Haiti Restaurants

One of the exciting parts of visiting a new country is trying out the local cuisine. When choosing a restaurant, many factors come into play such as price, type of cuisine, health conscientiousness and kid-friendliness. Be sure to check the restaurant rating and any reviews from people who have eaten there. Reviews can give you an idea of the level of service at the restaurant and the type of food, but keep in mind that everyone’s palette is different. We’ve provided a list of some of the popular restaurants in Haiti.

Top Local Restaurants

Restaurants in Haiti

- Anba Tonel
- Au Coin des Artistes
- Aux Cosaques
- Chez Wou
- Fior di Latte
- Hotel du Roi Christophe
- Kay Atizan
- La Plantation
- La Souvenance
- La Table de Caius
- Magdoos
- Quartier Latin

Haiti National Dish Recipe

Fried Pork (Griot) with Rice & Beans

Ingredients

3 lbs boneless pork shoulder, cubed ½ cup shallots, chopped ½ cup onions, chopped 2/3 cup fresh orange juice 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice 1 tsp salt 1 tsp black pepper 1 hot green pepper, chopped 1 tsp fresh thyme, chopped 3 tablespoons oil 2 cups water 2 cups long grain rice 4 cups of water 1 cup red kindney beans 1 onion, finely chopped 1 green pepper, chopped 1 tbsp butter

Directions

Combine shallots, onions, salt, peppers, thyme, orange and lemon juice in a large pot. Stir in pork and refrigerate overnight. Add 2 cups of water to pot and bring to boil, then simmer for 1½ hour. Drain the pork, add oil to pot and fry until brown and crisp. For rice and peas, add beans to a pot with 4 cups of water. Cook for 1 hour or until beans are tender. Drain beans, reserving water in pot. Fry the onions and green pepper in butter until tender. Add the beans and season to taste. Add mixture to leftover water and bring to boil. Add rice and cook for 20 minutes.

Caribbean Spices

Settlers from all parts of the world have influenced the cuisine in the Caribbean. Popular elements of Caribbean cooking include spices such as pimento, ginger, nutmeg, garlic and cloves. Many of the Caribbean islands use spicy peppers such as the scotch bonnet, habanero and jalapeno peppers. Jamaica is most famously known for its spicy jerk seasoning, while Grenada is known for its use of nutmeg and Cuba is popular for it’s garlic and lime marinades.

Caribbean Beverages

Many of the islands produce their own brand of beer and rum, such as Red Stripe and Appleton Rum in Jamaica, and Banks in Barbados. Along with these popular alcoholic drinks, be sure to try these non-alcoholic drinks: mauby, Ting, ginger beer, carrot juice, Irish moss, coconut water, soursop, sorrel, horlicks, mango juice and guava juice.