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“Saturday Lime”
Review of Paprika

Ranked #37 of 168 Restaurants in Port of Spain
Cuisines: Italian, International
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Reviewed December 30, 2013

Had a great time liming with the locals on a Saturday night. Paprika was packed! DJ was playing some great dance tunes and everyone seemed to be having a great time. Lively crowd, seemed to be late 20s on up as far as age range went. Highly recommend if you're looking for somewhere to have a few drinks and do some dancing...or you can go out on the patio for a much more low key scene.

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Thank EricaBT
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Reviewed November 9, 2013

Paprika scene changed from restaurant to bar atmosphere.The service is fair and food is ok.On Fridays the place can be very noisy and packed with people .There is also a singer on the bar top who performs.

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1  Thank nsr17
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Reviewed August 31, 2013

One of the more difficult decisions to make on a Friday around 3:30 pm is always where to lime later. Paprika may have made that decision a bit more difficult, or should it be somewhat easier?Just to give a brief background, Paprika was initially located on the Western Main Road, but relocated to the new, slightly larger venue at 15 Rust Street, St.Clair. This upgraded venue has given paprika the opportunity to accommodate more patrons at a more suitable location.

The LimeRadar team visited Paprika around 10pm on Friday. The first thing that caught our attention was the placement of several large old underwater marine mines right after walking through the entrance. We instantly knew this lounge would be a unique experience.

There are several settings where patrons can occupy based on their preference. There is a seating area that is conducive for dining, an elevated patio section to socialize and mingle, and of course Paprika's signature dance floor.

The dining area is open-air with the presence of non-intrusive trees to add to the relaxing atmosphere. The patio has both standing and sittings areas and serves as a buffer spot between the dining area and dance floor.

The dance floor is what really sets Paprika apart from other lounges. The dance floor itself is made up of different sections. There are several couches placed strategically on the outskirts to avoid encroachment while patrons dance to the latest hits. The lighting system and unique decor add to the experience of the lounge, one that cannot be described fully without being there. It seems creativity was the theme when the dance floor was being designed.

The DJ entertained patrons throughout with popular hits from various genres. He was also not reluctant to accept requests from patrons, the perfect example being a birthday request. Paprika is also known for their Latin music slant, so you can expect to see some Latin dancers in the mix.

There is a fully stocked bar by the dance floor with no problems of being served in a timely manner. A mini bar is situated outside near the dining area to accommodate outside patrons.

Paprika definitely consists of all the necessary elements to deliver a satisfying liming experience and the LimeRadar team will surely return soon to sample the various dishes that look very inviting.

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1  Thank LimeRadar
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Reviewed August 12, 2013

This place was a lot of fun. Outdoor/indoor bar with all kinds of kooky memorabilia and décor. Didn't eat as we had come from dinner but it was a quiet night and we had a few beers and the odd cocktail. Bartenders need some work on their cocktails. The menu looked OK and will likely give the food a try.

The designer was probably from the flower power era...wild but kind of cool at the same time.

I hear the weekend late night scene is jumping, too bad I left Thursday!

Thank mikey_8762
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Reviewed August 7, 2013 via mobile

Had dinner at Paprika last night.
I haven't been or had I heard of it. But was pleasantly surprised.
We got parking outside the restaurant but there is a large car park close by for the busy weekends.
The music was going and the vibes initially felt good. The place is electric with an eclectic range of furniture. There is seating both inside and outside.
The menu was limited and a bit overpriced. Orders taken promptly but the food took a while. I had the Papardelle Yuncoza [pasta with chicken and vegetable]which was very tasty with generous portions.
My friend had the grilled chicken breast/salad/vegetable and commented it was good.
After dinner we chatted for a while and enjoyed the music. There is even wifi.
Being a Tuesday nite there were only 2 other diners and the atmosphere was just ok.
I would definitely like to try this place again maybe on a weekend when there is the potential to have a more vibrant atmosphere.
Good place to come chill out/ lime with friends and even shake a leg if the motion takes you.

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Thank matrix1000
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