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"Caribbean Restaurant" in Asbury Park

joonjoon May 5, 2014 12:34 PM

I'm going old school Chowhound today.

There's a curious little restaurant in the middle of Asbury Park that's been there for over a decade (as far as I know) that no one seems to know about. You won't find this place on Yelp or Urbanspoon. This is literally the only review or mention of this place on the interwebs that I'm aware of.

I stopped by this place once long ago during my quest for jerk chicken and left disappointed - there's nothing Jamaican on the menu. I've since returned to try some of their little fried snacks (fried pork, meat filled potato thingy) but never actually had a meal there.

So what kind of cuisine do they serve here? I'm not sure. It seems like some form of generic "latin" food. When I stopped in and asked the owners what type of food it is, they just told me it's "spanish." I guess they don't really know either.

They have a rotating menu that changes daily. When I stopped in I got some goat stew - it comes with rice and beans. Tasty stuff. The people who run this place are Peruvian, and if you ask for hot sauce they'll hook you up with the spicy green stuff you find at most Peruvian places.

I hope this makes me some kind of Asbury Park hipster.

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    roro1831 RE: joonjoon May 5, 2014 02:45 PM

    So where is it?

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    1. re: roro1831
      joonjoon RE: roro1831 May 5, 2014 06:39 PM

      Yellowpages says it's at 1004 Main St # 1004, Asbury Park, NJ 07712. I dunno if that's correct or not. It's on Main St. near Asbury Ave.

      1. re: joonjoon
        roro1831 RE: joonjoon May 6, 2014 03:44 AM

        I will check it out

    2. Tapas52 RE: joonjoon May 6, 2014 05:48 AM

      For Jamaican in Asbury have you tried Marks Place?


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      1. re: Tapas52
        joonjoon RE: Tapas52 May 6, 2014 07:44 AM

        I have..wasn't particularly impressed. I'd say it's my least favorite out of the three..

        1. re: joonjoon
          OGguy RE: joonjoon May 7, 2014 05:02 AM

          Isn't there another Carribean place on Memorial Drive in AP?

          1. re: OGguy
            joonjoon RE: OGguy May 7, 2014 08:13 AM

            There are two Jamaican places on Memorial - Negrille and Islander. There's also Mark's Place on Main st.

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