Martinique 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 Martinique.

Top Local Restaurants

Restaurants in Martinique

- Adelise's La Decouverte
- Au dessous du volcan
- Auberge de la Montagne Pelee
- Chez Gracieuse
- Chez les pecheurs
- Havana
- La Belle Epoque
- Le Belem
- Le Bois Lele
- Le Foyaal
- Le Louis d'Or
- Le Zanzibar

Martinique National Dish Recipe

Pork Colombo

Ingredients

2 lbs lean pork, diced ¼ cup butter 1 cup chopped cabbage 2 onions, chopped 1 green mango, sliced 1 cup white wine or coconut milk 2 tbsp Colombo curry paste 2 tsp tamarind sauce 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 scotch bonnet pepper, minced 2 medium eggplants, peeled and chopped 2 chayotes (or hubbard) squash, peeled and chopped 1 cup cooked navy beans

Directions

Melt the butter in a large skillet. Brown the pork over medium heat. Add the cabbage, onions, and mango and stir-fry for 3 minutes. Add the wine/coconut milk and enough water to cover the meat and bring to a boil. Add curry paste, tamarind, garlic and pepper. Cover and cook on low heat for 1 hour, stirring occasionally. Add eggplants, squash and beans, and cook uncovered for another hour, until sauce thickens. Note: Colombo curry paste can be store bought, or to make your own, grind together 1½ tbsp each of turmeric, coriander seeds, black mustard seeds, black peppercorns and cumin seeds. Add mixture to 3 garlic cloves grated, 1 tbsp grated ginger and 2 habanero peppers, seeded and minced. Mix well.

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.