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Coconuts Caribbean Restaurant & Bar

Coconuts Caribbean Restaurant & Bar

Caribbean Restaurant$$$$
University South, Palo Alto
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  • Jennifer R.
    "The Jerk Chicken, Oxtail, and Jerk Salmon are my favorites."(24 Tips)
    Kevin R.
    "Amazing goat curry, good cocktails and jerk chicken"(13 Tips)
    Caroline G.
    "Ox tail is the best!! Like a soft, yummy beef stew."(12 Tips)
    Kat .
    "The oxtail is amazing! Jerk salmon, sea bass, corn festivals, and mango colada..."(4 Tips)
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  • SFGate
    SFGateFebruary 4, 2015
    This sister restaurant of the mostly-for-take-out Back A Yard evokes the Caribbean, with vivid colors and Jamaican fare. Try anything with the jerk seasoning or the curried shrimp. Read more
  • Kevin D.
    Kevin D.March 14, 2015
    If you're looking for a fun place to grab some fresh new food with friends, this spot won't disappoint. Make sure to ask what the drink of week is. Nice wide selection of rum here too!
  • Michael T.
    Michael TchouJune 1, 2015
    One of the most under rated restaurants in Palo Alto. Great Caribbean food, fun cocktails. Always have had a great time here! Curried goat is awesome. Coconut shrimp too!
  • Sugandha
    SugandhaMay 5, 2014
    Their goat curry & Caribbean jerk platters are just too good. Must order. Ambience is good too. The staffs are friendly as well. Overall a good experience.
  • Michel Alexandre S.
    Michel Alexandre SalimJanuary 15, 2016
    Excellent curried goat! The ginger mojito was too gingery to the point or bitterness, but the waiter kindly got it removed from the bill without being asked.
  • Colin P.
    Colin PoindexterJanuary 5, 2013
    Jerk chicken is the bomb!! Pro tip: get dark meat (it's a lot better) and a rice platter with double chicken for double the goodness
  • Kat .
    Kat 🐱January 26
    The oxtail is amazing! Jerk salmon, sea bass, corn festivals, and mango colada (without wipe cream) are very delicious too!
  • Helen Z.
    Helen ZhangJune 10, 2016
    I think it's one of the underrated secrets of downtown Palo Alto. Huge amounts of food and flavor for very reasonable prices
  • Eszter T.
    Eszter TomposDecember 17, 2011
    Jerked chicken. Goat curry. Yumm. This is the restaurant I am capable of talking about for hours on end. Simply amazing food, down to earth atmosphere.
  • Sangria W.
    Sangria WMarch 21, 2014
    I'll definitely come back here for another meal. The braised oxtail was so good along with the white sangria. Yum!
  • Nadia M.
    Nadia MelnicovaAugust 25, 2013
    Goat curry is really yummy, delicious and very similar to lamb !!! Jerk chicken was dry ...(((
  • Christine L.
    Christine LeeMarch 21, 2012
    Key lime pie is yummy. Did not like the pecan chocolate pie at all (it comes with orange syrup drizzled all over it, which is not yummy and not mentioned on the menu)
  • Venkatesh H.
    Venkatesh HodavdekarAugust 20, 2014
    This place had good drinks. I love the jerk chicken. Make sure you make reservations if you have a big party.
  • Jean L.
    Jean LApril 1, 2015
    Jerk chicken was grwat. Perfect seasoning. Good rice. The pricing of the chicken was a little high. Busy on friday nights
  • Renée V.
    Renée VargasApril 2, 2014
    Huge entree orders! My suggestion, get a cocktail and split a bunch of appetizers with your friends!
  • Greg V.
    Greg VApril 28, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    ducked into Coconuts Caribbean Restaurant (Romona across from City Hall) to get-out of the rain only to be blown away by their jerk salmon w fried plantains. definitely coming back..rain or not.
  • Lea V.
    Lea VerouNovember 23, 2012
    Amazing coconut cream based cocktails. Also, the shrimp curry with the fried plantains is unbelievable.
  • Jennifer R.
    Jennifer RMarch 3, 2013
    Everything is always amazing! The Jerk Chicken, Oxtail, and Jerk Salmon are my favorites.
  • Caroline G.
    Caroline GardnerDecember 4, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Ox tail is the best!! Like a soft, yummy beef stew.
  • Kev H.
