Island Eats And Burrito Treats

Two of my favorite restaurants are Calypso Café and Baja Burrito. I can eat at either place any time. My wife and I will routinely fall back on either establishment if we can’t decide where to eat. We love them both that much.

Recently, both of these restaurants have started to expand throughout the area via franchising (franchises are called Couva Calypso Café and Blue Coast Burrito). This is awesome for people who haven’t been able to experience one or the other. It’s also great for me since it allows me to indulge in more locations–even though I only live five minutes from the Baja and Calypso in 100 Oaks.

With expansion comes a few growing pains. Over the past 6 months since each restaurant has been growing rapidly, I’ve noticed a slight drop off in food quality. I don’t know if it’s the fact that they were forced to switch distributors to accommodate, or if it’s just the new staff in the franchise locations.

Whatever it is, I keep going back hoping it will be different this time. There’s just no place else that makes Jerk Chicken with black beans and greens like Calypso. And I can never pass up the fish tacos at Baja Burrito (it’s the baja sauce, not the fish sticks). For fast casual dining, you can’t beat either one of these eateries.

2 Comments so far

  1. ash (unregistered) on February 27th, 2006 @ 1:35 pm

    I went to Vandy and we used to eat at Calypso at least 3 times a week since it was right across the street. Loved the Lucayan Salad and the chicken salad there also. I know it sounds weird, but the black beans are amazing!


  2. Kate O' (unregistered) on March 1st, 2006 @ 10:25 am

    Huh! I hadn’t noticed a decline in quality. I’m like you — I could eat at either of those places every day. I’m trying to perfect my black bean dip at home so I don’t rely so heavily on Calypso, but you know. Still have more research to do.



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