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Coconuts Caribbean Restaurant & Bar

642 Ramona St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-2545
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Ranked #92 of 314 restaurants in Palo Alto
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Caribbean
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Hamilton
Transit: Coconuts Caribbean is located Three blocks south east of the Cal Trains University Avenue Train Stop.
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77% Recommend
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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86 reviews 86 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

I had some of the best jerked chicken I've ever eaten... and a HUGE portion. So why the title of this review? The $15 chicken came without sides. Given the intensity of the spices, sides are a must, and the $5 rice & beans (more like dirty rice... very few beans) was a terrific compliment.... only now I'm paying $20,... More

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New York City, New York
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20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014 via mobile

Had a nice unrushed family meal. The service was fine but of the various dishes we tried only the ribs were tasty and enjoyable. Vegetables were fresh but chicken was too shredded and did not taste good. Fish was too spiced and did not appeal to me.

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215 reviews 215 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Stopped in again with friends and was not disappointed . We had the jerked pork , ( very spicy hot ) and the sea bass . Both were very good . Service was good but the place was noisy and hard to hear conversation . Prices were reasonable for the area .

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

We had a dish of shrimps and a spicy crab. Crab was good, the shrimp dish was a bit scarce for the price.

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Los Altos, California
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42 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

We dropped in on a Saturday night, and Coconuts was packed! Kudos to the hostess for squeezing is in ahead of a party that was running late. The jerk chicken was spicy and delicious. My son ordered the BBQ pork ribs, and they were tasty, but a bit dry. I recommended the Windies rum punch...I like that the bartender has... More

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Columbia, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

price is good and food is delicious. actually we are a big group and it seems everyone enjoy their food.

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Boston, MA
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221 reviews 221 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

I had a meeting over lunch here and it was nice and quiet. Service was good and the food was OK. The food came out so quickly it almost felt like they have things pre-cooked in a buffet and then just serve them when people come out. I had a jerk salmon and it was quite tasty, not too spicy,... More

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Palo Alto, California, United States
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37 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

You get large portions of comfort food at a good price, but the noise level is way high. The service is very friendly and efficient.

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Palo Alto, California
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27 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013 via mobile

Wow, if you like spicy food this is your place. We had gluten free jerk-chicken and a separate marinated pork. We also had garlic grilled veggies. Overall the food was good. Solidly spicy, not too expensive and plenty. We had DoorDash deliver to our home. (BTW www.doordash.com in palo alto).

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Union City, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

My wife and I secured a reservation for a double-date. A great place to try 'new' cuisine family-style. The Ox-Tail is legit. The Jerk Pork is legit The Jerk anything is awesome. Drinks are delicious. For a restaurant in Palo Alto, you'll find this joint to be a good value-to-food price-point. It's not over the top-fancy, and Coconuts offers down-right... More

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