The Caribbean Grill was Boca Raton’s first Cuban Restaurant when it opened in 1990. We recently stopped in for breakfast and see why they are still doing great business while other Latin restaurants have popped up all around the area.
Caribbean Grill is tucked away in a corner of a strip mall off Glades Rd, so you are not looking, you just might miss it. Walking in you will not be struck by the modern décor, it’s rather modest, but clean. There is counter seating, to the left and a dining area to the right. Mirrors give the allusion of a larger space, but since we were here early, there was plenty of room.
We sat at the counter and Jeff ordered a Cuban Coffee right away and we looked over the menu. The breakfast offerings here are limited to eggs with meat, but you can also get one of the many sandwiches they offer for breakfast. The lunch/dinner selections and they offer quite the large selection with many seafood dishes as well as meats. We will probably try them for lunch sometime soon as everything looked so good.
While waiting for our breakfast, they have a few TV’s near the counter area to catch up on the news. The counter can be a bit more entertaining as you can usually see into the kitchen and watch the hustle of the coffee making. We didn’t have a long wait for our food, maybe 10-15 minutes.
Two eggs, fried with pounded sirloin steak and Cuban toast ($7.95). The steak was pretty good and not tough. Sirloin is a bit lean so it needed a bit of hot sauce and they actually make their own here. One is more on the really spicy/hot and the other was more mellow. Both were outstanding. The eggs were cooked to an over medium, but rather than ‘flipped’ they must have covered. You can notice in the picture they almost looked poached. They don’t give you breakfast potatoes here, but we didn’t even miss them. The Cuban toast was perfectly crisp without too much butter.
Two eggs scrambled with vegetables, bacon and Cuban toast ($5.50). The eggs were loaded with a mixture of onion, tomato and green pepper. The veggies were cut into tiny cubes and blended really well with the eggs making them very unique and tasty. The bacon was deep fried and a bit on the dry side, so I’d probably try the ham here next visit.
The service through breakfast was spot on and we enjoyed the visit. While it might not be the most modern in décor, Caribbean Grill makes up for that in the food and service. Prices are very reasonable as well.
Caribbean Grill is located at 1332 NW Boca Raton Blvd Boca Raton FL.