L21R’s Favorite Restaurants In The Caribbean
There is no denying that the Caribbean is a bucket list holiday destination. With swaying palm trees, white sand beaches, incredible sunsets; a vacation here is like walking into a postcard.
However, one of our favorite reasons to visit the Caribbean is the cuisine! Offering a fusion of flavours that have arrived in the Caribbean from all over the world, as well as many local dishes that are unique to the region, this small group of islands is a foodie’s paradise.
Here are our top restaurants In the Caribbean destinations across the Caribbean for food fanatics...
La Crêperie, Saint Barthélemy
This cute and affordable eatery serves food all day, but we like it best as a breakfast or brunch spot.
Staying true to the French roots of St Barts, La Creperie has a vast selection of crêpes, both savory and sweet. There are so many options, but you can always order a few to share between you so you don’t miss out! We’d get one savoury, followed by one sweet.
The savory Crêpe Complete to begin with, filled with ham, poached egg, cheese, greens, and a heap of creamy mushrooms.
Follow this with the sweet Tatin, topped with warm sweet apple, salted caramel ice cream, and whipped cream.
Los Jefes Food Truck & Street Food,
In Santo Domingo, you’ll find street food at its finest in the shape of the Los Jefes Food Truck & Street Food.
If you’re feeling indulgent, tuck into a huge, mouthwatering Los Jefes burger – you’re on holiday after all!
The Caveman beef burger, jam-packed with crispy onions, bacon, and purple coleslaw, drizzled with spicy sriracha or burger sauce.
Basil’s Bar and Restaurant, Mustique
Right in the middle of paradise, you’ll find this much-loved restaurants in the Caribbean.
Work up an appetite on the dance floor with the locals, then enjoy drinks and delicious, sharing-style eats in the newly refurbished bar right on the seafront.
Traditional nachos with fresh guacamole and an array of tomato, pineapple and mango salsas, followed by a tasty Caribbean classic – jerk chicken.
The Cliff at Cap, Saint Lucia
Possibly the most romantic point of Santa Lucia. The Cliff at Cap is nestled amongst the rocky bluffs overlooking the sea and run by Caribbean Chef of the Year 2016, Craig Jones.
If you’re treating that special someone to a truly unforgettable experience, opt for a private dining option with your own secluded terrace.
The Caribbean Day Boat Catch – a succulent and fresh catch of the day, accompanied by caramelized plantain and Creole dressings.
Café Luna, Barbados
Mediterranean-style al fresco dining on a rooftop, surrounded by panoramic views and twinkling fairy lights – does it get any better than that? One of our favorite restaurants in the Caribbean.
Feast on exquisite local produce, all from the Bajan sea or soil. A culinary experience to remember.
The big rock shrimp rubbed with spices and grilled with Chablis butter sauce and butternut pesto. Divine.
Da Conch Shack, Turks and Caicos
If you’re feeling adventurous, then hit up this funky, casual eatery right on the beach in Turks and Caicos and try a regional delicacy – conch, a marine snail that lives in a large, pink and white shell.
If you’re not feeling up to the challenge, the other seafood on offer is excellent too.
Buy a Da Conch Shack t-shirt afterwards to commemorate your visit!
Coconut conch stew for a truly authentic taste of the local restaurants in the Caribbean.
Savant, Saint Croix
Take your seat in this candlelit courtyard, and experience creative flavour fusions that will blow your mind.
When you’ve been here once, you’ll want to come back over and over – we guarantee it.
The melt-in-the-mouth daily ceviche to start, followed by the delectable maple teriyaki pork tenderloin. Wow.
Located on the northern side of the island, in the seaside town of Grand Case, is a restaurant with strong ties to the French-Caribbean culture of St Martin.
You will be greeted at the door by founding brothers Thibault and Amaury, before being wowed by their innovative take on French gourmet food.
Their house signature of grilled lobster with garlic butter; a spectacular sight, and even more spectacular to eat!
Complete your meal with their signature dessert; hot chocolate cake with vanilla ice cream and a rich chocolate sauce.
El Loveshack, Puerto Rico
Deep in the middle of Mayaguez, this cozy and quirky café is full of art, and the smell of freshly brewed coffee.
Relax here with a deeply satisfying beverage and a dessert or snack, and even contribute to the art that bedecks their walls!
Every coffee on their menu is delicious, but if push comes to shove, we’d go for the Mayawest, with undertones of hazelnut and chocolate.
Grab some waffles with your coffee – you won’t regret it.
There’s no end to the culinary possibilities of the Caribbean – no matter which island you visit, you are bound to find luxurious 5-star dining, and little local gems around every corner.
So, if you’re a real foodie, come and try out some of our favorite recommendations! Don’t forget to check out our rentals page for the best places to stay on a trip to the Caribbean too!
Know of mouthwatering restaurants in the Caribbean that we missed? Let us know! Leave a comment below!