The Tropical Grill is a small restaurant located in the downtown area of Spruce Pine, NC. It seems that the establishment tends to focus on food from many different countries. I saw the result as being well-received among my party. I would imagine that all of the cuisine is homemade; everything that we ordered was bursting with flavor from the many herbs and spices that were used.
Our waitress was pleasant, fun-spirited, a pleasure to be around, up-beat, and very friendly. She was attentive and treated us like guests in her home.
The owners are Christian, and are involved with mission work in Guatemala. The restaurant's walls are covered with various products (colorful knit bags, clothes, trinkets, et cetera) that were bought from the Mayans. Their reasoning for buying these items lies in the fact that they wish to support various missions in Guatemala. Here is an excerpt from the Tropical Grill website regarding their inventory: "By purchasing our products, you are helping the Guatemalan people in many ways. First you help put monies into the Mayan economy. This provides economic opportunities for entire villages that otherwise have very little hope. Secondly, proceeds from your purchase go back to the missions in Guatemala that provide a much needed medical service and supply. But most important, understand it is our primary task to reach each Guatemalan with the 'Good News' of the Gospel of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ."
I personally felt led to review the Tropical Grill because of the wonderful things that they are doing for the Guatemalan people.