Food & Drink » Food & Drink Stories

Island flavors shine at Sunrise



Just as an island vacation can rejuvenate your spirit, an tropical-themed culinary excursion can wake up your taste buds. For proof, visit Caribbean Sunrise Restaurant and Lounge.

The place isn't much to look at from the outside, but the new mom-and-pop eatery puts together some spicy lunch platters. The West Indian menu constantly changes, but you can usually count on a choice of conch fritters, Jamaican-style spicy beef pastries, coconut-fried shrimp and sweet plantains. The "curried goat with rice and vegetables" special gets snapped up fast; at $5.95, it's worth every penny. The meat is as tender as a slow-cooked roast.

Don't go if you're in a hurry -- sometimes service moves at a pace geared more toward a day at the beach than a tight lunch schedule. But live reggae on Friday nights provides a chance to linger even longer.

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Orlando Weekly. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Orlando Weekly, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Orlando Weekly Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Orlando Weekly Press Club for as little as $5 a month.