Bronx >Food & Dining > Brisas Del Caribe #1
1207 Castle Hill Ave, Bronx, NY | Directions 1046240.832127 -73.851269
Mon. - Sun. 8am - 12pm
Neighborhoods: East Bronx, Unionport
Not a good food – I just get back from this Restaurant, went there cause was feeling lazy to cook at home.. and honestly the food is horrible!!...if you wanna get your sugar levels HIGH, order a Papaya Shake...!!..they put like 100 pounds of sugar to the shakes...I ordered a Rotisserie Chicken with boiled Yuca and it was really bad, the chicken was soooo dry ( I think that they put it in the dry machine before being served) the Yuca was now well cooked, it was kind of raw...
One thing that I have to admit it is the attention of the staff, they are very courteous and well mannered...
GREAT HOMEMADE STYLE SPANISH FOOD – I have been going to Brisas Del Caribe for about 8 years. The food is always 1st rate and reminds me of my abuela's (grandmother's) cooking. The prices cannot be beat, large portions ie if you ask for a side of beans you get a huge bowl full :) Nice atmosphere too. They also have a take-out if you're so inclined. I am sorry to read that a prior customer had problems with billing (always check your bill before signing over your credit card anywhere) but that is not typical of the Brisas experience.
I for one love going there and now so does my family :) I give it 5 stars!
Food critic – The food here is terrific. this is not a place for ambience. You come here to eat good home cooked meals. Like your madre cooked. I love it.
DO NOT.. I REPEAT DO NOT GO HERE THEY WILL OVER CHARGE YOU – ok i just had a friend tell me about this spot. saying it was good etc. etc. so i ate there food wasnt all the that and the service was horrible. i had went with a friend and we went dutch. so i paid for my food with credit card. my total came up to be like 21 dollars so i signed off on the credit car bill and gave the waitress a tip. tell me why i went back to texas and checked my credit card account and they charged me 158 dollars. wow. they overcharged me 132$. and i called the restaurant and the manager said let the bank handle it. so i ask him can you do something? he said no and sounded like he dont care. so i can i will report you to the better business bureau and hes response was.. so that wont hurt my business so go ahead...WOW
Excellent food, reasonable price. – This place is always packed no matter what time you go. Plan to wait for sit down service and even take out. Waiters are very nice and friendly, just a bit slow. Very fresh food, served in large quantities and very cheap. A dinner for 2 is usually around $20 including sodas and tip. We have tried everything on the menu and we do not have any complaints about their food. When ordering take out, always order from their lunch menu the price is cheaper than the dinner menu and you get more food. We have even catered food for a birthday party of 200 people and everyone loved their food. The food was done on time and very hot.
I hope this place last forever – I am a frequent diner at this place. In a city of growing fast food joints and generic eateries, this place is what neighborhood dining should be about. The food is amazingly good and amazingly inexpensive. The smell when you walk in will perk up any appetite. That smell ... a combination of fried goodies, garlic, and cilantro is so intoxicating. Very family orientated. Mostly latin crowd. Don't be put off by eating in the Bronx. Forget the stereotypes. The neighborhood is extremely safe and street parking is usually available. My favorite dishes: pulpo (octopus salad), fried snapper, platanos, and rotiserie chicken. Well, I've just talked myself into another trip to Castle Hill !
Best spainish food – Great place for good eats. The food is hot. And always friendly service. Try the plain cake as a dessert and the cafe con leche is to die for!
The pork with the beans and yellow rice is delicious.
Pros: Great food, inexpensive, did I mention great food?!
Cons: Slow service at times. But its worth it.
Great rotisserie chicken, friendly family atmosphere. Weekend nighst are very crowded. – Brisa del Caribe is a restaurant where you want to bring your friends and your family but I wouldn't recommend it for a quiet, romantic dinner because of its very family oriented nature. Everybody chats and laughs and has a good time. The atmosphere is warm and very friendly, the food is excellent, and the prices are right. The restaurant's decor is unpretentious but welcoming. Usually you have to wait a little while before you're served because the staff is all over the place: behind the counter as well as serving people at the tables but the wait is very well worth it.
The food is delicious and always fresh and hot, it tastes homemade. Try the rotisserie chicken - my favorite there - is jucy, tender, and flavorful. Order a side or rice and beans and you're off to a great meal.
It's not only chicken, of course. They also serve an excellent steak , beef stew, and seafood. The portions are generous so you won't leave hungry. Dessert is standard fare. Good and fresh but not out of this world. Thirsty? Try their delicious tropical drinks, especially the morir sonando, a typical Dominican drink made with orange juice, milk, coconut, and vanilla. The name means "to die dreaming" and if you try it, you'll know why.
Finish your meal with some dessert and coffee. Try the cafe' con leche, made with expresso coffee and milk. On a cold day or night It will warm your soul.
Prices are very reasonable. With $10.00 to $20.00 a head, you will have some of the best food you've ever had. You don't need to go to Manhattan and spend twice the money to enjoy food this good.
The only drawback? It's always packed despite the spacious interior
Bring your children, your friends, your mom, your grandma, even your mother-in-law. Bring the whole family! Parking is not hard to find and the train station, Castle Hill Station, is just a couple of blocks away,
Great Value Great Food – Best Value for the money anywhere. Food is always fresh and hot. They do so much business it couldn't be otherwise. Quality is excellent. They have a steam table to get you in and out. Forget about fast food chains. This is the place
Great Food. Better Price – There is not one day this place is not completely packed with people waiting for take-out or for a table to open up. Portions are large and prices are low. It's like eating in Abuela's kitchen but without the mess to clean up afterwards.
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