    Kev HMay 25, 2013
    Goat curry was tender and delightful. My kid loved the spaghetti. Super friendly staff
  • Stephanie G.
    Stephanie GeJanuary 24
    The ox-tail is unbelievably tender, but my favorite dish is the ribs and cornbread.
  • Lena K.
    Lena KiddSeptember 2, 2014
    Fried plantains are awesome! Also recommend jerk chicken and sweet potato fries.
  • Karthik G.
    Karthik GoudJanuary 10, 2014
    The lunch was perfect with well done Jamaican meat specially the jerk chicken
  • Roxanne T.
    Roxanne TruesdellJuly 18, 2013
    The jerk chicken was delicious but has a kick so if you don't like spicy, not for you
  • Sangria W.
    Sangria WApril 3, 2014
    definitely try the white sangria, by far the best ever!!!!
  • Anna J.
    Anna JamesApril 5, 2015
    Braised ox tail is a win; curried goat is better at Back-a-yard Caribbean grill.
  • Andrew C.
    Andrew CrookstonAugust 29, 2012
    Anything jerk is great! Get a lunch special combo; chicken and pork!
  • Arjun P.
    Arjun PradhanSeptember 9, 2014
    Curry goat, brown rice Nd salad with Jamaican pineapple drink!
  • Matt R.
    Matt RMay 18, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    So good it makes me want to cry. I just high-fived my wife. Best jerk chicken in the Bay Area.
  • Tristan
    TristanAugust 13, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    want to know the best drick concoction known to man? Coconuts has it.... ummm, four words: pitcher. of. rum. punch
  • Cagdas V.
    Cagdas VarelFebruary 28, 2014
    Go for the sea bass if you chili and okra.
  • erdi
    erdiAugust 20, 2015
    I liked their place because they have a colorful intimate patio and are playing exciting musics.
  • Karla
    KarlaNovember 1, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Anything with their house made Ginger Beer is delicious.
  • Jennifer R.
    Jennifer RNovember 8, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    I really love the Cobb salad. It's got a great Caribbean flair.
  • Shravan S.
    Shravan SunderApril 30, 2014
    You need to know what you are ordering !!
  • Kevin R.
    Kevin RailsbackFebruary 27, 2016
    Amazing goat curry, good cocktails and jerk chicken
  • Richard W.
    Richard WongAugust 18, 2014
    Jerk chicken, chicken wings and 6 hour oxtail stew have amazing flavor
  • Andrea S.
    Andrea S.March 15, 2015
    One of the cheaper options in the area. Plus for decent food.
  • Martin K.
    Martin KrálikApril 9, 2016
    The pork was super delicious.
  • Jamil S.
    Jamil SpainJuly 18, 2013
    Dinner is a la carte buffet style
  • @SDWIFEY
    @SDWIFEYMay 1, 2012
    Someone on the Caltrain told me to get the Mac 'n Cheese. I did. And it was good.
  • Lisa
    LisaAugust 7, 2014
    The jerk chicken, yummy! So flavorful!
  • Andre C.
    Andre CharooMarch 26, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    The oxtail is heavenly! And this is a comment left by a Jamaican
  • Miss S.
    Miss SylviaMarch 10, 2012
    Everything on the menu is DELICIOUS! Not even kidding.
  • Hannah T.
    Hannah TAugust 31, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Sweet potato pudding hits the spot. Get it even when you think you're full
  • Rishi T.
    Rishi TapariaApril 30, 2010
    What you need to order: App: Jerk chicken wings. Main: Curried goat. Dessert: Key lime pie. Fantastic.
  • Tristan
    TristanAugust 13, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    decent happy hour. about $4 for apps, beer, well drinks
  • Tristan
    TristanSeptember 20, 2009
    Been here 50+ times
    the jerk pork is a win! and definitely try the rum punch. steel drummer on the weekend nights (until 9:30). AWESOME!
  • Matthew S.
    Matthew StraubJuly 8, 2016
    The curried goat is a bit spicy & 👌🏻
  • Sahana U.
    Sahana UOctober 28, 2012
    Jerk chicken and white sangria are yummy!
  • Mamtha K.
    Mamtha KashyapApril 8, 2012
    try the coconut creme brulee... heavenly!!!!!
  • David X.
    David XuNovember 30, 2015
    plantains and oxtail. plantains and oxtail..
  • gail.
    gail.July 17, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Rum raisin ice cream is the best.
