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Paynes Bay, Paynes Bay, Barbados
+1 246-432-2298
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sonia and her staff bring out the true Trinidadian flavor at Karibu. Highly recommended. Saturday specials are a must

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Thank Hussein B
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

very nice food at a reasonable price 5 adults and 3 children all enjoyed what they had The meals were priced at 35 BBD and the available choices were relayed by the waitress rather than being presented with a written menu.but there was plenty of choices. - well worth a visit during your time in Barbados

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Thank Courtenay H
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed January 24, 2017

had a memorable lunch of fresh local fish with excellent sides and spicy dressings by Sonia. Don't miss this simple but brilliant place if you are in the Cliff / Tamarind area.

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Thank proukakis
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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed January 23, 2017

Stopped here as I heard they had good Trini food. Can't say that I can verify that it is or is not Trini but it is very good. I like spicey food and it is certainly that.

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Thank stu-bim16
Bradford, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed January 12, 2017 via mobile

This is an excellent restaurant and within walking/with care/ distance of Tamarind.The food is good and the staff very friendly.

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Thank EMA43_13
Northampton, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed January 5, 2017

The food in Karibu is a cut above the rest, I recommend the vegetarian curry, chicken curry and steak, all had great flavours and were very well cooked. It was busy but we got served our food in a sensible time, this is not typical of restaurants in Barbados. The staff were very friendly and professional. Make sure you go... More 

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Thank Rob B
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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56 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed November 20, 2016 via mobile

We had dinner at Karibu on a rainy weeknight in November 2016. We selected this small establishment due to the excellent reviews on TripAdvisor and were looking forward to an authentic, low-key taste of Barbados. Unfortunately, we picked the wrong night: only 3 entrees were available-- marlin, spicy chicken and fried chicken. There was no menu on a chalkboard, just... More 

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Thank ANetliner
Bridgetown, Barbados
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed November 6, 2016

Good food with a delicate Caribbean twist. A pleasing mix of typical Barbadian dishes and international fare with a subtle touch of seasonings attuned to the local palate. Well presented and good prices.

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Thank hughesholdingsinc
Toddington, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed November 5, 2016 via mobile

Superb Bajan food, great for lunch and a change of scene from the hotel. Staff really welcoming and the beers are cold 😊

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Thank Sam G
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed October 30, 2016

Frequented by the local people...good enough recommendation for us!! Food to die for, very reasonably priced and plenty of it. Refreshing change to over priced restaurants nearby. Don't forget to try the pepper sauce!! Sonia, the owner cooks a delicious curried goat on a Saturday, a must! Can eat in or take away. Can't wait to go back.

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Thank Evelyn H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Caribbean
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Paynes Bay, Paynes Bay, Barbados
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Barbados  >  Saint James Parish  >  Paynes Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 246-432-2298

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?