Best Restaurant in the Caribbean (2017)


Fresh-caught seafood, bright tropical flavors, sunset views and a casual island ambiance make dining in the Caribbean a true feast for the senses.

  • Casa Cortés ChocoBar

    Casa Cortés ChocoBar
    San Juan, Puerto Rico

    Located in Old San Juan, Casa Cortés ChocoBar earns accolades for its weekend brunch, with dishes like Chocolicious French Toast and artisanal yogurt mousse with granola. Its pastry and hot chocolate menus also shine.
    Photo courtesy of Casa Cortés ChocoBar

  • Sheer Rocks

    Sheer Rocks

    Perched atop a sunset-facing bluff, Sheer Rocks specializes in tapas, cocktails and an a la carte menu with dishes made from locally sourced ingredients whenever possible. Everything is handmade in house, and all the seafood is line-caught or hand dived.
    Photo courtesy of Daniel Cruz Valle / Flickr

  • Olveston House

    Olveston House

    Situated on five acres of tropical gardens on the quiet island of Montserrat, Olveston House serves international and English cuisine with a Caribbean flair. Themed nights include a barbecue buffet on Wednesday nights, Pub Night on Fridays or a traditional roast for Sunday lunch.
    Photo courtesy of Olveston House

  • The Cliff Restaurant

    The Cliff Restaurant

    At The Cliff Restaurant in Barbados, Chef Paul Owens prepares a menu of seafood-centric dishes, like spicy tuna tartare, Thai red curry mussels, char-grilled mahi mahi and sautéed scallops.
    Photo courtesy of The Cliff Restaurant

  • Jade Mountain Club

    Jade Mountain Club
    St. Lucia

    Wrapped around an infinity pool overlooking the natural grandeur of St. Lucia, the Jade Mountain Club serves seasonal, modern fusion cuisine highlighting the tropical flavors of the Caribbean.
    Photo courtesy of Jade Mountain Resort

  • da Conch Shack

    da Conch Shack
    Providenciales, Turks and Caicos

    da Conch Shack, situated on the island of Providenciales, specializes in conch, but other fresh seafood dishes include lobster, snapper and grouper. Non-seafood enthusiasts can chow down on fiery jerk chicken at this delightfully casual beach bar.
    Photo courtesy of

  • balter

    St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands

    Fresh, locally sourced ingredients and an elegant, understated environment make balter a favorite on the island of St. Croix. Chef Digby Stridiron, a native of the island, prepares contemporary West Indian cuisine with an always evolving menu, often with ingredients foraged from the island's rainforest, mangroves and ocean.
    Photo courtesy of Tom Kirkman / balter

  • Queen's Gardens Restaurant

    Queen's Gardens Restaurant

    At Queen's Gardens Restaurant on the island of Saba, guests dine on dishes made from fresh, sustainable ingredients where the natural flavors shine through. The extensive wine list includes more than 140 labels from around the globe.
    Photo courtesy of Queen's Gardens Restaurant

  • Savant

    St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands

    Thai-Mexican-Caribbean fusion best describes the menu at this cozy bistro. Start with vegetable strudel and follow up with fresh fish in Thai red coconut curry sauce. Seafood chowder and paella are both delicious, and you'll want to take advantage of locally caught seafood. Meat lovers won't leave disappointed either – maple teriyaki pork tenderloin and tender filet mignon are both served nightly.
    Photo courtesy of Savant

  • At Sea Restaurant

    At Sea Restaurant

    With views of the Caribbean, At Sea serves an extensive menu highlighting tropical fruits and vegetables from South America, beef from the United States, cheeses from Europe and fresh fish from the Caribbean.
    Photo courtesy of At Sea Restaurant / Facebook

A panel of Caribbean travel experts have hand-picked their favorite restaurants in the region as nominees for Best Restaurant in the Caribbean, and for the past four weeks, 10Best readers have been voting daily for their favorites. The results are in!

The top 10 winners in the category Best Restaurant in the Caribbean are as follows:

  1. Casa Cortés ChocoBar - San Juan, Puerto Rico
  2. Sheer Rocks - Antigua
  3. Olveston House - Montserrat
  4. The Cliff Restaurant - Barbados
  5. Jade Mountain Club - St. Lucia
  6. da Conch Shack - Providenciales, Turks and Caicos
  7. balter - St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
  8. Queen’s Gardens Restaurant - Saba
  9. Savant - St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
  10. At Sea Restaurant - Bonaire

A panel of experts partnered with 10Best editors to picked the initial 20 nominees, and the top 10 winners were determined by popular vote. Experts Liliana Erasmus (10Best), Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon (, Melanie Reffes and Chelle Walton (10Best) were chosen based on their expertise of the Caribbean region.

Congratulations to all these winning restaurants!

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Liliana Erasmus

Liliana Erasmus

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Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon

Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon

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Melanie Reffes

Melanie Reffes

Melanie Reffes

Chelle Walton

Chelle Walton

Chelle Walton