2424 Elliston Pl, Nashville, TN | Directions 3720336.147921 -86.808154
Mon. - Fri. 11am - 9pm;Sat. - Sun. 11:30am - 8:30pm
Always disappoints... – A tiny, tasty wood-grilled chicken breast accompanies a tablespoon of cooked rice and two hard-as-a-brick corn muffins. Why do I go back once a year? Because everyone is wild about the place.
networkmaven – I've eaten at the location in Cool Springs and the location on Thompson Way - both are good. Better servings at the Thompson Way location. Better service at the Cool Springs Location. This is one of the RARE places for dining out where one can obtain a healthy meal - not fried - not salted to death; just good healthy food and spicy is nice. I would recommend Calpyso Cafe to anyone who wants to stay healthy, feeling good and get a good value for their dollar.
Yes, yes yes! – I always get the chicken breast (on a pita) w/the aruban honey lime dressing & it is always great! Don't miss the black beans either, they are awesome! I was not too impressed by the key lime pie (not very key lime & kind of runny) or the corn muffins (too dry). Overall, though this is a great place to get a healthy AND quick dine in or take out meal that is really yummy! While I think it is not really "cheap" eats, it makes up for it with the taste & quality of food. I have been to the Elliston place location and the Rivergate location & they are both very consistent! Go there & eat!
mediocre flavors – I didn't find the food very flavorful or fresh. It's not terrible, I just don't think it deserves the 'best takeout' rating.
Great Food – I'm a vegetarian and this restaurant catered to my needs. I recommend the black bean dip...it's awesome!
Nice Chick – loved the chicken - very nice and moist ... the reddish sauce was different (kinda sweet salsa type).. food was server within a minute!
NOT like Mama's – Wonderfully urban "service with a snarl" (I once exchanged a total of five words with a waiter during the time I was in the cafe), prompt, great people watching, and excellent food.
Never A Disappointment! – The food is always great and the service is super fast and very friendly. Everything I have had there is delicious. Nice healthy food too.
Carribean Attempt! – Instead of classifying the cuisine as Carribean, I would opt for such labels as Faux Caribe, or simply, Black Beans and Things. Being a newcomer to Nashville, I wanted to feast on the plethora of dishes from various restaurants... beyond the meat and three. I was ecstatic to know that there was a "Carribean" restaurant that, I thought, would have many of my favorites to satisfy my insatiable Carribean cravings, like "Moors y Cristianos", Fricaseed Chicken, Ackee and Salt Fish, and Steamed Callaloo with, you guessed it, Salt Fish. To my dismay, the menu fell short. Short of Champagne Cola, the inevitable "Ting", and Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee that complement the true flavor and zest of, what is supposed to be, the ultimate Carribean feast. I guess Calypso Cafe serves a purpose in Nashville, an alternative to commercial eateries with only a hint of Carribean flavor, in the restaurant decor.
crave the salad – Calypso serves the greatest salad, loaded with chicken, oranges and pecans with a fabulously unique dressing. I've never been impressed by the sides, but I find myself having cravings for this salad. The chicken is good too, and it's cheap! Healthy food, fast service, cheap and tasty - perfect lunch spot!
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