Caribbean Food in the Valley?
Does anyone know of a good Caribbean or Vegetarien restaurant (Indian- ok) with good good, good service that can hold a large party in the LA/Valley/Pasadena areas?
You have got to be kidding on your opinion about Coley's. Either your're on the take/payroll or you're have a vested interest in this dump! Allow me to share my "Coley's Experience" back in Nov.
All I can say is do not waste your time or money on this place!
Uh, neither. We've eaten there several times and the food and service have both been good- not great, but good. We've had a couple of the curries (goat and chicken) and the oxtail, as well as grabbing patties to go. The rice and peas is the traditional jamaican rice and peas, not red beans and rice. They're two different dishes, and if the rice and peas tasted like red beans and rice, people familiar with traditional Caribbean cuisine would be complaining.
I'm not saying it's the best Caribbean food I've ever had (but then again, the Jamaican restaurants in South Queens are a bit far away for a convenient dining experience), but it's decent enough not to avoid the place, and, in fact, to return and try more of their menu.
The place is kinda drab looking. But they probably opened to cater to the local movie studios so I'm sure they can handle it.
Caribbean: Cha-Cha-Cha's?!? I know they used to cater to very large parties. However, I haven't eaten there in a while, it used to be good, is it still???? (the one in the SFV, Encino area, that is)
Indian: Hmmmm....there are soooo many wonderful Indian restaurants in the SFV and Pasadena areas...
Vegetarian: I live near "Follow Your Heart" and I've always enjoyed their soups and their vegan Rueben, but they are NOT posh, not AT ALL, just a nice neighborhood veggie place. Everyone at the restaurant has always been wonderful and professional. (I do think they cater to larger private parties???)