Owner Abel Cano and his wife Lulu opened Cari Blue not quite three years ago, offering breakfast and lunch comprising Mexican staples with a smattering of Caribbean dishes. While Mexican food is plentiful in Redwood City, Caribbean cuisine is not, and patrons started asking for more. So the menu evolved as Cano culled recipes from his childhood in Guatemala, focusing on the country's unique amalgam of Spanish, Mayan, African and Caribbean cultures. Corn, beans, rice, pork, chicken and plantains form the backbone of the current fare. All main dishes come with a mound of rice, the ideal medium for soaking up the delicious sauces.
Cari Blue is not breaking new ground here. If all you know about Caribbean food is jerk, you will not be disappointed in the versions offered here. Cano marinates chicken and pork for four days in a special mix of spices, jalape
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