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Caribbean Village Cafe

Hillside - Quadra - Downtown Blanshard
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2646 Quadra street, Victoria, British Columbia V8T 4E4, Canada
+1 250-381-3363
07:00 - 19:00
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Mon - Sat 07:00 - 19:00
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Duncan, Canada
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One meal was so salty it was inedible, 2 meals tasted like old bland stew, 1 meal was good. Service was poor, floor was dirty under counters, surfaces like sideboards and watercooler were dusty. Wont go there ever again.

Thank dragonfly410
Nanaimo, Canada
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2016

We stopped in to pick up Jamaican patties to go after dinner at a nearby restaurant. All flavours in the varieties we selected (Vegetable, spinach, and beef) were delicious and a special find was the smoked fish and akee patty. Can't wait to get back to Victoria to stock up again!

Thank buhrynuk
Toronto, Canada
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2015

If you want to know what the food tastes like: Head across the street to Fairways Grocery, pick up something from the freezer section and reheat it in a crappy microwave from the Goodwill. That way the service will be faster too.

Thank Carrie L
Courtenay, Canada
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015

James makes great food, with yummy soups, roti, samosas and patties. Intense coffee too. It's an international meeting place with interesting conversations, and food to go or enjoy at this cozy spot.

Thank Judi M
London, Ontario, Canada
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247 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2015

I eat here whenever I have the chance, andI have not been let down yet! Don't be put off by the run down, and somewhat unkempt decor of the place. It just adds to the charm. :-) The owner, James, cooks up a fresh batch of Caribbean style chicken or veggie curry each day. Piled high on a plate, with... More 

Thank Ken M
Victoria, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2014

Went in because the smell was amazing and the bright colorful decor looked fun! The man who was working (I assume was the owner) was very relaxed, kind to me, and served me the food that I wanted! I got take-out but I would absolutely go sit there as I enjoy the friendly, relaxed, chatty atmosphere! The food was great.... More 

Thank Jessica_568495
Victoria, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2013

Work into this place to satisfy my Caribbean cravings, it took 5 mins for someone to come out for service,food was burnt,service sucked the one person that was there was so rude and arrogant,comming to find out he was the owner?wont even recommend it to my worst enemy

2 Thank Dippy41
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28 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2013 via mobile

The food was old, reheated yet burnt. No one in our party felt good afterwards There were dirty dishes everywhere. The owner was having what seemed like a private party so it was very uncomfortable. We were circled by fruit flies and the sitting food. Staff seemed disturbed by our presence, it was all very ackward. I felt like we... More 

1 Thank Wetcoastwellies
Blenheim, New Zealand
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63 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2013 via mobile

Hidden in a small cafe on the corner of Quadra and Hillside is the best Carribean north of Jamaica. Soups are wholesome and flavorful. The callallou and oxtail soups are to die for. Wonderful Jamaican patties. Wonderful butter chicken and you will have to work hard to spend more than ten dollars for a meal. The owner James is as... More 

Thank maac05
Vancouver Island, Canada
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2012

the best curry and rice combos in town The butter chicken is to die for and the cinnimon buns are amazing. Also you must try their famous beef patties. Service is great and always friendly. They seem to appreciate your service. Lots of different types of desserts too

Thank kitty m

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$10
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Buffet, Seating
Open Hours
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2646 Quadra street, Victoria, British Columbia V8T 4E4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Victoria>  > Hillside - Quadra - Downtown Blanshard
  • Neighbourhood: Hillside - Quadra - Downtown Blanshard
  • Phone Number: +1 250-381-3363

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?