"...When Jen Pearson took over the space that once housed Hooperís Drug store, almost four years ago, she brought with her a firm commitment to using local resources to create high-quality, Caribbean-inspired food. Today, she works with a network of area farmers, and her dedication shows up in such dishes as a truly spectacular curried-goat taco made with meat sourced from Dark Cove Farm, just down the road. If you needed proof that the fresh-and-local movement has spread throughout the country in very delicious ways, itís right here." (The Restaurant Issue, 10/2007)

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"...Not surprisingly, Guadalupe is a cherished hangout for Western Carolina University students, who come to drink and waste time and, sometimes, do their homework. But mostly, people come for the food, which is lovely and uncontrived." (11/14/2007)

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"... With food that fuses Caribbean, Spanish, Mexican, Middle Eastern, modern, and hippie influences, Guadalupe can take you around the world while you sit in the heart of downtown Sylva, a quintessential American Main Street if ever there was one... The use of local ingredients is spectacular here. Owner Jen Pearson has built relationships with just about every Jackson County small farmer capable of selling direct to her kitchen." (July 2006)

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