198 1st St., Troy, 272-3011. A neighborhood cafe specializing
in Latin America-inspired dishes open for lunch and dinner,
and breakfast on the weekends. Classic dishes including
Cuban fried chicken, picadillo, homemade empanadas, and
huevos Cubanos. Lunch 11-4, dinner 5-10 Tue-Sun, breakfast
9-4 Sat-Sun. $
260 Central Ave., Albany, 427-1290. Authentic cuisine from
Northern Dominican Republic. House specialties include rice
and beans, mofongo (mashed green plantains with choice of
pork, chicken or cheese), goat, chicken, pork and seafood
dishes, soups, salads and appetizers. Desserts and more.
Beer, takeout available. Serving noon-10 Mon-Fri. 1-10 Sat.
Closed Sun. MC, V. $
451 Fulton St., Troy, 272-4544. Authentic Caribbean-American
cuisine, including an extensive vegetarian menu. Selections
range from chicken, oxtail, fish, and soy dinners to traditional
island fare such as ital stew, callaloo and ackee. Meals
are made to order in ample portions with traditional island
spices like jerk and curry. On-premises catering, takeout
and delivery available. Serving 11:30-9 Mon-Thu, 11:30-10
Fri, 11:30-9 Sat. Lunch buffet from 11:30-2:30 Mon-Sat.
Closed Sunday. AE, D, MC, V. $
177-179 Henry Johnson Blvd., Albany, 463-1824. Jerk chicken,
curried goat, ackee with salt cod—a wide variety of Jamaican
and American fare, including beef and shrimp dishes. Comfortable
dining room, with banquet facilities, private dining and
full bar. Serving 11 AM-midnight Sun-Thu, 11 AM-4 AM Fri-Sat.
MC, V. $$
7 Caroline St., Saratoga Springs, 584-4315, limerestaurantsaratoga.com.
It’s Caribbean cooking with a twist, using ideas from all
over the world. Serving 5-close Mon-Sat. AE, MC, V. $$$
Roy’s Restaurant and Groceries
185 Henry Johnson Blvd., Albany, 433-1343. Specializing
in Jamaican food. American menu available. Off-premises
catering. Serving 9 AM-11 Mon-Thu, 9 AM-midnight Fri-Sat,
10-9 Sun. MC, V. $