A few words about us
Our core philosophy is to provide a true Caribbean experience to our customers in Humboldt County. After realizing the need for a full service Caribbean restaurant we opened A Taste of Bim in Eureka, California. The restaurant has warm and cozy atmosphere in Eureka's famous old town neighborhood. We feature a wide selection Caribbean options that range from tasty delicacies to beers.
Origins of Caribbean Cuisine
Food has always been a very important aspect of family traditions in Caribbean culture. During holidays and other special events, it is not uncommon for people to spend many days preparing food. Caribbean dishes are often comprised of combined influences from indigenous, European, American, Chinese, and African roots. Caribbean cuisine is influenced by Chinese, Indian, Dutch, French, Spanish, British, and Native American cuisine. Local residents have also developed distinct dishes.
A classic and popular Caribbean dish is seasoned jerk chicken. This spicy dish is unique, but it is similar to Louisiana Creole chicken. Chicken, goat, and curry are popular foods throughout the English influenced areas of the Caribbean, particularly Tobago, Trinidad, and Guyana. French food is popular in the French-influenced areas of the Caribbean, Guadeloupe, and Haiti, for example. Rice served with beans and different sauces is a staple food throughout the Caribbean. In fact, people in the West Indies refer to rice as “peas.”
A traditional goat stew is Montserrat’s recognized national dish and very popular in St. Nevis and Kitts. This popular stew is made with tomatoes, dumplings, green papaya, breadfruit, and goat meat. In the British Caribbean, a popular meal is Pelau, a mixture of saltfish, beef, and chicken meat with rice, pigeon peas, and other vegetables. A prominent African influenced Caribbean dish, callaloo, combines leafy greens with okra.
We stopped here for dinner on a Friday night, not too buy got a seat right away. First impressions were how clean it is, a lot of time these small out of the way restaurants can be a bit dark and dirty but this was lovely and bright and clean. We were greeted by a very friendly waitress who was quick to serve us and very helpful explaining the menu items. Prices are very reasonable, food was fantastically flavorful but not spicy hot. We had jerk wings, smashed fish and jerk ribs. All were very original and very good. A nice change from the burger, Mexican, Chinese restaurants that litter the country, and don't worry it's not spicy hot.
We decided to skip the usual boring brewery food & come here for something exciting & different. We ordered the lemonade because it was mentioned in so many other reviews. So delicious & like nothing we'd ever tasted! The macaroni pie was really good, fried plantains were excellent, dipping sauces great, jerk wings were great. We will definitely be returning on our next trip to the coast!
I agree about it being an unassuming place, but the food was really good! The service was excellent, too. I had a shrimp and rice bowl, and while it was a bit sweet, the right amount of spice and hotness were there, too. My daughter had the jerk chicken and thought it was excellent, too. I'd definitely recommend it to others. Try it!
I had read good reviews but was a bit confused about whether it was a dessert place or a restaurant. The food was fantastic. I had the curried goat and the veggies. Best I’ve ever had, both in the Caribbean and Florida. My husband had the salmon and he went overboard on the dessert. Ice cream is great. Jen, our server was as sweet and efficient as they come.