The Best Caribbean Restaurant in Brooklyn Is Literally a Hole in the Wall

(Photos: Scott Hein/Gothamist)

There are no signs or doors. You don't get a menu or a place to sit.

The mysterious proprietor known only as "Papa" has occupied the old newstand for several years. Knock at the right time--he has no posted hours--and he'll give you the best Caribbean food, such as this:

People in the know use Papa to get their fix of curry goat and chicken. Scott Heins of Gothamist visited and learned more about the secretive source of top-end Caribbean cuisine:

"Six or ten?" Papa asks each customer—his dishes of curry goat, marinated chicken, oxtail, and sauteed fish comes in only two prices, and are sized to match. Rice, beans, and chopped vegetables accompany each, and everything arrives piping hot in a styrofoam container. Your dining options are, of course, limited, but then the benches of Brower Park are only a 5 minute stroll away. […]

Despite a total lack of advertising and promotion in a neighborhood brimming with West Indian eateries, the chicken cavern has managed to keep its simple and tasty operation running. Papa opens the window when his morning prep work is finished, and closes up shop when the day's stock runs out.

-via Messy Nessy Chic

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