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Caribbean Sweetness

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1824 East Main Street, Spartanburg, SC
8645823330
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11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 106
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Delicious, authentic, great atmosphere

Jerk Chicken & plantains! Yummy! Picadillo beef is also a favorite! The staff is so friendly! I went to Cuba this month, and I can tell you... This food is authentic! Great spot!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
virginia m
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Orangeburg, South Carolina
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Spartanburg, South Carolina
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place has different food. If you are use to this type you may like it but, it's not for me. I tried the most popular sandwich and the strange dark yellow home made chips. Parking is small and difficult to get into this old house. I parking at the gas station and walked over.

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Thank bulsa_13
Orangeburg, South Carolina
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Jerk Chicken & plantains! Yummy! Picadillo beef is also a favorite! The staff is so friendly! I went to Cuba this month, and I can tell you... This food is authentic! Great spot!

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Thank virginia m
Western NC
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200 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The owner seated us, waited on us, and cooked our meal. All was excellent. We enjoyed our meal and would return!

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Thank sophiegirl04
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had such a great time here with friends last night. I've been wanting to go for a while but just hadn't made it happen. Loved meeting the Cuban owner/cook/server/host:) We had the Cuban sandwich, jerk chicken, yuca, plaintains, beans, rice, etc. All were delicious! Will definitely be back!

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Thank Amy C
Spartanburg, South Carolina
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103 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

I've been here a number of time and sadly he has had to make changes to his menu to attract a larger crowd. This guy can cook! and he can cook authentic Cuban foods but it is hard to find all the needed ingredients and he also has a limited amount of Cuban that truly appreciate the food here. His... More 

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Thank Rudy G
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

A small little place that is easily overlooked but worth the find. My husband is from the Caribbean and he was very happy to find some hearty soulful food he grew up with. We had the Caribbean chicken and beef Piccadilly with rice and beans platano Maduro and corn guiso...Delicious!!!!

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Thank Isabel O
Boiling Springs, South Carolina
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40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

if you enjoy Caribbean flavors, this is definitely not to be passed up...the locals keep this place busy at night...

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Thank ray e
Tega Cay, South Carolina
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015 via mobile

Caribbean Sweetness lives up to its #1 status in Spartanburg! We had a wonderful lunch of the meat and three with the Beef Piccadilly, beans and rice and plantains and the Cuban sandwich. Everything was delicious and the service was fast. And for God's sake ask for the hot sauce!

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Thank Zachary K
Denver, Colorado
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

The food here is great! It's made in house every day, except for the Cuban bread which the owner gets daily from Publix. It is definitely the best Cuban sandwich I have ever had and the chips (yucca, plantain, or banana) are all awesome. My husband and I keep going back for the food and to chat with the owner,... More 

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Thank Elizabeth H
Spartanburg, South Carolina
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

The food is amazing. I missed Cuban food from when I lived in Florida. This restaurant captures all that I love about the cuisine. From the Cuban sandwich to the spicy pork, dining is a pleasure! Do not miss the Cuban milkshake! Delicious! It is affordable, and the owner is a scream!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1824 East Main Street, Spartanburg, SC
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Spartanburg
  • Phone Number: 8645823330

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?