  • Ritchie B.
    The corn festivals and ginger beer are quite good.
  • Joshua N.
    Joshua NguyenOctober 18, 2012
    Oxtail is decent for the area.
  • Taran A.
    Taran AlexanderJuly 13, 2013
    Pitcher o' rum punch and oxtail anything. Mmmmm.
  • Tristan
    TristanApril 24, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Make sure to sit outside for the steel drummer performances on weekend nights!
  • Myk K.
    Myk KlemmeMarch 5, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    recently discovered pork bites, I think I'm addicted!
  • Sumaya
    SumayaJune 10, 2010
    jerk burger & coconut shrimp were both amazing!
  • gail.
    gail.May 5, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Just tried the chicken & shrimp pelau. Obsessed!
  • Christian D.
    Christian DickmannMay 14, 2015
    I can recommend the Jerk chicken.
  • Brian B.
    Brian BehnkeJuly 29, 2012
    Try the Fried Plantains With Garlic Oil
  • Cora D.
    Cora De JesusFebruary 11, 2015
    Mango jalapeño margarita
  • Carl D.
    Carl DensingDecember 22, 2013
    You should try their curry goat.
  • Natasha B.
    Natasha BeverlyOctober 14, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Everything
  • Greg V.
    Greg VMay 11, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Jerk Salmon Sandwich...nom!
  • Josemari C.
    Josemari CuervoJuly 11, 2013
    Jerky Chicken!
  • Akshay J.
    Akshay JawharkarDecember 21, 2015
    Goat curry is the best.
  • Colin P.
    Colin PoindexterJanuary 5, 2013
    Save a dollar with the 2 dessert combo if you're a cheap ass.
  • James P.
    James PrattMarch 28, 2012
    Jerk chicken phenomenal!
  • Eduardo G.
    Eduardo GPJune 29, 2016
    Salmon was amazing
  • Kumar K.
    Kumar KushalMay 3, 2014
    Jerk chicken is amazing
  • Brian B.
    Brian BehnkeJuly 29, 2012
    Try the Sea bass
  • ChezBlackstar
    ChezBlackstarFebruary 4, 2016
    Jerk chicken!
  • John E.
    John EvansJanuary 25, 2010
    The mac and cheese here is the best in Palo Alto.
  • Jessica C.
    Jessica ChanNovember 19, 2012
    Get the Coconut shrimp!
  • Ujwal C.
    Ujwal ChinthalaNovember 18, 2012
    Oxtail is awesome!!
  • Elijah F.
    Elijah FrazierSeptember 9, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the jerk wings!
  • Toj J.
    Toj JamesJanuary 8, 2012
    Sharon is the best waitress!!
  • Shirley L.
    Shirley LiuAugust 19, 2012
    Jerk chicken and fried plantains!
  • Marcela E.
    Marcela EstradaJanuary 5, 2012
    Sangria.... Amazing!!!
  • Krish A.
    Krish ArvapallyAugust 15, 2014
    Event on 22nd live music
  • K-N-Dubya
    K-N-DubyaOctober 4, 2011
    Two words: Rum Punch!
  • Brian B.
    Brian BehnkeJuly 29, 2012
    Try the Jerked Chicken
  • Masood B.
    Masood BeikiDecember 14, 2013
    Pain Killers but let it settle. Taste better
  • Kat .
    Kat 🐱February 9, 2016
    Jerk chicken!
  • Tristan
    TristanJanuary 24, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    The white wine sangria is a must have
  • Randy W.
    Randy WongAugust 8, 2015
    Jerk chicken
  • Namita B.
    Namita BJanuary 28, 2011
    Fruit punch and plantains, sooo good!
  • Jack L.
    Jack LawMarch 24, 2014
    Waits forever to get your food served
  • Ryan W.
    Ryan WJanuary 17, 2011
    HORRIBLE HORRIBLE HORRIBLE. And expensive.
  • Nathan T.
    Nathan TachaDecember 14, 2011
    Overpriced!
  • Gustavo B.
    Gustavo BerocanNovember 30, 2014
    Ótima comida caribenha ao som de bom reaggae
  • Srividya V.
    Srividya VemulakondaMarch 28, 2012
    DI Spicy Mango Mojito & DI Irie Tofuyo !
  • Robert S.
    Robert SimpsonJanuary 8, 2011
    Jerk Chicken, Escoveitch Fish, Yum
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