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Caribbean Sweetness

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1824 East Main Street, Spartanburg, SC
Today
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great Food, Friendly Service

We've been here a couple of times. Love some of the uniquely caribbean foods & flavors! Delicious! A great change of pace from the regular "chain" fare.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
Michael I
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Spartanburg, South Carolina
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Spartanburg, South Carolina
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61 reviews 61 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We've been here a couple of times. Love some of the uniquely caribbean foods & flavors! Delicious! A great change of pace from the regular "chain" fare.

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Spartanburg, South Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The pulled pork sandwich is off the charts good. They have specials that come with a couple of sides. Ask the owner and he will point you in the right direction every time. The Cuban coffee is a treat. Not too sweet......just enough. The portions are large and the prices reasonable. Everything is homemade.

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North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Simply outstanding! We were greeted very pleasantly and asked to sit wherever we wanted to. Service remained friendly and prompt. I had an absolutely wonderful Cuban coffee to start with. My husband had the spicy pork and while I grew up on North Carolina pulled pork, this spicy pork dish was every bit as good. I had the Cuban sandwich... More 

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Inman, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Ate here the first time tonight. It was amazing! I had the salsa chicken, rice, black beans, and a tamale. It was all excellent. I think the tamale was my favorite. My husband had the Cuban sandwich. It was perfectly grilled, meat was delicious! Service was very fast. The owner waited on us, great service. Although I don't have a... More 

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Jonesborough, Tennessee
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

The wife and I had our second chance to visit Spartanburg's hidden Cuban gem. The wife had the Cuban sandwich with chips and I let the owner bring me his choice. He provided me with salsa chicken, black beans and rice and plantains. I also enjoyed an ice cold Kalik. Second visit same as the first, everything was fantastic. The... More 

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Spartanburg, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Spartanburg is filled with little hole in the wall places that are great but you'll miss them unless you know where to go and this tops all of them. Fantastic Cuban food in a relaxed joint at a price that cannot be beat. Everything is on point.

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Spartanburg, South Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The Pork Mojo is amazing! We have enjoyed the cuban sandwich, plantains, beans, yellow rice and corn guiso at Caribbean Sweetness. If the weather is nice, outside is the perfect place to enjoy your meal. The owner is also the wait staff. He is quite the character. This place is a hidden gem in Spartanburg!

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We had the Cuban mojo sandwiches with plantain chips and a beef tamale on the side. For dessert we had a milkshake made with an exotic fruit we have never heard of. Each item was unique and delicious. Great customer service.

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Spartanburg, South Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

This restaurant is unique and on Main Street and probably serves the best "Ropa Vieja" with rice and beans and plantains in the upstate. The menu is varied and Chef Gaston can cook up some culinary marvels. I asked him about some other Cuban dishes that were not on the menu and was informed that they could be cooked with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Cuban waiter, owner and entertainer all in the same guy. Very informative about the dishes. We let him pick the 3 sides. Chicken soup, beens and rice and plantains all excellent. Even had cuban beer. Ordered a cuban sandwich on the way out to have next day. Prices very reasonable. Will go back when back in the area.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1824 East Main Street, Spartanburg, SC
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Spartanburg

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Caribbean
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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