January 23, 2013

Palo Alto: Coconuts Caribbean Restaurant & Bar; restaurant review

642 Ramona St./Forest Ave., 2 blks. S of University Ave., (650) 353-2897.  L-D M-Sat; $.  

Though the oversize tables for four make easy conversation difficult, Coconuts Caribbean Restaurant & Bar is a haven for diners seeking flavorful island cuisine.  Jerk chicken and salmon are tasty choices, but don’t overlook the plentiful and unusual vegetarian dishes:  corn festival (fried corn dough; ask for some mango dipping sauce), fried plantains, spinach ackee triangles (Jamaica’s national fruit), spicy Irie tofu (Jamaica’s national dish; accompanied with seasoned spinach and lentils and a jerk dipping sauce), macaroni and cheese, sweet potato fries.  Rice and beans are paired with many main dishes.  Call for happy hour info and schedule for live steel drum music.  

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image ©2013 Carole Terwilliger Meyers


  1. This place was delicious! I usually don't like tofu 'fillets' but the way they prepared the tofu here changed my mind. I would order it again and again!

  2. Yes, the veggie dishes here do seem to be particularly tasty.


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