Greg Cox's Hot List: A taste of the tropics

CORRESPONDENTAugust 4, 2010 

OK, so this summer's budget doesn't include vacation airfare to the Caribbean or the South Pacific. At least we can get a taste of the tropics at these area restaurants.

Dos Taquitos Centro

106 S. Wilmington St., Raleigh


Cuisine: Mexican

Fonda y Birrieria Jalisco

1600-107 Ronald Drive, Raleigh


Cuisine: Mexican

Havana Grill

404 W. Chatham St., Cary


Cuisine: Cuban

Lotus Leaf Cafe

969 N. Harrison Ave., in Northwoods Market, Cary


Cuisine: Vietnamese


410 Market Square, in Southern Village, Chapel Hill


Cuisine: Singaporean

The Palace International

1104-A Broad St., Durham


Cuisine: East African

Saigon Grill

2929 N. Roxboro Road, Durham


Cuisine: Vietnamese


Two Raleigh locations: 6204-120 Glenwood Ave., 3601-107 Capital Blvd. 781-7599 (Glenwood); 878-0049 (Capital)

Cuisine: Thai

Thaiphoon Bistro

301 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh


Cuisine: Thai

Tropical Picken Chicken

2010-406 S. Main St., Wake Forest


Cuisine: Caribbean

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