50 Of The Best Caribbean Restaurants You Must Try In 2020
By Kelsey Marie
In addition to beautiful beaches, scenery, and hotels, the Caribbean has world-class restaurants serving exceptional dishes.
Caribbean countries are very diverse and it is certainly reflected in their foods with many dishes having influences from Africa, India, and England.
Caribbean Journal has been releasing it’s list of 50 Best Caribbean Restaurants since 2013 and this year is no different.
The restaurants chosen are based on the dishes served, ambiance and service.
“The Caribbean’s culinary scene is hotter than ever, and this year’s edition of the 50 best Caribbean restaurants is our most diverse list since we first launched the 50 Best back in 2013,” says the editor and publisher of the Caribbean Journal, Alexander Britell.
Britell goes on to say, “These 50 restaurants exemplify the exciting gastronomic adventure that is today’s Caribbean culinary world. It’s a portfolio of very different but equally outstanding dining destinations.”
Here are the 50 best restaurants in the Caribbean, according to Caribbean Journal.
A new addition to the Caribbean culinary scene, Sheer Rocks has quickly moved up in the ranks as one of the hottest restaurants. The restaurant has Michelin-styled menus and is committed to culinary education and training.
Run by a husband and wife team, this restaurant is located on the sea and offers stunning views.
If you’re looking for a romantic atmosphere to have dinner with the one you love, Graycliff is your place. It also has one of the largest wine cellars in the world.
Screaming Eagle arguably serves up the best food in Aruba and is committed to serving only the finest ingredients.
Serving up Asian-fusion tapas, this restaurant is great for a chilled dinner on the beach.
This restaurant not only serves delicious food while overlooking the ocean, but the service is also impeccable.
The menu is always changing, which is great for frequent diners. If you dine at Savant, you can expect torch-lit, magical vibes.
If you’re into a wine-pairing tasting menu, Blue by Eric Ripert is your spot.
This restaurant is owned by a couple from San Francisco who love minimalist design. The food is also mouthwatering.
Located in a recreated stone barn, this restaurant serves up tasty food with a side of aesthetics. You can also find an amazing vegan tasting menu at The Stone Barn.
Seafood lovers rejoice — this restaurant is all about seafood with an emphasis on serving up only locally-sourced, fresh ingredients.
Le Tamarin is all about laid-back dining while remaining classy with dishes like foie gras in rum Vieux.
Located on the edge of the beach, this restaurant is truly an experience to take in.
The Landing is located on Harbour Island and has delicious food and beautiful decor.
How does dining on the edge of the ocean sound? You can experience this for lunch or dinner while dining at Le Tropicana.
If you’re craving comfort food while in Grand Bahama, head to Flying Fish GastroBar.
Located on Grand Case Beach, this vibrant restaurant has live music and an impressive menu of delicious authentic Saint Martin dishes.
This small but mighty restaurant is run by a husband and wife team and serves up some of the most delicious fish on the island.
You’ll have to travel to the far north of the island to dine at this restaurant but it’s well worth it. The cliffside restaurant has breathtaking views and amazing food.
Port of Spain is both the capital of Trinidad and where you’ll find some of the best restaurants on the island. Here, you’ll find street food with a fine-dining twist.
Located on the Platinum Coast, this restaurant has some of the best wines on the island to pair with your dinner.
This restaurant is perfect for a dining experience while having your toes in the sand.
This romantic dining experience is great for indulging in steaks, seafood, and superb wines.
Located at the Rainforest Adventure Park, this elegant restaurant has a great wine list.
One of Saint Lucia’s best fine-dining experiences, Orlando’s offers authentic Caribbean dishes.
Located in La Suite Villa hotel is this artsy restaurant spearheaded by Michelin-starred chef Nicolas Magie.
This African-themed restaurant serves amazing seafood and French-Caribbean dishes while dining on the water.
The concept of Cocovan is a sit-down food truck that is both creative and playful.
Located in Montego Bay, this restaurant is fine-dining and is located in an old estate.
Le Cottage has amazing food in addition to great selections of wine and spirits. Best of all, the vibe is very chilled and it feels like you’re having a meal at home.
This restaurant serves up Asian-fusion and has great service and ambiance.
The food served here is French Caribbean fusion and is absolutely delicious.
This restaurant is headed by a Michelin-starred chef and the food and plating of food are exceptional.
Located on the ocean, this elegant restaurant serves up Italian-Caribbean cuisine and beautiful decor.
Braata is great for those wanting Caribbean food and trying rums of the region.
Located on St Jean beach, this restaurant is a great lunch spot and romantic dinner dining destination.
Located in an old creole house, Le Pressoir is one of the best places to eat on the island and has a great prix-fixe menu.
Spearheaded by a husband and wife team, this restaurant is located in an old Caribbean home and has delicious food.
Satisfy your seafood cravings at this child restaurant headed by Hawaiian chef Roya Yamaguichi.
Located in Tortola is this fine-dining restaurant serving dishes like vegan meatballs and salmon Wellington.
This restaurant has a selection of rare rums and gives off a creative, playful vibe with a fine-dining twist.
Serving up classic French Caribbean dishes, this restaurant is an absolute delight.
This beachfront restaurant is also a bar and serves international dishes from sushi to French cuisine.
Barranco serves up Latin American-Caribbean dishes and is located in Grand Case.
Located at Tendacayou eco-lodge is La Table de Poisson Rouge, serving up delicious French-Caribbean cuisine.
Known as the signature place to eat in Grenada, this restaurant has amazing seafood and a great ambiance.
The food served at this restaurant is all locally sourced and has an authentic Jamaican flavor.
This restaurant serves up delicious meals that will have you coming back for more.
If you want to be seen while in Antigua, this is the spot to be. Located on the beach, this restaurant serves up French-Caribbean cuisine.
Located at the edge of Lyford Cay is this Italian-focused restaurant with a great selection of wine.
Kelsey-Marie is an NYC girl who currently lives in Johannesburg, South Africa. You can keep up with her on Instagram at @kelseydashmarie