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Caribbean restaurant opening in Belleview

A restaurant that will offer Caribbean dishes in a tropical backdrop is gearing up to open in Belleview.

Tropical Vibes Restaurant & Bar has plans to open at 11008 SE 66th Terrace in Belleview over the coming weeks. The restaurant says it has been working through inspections and “approvals” and plans to open on Wednesday, November 1.

Tropical Vibes Restaurant & Bar
Tropical Vibes Restaurant & Bar is located at 11008 SE 66th Terrace (Photo: Tropical Vibes Restaurant & Bar)

The restaurant features a variety of Caribbean and classic American dishes.

Among its main dishes are multiple types of fried rice and chow mein that are prepared with different proteins. The restaurant also prepares curry with either goat, chicken, or duck.

Fried rice and pork at Tropical Vibes Restaurant & Bar (Photo: Tropical Vibes Restaurant)
Fried rice and pork at Tropical Vibes Restaurant & Bar (Photo: Tropical Vibes Restaurant)

The menu also features an extensive traditional menu, including cheeseburgers, wings, chicken sandwiches, quesadillas, and popcorn shrimp, to name a few.

In addition to its food, Tropical Vibes offers multiple, specialty tropical drinks, including Bahama mamas and piña coladas.

To keep up with the business, follow Tropical Vibes on Facebook or Instagram.

Tropical Vibes is one of several new eateries that have opened in Marion County in the past couple of months.

SmallCakes Cupcakery and Creamery reopened on October 20 in the Shoppes of Ocala plaza.

SmallCakes of Ocala (Photo SmallCakes of Ocala)
SmallCakes of Ocala is located at 4701 SW College Road, Unit 106 (Photo: SmallCakes)

KPOT Korean BBQ & Hot Pot celebrated its long-anticipated opening on October 9, and The Sunny Pint, a new taproom in Ocala, opened at the end of September.

J Marie Brands and The Flame Indian Kitchen opened on Labor Day weekend, and Sweet N’ Savory Eats celebrated its grand opening in August.

This summer, Big Lee’s BBQ, Crave Hot Dogs & BBQ, District Bar and Kitchen, and Fat Boys BBQ all celebrated grand openings.

Connotto’s, a family-owned sandwich shop, officially opened for business earlier this year in the former location of The Dragonfly Cafe, which closed in August 2022.