A big new restaurant at 3701 Lindell Boulevard features flavors as bold as the space is vast. Located in the former home of Chuy Arzola's at the bottom floor of the Coronado, Mi Caribe hopes to capitalize on a busy location, large patio and lack of Caribbean competition in Midtown.
A conglomeration of dishes and flavors from across the Caribbean may be sampled from the wide-ranging menu. From the “Mofongo” appetizer of meatballs made from beef, pork rinds and green plantains to the “Sopapilla Dominicano” dessert, however, Dominican influences are certainly the strongest.This Dominican influence comes from co-owner Johnny Martinez, who was a pitcher and scout for the Cleveland Indians before entering the restaurant business. He, and some of his family, can be found in the kitchen. The other co-owner, Warren Duval, is a mortgage banker.
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