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14 Vibrant Caribbean Restaurants in Houston

Where to find the city’s finest jerk chicken, perfect beef patties, top-notch ackee, and so much more

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Even though the city is packed with people from a diverse range of different backgrounds, one thing is true for most Houstonians: this city loves spice. Thankfully, it is also home to a slew of excellent Caribbean restaurants showcasing the cuisines of islands to the east of Central America.

A vital part of Houston’s dining scene, the city’s Caribbean restaurants range from casual lunch destinations serving classic dishes to ambitious restaurants blending cuisines together and producing some truly stunning dishes.

From jerk chicken to ackee and saltfish, there’s something for everyone at these 14 excellent Houston Caribbean restaurants. Go forth, and feast on fried conch served with waffles, curried goat, Bahamian cooked lobster, and so much more.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Caribbean Hotpot Grill

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954 Cypress Creek Pkwy A
Houston, TX 77090
(281) 377-1961
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With an emphasis on affordability, Caribbean Hot Pot brings some of the best food of the region to Houston. On the extensive menu, find callaloo and saltfish served with yam, fried dumplings, red pea soup, and much, much more. Takeout and delivery are available through Doordash and Grubhub.

2. Taste of The Caribbean

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13331 Kuykendahl Rd #117
Houston, TX 77060
(631) 633-0054
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This all-you-can eat buffet has made it easy to continue enjoying Caribbean cuisine during these unusual times. With delivery options available through Grubhub and UberEats, diners can enjoy dishes like curried goat with Dhalpuri roti, stewed boneless lamb with sides like rice and beans, fried lentil peas, and fried sweet plantain, and vegetable plates.

3. Island Spice Bar and Grill

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17802 W Little York Rd
Houston, TX 77084
(281) 859-1499
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Jerk pork. Jerk Shrimp. Jerk-just-about-everything is available at Island Spice Bar and Grill, and it’s all ridiculously delicious. You can order some of their classics through DoorDash.

4. 700 Isles Cafe

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817 Fairview St
Houston, TX 77006
(832) 546-9234
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The 700 Isles Cafe digs deeper into Caribbean cuisine. Adored for its fried conch, the restaurant also prepares Bahamian cooked lobster, served with a waffle, along with fried Caribbean snapper, and rum cake in a jar. The food truck is open on Wednesdays and Friday through Sunday.

5. Golden Krust

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8366 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77063
(281) 974-1785
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A national chain that began in 1989 in New York, Golden Krust has helped bring Caribbean food to tables around the country. Known for its beef patties, Golden Krust also serves hearty dishes like stewed chicken with roti, curry chicken with cabbage, and even carrot cake. You can order caqrryout at the restaurant, or delivery through Grubhub and UberEats.

6. Caribbean Jerk Cuisine

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9334 Richmond Ave
Houston, TX 77063
(713) 784-6626
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This impeccably decorated restaurant takes an artistic approach to its food, with beautifully cooked oxtail sitting atop a bed of rice, perfectly portioned plantains served with each meal, and jerk chicken that looks just as good as it tastes. Order takeout or delivery through Grubhub, UberEats, or Postmates.

7. Reggae Hut

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4814 Almeda Rd
Houston, TX 77004
(713) 520-7171
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Another Black dfiaspora-focused restaurant from The Breakfast Klub owner Marcus Davis, Reggae Hut serves Caribbean classics like meat patties, jerk chicken, and plantains. Order takeout or curbside from the restaurant’s website, and delivery options are available at Grubhub and Doordash.

8. Haitian Caribbean Restaurant

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12600 Bissonnet St suite c4
Houston, TX 77099
(281) 741-9782
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This Haitian restaurant serves up Haitian classics like soup joumou — a pumpkin based soup — and poule ak noix, a stewed cashew chicken dish. They also offer dishes that are known throughout the Caribbean region, like oxtails, fried goat, and fried red snapper. Get your fix through Doordash or Postmates.

