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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Caribbean Breeze

4100 Fairfax Dr. (N. Randolph St.) Send to Phone
703-812-7997
Young and restless gather to talk, eat, drink and enjoy Caribbean-Latin fare.

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Lunch & Dinner daily, Brunch Sun.
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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Caribbean Breeze, Arlington, VA

THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Caribbean Breeze Restaurant Review

: An Arlington hot spot and a watering hole for the young and the restless, this restaurant surprises with its Latin beat and interpretive Caribbean cooking. True, an appetizer of seasoned chicken and black beans in a spring roll wrapper seems a little off base, but the house special alcapurrias (from Puerto Rico)---hollowed-out plantains stuffed with a beef picadillo---with a jalapeƱo salsa is much closer to what we would expect. Too bad the cooking throughout remains uneven: a grilled flank steak salad offers tough steak and little flavor, though that is balanced by a respectable (though not outstanding) Cuban ropa vieja (shredded beef braised in a tomato sauce). Acoustics are dreadful, probably because entertainment begins around 9 p.m. It's clearly a drink-and-meet place, too, with plenty of folks cozying up to the bar.



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