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The 5 Best Caribbean Restaurants In San Jose

Updated: November 19, 2021

Are you a lover of jerk chicken or Saltfish? Then you must visit these Caribbean restaurants in San Jose! To get you the best San Jose Caribbean spots we analyzed the best review sites, incorporating millions of diner and expert reviews. Explore everything about goat curry or conch fritters below!

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Back A Yard

Caribbean, $$, DowntownCaribbean, $$San Jose, Downtown
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
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Cubamex

Cuban, $, DowntownCuban, $San Jose, Downtown
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Habana Cuba

Cuban, $$, DowntownCuban, $$San Jose, Downtown
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0
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Maya's Cafe

Latin, $, Cambrian ParkLatin, $San Jose, Cambrian Park
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.5

Island Grill

Caribbean, $$, North San JoseCaribbean, $$San Jose, North San Jose
Google: 3.6
Yelp: 3.0

How was this list created?

Finding the right Caribbean restaurant for you shouldn’t be so hard. The restaurants in this list rose to the top after we analyzed the Yelp and Google ratings for 28999 restaurants in San Jose, 3104661 restaurant reviews, and exactly 2955 lists and articles from experts at Find Me Gluten Free, Eater and Michelin Guide and more. All with some boam magic. Don’t bother looking for Find Me Gluten Free - Gluten Free Breakfast Places in San Jose, Eater - Where to Eat Near Levi's Stadium and Michelin Guide - The Plate • Fresh ingredients, carefully prepared: a good meal (2019)we’ve already done so for you and included all you need to know. Our engine uses real-time data to only show restaurants that are open and their available services, so you can stay safe on your terms. This content is not sponsored by any restaurant or party, the restaurants shown are the real deal. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

Drink pairing tips

  • The best 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.

  • A next-level match for chile verde

    Experts recommend pairing a chile verde with a glass of Syrah, a popular red wine.

  • Pair Tempranillo with arroz con pollo

    A arroz con pollo can be tricky to find a red wine pairing for. We would suggest trying Tempranillo. It will pair nicely with the food and complete the meal thanks to its medium bodied.

Interesting facts

  • 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!

  • A classic meal

    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.

Parking in the area

Few things are as aggravating as circling around the block, looking for parking when 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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