El Caribeño/Scott Spellman
It seems El Caribeño served its final plates of sofrito-soaked pollo guisado
and garlicky, buttery mofongo
The Southwest Detroit Dominican restaurant's doors were recently locked during business hours, its phone number is disconnected, and a quick internet search suggests it's done for good. We reached out for comment but have yet to hear back.
A message on its Facebook page reads, "Change is inevitable and ultimately necessary for growth. Change requires resilience, patience, and trust, it is a web of emotions intertwined perfectly!
We are grateful for all the customers that became family, we will keep you posted on our next venture! ❣️"
That's a giant bummer,
because its bright food was some of Southwest's best, and Metro Times praised it
in a review a few years back. If you need your Dominican food fix, Asty Time
is over on McGraw Avenue, and is the city's only remaining brick-and-mortar option.
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