Its alluring turquoise waters and sandy beaches have always made the Caribbean a popular destination for tourists craving an island vacation. With its abundance of seafood and fresh ingredients available year-round the region has become a hotspot for foodies looking for more than just a tropical escapade.
If you’d like to know where to eat while on vacation, you can consult The Daily Meal’s list of the 22 Best Restaurants in the Caribbean. Before making their selection the team at The Daily Meal took a microscopic view of all dining spots in the region, from Cuba and Puerto Rico to Guyana and everything in between.
Eric Ripert’sBlue at The Ritz Carlton in the Cayman Islands earned the top spot for its excellent array of seafood dishes and a wine cellar with over 800 selections. Restaurants in Puerto Rico, St. Barts and Grand Cayman round out the top five.
Take a look at the complete list of 22 Best Restaurants in the Caribbean and swing by The Daily Meal for a cool slideshow with more info on the chosen restaurants:
1 Blue by Eric Ripert (Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands)
2 Marmalade Restaurant & Wine Bar (San Juan, Puerto Rico)
3 Restaurant Le Gaïac (St. Barthélemy)
4 Mi Casa by José Andrés (Dorado, Puerto Rico)
5 Michael's Genuine (Grand Cayman)
6 Il Nuovo Perugino Enoteca (San Juan, Puerto Rico)
7 Le Mabouya (Sainte-Luce, Martinique)
8 On the Rocks (St. Barthélemy) 9 Restaurant L'Esprit Jean-Claude Dufour (Saint Barthélemy)
10 San Cristóbal (Havana, Cuba) 11 Trellis (St. Martin)
12 Café Matisse (Nassau, Bahamas)
13 1919 Restaurant (San Juan, Puerto Rico)
14 La Guarida (Havana, Cuba)
15 Da Conch Shack (Providenciales, Turks & Caicos)
16 The Cliff (Barbados)
17 Le Toucan (Le Vauclin, Martinique)
18 Garam Masala (Providenciales, Turks & Caicos)
19 The Bottle Restaurant (Georgetown, Guyana)
20 Scotchies (Montego Bay, Jamaica)
21 Femmes du Chalet in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
22 Banana Tree Grille in St. Thomas