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Coconuts Caribbean Restaurant & Bar

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642 Ramona St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-2545 (Hamilton)
Coconuts Caribbean is located Three blocks south east of the Cal Trains University Avenue Train Stop.
650-329-9533
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Hours:
Sun 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 14
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Fun and Tasty

Great food and service. My only criticism is the noise level. Hate sitting across the table from someone and having to scream at them to make myself heard.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
lakemissy
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Central Coast California
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Central Coast California
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107 reviews 107 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Great food and service. My only criticism is the noise level. Hate sitting across the table from someone and having to scream at them to make myself heard.

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Milpitas, California
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176 reviews 176 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We came here when our other choice place was full, and we'd never been. What a great choice! Coconuts specializes in Jerk Chicken and other Caribbean dishes. I got the Jerk Salmon and was cooked just right. It came with a side of candied plantains and what I called dirty rice (rice mixed with some mashed beans. It was great... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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44 reviews 44 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

As a Jamaican who likes to cook, I was very surprised to find this outpost serving delicious and pretty authentic Jamaican food in Palo Alto. Since leaving the area 25 years ago, this is a real improvement. I went with a group of friends and we enjoyed classics such as curry goat and rice n peas that one previously could... More 

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San Jose, CA
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

The food was very tasty. It took a while before our food came, but once it did, it was a taste bud party!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

My family and friends live in the Bay Area and rave about Coconuts so on this trip it was a must do. We made reservations for dinner on Friday night and good thing we did because it was packed. Our family of 5 ordered the entrees family-style and had plenty to share. We ordered jerk chicken, jerk salmon, curry shrimp,... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 via mobile

the ambiance is nice...the food is tasty...this place is a gem in Palo Alto. Try the curried goat or the jerk pork. very tasty!

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Mountain View, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

This is an active place with friendly service. The food is nothing to rave about but it is hard to be disappointed with it. We enjoyed an early dinner and shared the offerings between us. It is nothing special but it can certainly be a good place to meet with a group of friends for an early casual dinner and... More 

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Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania
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66 reviews 66 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

This is a truly authentic Caribbean restaurant, and the food is fabulous. The decor and atmosphere are very relaxed and casual. The food is very good, and the servings are generous. My favorite thing on the menu is the plantains. If you love Caribbean food, you'll love Coconuts. I try to eat here every time I visit Palo Alto. I... More 

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Massachusetts
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45 reviews 45 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Food was different - mostly kind of greasy - not my style. And the portions were HUGE. The drinks were only OK. But they insisted on leaving the door to the outside open so we were cold and the noise once the place was filled was unbearable.

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Los Altos, California
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108 reviews 108 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

My family is Jamaican so I rate any restaurant against mymother`s Jamaican cooking - this place delivers excellent food. The oxtail, curry goat, plaintain and jerk wings was all excellent and we did not have to wait too long. The only disconcerting issue was my husband asked for Blue Mountain coffee and a Tia Maria - the waiter had no... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 642 Ramona St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-2545
    (Hamilton)
  • Public Transportation: Coconuts Caribbean is located Three blocks south east of the Cal Trains University Avenue Train Stop.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: 650-329-9533

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Caribbean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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