cumin dish which was very good. The rest of the party had shrimp/ribs/bison dishes for mains and no one raved about their food. We are probably not really familiar... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

The jerk chicken was delightful! Wow totally recommend! I only wish I could come there more! This is my new favorite restaurant, I plan on coming back very soon.

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Winnipeg, Canada
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Another Winnipeg ethnic gem. So happy we took a chance and tried this little restaurant. Even though it's tiny, it's exceptionally quiet, even when all the tables are filled (including one family with 2 very well-behaved children). One suggestion - in the evening, some dimmer lighting, tablecloths, and some low music would spruce up the decor, and make the atmosphere... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

I frequent this restaurant ever since I moved into the neighbourhood. The flavours are unique and complex, the service is always excellent and the value is great. Hands down, this is the best Caribbean food in Winnipeg.

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Address: 171 Dumoulin St, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Location: Canada  >  Manitoba  >  Winnipeg
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: Caribbean

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