The Breadfruit
The Breadfruit

The Breadfruit

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.thebreadfruit.com/
  • Phone: 6022671266x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00PM - 10:00PM, Friday & Saturday: 5:00PM - 11:00PM , Rum Bar 'til Midnight Friday & Saturday
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Organic, Caribbean, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Danielle Leoni
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cigar Room, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: CONTACT
    Catering available for your special events. Please contact our Event Coordinator, Danielle at: danielle@thebreadfruit.com
  • Private Party Facilities: Private Dining options available. Main Dining Room seats a maximum of 28. "The Boardwalk" our front patio, seats maximum 16. Rum Bar accommodates 30 in for social standing. Courtyard seats apx. 20 for drinks and/or cigars. Entire restaurant or bar is available for buy outs.
  • Private Party Contact: Danielle Leoni 6022671266x
  • Special Events: Any part of the restaurant or bar is available for rental. We offer an casual upscale experience with an smooth underlying island feel.

    The Breadfruit features award winning cuisine. Each item is hand crafted using the best ingredients available and provides beautiful bold flavors to suit every palate.

    Rum Bar at The Breadfruit showcases over 100 premium rums, with the largest and finest selection in the Southwest.
    Seasonal craft cocktails and classics are our specialty.
    Rum tastings for groups of 8 or more available.
    Come sip rum that rivals any fine cognac, watch us muddle and shake delicious cocktails or enjoy a cigar from our ever rotating selection.

    Exciting food, cocktails and fine spirits are the heart of The Breadfruit. You can now reserve a piece for your own private enjoyment.

    Email danielle@thebreadfruit.com to reserve your space.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 1st Street, 3 Blocks South of Roosevelt
  • Public Transit: Light Rail stop #11 at Roosevelt and Central Ave. Walking distance, just a few blocks North of The Breadfruit & Rum Bar.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking available on street at meters, which are free after 5:00 PM M-F and free all weekend.

    A large paid ASU parking lot is available behind the building. They accept cash and credit card payments. Very well lit and just steps away from the restaurant.
A word from The Breadfruit
OUR FOOD

Award winning Jamaican cuisine in an elegantly casual tropical setting. Enjoy the highest integrity of ingredients with a perfectionist approach to crafting delicious eats. Offering expertly prepared jet-fresh seafood while embracing our local farming community and supporting producers of sustainable foods.



OUR RUM COLLECTION

A collection of over 108 rums, representing all styles and distillation techniques from the Caribbean to South America. We present the most luxurious experiences of the Spirit of the Sugar Cane.



OUR COCKTAILS

Our craft cocktail menu showcases signature originals and a reintroduction of well-known classics such as the Hemingway, Daiquiri and Mojito.



