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Best Caribbean Restaurant Miami 2006 - Caribbean Delite - CLOSED

Caribbean Delite

Caribbean Delite

9491 SW 160th St.

Palmetto Bay, FL 33157


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What hamburgers are to Americans, roti is to many Caribbean islanders. In Trinidad and Guyana, roti is considered soul food, and few places outside the islands do it better than Caribbean Delite. This hole-in-the-wall is embedded in a strip mall that amounts to a miniature Caribbean district. Reggae music blasts from the record store down the way, and Jamaicans emerge from the shop next door, carrying grease-stained brown paper bags stuffed with hot beef patties. Caribbean Delite serves up spicy saffron-color curried meats like chicken, beef, goat, and shrimp with a generous dollop of curried potatoes and chickpeas (also eggplant, cabbage, and pumpkin if you come on a Thursday). These dishes -- accompanied by paratha, a scrumptiously soft flatbread also known as buss-up-shut -- are traditionally scooped up by hand. Succulent chickpea-filled doubles cost $1. For a more filling meal, consider a shrimp roti for $7 or feast on curried boneless chicken with paratha roti for $6.50. But roti is not Caribbean Delite's only specialty. It also sells pholourie, fried balls of dough that you dip into zesty mango chutney. For dessert, try some sweet-and-sour tamarind balls, or khurma, sticks of crisp fried dough sprinkled with ginger and sugar. Check out the well-stocked cooler of carbonated beverages, which can be difficult to find in the United States, such as Jamaican favorites grapefruit-flavor Ting, red-orange Kola Champagne, and sorrel, a customary yuletide brew made from crimson blossoms. The glass cabinet at the store's counter contains myriad strange island imports, like mauby, a concentrated concoction made from tree bark; and Milo, a chocolaty drink known and loved throughout the archipelago.
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The paratha and dhalpourie are excellent, as good as any I have had in Trinidad.

I usually get curry goat or beef roti, and some doubles.

This is good food.

Dave Sage
Dave Sage

The food here is absolutely excellent. We've been going once a month for the last year and can't get enough.

Boneless chicken roti with paratha is superb. Pumpkin roti is also fantastic.

Great value as well. Give it a try.

Michelle Lall
Michelle Lall

Caribbean Delight has the best paratha & dhalpori roti skins you can find in all of South Florida. They're soft, tasty and made just right!