Calypso St. Lucian Caribbean Cuisine
West Indian fare & island cocktails
Caribbean · $$
A taste of St. Lucia in Asheville, this cozy restaurant and cocktail bar offers a traditional menu of rotis (Caribbean flatbread), callaloo and island-inspired cocktails in a brick-walled space, which doubles as a late-night dance hall with DJs on Fridays.
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hours Open Today · 2:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Monday
2:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
2:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
2:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
2:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday
2:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
2:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
2:00 PM - 9:00 PM
location 18 North Lexington Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801, USA phone +1 828-575-9494 website calypsoasheville.com directions Get Directions
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4.6
(76)
Went there for dinner and the place was basically empty. Everyone keeps commenting on how nice the owner is but she ignored us and you kind of got this vibe from the staff that they didn’t want us there. The food is incredibly over priced and it’s not even that good. My boyfriend who is Caribbean didn’t even like his curry goat and that’s his favorite dish. We’ve had better Caribbean food for half the price at other establishments. Maybe they were having a bad night but I was very disappointed.
Sophie Van Zee · February 3, 2018
The food is delicious and the service is wonderful. We had the conch dip as an appetizer, which comes with perfectly toasted and seasoned chips which would have been great on their own, but were the perfect conveyor for what was a uniquely flavorful dip. As our entree we had a pan-seared steak on a bed of fresh green beans and sweet peppers over buttery garlic mashed potatoes. The flavors were very well balanced. For dessert, we had the bananas flambé, which is worth it just to get the opportunity thank the chef in person, but again is very good. For those wanting a drink with their food,I highly recommend The Painkiller cocktail. Rum with coconut milk, pineapple, and orange juice served with a cherry and a slice of valencia orange. Very tasty!
Smitehammer · December 30, 2017
Amazing service! Loved the food. Had great conversations with the owner and our server who made excellent recommendations. Highly knowledgeable and willing to get answers to questions she didn't know the answer to. The colors and textures of the meal were incredible and complimented by the vibrant atmosphere. Lots of little touches too- like homey restrooms. Great experience! Going back for sure.
fruitcakesarah · October 2, 2017