CIGAR & RUM PAIRINGS

Connoisseurs of 'The Good Life' from every corner of the world have long cherished the practice of pairing cigars and fine rums
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The Breadfruit reviews from OpenTable diners
57 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.6
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (44)neighborhood gem (37)special occasion (24)romantic (22)vibrant bar scene (17)great for outdoor dining (15)hot spot (8)late-night find (5)good for groups (2)scenic view (1)notable wine list (1)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • An ideal dining experience.
    BrianMcD42
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    The food was bold, spicy, and perfectly prepared. My date had the jerk chicken, and it was almost too good to be real. I had the jerk pork and polenta, and will probably order it again the next time I'm there. The rum bar is as special as they make it out to be. I'm not really a rum aficionado, but Breadfruit makes me want to be. My date and I both had the daily rum punch, which had vibrant fruit flavors, and a spicy accent at the end. I also had a Fifth & Company, which was also excellent. So, basically, find yourself a designated driver and go there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great time
    Esmer1984
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    This place is very cozy. The staff is very friendly and inviting with lots of information. I meet the owner and he is just a sweet heart. I will definitely be going there more often. My husband loved the Rum and cigars.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • World-Class Experience
    CaptStymi
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    The Breadfruit offers a world-class Caribbean cocktail and culinary experience unique to itself. So if you're acquainted with the flavors of the Caribbean, The Breadfruit is quite familiar to the palate. They successfully deliver the "essence" of the Caribbean though masterfully created, complex, and exciting, unique cocktails and food items. While The Breadfruit definitely has the best cocktails in Phoenix, the atmosphere there provides a bit of an escape from the desert's valley. The ambiance is classy and sophisticated, yet warm and friendly, and very different from anything else downtown. It delivers the relaxed "vibe" you'll recognize from the islands, and it's where I go in Phoenix, to escape Phoenix. It's party on the palate!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • No bread just fruit
    Tastebuddies2
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Interesting food,not your average dining. The quality was only ok. As it was a beautiful evening,we dined outside. I do not plan to return in the near future.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Dinner
    CatZenAZ
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    My husband and I met a friend for an early dinner at Breadfruit. The food and drinks were wonderful. I had the non-alcoholic Sorrel which was wonderful, the beer and rum drinks were great as well. Our food flavorful and well prepared. Service was good. It was an enjoyable way to spend an evening.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    The waitstaff was superb; very attentive, knowledgeable and quick to detect our interests and make appropriate suggestions. Service was fast and allowed us time to soak up the memorable ambiance which was quaint but with hints of modern industrial throughout. The cocktail selection was awesome and the drinks were even better, with a rum selection unmatched by any place this world traveler has ever been! The food dishes recommended and selected were served at an appropriate temperature and the presentation was chic. The food was truly delicious, and with only one exception, merits a repeat performance. The only "almost complaint" was the serving sizes; too small for dinner; even small plates were too small. Outside lounge area: a MUST SEE!
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • EXCELLENT ATMOSPHERE & FOOD
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    99% of our time there was wonderful!!! The only bad part of our experience was the greeter. He was incredibly rude. The food, the atmosphere, the server were all excellent. We will be going back for sure!!!
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    The whole expereince at Breadfruit was lovely, start to sweet potatoe pie finish. The course rum cocktails are a must to pair with the food!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Rum AND Jamaican
    Redgirl
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    The food was excellent.The service was flawless,and the rum bar selection was delectable.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great downtown find
    Rockson
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Good food and good service. The grilled snapper was especially good. We had never tasted a chocolate creme brulee and it was great! Three blocks away from The Nash, the latest Jazz club in phoenix, why not collaborate in some way?
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just right
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. My husband and I have been to the Breadfuit before for relaxing evenings and will be back again. Service and food excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderfully unique
    thorlaser
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    I eat out a lot all over the world at expensive places. This place had a wonderfully unique atmosphere (Jamaican). Food and cocktails were very good, (not much of a wine list but forget about that, go with the cocktails) and modestly priced for the quality. It helps that I love reggae and Ska music. I wanted to take the restaurant back home with me to London.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for outdoor dining
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • HIghly recommend!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Delicious food and great service and a memorable desert. What more can you want?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Simply Superb!
    SedonaSmiles
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    Our team of 5 dined at The Breadfruit while in Phoenix for a business meeting two weeks ago. What a wonderful experience we had! Wonderful cocktails, appetizers, entrées, and desert, everything was down right delicious! Great ambiance. Great service. Great everything! They have something for everyone. One of our team members tried a cigar and decided to take a few home. The side patio was a great place to finish our cocktails and to sit and converse. I would recommend this restaurant again and again. Thanks Breadfruit!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous
    PrettyPeoples
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Dinner was fabulous, as always. It was my friend's birthday but, I was the star for suggesting such a fabulous place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappoints
    nmcadieux
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    We have been to The Breadfruit hall a dozen times and it's wonderful everytime. The food, the service great, great, great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nifty
    bobsVIP
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    the food was great, the rum drinks were fun.....................the wine list was horrible, three local AZ wines.............................bring in some Gallo for variety........................
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • "Island Gem" in Downtown Phoenix
    JBLMDMBAVIP
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Best have reservations on a weekend. The cocktails were great though a bit slow in delivery for the 2nd order. Nice varietyof appetizers and reasonable listing of 2nd and main courses. Serving size definitely reasonable and not promoting obesity. I MUST compliemnt the flavors. Intense but not overwhelming. It was definitley not about the HOT but about the zing if you know what I mean? I had the red snapper and I would order it every night except my wife loved the mussels and I drooled at watching others eat their jerk chicken and keep licking their fingers... We wil lmake the ffort to drive downtown again. parking very convenient behind the restaurant in an ASU parkling lot (paid).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Favorite for this foodie
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    I have been coming to The Breadfruit for a few years now and I always have a fantastic time. The wait staff is well versed in the bar and food menus and are generally able to point anyone to items of their taste. The menus are constantly evolving, so don't get too attached to any one item, because it may not be on the menu when you return! This can be a bit frustrating, but it helps you try new things. I can honestly say that I have never gotten a drink or food item that I did not like. The RumBar is a fun place to hang out while waiting for a table. The bartenders are friendly and do enjoy conversing with patrons. Dwayne, one of the owners, is also personable and approachable as he runs the front of the house. A five-star favorite!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • awesome rum cocktails
