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Caribbean Sweetness

1824 East Main Street, Spartanburg, SC
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Ranked #1 of 275 restaurants in Spartanburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Caribbean
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Granite Falls, North Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

Visited Caribbean Sweetness on a road trip to Atlanta - just looking for some good food. We definitely found that at this restaurant! The owner was wonderful and served us even though it was pretty close to closing time. The food was phenomenal! The spicy pork was excellent and the jerk chicken was delicious too. The black beans and plantains... More

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Boiling Springs, SC
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42 reviews 42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Not your regular restaurant. A simple, hole in the wall, almost miss it kinda of place. BUT the best food!!! The owners cook it and serve it! We had the Cuban sandwich, fried plantains, and coconut flan. Excellent!! I'm originally from Florida so this Cuban food was a taste of home for me. You will go back! They have a... More

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Union, South Carolina
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54 reviews 54 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Been wanting to stop here for awhile. I was passing throughout spartanburg on my way to another restaurant when I decided just to pull in here and get something finally. I got the cuban sandwich with the cosava chips. I must say, I was not disappointed at all!! The sandwich had great flavor just to be pork, ham, swiss cheese... More

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Inman, South Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Didn't even know this place existed until my Uncle took me for Lunch one day. WOW! The food was crazy good, value was outstanding and the Host was gracious, kind and funny! The food was very authentic, best I've ever had actually. I will be going back here anytime I'm in the area. You owe it to yourself to stop... More

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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014 via mobile

Been hearing rave reviews about this place and finally made it. Reviews spot on! The food was fabulous...jerk chicken, beef barbacoa, pork with mojo. And the sides, mmmm. Best tamale I've ever had. To top it all off, the host is really great. Made us feel at home. Coming back here for sure. Did I mention the prices? Best deal... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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45 reviews 45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

I had a mango smoothie. Then ordered picadillo with ripe plaintains, red beans, and white rice. Mango smoothie was excellent! The sweetness was just right - it tasted natural. The picadillo was excellent too! I loved the sides, especially the ripe plaintains. My husband had a cuban sandwich. He said was great - the sandwich wasn't greasy like other cuban... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

... and Cuban-inspired food. My Puerto Rican girlfriend swears by its authenticity. GREAT mango & papaya licuados. Scrumptious guava and coconut cakes. Shrimp and chicken dishes of varying spiciness. I *love* the various versions of rice (white and yellow) and beans. Nothing negative to report!

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Charlotte
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84 reviews 84 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Combined Franci E and Jack S recommendations to enjoy the Cuban sandwich and the mango shake. Both were wonderful. However I was a little jealous of my friend's plate. He had the Picadillo, yellow rice and beans and a beef tamale. I had never had a Cuban sandwich before, so had to go with that craving. Will look to expand... More

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Shelby, NC
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

If you are looking for a ritzy place, this isn't it. If you want 100% authentic Cuban fare that you could put up against places in Miami and Ybor City in Tampa, then this is where you want to go. Everything is fresh and real. The menu is a simple meat and three format (genius move by the owner to... More

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Saint Simons Island, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

I love this place. I eat here every time I visit Spartanburg. My favorite is the Cuban Sandwich. Delicious!

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