On my frequent trips down to Key West I always manage to find some tucked away and off the beaten track restaurants that I never knew were there before. It is amazing that on a 4 mile x 2 mile island there can be something hidden away like that.
So here are a few new finds that you might want to try out next time you are on the island.
Duetto Pizza & Gelato – 540 Green St., Key West
A small bakery that delivers some of the best thin crispy crust pizza on the island and a real find on a hot day with their delicious and fantabulous selection of gelatos.
Locals recommend this small quaint restaurant so you know it has got to be good. Try their tiramisu flavored gelato or the delightful key lime sorbet and, if you are hungry, grab some pizza. They have pieces by the slice or whole pies including a fresh marguerita pizza and even stuffed pizzas. There are a few picnic tables outside if you want to catch a quick bite there or just take back to your hotel and enjoy by the pool. Prices are reasonable and everyone there, including the chefs, are very welcoming and friendly.
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Paseo Restaurant 1000 Eaton St., Key West
A Latin/Caribbean restaurant located on the corner of Grinnell and Eaton, that kind of looks like it used to be a gas station, and makes delicious huge sandwiches, that are big enough to share, as well as some of the best grilled corn on the cob served anywhere. Try the Cuban or roasted pork sandwiches – oh so yummy! Great spot for a quick lunch but note that they are closed on Monday and Tuesday.
Garbo’s Grill 603 Greene St., Key West
You’ll find this couples restaurant in the back of a 5’x8′ trailer that stands in front of the Silver Bullet. They make everything to order and, when the food runs out, they close the hatch for the day. Get there early and enjoy their great fish tacos, mango and Brie quesadillas or the Korean beef. A great little find, just look for the line of locals waiting for their delicious food!
Incas Restaurant 800 White St., Key West
An off-the-beaten path treasure of a Peruvian restaurant. If you have never had this type of food before acquaint yourself with the Choclo while you wait – a type of Peruvian corn niblets a little like nuts, an order of ceviche and an entree of paella or arroz chaufa de pollo and wash it down with a cold cusqueno (beer). If you still have room try their Alfajores or Peruvian cookies with caramel – yum! Portions are generous, prices reasonable and the atmosphere very comfortable and casual.
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