The 6 Best Caribbean Restaurants Near Grand Rapids

Updated: July 27, 2022

Hankering for plantain chips or a bowl of oxtail stew? Then you need Caribbean food and Grand Rapids has great options! We analyzed the best review sites with millions of diner and expert reviews, identifying Grand Rapids’s top Caribbean spots. If you want great island dining with inviting flavors and tropical cocktails such as a rum swizzle, visit the spots below!

Find the perfect Caribbean restaurant

Irie Kitchen

Caribbean, $$, Grand RapidsCaribbean, $$Grand Rapids
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Rincón Criollo

Latin, $, Grand RapidsLatin, $Grand Rapids, Roosevelt Park
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

Chez Olga

Caribbean, $$, Grand RapidsCaribbean, $$Grand Rapids, Eastown
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.0
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Jamaican Daves

Caribbean, $$, Grand RapidsCaribbean, $$Grand Rapids, South East Community
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 3.5

Danzón Cubano

Latin, $$, Grand RapidsLatin, $$Grand Rapids, Eastown
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 3.5

If you travel further

Tropicala Taste

African, $$, KentwoodAfrican, $$Kentwood
Google: 5.0
Yelp: 5.0

How did we curate this list?

Finding the best Caribbean restaurant for you shouldn’t feel like a second job. We used our boam magic powers to analyze 823905 local restaurant reviews, Google and Yelp ratings for 2361 restaurants, and 52 lists and articles from top sources like Experience Grand Rapids. For example, we considered Experience Grand Rapids - Grand Rapids Restaurants with Surprising Vegan Options as we sourced this ultimate list. Every option we show has been verified as open and offering key services when we recommend it, thanks to our real-time updates. Nobody paid to get on this list, these restaurants earned their spots fair and square. Don’t sleep on the restaurants in this list.

Recurring questions

The highest-rated Caribbean restaurants for delivery in Grand Rapids are Irie Kitchen, Jamaican Daves, and Danzón Cubano.

Irie Kitchen, Chez Olga, and Danzón Cubano are vegetarian-friendly Caribbean restaurants in Grand Rapids.

Irie Kitchen, Rincón Criollo, and Chez Olga are the highest-rated Caribbean restaurants that serve breakfast in Grand Rapids.

Irie Kitchen and Chez Olga are the highest-rated vegan-friendly Caribbean restaurants in Grand Rapids.

There are 6 Caribbean restaurants in Grand Rapids.

Drink pairing tips

  • The perfect match for arroz con pollo

    When ordering arroz con pollo, experts suggest pairing it with a glass of Tempranillo, a popular red wine.

  • Pair Zinfandel with ciambotta

    Zinfandel is full-bodied and this makes it a great drink to have alongside your pairing_Dish_name. The pairing_drink_ingredients in the drink play nicely with the pairing_Dish_flavour_profile flavours in the food.

  • A great drink pairing for pork mofongo

    Knowing what to pair with pork mofongo can be tricky. It’s worth exploring some white wine, particularly a glass of Sauvignon Blanc. This, crisp and acidic, white wine balances the creamy pork mofongo.

Interesting facts

  • A traditional dish

    If you take a trip to roasted pork, then the well-known, tasty roasted pork should be on your radar! It is a local classic.

  • A traditional drink of Puerto Rico

    Should you find yourself on the streets of Puerto Rico be sure to sample the local pina colada one of the country's most classic and popular drinks!

Parking tips

Getting a good parking spot in Grand Rapids can be tough, and it’s worse if you’re hungry. To make the hunt for parking easier, we’ve partnered with a cutting-edge digital parking reservation system, Spothero, that enables you to book a spot in advance before you visit your chosen Caribbean spot.

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