Phoenix Crossing Shopping Center, 826 Fayetteville St., Durham.
Caribbean, brightly lit.
Service: can get overwhelmed.
Recommended: baiganee, aloo pies, curry goat, oxtail, escovitch fish.
Open: Lunch and dinner Monday-Saturday.
Reservations: recommended on weekends.
Other: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover; beer only; smoke-free; vegetarian-friendly; kid-friendly.
The N&O's critic dines anonymously; the newspaper pays for all meals. We rank restaurants in four categories:
**** Among the Triangle's very best.
*** Rewarding experience.
** Generally acceptable.
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e-picurean column and check out the searchable restaurant database at http://triangle.com/dining/.