Authentic Caribbean and Latin American food can be found throughout Reading and Berks County, Pennsylvania. The flavors of Puerto Rico, Jamaica, the Dominican Republic and across the Caribbean have been brought to Berks, and the county has fallen in love with them. Here are the places we have tried – and loved – on our Berks County Eats journey:

A look at the exterior of Cherry's Jamaican Delight in West Reading

Cherry’s Jamaican Delight

I was very excited when I heard Cherry’s Jamaican Delight was moving to West Reading at the beginning of the
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Assorted foods in takeout containers spread on a granite countertop

Delicioso Tour

Barrio Alegria's Delicioso Tour, we got to sample delicious food from five different eateries in downtown Reading.
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Overhead view of paper plate with pulled pork and yellow rice from Latin Taste

Latin Taste

The Berkshire Mall may not be what it once was, but it still has some very good food - which is exactly what we found at Latin Taste.
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Mecca Caribbean and Soul Food

Mecca Caribbean and Soul Food

Mecca Caribbean and Soul Food is one of West Reading's newer restaurants, and offers warming tables full of Latin American and southern specialties.
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Mi Casa Su Casa Cafe at the Shillington Farmers Market

Mi Casa Su Casa Cafe at the Shillington Farmers Market

Berks County Eats paid a visit to the newly opened Mi Casa Su Casa Cafe at the Shillington Farmers Market, the second location for the downtown Reading landmark serving traditional Latin American cuisine.
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El Morro Cafe - CLOSED

El Morro Cafe – CLOSED

Four months after visiting the original Old San Juan Cafe, we head to West Reading to the brand new El Morro Cafe for another taste of Puerto Rico.
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Old San Juan Cafe

Old San Juan Cafe

Old San Juan Cafe sits in the shadow of the former Reading Outlet Center. The ROC may be empty, but the street still bustles with activity, mostly people coming to Old San Juan for authentic Puerto Rican cuisine.
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6th Street Deli

6th Street Deli

A pair of meetings provide the opportunity to try Reading's 6th Street Deli.for both breakfast and lunch. Breakfast was good. Lunch was better.
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Road Trip: Empanada Mama

Road Trip: Empanada Mama

Less is more when it comes to restaurants. Berks County Eats took a road trip to Doylestown to Empanada Mama, where they are doing one thing, and doing it very well.
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A bowl filled with vegetables and pork topped with soft baked bread

Shirley’s Cafe & Tequila Bar

Friends invited us to dinner at Shirley's Cafe & Tequila Bar, and after a delicious dinner that included cazeula, pulled pork, fresh tortilla chips and guacamole, we were happy they did.
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Mi Casa Su Casa Cafe

Mi Casa Su Casa Cafe

Downtown Reading is home to a number of great eateries, including Mi Casa Su Casa Cafe, where they serve a blend of American and Caribbean dishes for breakfast and lunch.
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Sofrito Gastro Pub - CLOSED

Sofrito Gastro Pub – CLOSED

The Centre Park Historic District is known for its Victorian mansions, but it's the Caribbean-inspired cuisine at Sofrito Gastro Pub that takes Berks County Eats into the picturesque Reading neighborhood.
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