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The 15 Best Caribbean Restaurants In Fort Lauderdale

Updated: May 2, 2022

Are you a lover of jerk chicken or Saltfish? Then you must visit these Caribbean restaurants in Fort Lauderdale! To get you the best Fort Lauderdale Caribbean spots we analyzed the best review sites, incorporating millions of diner and expert reviews. Head to these tropical Fort Lauderdale destinations for a Caribbean Aruba Ariba cocktail now!

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Padrino's Cuban - Fort Lauderdale

Cuban, $$, Lake RidgeCuban, $$Fort Lauderdale, Lake Ridge
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2018

    Quell your Cuban cravings at these 5 top-rated Fort Lauderdale spots

    Hoodline, 2018
  • Trip Savvy

    The 12 Best Restaurants in Fort Lauderdale

    Trip Savvy

All Spice Jamaican Restaurant

Caribbean, Home Beautiful ParkCaribbeanFort Lauderdale, Home Beautiful Park
Google: 4.9
Yelp: 5.0

Little Cuban Cafe Restaurant

Cuban, $, Fort LauderdaleCuban, $Fort Lauderdale
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 5.0
  • Trip Savvy

    The 13 Best Places for Cuban Sandwiches in South Florida

    Trip Savvy

Venise Caribean Cuisine

Caribbean, South Middle RiverCaribbeanFort Lauderdale, South Middle River
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 5.0

Juana La Cubana Cafe

Cuban, $, Fort LauderdaleCuban, $Fort Lauderdale
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Cuisine Lakay

Haitian, South Middle RiverHaitianFort Lauderdale, South Middle River
Google: 4.0
Yelp: 5.0

925 Nuevo's Cubano's

Cuban, $, Progresso VillageCuban, $Fort Lauderdale, Progresso Village
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0
  • Hoodline, 2018

    Quell your Cuban cravings at these 5 top-rated Fort Lauderdale spots

    Hoodline, 2018
  • Trip Savvy

    The 13 Best Places for Cuban Sandwiches in South Florida

    Trip Savvy

People's Choice Restaurant

Caribbean, $, Fort LauderdaleCaribbean, $Fort Lauderdale
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.5

Curry Express

Indian, $, Progresso VillageIndian, $Fort Lauderdale, Progresso Village
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Cubano's By Mario

Cuban, $$$, Poinsettia HeightsCuban, $$$Fort Lauderdale, Poinsettia Heights
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

El Tamarindo Cafe

Latin, $$, Croissant ParkLatin, $$Fort Lauderdale, Croissant Park
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Sandbar Grille

American, $$, Central Beach AllianceAmerican, $$Fort Lauderdale, Central Beach Alliance
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

Steelpan

Caribbean, $$, Central Beach AllianceCaribbean, $$Fort Lauderdale, Central Beach Alliance
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

Jerk Machine Downtown Fort Lauderdale

Caribbean, $, Tarpon RiverCaribbean, $Fort Lauderdale, Tarpon River
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 4.0

La Costa Honduran & Latin Cuisine

Latin, $, Fort LauderdaleLatin, $Fort Lauderdale
Google: 4.0
Yelp: 4.0

Why is this list better than others?

Figuring out the best Caribbean restaurants can take awhile. We analyzed 16799 Fort Lauderdale restaurants on Yelp and Google, 823905 Fort Lauderdale restaurant reviews, and 790 lists and articles – looking closely at what Trip Savvy and Hoodline had to say – and applied our boam magic. We cross-referenced with top lists, like Trip Savvy - The 12 Best Restaurants in Fort Lauderdale, Trip Savvy - The 13 Best Places for Cuban Sandwiches in South Florida and Hoodline - Quell your Cuban cravings at these 5 top-rated Fort Lauderdale spots. 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. Our site gets no money for featuring restaurants in this list – everyone’s earned their place. These ten options are sure to delight.

FAQ

Padrino's Cuban - Fort Lauderdale, All Spice Jamaican Restaurant , and Venise Caribean Cuisine are the highest-rated Caribbean restaurants for a quick lunch in Fort Lauderdale.

Cubano's By Mario is the highest-rated Caribbean restaurant for dessert in Fort Lauderdale.

There are 26 Caribbean restaurants in Fort Lauderdale.

Padrino's Cuban - Fort Lauderdale, All Spice Jamaican Restaurant , and Venise Caribean Cuisine are some of the highest-rated late-night Caribbean spots in Fort Lauderdale.

Venise Caribean Cuisine, Curry Express, and Cubano's By Mario are vegetarian-friendly Caribbean restaurants in Fort Lauderdale.

Drink pairing tips

  • Syrah with your chile verde

    Try coupling chile verde with a red wine like chile verde to balance its rich flavours.

  • A next-level pairing for Tempranillo

    When having arroz con pollo, experts suggest you pair it with a glass of Tempranillo, a popular red wine.

  • 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.

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 traditional dish

    Certain dishes are so iconic that they can become a part of a country’s identity. In Dominican Republic, la bandera is recognized as one of the most popular national dishes.

Parking info

We’ve all experienced the struggle of finding good parking near restaurants in Fort Lauderdale. 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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