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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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  • 68
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  • 8
    Very good
  • 2
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  • 0
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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
Best hole-in-the-wall in Spartanburg

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
Haley B
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Spartanburg, South Carolina
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Spartanburg, South Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

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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3 restaurant reviews
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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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3 restaurant reviews
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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
19 helpful votes 19 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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Spartanburg, South Carolina
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37 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

I will join the chorus of voices praising this place. I can't really comment on authenticity because I'm no Cuban food aficionado, but I love eating here. The owner, a native of Cuba, often fills the role of server and is quite friendly. He makes some of the best soup available in Spartanburg. His Cuban sandwich is the best Cuban... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

One of the best restaurants in Spartanburg--a little gem. Wonderful Cuban food - tried many new things, and have liked all of them. We have gone as a family, and we all enjoy the food, atmosphere (the restaurant is in part of a grand old house) and the owner is personable, and if he has time, he will take time... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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43 reviews 43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

I love Cuban food and Caribbean Sweetness is one of my favorite places in the Upstate to get my fix! The food is always good; my fiancé and I have enjoyed the spicy pork, pork mojo, island shrimp, ropa vieja, corn, plantains, rice, beans and tamales, just to name a few! The owner and his wife are true gems and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

I've been here several times and never have been disappointed. I love love love the pernil sandwich with mojo it's tasty and juicy. The people are friendly and always remember what my favorite dish is. Come on in and enjoy any dish, you won't be dissapointed.

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Spartanburg, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

A must have is the Cuban Sandwich with a side of black beans and rice. You won't be disappointed. I have visited this restaurant several times and enjoyed a variety of foods. Everything I've had has been excellent.

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?