Saturday, July 11, 2009

Cephas West Indian Restaurant in Ybor City dishes up heaps of Jamaican delicacies and a touch of the Caribbean right here in Tampa

As fun and extensive as the menu may be for the Cephas West Indian Restaurant on East Fourth Ave. in Ybor City, nothing can touch the incredible exterior of the restaurant. It is wild and colorful beyond belief. Cepha Griffin owns this Caribbean/Jamaican restaurant and is extremely proud of the reputation he has built. It is impossible to drive by without noticing the place as it literally screams at you for attention. I understand that the Jerk Chicken is very good and that delicious veggies are in abundance and are a big favorite. To experience Jamaica and the flavors of the islands it doesn't get more authentic than this. Located just 3 blocks south of Ybor's 7th Avenue, it is hard to miss. They do have take-out if you're overdressed in black-tie and want to enjoy your soul food, oxtail or curry goat at home. Cepha's is decidedly casual and a delight to both the eye and the stomach.

9 comments:

Jacob said...

You're right about screaming for attention...the colors are amazing - and delightful.

I taught many Jamaican students but never tried Jerk Chicken. Could be because I was chicken, or just a jerk!

Some of my students would have said both!

;-)

Lois said...

What a gem! That place looks amazing. I would love to try it sometime.

Don and Krise said...

I like it. The place has character.

Hilda said...

Outrageous, crazy and fun!
I've never had Jamaican food so I'd love to try this out!

B SQUARED said...

Be careful of the "smoked" fish. You know those Jamaicans. The food is wonderful, however.

Vicki ~ FL said...

This would have been a great photo for Color Carnival. Great shot!

Nikki Beaumont said...

Yep, you are my go-to guy for color and dang it, all of your photos are so enticing. I am literally aching to visit Tampa now. The tourism board ought to be paying you something for all of your promoting of the city. LOL!

Charlie said...

While working at a Superfund Site, an EPA client recommended Cephas' Restaurant. It became a home away from home for us. Several years later while at a professional conference, colleagues were invited. Over 30 people went. While everyone loved the food, they more enjoyed Cephas' company.
The interior is just as interesting as the exterior.

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