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“Not much to look at, but those are always the best places!!”

Caribbean Restaurant
Ranked #39 of 82 Restaurants in Rome
Cuisines: Caribbean
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Utica, New York
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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“Not much to look at, but those are always the best places!!”
Reviewed April 6, 2013

My husband and I came here for a casual, leisurely lunch and we left agreeing that we would be back very soon. The place has simple decor and is clean inside. Maria, one of the co-owners, was very kind and welcoming. She prepared a drink called morir sonando (she translated it to us as "die dreaming"), which is blended milk with orange, banana, and sugar. It, like the plantains, Spanish rice with beans, and camarones picantes (shrimp, peppers, and onions in a spicy tomato sauce), was phenomenal. Go there, eat well, and no worries, it's very easy on the wallet.

  • Visited April 2013
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English first
Sherrill, New York
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Simple place with great food and value”
Reviewed October 27, 2012

Went here on a Friday night based on a recommendation from a coworker. Plain and clean inside which is OK by me. If I want to pay for ambience I know where to go. I was looking for a food experience and got one here. Very good food. Excellent service. Be sure and try the house hot sauce. Like nothing I've tasted before. Mofungo was terrific. Oxtail soup. Amazing.

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Rome, New York
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“good food”
Reviewed May 21, 2012

the food is good went there once with a friend and her chicken was raw but other than that the food is very good

Visited February 2012
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Thank Tracy C
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Clinton, New York
1 review
“Love the food”
Reviewed May 17, 2012 via mobile

This is a great place to eat spanish food. The people are nice and friendly. The variety is fantastic!!!!!!

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Clinton, New York
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Caribbean Restaurant is a nice place for families and kids”
Reviewed February 20, 2012

The restaurant is comfortable with being run down, so you’re not too worried about the kids making a mess or being a little too loud. They offer a $6-7 lunch special that’s very affordable and will fill you up (your choice of meat, rice and beans). Be sure to ask for the hot sauce, as the wait staff may not bring it to the table automatically.
For the kids, we like ordering a grilled cheese sandwich and a shake—the shakes are really more like fruit smoothies with flavors like blackberry, strawberry, papaya and passion fruit.

  • Visited February 2012
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