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 Cayman Islands.
- Bacchus Restaurant & Wine Bar
- Calypso Grill
- Casanova by the Sea
- Copper Falls Steakhouse
- Eats Café
- Grand Old House
- Ragazzi Restaurante & Pizzeria
- Ristorante Pappagallo
- Sunshine Grill
- The Lighthouse Restaurant
- The Post Bar and Restaurant
2 lbs turtle steak 3 tbsp lime juice 2 tsps garlic powder 1 tbsp black pepper 3 tbsp vegetable oil 2 medium yellow onions, sliced 1 green bell pepper, sliced 1 chili pepper, diced 1 tsp garlic powder 1 tsp dried thyme 2 cans stewed tomatoes 2 tsp seasoning salt 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce 3 tbsp Pickapeppa Sauce 2 tbsp Tortuga Gold Rum
Cut the turtle steak into 4 to 6 pieces. Using a meat mallet, tenderize the steak until each piece is about one inch thick. Season with garlic, black pepper and lime juice. Marinate in refrigerater for one hour. Heat oil over medium high heat in a large skillet. Brown turtle steaks on each side. Add onions and peppers. Cook until vegetables start to soften, stirring frequently. Add remaining ingredients and stir well, reduce heat to low, cover and simmer. Cook for one hour or until turtle comes apart with a fork and the sauce has thickened. Serve with rice and peas.
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.
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.