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“Not the same!!!!!!!!!”
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The Calypso Cafe
Cuisines: Caribbean
Restaurant details
San Diego, California
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338 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 280 helpful votes
“Not the same!!!!!!!!!”
Reviewed 9 July 2014

We used to go often on the weekends before they had a fire and closed so long ago! The atmosphere was vibrant then with. Good food, music, and great wait staff. We live here and walked back down to have dinner one nite during the week. Not busy, bad sign and walked in and was ignored by the staff, had to ask do we seat ourselves? Well after 5 minutes we just walked out! How sad, I usually give great reviews of our local restaurants but not this one! Sorry!

  • Visited July 2014
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1 Thank Dave92024
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English first
Encinitas, CA
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38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“rude, rude, service”
Reviewed 11 April 2013

this place was great once. it closed for a long time then reopened. we were excited to go back and did one time. never ever going back due to the arrogant attitude of server. didn't wait for the fare, so offensive.

Visited November 2012
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Thank Patricia L
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San Diego, California
Level Contributor
232 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Great Carribean tastes”
Reviewed 11 March 2013

Noisy, fun and a bit crowded but this is a good restaurant for something different. We tried four different plates and were not disappointed at all. The drinks are overpriced, but all in all this was a good experience and we will be back.

Visited December 2012
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Thank Mal H
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San Diego, California, United States
Level Contributor
8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Good food, good music, good times.”
Reviewed 5 June 2012

A great little place to go if you're looking for some good food and music. It's just big enough to still have that "cozy" feel to it. Lots of locals like to gather here so it has a friendly feel and the artwork is awesome. Wear something comfortable, come hungry and enjoy!

  • Visited March 2012
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Thank Nicolette L
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SoCal, USA
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great food, a little noisy & cramped, go early”
Reviewed 16 May 2012

One of the best meals I have ever had. Starting with the warm wheat bread served with a flavorful tomato salsa, to the exquisite Spinach Pesto salad to the Seafood Linguini Francesca I was in heaven with every bite. The portions were huge--both of us took home half of our main course. My entree was perfectly cooked with 6 shrimp, at least 12 mussels, scallops and ahi tuna in a white sauce that brought out the flavors of each of the fish. My friend had Linda's Fettuccine with Shrimp--and again the shrimp were huge and plentiful. We had a great Pinot Gris available by the glass. I am definitely going back for a happy hour when the prices are so reasonable. The cost of the meals was higher than I expected ( $19 - $33 a la carte) but the vegetables & the fish were so fresh & well prepared that it was acceptable. The table next to us ordered the mussels and some of the meat dishes & the portions were also huge. We were there around 5PM so the place was fairly empty. I think it might get very crowded & noisy once the music starts @ 8PM but it would be worth it for the food. The service was very attentive & considerate. A wonderful treat for out of town company looking for a local experience. If you are coming after 7 on a week end, reservations are recommended. Parking very tight so car pool if at all possible.

  • Visited March 2012
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Thank TravGal23
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