9. One Love Tropical Cafe

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8019 W Grand Pkwy S
Richmond, TX 77407
(281) 762-0015
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Merging Jamaican, Colombian, and Nigerian cuisine, this ambitious restaurant highlights the breadth of the Black diaspora through food. For Caribbean offerings, try the curried goat, oxtails with rice and peas, cabbage, and fried plantain, and the jerk wings.

10. Cool Runnings Jamaican Grill

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8270 W Bellfort Ave
Houston, TX 77071
(713) 777-1566
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Named for the classic film that followed a loveable Jamaican Olympic bobsled team, the extensive menu at Cool Runnings has just about everything. From smaller bites like saltfish fritters and meat patties with beef, chicken, or vegetables, to larger, traditional meals like brown stew chicken, jerk chicken, and curried goat. With most menu items under $16, it’s an affordable way to enjoy the island cuisine. You can place your takeout order directly through the restaurant’s website, or order delivery through Grubhub, Postmates, and DoorDash.

11. Helen's Kitchen

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14608 S Post Oak Rd
Houston, TX 77045
(713) 413-9022
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Helen’s Kitchen keeps it traditional, fresh, and tasty. With classic malts, coco bread, curry lobster, and jerk wings, and Jamaica’s national dish, ackee and saltfish, the eatery truly has something for everyone. Order delivery or pickup through Postmates and Grubhub.

12. Island Flavorz

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11051 Fuqua St
Houston, TX 77089
(832) 538-1486
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Offering takeout and delivery through Grubhub, this charming restaurant has made tradition and flavor the centerpiece of its mission. Favorites like beef patties and generous servings of ackee and saltfish are on offer, along with a variety of rotis, soups, and large entrees.

13. Grace's Cafe

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1909 Texas Pkwy
Missouri City, TX 77489
(281) 261-8451
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A simple, no-frills cafe, Grace’s is great for a quick meat patty (or two) or a substantial lunch like curry fish, curry goat, or jerk pork with veggies. Stop by the restaurant for takeout, or order delivery through Grubhub.

14. D' Caribbean Curry Spot Cuisine

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8201 Broadway St #105
Pearland, TX 77581
(281) 412-0849
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A Houstonian favorite, this family-owned and -operated business has amplified West Indian cuisine throughout the Pearland area. The plantains are juicy, the oxtail tender, and the roti is perfectly warm. You can order takeout or delivery through DoorDash.

1. Caribbean Hotpot Grill

954 Cypress Creek Pkwy A, Houston, TX 77090

With an emphasis on affordability, Caribbean Hot Pot brings some of the best food of the region to Houston. On the extensive menu, find callaloo and saltfish served with yam, fried dumplings, red pea soup, and much, much more. Takeout and delivery are available through Doordash and Grubhub.

954 Cypress Creek Pkwy A
Houston, TX 77090

2. Taste of The Caribbean

13331 Kuykendahl Rd #117, Houston, TX 77060

This all-you-can eat buffet has made it easy to continue enjoying Caribbean cuisine during these unusual times. With delivery options available through Grubhub and UberEats, diners can enjoy dishes like curried goat with Dhalpuri roti, stewed boneless lamb with sides like rice and beans, fried lentil peas, and fried sweet plantain, and vegetable plates.

13331 Kuykendahl Rd #117
Houston, TX 77060

3. Island Spice Bar and Grill

17802 W Little York Rd, Houston, TX 77084

Jerk pork. Jerk Shrimp. Jerk-just-about-everything is available at Island Spice Bar and Grill, and it’s all ridiculously delicious. You can order some of their classics through DoorDash.

17802 W Little York Rd
Houston, TX 77084

4. 700 Isles Cafe

817 Fairview St, Houston, TX 77006

The 700 Isles Cafe digs deeper into Caribbean cuisine. Adored for its fried conch, the restaurant also prepares Bahamian cooked lobster, served with a waffle, along with fried Caribbean snapper, and rum cake in a jar. The food truck is open on Wednesdays and Friday through Sunday.

817 Fairview St
Houston, TX 77006

5. Golden Krust

8366 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77063

A national chain that began in 1989 in New York, Golden Krust has helped bring Caribbean food to tables around the country. Known for its beef patties, Golden Krust also serves hearty dishes like stewed chicken with roti, curry chicken with cabbage, and even carrot cake. You can order caqrryout at the restaurant, or delivery through Grubhub and UberEats.

