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Sweetwater's Tropic Zone

Rated 3.9 out of 5 based on 20 reviews.
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205 N. 10th Street, Boise, ID 83702 208-433-9194
phone 208-433-9194
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Restaurant Description:

Sweetwater's Tropic Zone is a Caribbean restaurant located in Boise, ID.

Meals Served:

  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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  • Good for Groups
  • Good for Kids
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Court said:

This place was great and real! So sad it is gone!
I wish I could have eaten there every day
I will miss the habanero poppers
September 30, 2010
Votes: +1

Nix said:

Stopped by the place for Apps and Beer after hearing a spot on the radio for them. Have to say I was impressed. Sat downstairs, had the oysters and gator bits. Awesome oysters! Myself and date were not very impressed by the gator bits. Very similar to fried calamari. Too much breading for me. This does not at all mean I will not be back. Great beer and the oysters I can't say enough about. Try the ginger sauce! Looking forward to getting back in there and sampling more of the menu. Props to Sweetwater!
April 02, 2010
Votes: +0

Klinger said:

Most Awesome
Very nice time indeed. Great food, all with perfect flavor combinations. These guys know the real deal and deliver in spades. Decor and ambiance right on, music was great, my barracuda skewers were perfect and date's curried avocado went a long way to making a perfect evening. Hint; sitting upstairs is where it's at here.
November 28, 2009
Votes: +0

cjp143 said:

I loved my experience at Sweetwater's! My husband found out about it and decided to surprise me with lunch there. We have been to caribbean, we are very excited to have a tiny part of that here in Boise. The decor and music and menu were almost exactly what we had encountered in Grand Caymen and Key west. The food was so delicious, I had curry goat and my husband and a cuban steak sandwich. His fried plantains were amazing. I want to go back until I get to try everything on the menu.
October 28, 2009
Votes: +2

Jesse said:

nice change of pace
Having lived in Florida most of my life, I missed the caribbean style food. Sweetwater fills this need nicely. The food is pretty good and the prices are very reasonable.

We started off with two appetizers. I got the gator nuggets and the wife got raw oysters. The gator is actually local, yes some ridiculous farmer raises gators thanks to a hot spring and enclosure on their ranch. Its delicious, think clams but sweeter. It comes with a succulent sauce that would make a pair of socks taste good.

My wife's oysters were okay. The menu has 3 types of oysters to choose from but they only had one in stock and they were rather small. Not the worst Ive ever had but they didnt come close to Chandlers or Cottonwood Grille for quality.

For dinner I had the steak with black beans and rice. It comes with fried plantains also. The black beans work very well with the steak. Its a classic combo I used to have in cuban restaurants frequently when I lived in Florida. And it was just as good as any Ive ever had.

My wife had a vegetarian platter. She didnt care for it, too spicy but she doesnt like anything remotely spicy. I had some and it was delicious.

If you dont like spice, there are a few fish entrees to choose from and the steak with black beans isnt spicy at all.

One drawback, they dont have liquer license yet so no margaritas. Also the drink menu could use more choices for wine by the glass. For some reason lately every restaurant Ive been too doesnt have Riesling by the glass.

Also they didnt have regular ice tea which I found kinda strange.

The place is nicely decorated. It feels like a cafe on some island in the caribbean. Upstairs is best in my op.

Overall its got some kinks to work out (the place is pretty new) but the food is pretty good and the prices are quite low for a Boise establishment.
October 13, 2009
Votes: +0

PaulE said:

I think Boise is ready for a high impact restaurant and Sweetwater's fills that bill. Lots of major flavor. I consider myself a "foodie" and loved everything about our dinner. My companion could be considered a less sophisticated consumer and also loved it. Whole fish for me, Jamaican Jerk chicken for him. Wine list with good selections (need more!) but killer prices - same bottle I got ripped off with at Chandlers was half as much here. Their oysters also half the cost as Chandlers. Having my B-day here!
September 15, 2009
Votes: +1

Collins said:

I am in love with this place. Had freshly shucked oysters in the half shell with a glass of perfectly chilled Pinot Grigio while sitting in a GIANT pappa-san chair in the coolest room in Boise. The voodoo room is my new favorite.
September 08, 2009
Votes: +1

Mouse said:

Fantastic pulled pork sandwich. So good I had to go back and tried the ribs. As a BBQ freak I gotta say this is great stuff. Don't know how MaggieGarden could have an issue with the slaw, mine was terrif. I hate the shredded crapola you get most places and this one is nice and chunky. I also had the black beans which are quite good and make an excellent foil for the big flavors of the entree. Next time I will try the barracuda, sounds great. smilies/grin.gif
August 29, 2009
Votes: +0

MaggiesGarden said:

High Hopes
My high hopes for this place were shot down today from a lunchtime visit with my office mates. As much as I loved the interior of the Milky Way, I think they made a nice transition and kept some of the key elements that made Milky Way such a hip place. But the FOOD - eegads! The cabbage in the coleslaw fell off my fork like a little wilted rubbery mass, and as much as the cardboard mayo sauce tried to hide it, I could still spy spots of brown edges. The black beans and rice had no flavor whatsoever, and the slight sprinkling of green onions didn't help. When asked how lunch was, everyone at the table did a slight *sigh...hum*. Not a good sign. I hope this place picks up, I don't want to see another Boise restaurant disappear.
August 28, 2009
Votes: -1

SailorMan said:

Great Place
Happened upon them after hearing a friend say they had great food. He was right! Had the Gator Tots which were awesome and then a song session of sampling ribs, mussles, and curried avocado. All were tremendous, big flavors and a great atmosphere. Going to bring my end-of-summer party here. They do some pretty interesting stuff with the beer and wine selections too.
August 20, 2009
Votes: +0

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