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Cimboco

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Cimboco Review

This animated space celebrates all things fun and Caribbean with walls saturated in orange, lemon, and lavender; cobalt glass fixtures; paintings of musicians in fevered Fauvist hues; and flames dancing up the exhibition kitchen's huge wood-burning oven. The Cimboco was the first motorized sailing ship built in Cayman (in 1927) and for 20 years the lifeline to the outside world; National Archive photographs and old newspapers invest the space with still more character. Everything from breads (superlative bruschetta and jalapeño corn bread) to ice creams is made from scratch. Artisanal pizzas come with toppings such as balsamic-roasted eggplant, pine nuts, pesto, and feta; or curried chicken with pineapple and spinach. Signature items include banana-leaf-roasted snapper and fire-roasted bacon-wrapped shrimp, but the daily specials are also inspired. The popular breakfast and brunch are equally creative. Amazingly good desserts include a moist, intensely rich brownie. The small but well-considered wine list features more than a dozen by the glass.

    Contact Information

  • Address: The Marquee, West Bay Rd. at Harquail Bypass, Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman KY1-1204
  • Phone: 345/947–2782
  • Website:
  • Location: Grand Cayman
Updated: 03-10-2014

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    Cimboco Review

    Hmm. Knowing this is restaurant is owned by Island companies should have been a tip off, he staff was pleasant but disengaged.
    I ordered the snapper - it was terribly fishy tasting and greasy. My wife had the roti with jerk chicken - that was decent. The lights were too bright and we were seated next to the kitchen door despite there being only four other tables - (we moved). Overall this is closer to a burger joint pretending to be a restaurant - call me picky - but it would benefit from a human touch that you would find at a restaurant with an owner or chef present.

    by hungry_monkey, 3/14/10
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    Great menu and service

    Went to Cimboco for breakfast and loved the mueslix! Also had a good little selection of pastries and cookies. Meant to go back for lunch/dinner, but ran out of time. Service was great and polite. prices are a bit high, but that's how it is everywhere in Cayman

    by Corinn45, 5/31/09
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    Some of the Islands best

    This was one of the most flavorful meals we had on Grand Cayman. Better than most of the more upscale including Periwinkle at the Ritz-carlton. I will be back!!!!

    by timoreno, 4/12/08
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    Loved it!

    This turned out to be our favorite restaurant in Grand Cayman. We had good food at finer and more expensive locations, but this was definitely the right place for us - the kind of place we would frequent regularly if we were at home. Comfortable atmosphere, interesting and delicious food, and very affordable pricing.

    by debionken, 9/17/07

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