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The 5 Best Caribbean Restaurants In Oakland

Updated: November 19, 2021

Hankering for plantain chips or a bowl of oxtail stew? Then you need Caribbean food and Oakland has great options! We analyzed millions of expert and diner reviews for this list of great Caribbean spots in Oakland. Explore everything about goat curry or conch fritters below!

Find the perfect Caribbean restaurant

Kingston 11 Cuisine

Caribbean, $$, NorthgateCaribbean, $$Oakland, Northgate
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0
  • Zagat, 2014

    5 Best Caribbean Spots in the Bay Area

    Zagat, 2014
  • TravelMag

    The Best Seafood Restaurants In Oakland


Miss Ollie's

Caribbean, $$, Old CityCaribbean, $$Oakland, Old City
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Zagat, 2014

    5 Best Caribbean Spots in the Bay Area

    Zagat, 2014
  • San Francisco Chronicle

    Top 100 Restaurants

    San Francisco Chronicle

Flavas Jamaican Grill

Caribbean, $$, HawthorneCaribbean, $$Oakland, Hawthorne
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Coco Breeze

Caribbean, FairfaxCaribbeanOakland, Fairfax
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

CANA Cuban Parlor & Cafe

Cuban, $$, LakeshoreCuban, $$Oakland, Lakeshore
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5

How did we curate these results?

Picking the right Caribbean restaurant can be tough, especially when you’re exploring new restaurants. The restaurants in this list rose to the top after we analyzed the Yelp and Google ratings for 28999 restaurants in Oakland, 3104661 restaurant reviews, and exactly 2955 lists and articles from experts at San Francisco Chronicle, TravelMag and Zagat and more. All with some boam magic. For example, we considered San Francisco Chronicle - Top 100 Restaurants, TravelMag - The Best Seafood Restaurants In Oakland and Zagat - 5 Best Caribbean Spots in the Bay Area as we sourced this ultimate list. We automatically update restaurants’ availability and services, so you can find a great meal as the industry adapts to COVID-19. Nobody paid to get on this list, these restaurants earned their spots fair and square. These ten options are sure to delight.

Drink pairing tips

  • The ideal drink pairing for pork mofongo

    Finding the ideal drink pairing for 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.

  • The ideal pairing for lechon asado

    Experts recommend pairing a lechon asado with a glass of Zinfandel, a popular red wine.

  • Zinfandel with your ciambotta

    The full-bodied flavors in Zinfandel makes it a great red wine to pair with ciambotta.

Did you know?

  • A delicious pairing

    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!

  • A long-held tradition

    la bandera is a local favorite in Dominican Republic, and it’s so tasty because it’s made with stewed meat!

Parking in the area

Getting a good parking spot in Oakland 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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