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Divine Carribean food on the Upper West... No, really!

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Divine Carribean food on the Upper West... No, really!

Amy Chen | Aug 19, 1999 10:11 PM

I've just had deeply yummy food two nights in a row at
Ansuya's Carribean Cafe on (411A Amsterdam between
80/81st?). I'm already dreaming about dinner there
tomorrow too! EVERYTHING we've tried from the ox
tail, to the coconut crab curry, to the salmon has
been sublime. A religious experience. I can't remember
the last time vegetables and fish where cooked to
perfection rather than beyond recognition... Haven't
had it yet, but the jerk chicken looks divine. Even
the salad dressing is lip-smacking. VERY reasonable
prices. Tiny casual place ( 20 seats and plastic
floral tablecloths). The service can be a little
slow. Both nights we were there the owner was doing
unexpected waitress duty when she's really used to
being back in the kitchen. But she's so good natured
and sweet that the uneveness manages to contribute to
the intimate "homey-ness" of the experience. Run
don't walk! Would love to know what you all think...

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