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Pepper’s Island Trinidadian Restaurant opens in Historic Ybor City with 5-star roti

exterior of a brick building next to a brick street

Peppers Island Trinidadian Restaurant is officially open 1701 E 4th Ave in Historic Ybor City, just down the block from Nana’s Vegan Cafe, and Pete’s Bagels.

Teased menu items on Instagram include curry stew chicken, aloo pie, mango chutney, tamarind chutney, veggie lo mein with stew beef, dhal, curry cabbage, and Trini-style pepper shrimp. You can see even more Trini-style dishes on Pepper’s official Facebook and Instagram.


Pepper’s Island receives tons of 5-star reviews

Tim B wrote after its soft opening weekend, “The food is amazing…it has wonderful flavor and spice and the portions are perfect. The ambiance of the place is very unique and relaxing. It’s located in a historic building, has a hand-painted Trinidad-themed mural on the wall, great music playing, and reminds me of the islands.” Tim continues, “all of the staff I encountered on both my first and second visit were extremely friendly and helpful, and you could sense their enthusiasm. I highly recommend this spot, and I cannot wait to try more of the delicious items they have to offer.”

Photo via Pepper’s Island

5-star reviews seemed to have poured in over the weekend celebrating the friendliness of staff, the design of the restaurant, and of course the roti.

The new weekend foodie hot spot

Jermaine M wrote in a 5-star review, “I had the chicken roti and doubles. It was authentic and delicious. The ambiance is warm and inviting. I would recommend this spot to my family and friends.”


Judith D echoed that praise in a 5-star review of her own, “Food was so tasty!  Had the Chicken roti & Doubles. Great service & nice vibe!  Would definitely go back!”

Pepper’s Island is currently open Friday 7pm-2am, Saturday 11am-2am, Sunday 11am-10pm.

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