Calypso Restaurant & Raw Bar

Last Activity: Jul 1st, 2010

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Calypso Pompano Beach

Location

460 S Cypress Rd
Pompano Beach, FL 33060
(954) 942-1633
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Critic's Rating

Rating3.1
Food
Service
Ambiance
Last Review: 10/01/13

Information

HoursM-F 11am-10pm, Closed SatSun for Private Parties
Dress CodeCasual ParkingPrivate Lot
CCYes AlcoholBeer and Wine
Entree PricesModerate OutdoorNo
ReservationsNo Deliveryno

Critic's Review

When I first moved here, Calypso seems so far away; so hard to find. It's in a nook neighborhood just south of Atlantic. It's a smallish place with a bar area and a dining room with tables and chairs; no booths.

Calypso Bar Area

Calypso Bar Area

The place is decorated with an "island theme"; music is the same; Jimmy Buffet, UB40, Inner Circle's "Imagine".

Calypso Pompano Dining Room

Calypso Pompano Dining Room

They have a set menu featuring "cutters" for lunch, which are Caribbean sandwiches. They're also known for their fish, which you can get prepared any way that they prepare things (jerk, cajun, fried, etc). >Lunch is the best deal for fish; a "platter" with 1 side is about $15; the prices go up $10 after 4pm for a slightly larger portion.

Calypso Blackboard Specials

Calypso Blackboard Specials

Service is snappy; iced tea was delivered quickly with plenty of extra lemon and refills were prompt; the advantage of a small room.

I wanted to try the conch chowder as this is a Caribbean restaurant. A cup is $3.95.

Calypso Conch Chowder

Calypso Conch Chowder

It was freshly made soup but not as spicy as I'd hoped. In fact it wasn't spicy at all. I should give up on the conch chowder but I keep trying.

I had ordered the jerk chicken lunch platter, which is $9.95 and includes 1 side.

calypso_jerk_chicken.jpg

The entire dish was "ok". Very unremarkable. 1/2 chicken for 9.95 is a pretty good deal in a restaurant I suppose. There was nothing wrong with it, but I could do just as well loading up a cutlet at home with Welkerswood Jerk and flopping it on my George Forman.

I'd only been here once before; I got their very spicy jerk wings. They serve them with a lousy mayo dip; I prefer ranch, and I also prefer them cold.

Calypso Jerk Wings

Calypso Jerk Wings

These baby's are great for a late night snack; you can even eat them cold.

I think my expectations got the best of me here; I expected something special; but the food was quite ordinary.

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