Another beautiful cuisine found in the cultural diversity of Montreal is that of the Caribbean islands. Haitian dishes are the most famous, such as griot, tassot, jerk chicken, fritays, plantains, or pikliz.
Like on the islands, the atmosphere in each restaurant is friendly and festive, while the dishes are colorful, tasty, and generous.
The recipe for a successful evening: wear comfortable clothes to dance to the music, leave with a stomach ready for a feast, and have a thirst to sip festive cocktails.
Here are our favorite Caribbean spots in Montreal.
4030, rue Wellington, Montréal, H4G 1V3
As soon as you step through the door, you'll feel transported to the islands, particularly Haiti. You go there to spend an evening in a good atmosphere, with an authentic menu and creative cocktails. We especially like their tasty and copious tasting platters!
6670, rue St-Hubert, Montréal, H2S 2M3
This brand new place has taken over the former Kwizinn Express location and the comments are unanimous since their recent opening. Check out the classics of Haitian cuisine such as griot, plantain, and creole lambi. This is a place to put on your list to visit very quickly!
70, boul. de la Concorde E, Laval, H7G 2B7
Here, people go dancing and celebrate while eating Haitian food. The griot dish is a must. The service is very friendly and you will often be greeted by the owners.
3426, ave Notre-Dame O, Montréal, H4C 1P2
The evenings at Tropikal are far from ordinary with a constant fiery ambiance, a dynamic team, and a menu that will transport you to the Caribbean in a single bite. The tropical sharing platter will allow you to savor their specialties in one meal!
1485, rue Jeanne-Mance, Montréal, H2X 1Z9
Ideally located in the heart of the Quartier des Spectacles, Kamuy offers pan-Caribbean cuisine in the form of tapas or dishes. The unique atmosphere and decoration are reminiscent of a typical Caribbean market: colorful, festive, and full of flavor.
5968, rue Salaberry, Montréal, H4J 1J8
An institution in Creole cuisine in Montreal is, without a doubt, Fourchette Antillaise. Their menu is sure to please both amateurs and connoisseurs of Haitian food as the dishes are masterful and tasty. Don't miss their buffets that contain all their specialties!
1487, rue Saint-Catherine E, Montréal, H2L 2H9
The owners, with their Caribbean origins, were inspired by their native cuisine, their travels, and Quebec's food scene to create something unique in Montreal. The menu is creative with both food and cocktails. The decor is full of history with an artistic touch.
640, rue Jarry E, Montréal, H2P 1V7
Méli-Mélo is a Caribbean grocery store and snack bar, so be prepared to wait in line to get your meal. People come from all over the city to eat the generous plates of griots and Haitian chicken. Believe us, every bite is worth the wait. The portions are large and the price is more than affordable.
2517, rue Jean-Talon E., Montréal, H2A 1T6
Reviews are unanimous on various social media platforms to say that this is one of the best places to enjoy authentic Haitian cuisine in Montreal. Walking near the Iberville metro station, you will be overwhelmed by the smell of the dishes and we recommend you to follow it for a memorable meal!
900, ave. Duluth E, Montreal, H2L 1B6
Recently renamed Marlin Bleu Resto Lounge, it offers a combination of good food and an atmosphere that will remind you of a vacation in the south. It offers excellent Mauritian imperial rolls and mouth-watering grilled meats. Be sure to book your next party soon!
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