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Posted by Beti47 on 02/12/2014
They were closed at noon (!) for "winter hours." People came and left disappointed when they saw the sign on the door. They are closed Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday. The roti has improved since they first opened. Goat roti was good. The pepper sauce is excellent. They didn't have mauby. They didn't have jerk chicken. Went back twice on weekends when they are supposed to have crab and dumpling, but they didn't.
Posted by rachmari on 11/05/2011
The food was o.k. but not great. They did not have sorrel,palori or mauby which is what I wanted. When I received my plate, it seemed like something I could have gotten in a Spanish restaurant. I am a trini. I know my mother's cooking and the restaurants in Brooklyn, NY and Cafe Trinidad was just O.K.
Posted by Hugh Griffith on 10/12/2011
I live in Wisconsin any anytime i want good West Indian food i make the trip to Cafe Trinidad. I leave there trying to get a taste of everything--especially Roti
Posted by Miss KG on 01/06/2009
I have tried almost everything on this menu and I can't tell you what I like best. I started out with the beef roti and just went from there. When I lived in the Caribbean, there were all kinds of little roti huts with these treats. As authentic as it gets. Sometimes I in the mood for Dal - that amazing chick pea soup. I can never decide betwen ginger beer or mauby and sometimes I just get sorrell. Trini perch is insane - especially if you ask for extra shadowbenny, that lovely blend of herbs you find on everything. Try the shrimp roti with the wicked hot sauce on the inside! Then ask for extra. Crab and dumplings are sloppy and I'm too embarrassed to eat them there so I just do take-away! Cabbage is hot and spicy, but warms the belly. Service is the one weak point, but I don't even care, because that's just the way it is. The people that cook are so kind and warm that every time I go there, I sense-trip right back to Piarco when I get off the plane and just know I'm in for some treats! There isn't another Trini restaurant on the south side and it's a welcome change from just plain ole jerk you get at most other restaurants.
Posted by B on 11/04/2008
I don't live in Chicago anymore, so I don't have the luxury of eating @ Cafe Trinidad twice a week! The food is great, the prices are even greater. The service is sweet and wonderful. I truly have no complaints, like someone else said it truly is your south side surprise!
Posted by Zindzi on 10/23/2008
I LOVE this place! My mother has a running joke with the wonderful owner...before she leaves, she always yells back into the kitchen, "don't y'all move up North on us!" The food is WONDERFUL. Always flavorful and fresh. The portions are great for the price. I always find the wait staff to be very pleasant, even though service can be a bit slow at times. My only other complaint is that if you don't come by a certain time of day, many of the desserts are gone! But, that just proves that they're all being made fresh!
Posted by PJ on 05/31/2008
Best place for Trini food. Relaxing atmosphere. The music and feel of the place takes you tback to the islands. I had roti with potatoes & chana along with jerk chicken stew and callaloo. My friend and I were totally impressed. Ps. their hot sauce is WICKED HOT !!