    outstandingVIP
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    Great find in this otherwise quiet area of Phoenix. Terrific rum cocktails. Service was slow and not inspiring. The A/C was running full blast which made it chilly to sit and eat. The menu is creative and the food delicious. Overall a good experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dinner for Two
    JaMon
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    Made reservations for my lady and I. Promptly seated at a nice table near the open frame windows. Nice atmosphere, airy open ceilings, rustic bar with a nice selection of spirits. Opened with the rum punch of the day, raspberry - passion fruit, nice not too sweet .Appetizer was some kind of forgettable shrimp thing. The entree was curried goat with rice and veggies which had a very nice savory game like quality to it but very tender in the curried gravy. My SO had the mussels which were very big for mussels you usually get ... some sort of variety from the Mediterranean, a bit too gooey but had a nice flavor. Dessert was a lovely sweet potato pie with a coffee liquor drizzle across the plate ... highly recommended.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Was surprised the carribean
    UEfamilyVIP
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    Was surprised the carribean in the middle of Phoenix could be so delicious. Pleasant surprise?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This was our second time at
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    This was our second time at the restaurant and the food and everything else worked out wonderfully. It is a very interesting menu and we will go back to try other things. I had red snapper which was the fish special and it ranks right up there with one of the best.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lucky find
    HappyGuy
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    Stumbled upon Breadfruit. What a great spot. Funky rum bar and gourmet jamacian cuisine. Great ideas inspire both food and drink. Put this on list of must dos.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great unique food. amazing service.
    lizard
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    My husband and I were in from Chicago. We had a great time with our fun loving server who was very educated in the restaurant and menu. Food and drinks were favorfull and delicious.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Expecting st different
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    Food was so so. Adding jerk sauce does not mean its Jamaican.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Island Memories Rubed spices & more
    Shebadog
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    The menu includes many delectable dishes using Island spices lightly, the appetizers have been carefully chosen and give the taste buds a hint of what to expect with the entre. The cocktail chosen by my companion, a rum mixture using juices from Island fruits was reportedly a tantalizing flavorful choice, my own choice, a non-alcoholic carrot juice that made use of coconut was very taste. The waiter was very attentive, well versed in the menu, observant of our every need.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place. Expensive.
    ShdwNova
    Dined on 3/3/2014
    Great, high-class atmosphere and very knowledgeable and helpful wait staff. This restaurant specializes in Rum-based drinks, which are from $10-$15 each. I tried the muscles, very excellent. They also have a smoking area for cigars that they sell, very nice. I would go back, not every week, but maybe once a month.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OsoRojo
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    This is a favorite place for a night out for my wife and I. Breadfruit has a laid back atmosphere with great food and great drinks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Love the local Breadfruit
    phxhungry
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    We appreciate the great service, trained staff, ambience and interesting, fresh food. They are unique, yet bring in local ingredients and finds, which makes the meal even better. We support local restaurants and vendors and this beats any chain restaurant experience by miles! Don't be in a hurry here...enjoy some rum punch, appetizers and wait patiently for your meal. Enjoy yourselves and enjoy the great food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food amazing Jamaican flare
    Pastafari
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    Saved the best for last... First off let me say this was a wonderful dining experience. The food was amazing and the chefs creativity with Jamaican cuisine should be celebrated. Sat outside on the boardwalk which was nice and had a few cocktails pre dinner. We had: white fish rolls, jerk scallops, red stripe curry prawns,escovitch red snapper. Delish ! They fly their blue mountain coffee in regularly. Memories of home I wish we had this back in Toronto. Thank you Dwayne.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Jamaican Fusion
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/24/2014
    This place was a Gem! The food was outstanding and the service was even better. You had so many selections of top of the line rums as well. The cigar lounge in the back was fantastic as well, they have their own fumador!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Original and Bold
    FarGoneVIP
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Great, hidden gem. Wonderful food that is highly original with lots of bold flavors. Service was excellent - perfectly, professionally casual.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Felt Like We Were in the Caribbean
    Darrin
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    The smoked mussels and jerk chicken were exquisite. The Breadfruit's collection of Rums is second to none in Phoenix. Great place for a rum aficionado.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • last minute
    justme
    Dined on 2/19/2014
    Great last minute late dinner food was great just a bit pricey tho
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not impressive
    Kitty
    Dined on 2/19/2014
    The food was overpriced and less than average. Beautiful menu that doesn't deliver. Very disappointing.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Special occasion.
    kelli3464
    Dined on 2/17/2014
    Our overall experience was exceptional. Food, service, and experience was definitely memorable. We will be recommending this place to our friends and family. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DisappointedinAZ
    DisappointedinAZ
    Dined on 2/17/2014
    I have been a customer of the breadfruit for a fairly long time. I am now a former customer. This week was simply the last time that myself not my family will be treated poorly and have to deal with the poor attitude of the owner. While the opentable process was excellent, it was in fact a waste of time. My guests were made to wait for most an hour past the reservation time. Very disappointed. I have recommended this restaurant to any over the years and will cease to do so anymore.
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  • Eclectic Hole-in-the-Wall
    flybyday
    Dined on 2/17/2014
    A little off the beaten path (I was staying at the Palomar and in town for a convention at the Phoenix Convention Center) and we went here for dinner. The food was good - definitely Caribbean and not really other options other than Carribean. Limited menu, but it's great if you are a Caribbean food fan! They do not deviate from the menu, so no substitutions of any kind. Also, the non-alcoholic drinks are oddly limited. Check the menu before you head over and don't expect to order anything "your way." Again - it's fine if you like what you see and it's good quality.
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    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great place to visit
    lovesgooodfood
    Dined on 2/17/2014
    From out of town and was looking for something different: this fit the bill perfectly.. The service was incredible' the staff knew the menu and which drinks complimented each dish. Out of the way but an easy walk from the convention center. Would highly recommend if you are looking for a place to escape and enjoy something out of the ordinary.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.