2009

Coconuts Caribbean Restaurant and Bar Review, Palo Alto

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Coconuts Caribbean Restaurant and Bar

642 Ramona St

Palo Alto, CA 94301

650-329-9533

Coconuts Caribbean Restaurant and Bar Website

Book Reservation

Coconuts Caribbean Restaurant and Bar Exterior

Coconuts Caribbean Restaurant and Bar is an Island focused restaurant open since 2008. They focus on Jamaican classics like Jerk Chicken. Some cool Steel drum live music was playing on our visit. Its chef also runs the cult classic Back-A-yard restaurant in Menlo Park.

Coconuts Caribbean Restaurant and Bar Interior

Decor, Vibe – Coconuts Caribbean has a Quirky colorful interior with lots of colorful artwork. Bar area with counter seating, outdoor patio for Sunnier days. The place was packed with families, nearby locals, friends getting together, mostly folks in their 30’s to 40’s.

Coconuts Caribbean Menu Pictures

Coconuts Caribbean Restaurant and Bar Menu 6

Coconuts Caribbean Restaurant and Bar Menu 5

Website Coconuts Caribbean Menu

Coconuts Caribbean Food Picks:

Coconuts Caribbean Restaurant and Bar Spinach Okra Soup

Soup of the day Spinach, Okra, Pork ($2.75 cup) was very good. An interesting green colored combination of zesty flavors.

Coconuts Caribbean Restaurant and Bar Jerk Chicken Oxtail

Jerk Chicken and Tender braised oxtail ($16.25) was a great combination. Traditional Jerk chicken was very juicy and tender. Oxtail falls off the bone and is flavored perfectly. Good rice and beans too. Could have used more Plantains though. Order some extra on the side.

Coconuts Caribbean Restaurant and Bar Jerk Salmon

Jerk Salmon ($14.25) with whipped potatoes, green beans, papaya mustard salsa was a good sized chunk of grilled salmon. Cooked just right and enough flavor to make it stand out.

Coconuts Caribbean Restaurant and Bar Mac and Cheese

Macaroni and Cheese ($3.50) was awesome piece of baked goodness. A gourmet version almost as good as Flora’s in Oakland.

Coconuts Caribbean Restaurant and Bar Sweet Potato Pudding

Sweet Potato Pudding ($6.95) A Caribbean dessert staple with caramelized crust was very dense and not too sweet. The sauce was super sweet. The two made a good balance.

Coconuts Caribbean Restaurant and Bar Cocktails Pina Colada

Pina Colada ($7) reminded you of the Islands. Creamy and coconutty. Happy hour discount makes it cheaper.

OK:

Coconuts Caribbean Restaurant and Bar Jerk Pork Bites

Busha’s Jerk Pork Bites ($6.95) Mango Salsa, Jerk Dipping sauce had a good quantity of tender jerk pork that was pretty spicy and fatty. It is good if you are a spicy pork fan.

Rum Rummer ($8) with light rum, spiced rum, malibu, grenadine, 151 float, OJ was a fair combination that was not sweet, semi-potent, and not balanced.

Pans:
None

Coconuts Caribbean Restaurant and Bar had very friendly service, a reflection of the Island focus. Prices were reasonable and the split portion upcharge of $2 was fair. Happy hour brings discount cocktails and beer. They have a Lunch menu and a tiny kids menu.

The food at Coconuts Caribbean was very good, the atmosphere fun, making this place a no brainer. Sister Back-A-yard restaurant in Menlo Park may be a cheaper bet, but it does not have much flair.

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Coconuts Caribbean Restaurant and Bar Overall Rating: (Very Good 2.5)

Come Back?

Food Rating: (Very Good)
Service Rating: (Very Good)
Atmosphere Rating: (Very Good)
Value Rating: (Good)

Guide: 0 = poor, 1 = Below/Average, 2 = Good, 2.5 = Very Good, 3 = Excellent , 4 = Extraordinary

Alcohol:Full Bar
Attire:Casual
Hours:Closed Mon, Tu-Th 1130am-3pm, 5-10pm, Fri 1130am-1030pm, Sat 4-1030pm, Sun 2-7pm
Parking:Street
Reservations:Yes
Prices:$9.25 - $19.50
Posted on April 24th, 2009
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One Response to “Coconuts Caribbean Restaurant and Bar Review, Palo Alto”

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