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Best Caribbean Restaurants In New York City

By Chef Amanda Jackson

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New York City is an amazing melting pot of cultures, and if you dive even deeper, you can find yourself some interesting niches. The soul of the Caribbean has called many parts of this great city home. From Port-au-Prince to Havana to Santo Domingo, we’ve scoured “The Big Apple” for the best Caribbean restaurants to ease your island cravings. The next time your travels carry you to the “city that never sleeps,” be sure to break up your day with a little flavor from the Caribbean!

 

Ms. Lily’s 7A

109 Avenue A
New York, NY 10009

Munchies Platter
@misslilys | Instagram

Notable Dishes:  Jerk Corn, Sorrel Glazed Pork Spare Ribs, Jerk Ramen, Oxtail Stew, 

Traditional Curry Goat Stew

Can’t Miss Cocktails:  Mr. Boombastic, Lily’s Punch, Pineapple Gingah Mojito, Coki Beach 

Sisters’ Caribbean Cuisines

47 E 124th St
New York, NY 10035

Jerk Chicken & Yams
@sisterscuisineharlem | Instagram

Notable Dishes:  Jerk Chicken, Oxtails, Yams, Ackee & Saltfish, Curried Goat, Roti

 

Glady’s Jerk Center

453 Rogers Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11225

Sunday Feast
@gladyscaribbean | Instagram

Notable Dishes:  Spicy Smoked Fish Scramble, Breakfast Roti, Jerk Lobster, Guyanese Chow Mien, Peppered Shrimp

Can’t Miss Cocktails:  Hot Steppa Punch, Devil’s Acre, Lovely Day, Dark N Slushie

 

The Door Restaurant

16307 Baisley Blvd
Jamaica, NY 11434

Escovitch Snapper
@Davin Sutherland | Google

 

Victor’s Cafe

236 W 52nd St
New York, NY 10019

Ropa Vieja
@victorscafenyc | Instagram

Notable Dishes:  Salmon Carnaval, Ropa Vieja, Lechón Asado, Churrasco Con Chimichurri, Ceviche de Pargo 

Margon

136 W 46th St
New York, NY 10036

Cuban Sandwich
@jycprk | Instagram

My Cuban Spot

488 Carroll St
Brooklyn, NY 11215

Oink Oink Babe Bowl
@mycubanspot | Instagram

Notable Dishes:  Oink Oink Babe, I’m Broke Bitch, The Boss, Some Bread and Steak, Breakfast Fritz, Pork Crack-lins

Pro Tip:  Grab a cafecito and live your best java life!

Harlem’s Floridita

2276 12th Ave
New York, NY 10027

Cuban Comfort Food
@harlemsfloridita | Instagram

Notable Dishes:  Antojos Para Dos, Cubano Especial, Pan Con Chorizo, Pan Con Bistec, Arroz Con Pollo

Can’t Miss Cocktails:  Canchanchara, Cuban Punch, Classic Caipirinha, Honey Sangria

El Lina Restaurant

500 W 207th St
Manhattan, NY 10034

Filete de Mero al Horno
@linarestaurant207 | Instagram

Notable Dishes:  Sopas de Camarones, Big Lina Steak, Bistec Salteado, Fish Lina

Malecon Restaurant

4141 Broadway
New York, NY 10033

Rotisserie Chicken
@maleconrestaurant | Instagram

Notable Dishes:  Rotisserie Chicken, Oxtails, Chofan Mixto, Seafood Grill, Mofongos

La Caye Restaurant

35 Lafayette Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11217

Seafood Creole
@lacayebk | Instagram

Notable Dishes:  Lanbi Boukannen, Fritay Platter, Poisson Rose, Kabrit La Caye

Can’t Miss Cocktails:  Good Night Kiss, Passion Fruit Sakepase Mojito, Lil Spritz, Ginger Mint Sangria

Grandchamps Kitchen & Market

197 Patchen Ave
Bedford-Stuyvesant, NY 11233

Whole Fried Snapper
@grandchampsbk | Instagram

Notable Dishes:  GC Signature Griot, Tassot, Lambi, Marinad AK Morue, Whole Fried Snapper

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