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Alexsandra's Caribbean Cafe



Name: Loraine Martinez 
Occupation: Engineer
Lives In: Brickell
Restaurant Pick: Alexsandra's Caribbean Cafe
Reviewed: Alexsandra's Caribbean Cafe

The restaurant is placed in a beautiful shopping center with great curb appeal. Parking is hard to find and it’s metered. Once I walked in the staff welcomed me, provided me with a menu and we could sit anywhere. The menu only has about 8 authentic Jamaican Meals but some of the items were not available that day. There were no Jamaican patties or Cocoa Bread in the heat box. I wanted to order the fish of the day but there was no fish available so I ordered jerk chicken and a Ting pineapple cola. The cola was not cold so I asked for ice. It took about 20 minutes for the food to arrive. The jerk chicken was very well seasoned and freshly cooked. The rice was perfectly cook and the garden salad was fresh. I ate the food in less time that it took to wait for it! Really delicious! As I was sitting enjoying my food, I noticed there are a lot of regular customer and all know the staff in first name basis. I was pleasantly surprised! I also noticed that almost every customer takes their food “to go”. Once I finished my meal, I paid at the counter and received my receipt with text. I would definitely recommend Alexsandra’s Caribbean Café!

Name: Brenda Popritkin 
Occupation: Writer
Lives In: Pembroke Pines
Restaurant Pick: Caffe Vialetto
Reviewed: Alexsandra's Caribbean Cafe

I lucked out and found parking right in front of the restaurant. They had just opened and still setting up as I entered. Thankfully, I was the only person there. I walked right up to the counter where I was warmly greeted and welcomed. When I inquired about the entree sizes, a woman (perhaps the owner), quickly and sweetly explained. Given I was quite hungry, I chose the large size thinking I would just take leftovers home. I took a seat and waited about five minutes for my food to arrive. A server walked my order over to me. I opened the to-go container and took my first bite of the oxtail and rice with a bit of peas mixed in and a tiny scoop of tossed salad. To me, it tasted similar to the Cuban version. Not surprisingly, I enjoyed and inhaled the entire serving. Oops. So much for leftovers. The accompanying Coco bread I also ordered tasted lightly sweet and had a similar texture to that of Hawaiian rolls. Also, I took a Jamaican patty home to try later. I’ve always felt indifferent towards them until this one. The crust was firm, yet still flaky enough, and I loved the seasoning on the beef. I quickly regretted not bringing more home. Alexsandra’s will remain on my radar if I’m ever back in that area. Highly recommended.

Name: Stephen Hinkel 
Occupation: HR Director
Lives In: Boca Raton
Restaurant Pick: Tom Sawyer’s Restaurant
Reviewed: Alexsandra's Caribbean Cafe

We pulled into the commercial plaza and paid for metered parking. The exterior of the store included a Jamaican flag and when we walked into the restaurant, we were greeted immediately by a woman, who turned out to be the owner. As we were given the menus, my wife and mom-in-law, who are Jamaican, ordered Caribbean milkshakes, and I ordered a Red Stripe beer. After being served an ice cold beer, I ordered the large curry chicken, rice and peas and salad; and my wife ordered jerk pork, rice and peas, and salad,; and my mom-in-law ordered jerk chicken, rice and peas, and salad. A few minutes later, my mom-in-law and wife were served their milkshakes, which were a delicious and creamy and ice cream base with fruit, such as pineapple, mango, and peach. By the time dinner was served a few minutes later, all three of us agreed how shelly, non-sticky, the rice and peas were, and quality and leanness of the chicken and pork. In addition, my curry sauce was very flavorful, whereas the jerk chicken and pork were smoked and very enjoyable. While enjoying our meals, we agreed each one was similar to what we would eat at home or Jamaica. I enjoyed my milkshake for dessert. Even though the restaurant was closing in 20 minutes the staff remained friendly and did not make us feel rushed or unwelcome. There was no wait to pay the bill ($50) and we left full and highly satisfied. On the way home, we called family, telling them how wonderful Alexsandra’s Caribbean Café, Lauderdale-by-the-Sea was, much we recommended and was planning on returning for lunch or dinner.


Restaurant Information

Location: 235 Commercial Blvd, Lauderdale By The Sea, FL 33308
Parking:Metered parking
Phone: (954) 530-8909
Website:’s Caribbean Cafe
Restaurant Owners: Sandra
Executive Chef: Sandra
Pastry Chef:

Type of Cuisine: Caribbean
Signature Dishes: Jerk chicken, curry chicken, oxtail platter, Jamaican patty, jerk pork, smoothies
Vegetarian Options: Yes
Alcohol Served: Beer and wine
Corkage Fee: N/A
Bottle Limit: N/A

Restaurant Hours: 
Monday – 11:30AM-4:00PM
Tuesday – 11:30AM-4:00PM
Wednesday – 11:30AM-4:00PM
Thursday – 11:30AM-4:00PM
Friday – 11:30AM-7:00PM
Saturday – 11:30AM-4:00PM
Sunday – Closed

Meals Served: Lunch and Dinner
Prix Fix Menu: N/A
Take-Out: Yes
Delivery: Yes
Average Dinner Price Range (per person, full meal, tax, 20% gratuity, w/o alcohol): $30
Average Lunch Price Range (per person, full meal, tax, 20% gratuity, w/o alcohol): $30
Payment Options: do you accept credit cards and if so, which ones? Yes
Accept Reservations: N/A
Need Reservations: N/A
How far in advance do you require reservations be made: N/A

Accommodations for Children: Yes
Dining Style: Casual
Disabled Access: Yes
Restaurant Size: 30 People
Accommodate Groups: Party of 6
Private Dining Room: No
Tables with Scenic Views: No
Outdoor Dining: Yes
Entertainment: No