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The Essential Montreal Caribbean Restaurants

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Doubles, pepperpot, griot, tassot, jerk, bokit. Montreal enjoys a privileged banquet of foods from the Caribbean diaspora. The fact that you can wash a roti down with a mauby or sorrel today correlates, in no small part, to changes Canada made to discriminatory immigration laws half a century ago. That's the history lesson. Here's the food. Enjoy this map of Montreal's essential Caribbean restaurants.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Carribean Tasty Treats

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4410 Des Sources
H8Y 3B7, Canada
(514) 542-4410
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The West Island has an active Caribbean community. At Tasty Treats the menu runs the gamut: ackee, curries, jerk, stews, rotis, patties, and hard-to-find desserts like potato pudding and black cake.

2. Mr Patty

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5312 patricia, Montreal
QC, Canada
(514) 483-2323
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Beyond the namesake focus, Mr Patty offers a lineup of curry chicken, curry goat, rotis, and Jamaican sweets.

3. Greenz

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395 Rue Saint-Jacques, Lachine
QC H8R 1E7, Canada
(438) 387-1336
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The West-Indian menu at this Lachine restaurant are served up in a no-nonsense casse-croûte style of restaurant; no wonder, as it’s located in the same spot that once housed a popular submarine sandwich shop. The accras and jerk chicken alone are worth the trip.

4. Caribbean Paradise

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8080 Newman, Lasalle
QC, Canada
(514) 393-8080
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The borough of LaSalle has a significant West Indian population, well served here with a hefty menu of regional faves. For lively domino tournament action, this is the place, if not their traditional Guyanese-Chinese side menu with stir-fried options to boot.

5. Caribbean Curry House

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6892 Avenue Victoria, Montréal
QC H3W 2T4, Canada
(514) 733-0828
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The incomparable Caribbean Curry House has served rotis, and stew plates in Côte-des-Neiges since 1980, and is regarded as one of the top spots to grab the classics.

6. Boulangerie Spicee

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6889A Rue Victoria, Montreal
QC, Canada
(514) 739-9714

Sometimes known as "Mr. Spicee" or just "Spicee's", this may be some of the city's best value food, period. Grab the doubles — the slightly messy flatbread sandwich filled with Trinidadian curry, a Spicee staple.

7. Tropical Paradise

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5208 Decarie, Montreal
QC H3X 2H9, Canada
(514) 481-2614
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Oxtail, barbecue chicken, goat, plantains, rotis — get 'em all at this Côte-des-Neiges-NDG restaurant.

8. Casserole Kréole

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4800 Rue de Charleroi, Montréal-Nord
QC H1H 1V4, Canada
(514) 508-4844
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Montreal North's large Haitian community is well-served here by Kenny Pelissier and Hans Chavannes, two chefs and grads of the ITHQ and Calixa-Lavallée, respectively. Casserole Kréole doubles as a caterer and lunch counter.

9. Méli-Mélo

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640 Rue Jarry E, Montreal
QC H2P 1V7, Canada
(514) 277-6409
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Part eatery, part market, and indispensable hub of the city's Haitian community, Méli-Mélo sells more griot than any other restaurant in the city. The menu's more extensive than the delectable porky staple, however. Come with a posse and sample traditional takes on turkey, goat, chicken, and fish too.

10. Jean's Trinidadian Foods

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5915 rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montreal-Quest, Montreal West, QC
QC H4A 1X7, Canada
(514) 223-6204

This mother-daughter NDG restaurant and store has served doubles, rotis, dumplings, kingfish, homemade drinks like ginger beer and ice cold sorrel since 2003.

11. Larimar

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1190 Rue Bélanger est, Montreal
QC H2S 1H4, Canada
(514) 277-9908
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Montreal's Dominican community is small, but here's one restaurant that provides the homesick with food nostalgia. A good place to go for the seven-meat-stew sancocho or mashed plantain mangú.

12. Kwizinn

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6670 Rue St-Hubert, Montréal
QC H2S 2M3, Canada
(514) 379-6670
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Cheap, hearty, and socially conscious: That’s Michael Lafaille’s Caribbean spot in the St-Hubert Plaza, serving honest Haitian food at low prices while making a point out of hiring staff with disabilities —particularly sight problems, much like Lafaille, who did a stint at the dining-in-the-dark restaurant O Noir.

13. Lloydie's (multiple locations)

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66 Rue Saint Viateur O, Montréal
QC H2T 2K8, Canada
(514) 274-7474
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The Jamaican patty maker made waves in Montreal when it announced it would be opening a brick-and-mortar spot in Mile. The new fast-casual spot features platter and sandwiches of jerk meat alongside macaroni pie, Caribbean poutines, and a small but sturdy selection of desserts. Now with a downtown location on Crescent.

14. Le Jardin Du Cari

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5554 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal
QC H2T 1S8, Canada
(514) 495-0565

Another rare restaurant that serves authentic Guyanese-style West Indian food. Try the roti, of course, but save room for chow mein, goat fried rice, and a cool peanut punch.

15. Casse-Croûte Steve-Anna

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3302 Rue Bélanger, Montréal
QC H1X 1A1, Canada
(514) 725-3776
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This beloved Haitian snack bar closed suddenly in 2014, instigating an uproar within the community. Steve Anna was saved, however, and now operates in new digs in Rosemont not far from its original location.

16. Caraïbe Delite

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4816 Parc, Montreal
QC H2V 4E6, Canada
(514) 274-4509
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Finding Guyanese comfort food is a tricky business in Montreal. At Caraïbe Delite, familiar staples from the South American, but culturally Caribbean, country abound. Fresh peanut punch to wash down rotis are highly recommended here.

17. Seasoned Dreams

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5509 Rue Laurendeau, Montréal
QC H4E 3V9, Canada
(514) 769-2222
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The social media savvy Seasoned Dreams has made waves with jerk poutine mashups. Chef Jae-Anthony Dougan-Holder’s menu also includes your standard jerk chicken and pork plates, mac ‘n’ cheese, and wings. It’s now equipped with a stand-alone restaurant in addition to the catering service.

18. Mango Bay

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1236 Rue Mackay #201, Montréal
QC H3G 2H4, