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Published May 27th 2011
If you thought that the only place you could enjoy authentic Caribbean food was in the Islands themselves or at least along the coast close to them, you're in for a real treat. There are several Caribbean restaurants in New York that serve up good food and good times.Don't worry if you live in one of the other boroughs; there is a couple located in some of them. You're probably closer to a Caribbean restaurant than you think.
This restaurant is located at 17 Prince Street at Elizabeth Street. You can enjoy breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner because the restaurant hours are from 9:00 AM until midnight. Unless you don't mind waiting, get there early for dinner, because reservations are not accepted. If you can't come in, call ahead and order your food prepared for take out or delivery. Take-out is available from 11:00 AM until 11:00 PM; delivery stops at 10:30 PM. It's hoped you'll be able to stop by, though.
We told you there was a Caribbean restaurant in one of the boroughs, so head on out to 757 Fulton Street at South Portland Avenue in Brooklyn. Here you can authentic Caribbean food that you can enjoy there or wherever you wish (they hope it's at the restaurant. The restaurant hours are from 12:00 PM until 12:00 AM, and it is open seven days a week. Take advantage of the online menu and map to find out what you want to eat and how to get to the restaurant. You'll save time and also have something to look forward to while you're traveling.
The food at this restaurant is actually considered Puerto Rican cuisine, but the atmosphere is pure Caribbean. So, don't worry about what you're eating, because it's going to be good. While at Sofrito, enjoy the entertainment. Depending on which night you are there, you can hear English and Latin pop, salsa, or an eclectic mix of all genres. There is even a DJ on some nights to keep the place rocking.
El Malecon, 5592 Broadway (231st St.), Bronx, NY 10463
Those of you living in or visiting the Bronx don't have to feel left out, you have El Malecon right there in the Kingsbridge. This Caribbean restaurant puts a Dominican spin on its food. Hurry past the Irish bars at Gaelic Park to enjoy the food; it's worth passing them by. You may hear some of the locals refer to the food as Hispanic or Spanish, but that's OK. They are just trying to describe how good it is. Go try it yourself and decide which one suits it best.