I have to say when your looking for something different in terms of cuisines, I can't help but mention Ray Caribbean American Restaurant in Aberdeen, MD . I went there with my buddy last week to enjoy a relaxing lunchtime meal. The atmosphere is very relaxing and most importantly the staff is very friendly and helpful.
I love the meat patties! They are definitely homemade with mild beef, spicy beef and chicken patties. The mere weight of these patties are filled with all natural beef and chicken. The outside is so flaky and crunchy and when you try the spicy beef, make sure you bring enough napkins to absorb the tears!
Again I can't stop raving about the deliciously sweet plantains, made perfectly. Very sweet and tender. Today I tried the Brown stewed chicken. I had the lunch meal with the homemade cabbage and white rice. The gravy was delectable mixed in with the rice. There's a sweetness to the gravy from coconut. The chicken was tender and well marinated and you get an ample portion of both breast meat and dark meat and of course the chicken is served with the bones to captivate the chicken flavor. Moist and tender is key here!
Ray (owner) does have an assortment of beverages but it would be better from a visibility standpoint if he showed the bottles on the serving counter. I had to ask about what was being offered and when I asked about ginger ale, the server had mentioned "Ginger Beer," if you love strong ginger flavor with a punch of sweetness, you'll appreciate this beverage.
My view is that there are so many items that could be sold for future consumption like a 6 pack. Brings in additional revenue!
My buddy, forgot about him is very chosey about his food but when he came with me twice, most recently he ordered the fried catfish. His eyes opened wide open when he saw the portion. 3 large catfish fillet with a huge order of french fries. And the other time he ordered the chicken tenders and was very happy about the portion and value.
I think next time I will try the Spanish food and I know I won't be disappointed.
Ray is very proud of his food. You can tell by how he speaks about his passion of his family dishes that he learned from his family in Trinidad.
He doesn't wan to compromise on flavor which is understandable and lead to a great following and branding his business has taken him a long way!. He will continue to work for you and make the BEST Caribbean food in Harford County!
RATING: Brown Chicken Stew: EXCELLENT
RATING: Atmossphere: Comfortable and Cozy: EXCELLENT
If you haven't visited his establishment, you will miss a delicious Caribbean Cuisine in Harford County, MD (Off of Rte 40 in Aberdeen. MD)