It’s no secret that Houston is an international hub and represents a plethora of cultures from all over the globe. The city is packed with a diverse range of people from different backgrounds, and it’s one of the many reasons why it’s the most unique city in the southeast United States – and America as a whole. Among the plenty of Mexican, Asian, and German cuisine that you’ll find across the H-Town, the city also has an impressive selection of Caribbean restaurants, showcasing the food of some of the world’s southernmost islands to the east of Central America.
This vital part of Houston’s dining scene ranges from casual lunch joints to upper-tier establishments that produce some of the city’s most stunning dishes. From jerk chicken to ackee and saltfish, there’s something for everyone at any one of these 3 Houston Caribbean restaurants. Check out our simply mouthwatering recommendations below:
Taste of The Caribbean – 13331 Kuykendahl Road #117, Houston, Texas 77060
Taste of the Caribbean pivoted its entire restaurant service model during the pandemic, and if that doesn’t impress you, then we aren’t sure what will! Once an all-you-can-eat buffet, the H-Town hotspot has made it possible for its patrons to continue enjoying their tried-and-true favorite dishes during these unusual times. You can now order their food as to-go plates through platforms, like Grubhub and UberEats, and indulge in dishes, such as Beef Jamaican Patties and Shrimp Doubles, served in two fried flour bara with curried shrimp, chickpeas, hot sauce, tamarind sauce, and grated cucumber.
Reggae Hut – 4814 Almeda Road, Houston, Texas 77004
Another restaurant from The Breakfast Klub owner, Marcus Davis, Reggae Hut serves up Caribbean classics, including Jerk Chicken, Oxtails, and Brown Chicken Stew with carrots, peas, and rice or a flavorful, island spin on potato salad. You can also take advantage of whole fish specials, like the Escovitch Snapper, which is served with a delightful vegetable medley. If you aren’t feeling too famished, there are also plenty of salads and sandwiches available on the menu that make for the perfect lunch or dinner. Order takeout from the restaurant’s website and delivery options are available through Grubhub and Doordash.
Cool Runnings Jamaican Grill – 8270 W Bellfort Avenue, Houston, Texas 77071
Named for the classic film that followed a loveable Jamaican Olympic bobsled team, the extensive menu at Cool Runnings has just about everything your little heart desires. From smaller bites, like Saltfish Fritters to larger portions, including the Curried Goat Plate, you cannot go wrong with their affordable menu, where most items are priced well under sixteen bucks! Top it off with a Rum Cake or Sweet Potato Pudding Cake, made from grated sweet potato and a unique mix of island spices, for dessert, and you’ll be one happy patron. Trust us when we say that it’s an extremely affordable way to enjoy a taste of island life!
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