8366 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77063

6. Caribbean Jerk Cuisine

9334 Richmond Ave, Houston, TX 77063

This impeccably decorated restaurant takes an artistic approach to its food, with beautifully cooked oxtail sitting atop a bed of rice, perfectly portioned plantains served with each meal, and jerk chicken that looks just as good as it tastes. Order takeout or delivery through Grubhub, UberEats, or Postmates.

9334 Richmond Ave
Houston, TX 77063

7. Reggae Hut

4814 Almeda Rd, Houston, TX 77004

Another Black dfiaspora-focused restaurant from The Breakfast Klub owner Marcus Davis, Reggae Hut serves Caribbean classics like meat patties, jerk chicken, and plantains. Order takeout or curbside from the restaurant’s website, and delivery options are available at Grubhub and Doordash.

4814 Almeda Rd
Houston, TX 77004

8. Haitian Caribbean Restaurant

12600 Bissonnet St suite c4, Houston, TX 77099

This Haitian restaurant serves up Haitian classics like soup joumou — a pumpkin based soup — and poule ak noix, a stewed cashew chicken dish. They also offer dishes that are known throughout the Caribbean region, like oxtails, fried goat, and fried red snapper. Get your fix through Doordash or Postmates.

12600 Bissonnet St suite c4
Houston, TX 77099

9. One Love Tropical Cafe

8019 W Grand Pkwy S, Richmond, TX 77407

Merging Jamaican, Colombian, and Nigerian cuisine, this ambitious restaurant highlights the breadth of the Black diaspora through food. For Caribbean offerings, try the curried goat, oxtails with rice and peas, cabbage, and fried plantain, and the jerk wings.

8019 W Grand Pkwy S
Richmond, TX 77407

10. Cool Runnings Jamaican Grill

8270 W Bellfort Ave, Houston, TX 77071

Named for the classic film that followed a loveable Jamaican Olympic bobsled team, the extensive menu at Cool Runnings has just about everything. From smaller bites like saltfish fritters and meat patties with beef, chicken, or vegetables, to larger, traditional meals like brown stew chicken, jerk chicken, and curried goat. With most menu items under $16, it’s an affordable way to enjoy the island cuisine. You can place your takeout order directly through the restaurant’s website, or order delivery through Grubhub, Postmates, and DoorDash.

8270 W Bellfort Ave
Houston, TX 77071

11. Helen's Kitchen

14608 S Post Oak Rd, Houston, TX 77045

Helen’s Kitchen keeps it traditional, fresh, and tasty. With classic malts, coco bread, curry lobster, and jerk wings, and Jamaica’s national dish, ackee and saltfish, the eatery truly has something for everyone. Order delivery or pickup through Postmates and Grubhub.

14608 S Post Oak Rd
Houston, TX 77045

12. Island Flavorz

11051 Fuqua St, Houston, TX 77089

Offering takeout and delivery through Grubhub, this charming restaurant has made tradition and flavor the centerpiece of its mission. Favorites like beef patties and generous servings of ackee and saltfish are on offer, along with a variety of rotis, soups, and large entrees.

11051 Fuqua St
Houston, TX 77089

13. Grace's Cafe

1909 Texas Pkwy, Missouri City, TX 77489

A simple, no-frills cafe, Grace’s is great for a quick meat patty (or two) or a substantial lunch like curry fish, curry goat, or jerk pork with veggies. Stop by the restaurant for takeout, or order delivery through Grubhub.

1909 Texas Pkwy
Missouri City, TX 77489

14. D' Caribbean Curry Spot Cuisine

8201 Broadway St #105, Pearland, TX 77581

A Houstonian favorite, this family-owned and -operated business has amplified West Indian cuisine throughout the Pearland area. The plantains are juicy, the oxtail tender, and the roti is perfectly warm. You can order takeout or delivery through DoorDash.

8201 Broadway St #105
Pearland, TX 77581

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