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Check Out These Restaurants in Virginia Beach That Specialize in Caribbean Flavors

If you have a taste for Caribbean food, you don't need to get out your passport. That's because several local restaurants serve everything from jerk chicken to coco calypso sandwiches. Some of the best Caribbean food is right near our Virginia Beach apartments. Here are a few favorites:

De Rican Chef 

A Virginia Beach favorite, the De Rican Chef serves authentic Puerto Rican dishes. The homemade meals are just like Grandma used to make. They burst with flavor and keep everyone coming back for more. For dinner, sample the lupina. This tasty dish features grilled sea bass topped with shrimp, vegetables, and Creole sauce. You can enjoy your evening in the cozy dining room or order online for pickup. 

Carib Shack 

Stop by the Chesapeake Bay district to enjoy an unforgettable meal at the Carib Shack. Featured on Diners, Drive-ins & Dives, the restaurant offers a menu full of your Caribbean favorites. It draws locals and visitors alike, and many come for a taste of the homemade rum cake. Before dessert, sample the stew beef bowls, coco soca sandwiches, or shack jerk chicken burritos. The Carib Shack is currently only offering takeout. You can place your order online for easy pickup. 

Mojito Cafe 

Found in a former surf shop, the Mojito Cafe transports diners to the Caribbean islands of Cuba and Puerto Rico. It's best known for serving fusion dishes. The chefs keep the menu new and exciting with daily specials, and the meals are best enjoyed with the house-made mojitos. Offerings include Cubano sandwiches, marinated fish tacos, and ropa vieja (Cuban-style pulled beef).

Before dinner, enjoy a bike ride along a scenic trail. The paths range from easy to challenging, and you never know what you might see along the way. If you would like to call Columbus Station home, please contact us. We'll gladly show you all that our vibrant apartment community has to offer.

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