Trinidad and Tobago has a range of dining options as diverse as the country’s population. Whether you’re searching for authentic local fare, international cuisine or an eclectic fusion of flavors, there’s something to suit every taste – but selecting a restaurant can become an overwhelming exercise. Lucky for you, F1RST.com has dialed into the discerning tastes of it’s users to compile a list of top-rated spots that all come with glowing recommendations – and mouthwatering dishes.
It’s modern decor and international menu make Aioli the ideal spot for foodies looking for a delicious meal and a trendy dining experience. The restaurant’s European fusion menu is heavily influenced by Mediterranean flavors and comprises unique pairings and spices thoughtfully prepared by Executive Chef John Aboud. Diners can also enjoy an impressive selection of quality wines and a scrumptious dessert menu.
Some would say Buzo is as close to Italy as one could get in Trinidad and Tobago. After you’ve tried one of their dishes – ranging from their homemade pastas to their signature pizzas – you may be inclined to agree. The modern decor is a pleasant contradiction to the rustic exterior of this Warner Street address and the service inspires loyalty among their customer base. It also doesn’t hurt that the chicken and lamb dishes are halal and some of their pasta offerings are gluten free.
One of the few outdoor dining patios with a view, Chaud Cafe & Wine Bar is a calm alternative to the more hectic dining hubs of The Avenue and The Boulevard. The international menu is influenced by the tradition of Spanish tapas and Lebanese mezze and the extensive wine collection offers an impressive selection if you’re looking for the perfect pairing with your meal.
Kaizan Sushi promises its guests quality authentic Japanese cuisine and clearly they continue to deliver on that pledge. Sushi may not tickle the fancy of every palate however if there is a restaurant that could convert skeptics into believers, Kaizan seems to be it. The restaurant offers a wide range of appetizers, signature rolls and other Asian dishes. Coupled with impeccable service and welcoming indoor and outdoor dining options, it’s a must-try for anyone with a preference for Asian fusion flavors.
Whatever Kava may be lacking in square footage it makes up for with is inventive menu featuring 18 Artisan brick oven pizzas, gourmet burgers, pastas and more. Whether you choose to dine in the minimalistic dining room or on the outdoor patio the restaurant’s delicious food, impressive wine list, expert mixologists and world renowned beer collection all come together to provide a trendy, intimate dining experience.
La Cantina’s wood burning stone oven has developed a reputation for creating some of the most delicious pizzas in Trinidad and Tobago, including the inventive ‘Tobago’, topped with tomato, mozzarella, pineapple and shrimp; and the traditional ‘Trinidad’ that replaces the aforementioned shrimp with pepperoni. Generous salad portions and a menu of 40 pizzas including vegetarian, meat and seafood options, make it a great place to dine, while the wrap-around bar area and spacious in- and outdoor seating also make it a great place for drinks.
Italian and Japanese is an unlikely pairing but the More Vino and More Sushi somehow figured out a way to make it work. The Vino side offers a great wine selection and unrivaled pasta dishes while the Sushi portion creates rolls that many claim are the best in the country.
Seafood is always on the table when you’re in Tobago and you can’t find a more beautiful setting to enjoy gourmet dishes than Seahorse Inn’s seaside location. Dining on delectable lobster or perfectly prepared shrimp is an ideal way to spend the night but for those not that enthusiastic about shellfish there are great lamb, pork and chicken dishes as well as. If you’ve still got room left for dessert, try the pineapple cheesecake – it will forever change the way you feel about dessert.
Brazilian churrascaria meets Texan steakhouse meets fine dining…what more can you ask for? If the 50 different items on the salad bar menu aren’t enough to excite you, the attentive gauchos bearing gifts in the form of delicious selections of prime meat – chicken, pork, lamb, sausage and beef – should definitely do the trick! An entertaining and satiating experience all at once, Texas de Brazil is one of those places you can’t help but fall in love with.
With a menu featuring Asian and Continental cuisine, Town has a dish to satisfy a range of palettes. It’s indoor and outdoor dining areas, along with both take-out and delivery services make this restaurant quite versatile in its offerings. The chic decor, prime location on The Boulevard and a bar that’s open quite late also make it a great option for after-work and weekend limes.
So if you were wondering what are the best restaurant places in Trinidad, now you know! And if you’re into Brunch , we’ve got the best in T&T listed here, as well the top ten sushi spots, and the top ten cocktails!