Easy parking right in front of this place. Eclectic bistro, colorful, with ceramic mosaic long bar on the right as you go in. This place is on the smaller side. Service was quite good. Beer selection was pretty good here. The food was fantastic, the best Cuban sandwich I have ever had. Reasonable pricing. I hope to come back.
LinusStick (65) Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | September 21, 2014
Great restaurant in the Strip. Didn’t realize this place was on RB. Great food. A little cramped. Middle of the road craft beer selection. In the few times I’ve been there, service has been good.
A nice Caribbean restaurant in the Strip District that also features craft beer. A small interior with outside tables as well. The drink menu is more about the specialty cocktails, but there are about 15 drafts as well (think standards like Bells Two Hearted, Brooklyn, Great Lakes, Troegs, Ommegang, Sierra Nevada). There is not tremendous variation in the draft rotation, typically just different seasonal offerings. There is a bottle and can list. The bottles are mostly macros, but you can get Oskar Blues, 21st Amendment, Sly Fox, etc in cans. The food is pretty good - Carribbean/Latin American style mix with tacos, quesadillas, fish, etc. Slightly pricey but good quality. They do have a happy hour - 1/2 off most draft beers. It’s a nice place to go for dinner but there are better craft beer bars.
When I visited: Late summer 2012.
What I had: Victory Bavarian Spalt Select IPA and Sly Fox Royal Weisse on tap, Crispy Fish Tacos, Conch Chowder, Slow Cooked Pork & Banana Sandwich and white wine for my better half.
What I liked: Quiet and relaxed vibe during the day, attentive service, quirky decor, exceptional food, chatty patrons, comfortable bar, fair prices.
What I disliked: Given the quality of the food, it’d be nice to see them axe the handful of macro taps in favour of an all-craft lineup.
Would I go back? You bet!
Overall Rating: 84
Easy to find in the strip district of Pittsburgh. A good number of beer taps (20), nothing unusual, but a decent selection of micros. The food is good; the best is that they have a small outside patio for dining. Worth the visit, you will enjoy the food, and there is something on tap for everyone.
Small little upscale casual place in the main drag of the strip district. Menu is mostly a carribbean-latin american mix with some very interesting dishes. I had the conch fritters and fish tacos and both were amazing. Service was excellent. The beer list, like all big burrito restaurants, was very good and had 3-4 beers on draft I hadn’t had. They rotate drafts pretty regularly and reflect seasonal changes. Happy hour is half off most beers which is make some high gravity stuff very affordable (ex: boulder anniversary = $2.5). Food is a bit expensive but great atmosphere. Can sit outside in the summer.
This is the kind of restaurant you go to with your significant other for a special date... and somehow you are overjoyed to find they have a VERY solid draft list. Probably pushing one of the better lists in the city for draft. That said, while they had a number of vegetarian options I was completely underwhelmed by the food. Maybe I’m just not into "caribbean" enough but I wasn’t impressed by the pile of semi-bland $16 mush set before me. I’m guessing the meat entrees are much more exciting.
nice little place in the strip district with a solid and rotating selection, great food, and excellent service. great happy hour prices (half off drafts). the last time i was there, i had some kalamazoo stout and some green flash ipa, both on tap. i’d go there a lot more if it was closer to me.
cheap (245) Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania | August 16, 2007| Updated July 22, 2008
7pm on a Wednesday evening. Easy parking. Smallish and cozy inside and pretty busy. Odd glass and ceramic pieced bar. Has tables on the sidewalk outside. A sense of Mexican, Caribbean, Jamaican and tropical all rolled into one little strip district corner. Lots of taps and good service. Younger 20 - 30 ish crowd. Typical well equipped hole in the wall. $5 for a good import or micro brew. Did not get food this time. Had a S/N pale ale on tap.
Nate (330) Indiana, Pennsylvania | February 27, 2006
The beer list is pretty darn good for a Strip District pub, and the atmosphere is a nice place to relax and have a few pints. The real selling point is the menu. Kaya is part of Big Burrito’s group, including Mad Mex, Eleven, etc. Had a great dinner here for my birthday. Since I had had several beers over lunch earlier at Mad Mex, I had wine for dinner (decent selection of that, too). For absolute beer selection, you can find better in the Burgh, but if you want a nice meal to go with the beers, Kaya is a great place to hit before a game or a show. If you’re a local, you can sign up on their website to get a gift certificate each year for your birthday. This year it was $30 off any entree from 7 days before to 7 days after the birthday (and they’re strict about it). But, hey, free food!!