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Caribbean Spice Inc

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1121 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601-5111
+1 352-377-2712
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

I have only had the patties here, and I like them. They have callaloo sometimes, which is my favorite. They have other stuff, but I not had it. I like this place.

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Jacksonville Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2016

I MUST stop here any time I'm in Gainesville. A meat patty, meat and cheese patty, and a coco bread are my staples. I've recommended Spice to a lot of folks, and they always adore it. It's not much to look at, but who cares - that's not the point of this place. Chris is the owner and is always... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2014 via mobile

Literally a hole in the wall with a limited menu but everything ids amazing. Good is consistently great. Combo with patty, fresh dessert and drink is way to go and all for, get this . . . Less than $5.00. Been in town forever and hope it never leaves.

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Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2012

I was a UF student from 1993 - 1997, and I was introduced by a friend to this little walk-in, take-out spot. At that time, for $2.50 you received a jamaican meatpie, coco bread, choice of carrot cake or bread pudding, and a canned soda. Well I just happened to be working in Gainesville this week, and 15 years later... More 

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Keystone Heights, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2012

Great food for the right price. Grab something & go back to work.

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Framingham, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2011

I attended UF in the early 90s and often walked down University to get a ridiculously cheap ($2 perhaps?) Jamaican lunch at Caribbean Spice. I'm not sure what led me to Google the place just now (procrastination and stream of consciousness, I suppose), but I'm pleased to see good reviews of this place. Several years back, I had reason to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2009

CS has the best lunch deal I've ever come across, at least when I was in Gainesville in the late '90s. $2.49 bought you a meat or veggie patty, coco bread, a slice of cake (carrot, banana, or pumpkin, I think), and a can of soda. Delicious, filling, and cheap--man, I miss this place!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2008

I miss my Caribbean Spice! Cheap eats with lots of flavour. Not a huge selection, but it works for me. My bro + sis used to go to UF + would bring me there a lot. Loved it so much we would always try to stop by if we were crossing through G-ville.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2008

2 words: Coco bread

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2007

real sketchy looking have only had one thing there, but it's great

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Caribbean
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1121 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601-5111
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Gainesville
  • Phone Number: +1 352-377-2712

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