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Caribbean Grill

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5183 Lee Highway, Arlington, VA 22207
+1 703-241-8947
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Falls Church, Virginia
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49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017

This used to be one of my daughter's favorite budget spots, and we tried it for a quick early evening meal. I generally like Cuban sandwiches (and most sandwiches) but the Cuban here was abysmal. Very little roast pork, and four slices of store-bought boiled ham. The bread was like a bad hotdog bun and the garnish was disappointing. The... More 

Thank tjphilly
Arlington, Virginia
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Our family loves Caribbean grill. Their chicken, black beans and rice, plantains, and yucca are some of our favorites. We often order the family meal, and there's enough to have leftover in a tortilla. I'm from Miami, and this is authentic Cuban/caribbean food. Delicious, reliable, affordable.

Thank TravelDivaToday
Falls Church, Virginia
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116 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017

We love the rotisserie chicken at this place! We have used it to cater large gatherings and everyone always asks where we got this great chicken. Always accommodating of large orders. They also make the best Cuban sandwiches in the area. Highest recommendation.

Thank dejindc
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016

This place has been serving locals for a long time. The chicken is good. The black beans are excellent. I love the Cuban sandwich. The food all good and the price is cheap. The place isn't fancy but they serve a good honest plate of food. The ladies behind the counter ale always nice.

Thank WW_Adventures
Arlington Virginia
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Go for the Cuban sandwiches, Saltenas and Empanadas. Chicken Saltenas are my husband's favorite. I love the spinach empanadas. We both share a Cuban sandwich. We eat here every week. Live it!!

Thank LindaR2010
Province of Alajuela, Costa Rica
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58 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Every opportunity I get to go out for lunch this is one of my stops. Caribbean Grill is reasonably price for the amount of food you receive and the food is really good. I have been eating there for years and have not been disappointed yet.

Thank virgil802015
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122 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016

We've been stopping in here for over 20 years, and we've always enjoyed our meals. We usually get the Cuban sandwich, but today my husband and I ordered chicken sandwiches. The rolls were thin and crispy, just the right amount of mayo, some lettuce, tomato slices, and their delicious rotisserie chicken. Perfect!

Thank boblink515794
Arlington, Virginia
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160 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016

We had a mixed dinner experience here. The cuban sandwich and black beans w/rice were very good. On the other hand, the masitas de puerco were extremely tough and did not taste fresh. We also did not care for the fried yucca and the plantains were too mushy. Many friends have recommended this place for the jerk chicken as well... More 

Thank plazb
Arlington, Virginia
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105 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2016

Excellent Peruvian chicken, rice and beans and plantains. Not much atmosphere and awkward parking, but we like it for take out. Used to like Pollo Rico as the go to Peruvian chicken place but this is even better.

Thank ReallyMeC
Arlington, VA
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163 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2015

You get a lot of food for you money but I have on occasion gotten undercooked charbroiled chicken (their specialty). This is not good. The place is a bit third-world in that they have no cash register and use a hand calculator the tab your bill. The parking is a real pain.

Thank Eckynpat

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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Average prices
US$ 20
Caribbean, Latin, Cuban
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5183 Lee Highway, Arlington, VA 22207
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: +1 703-241-8947

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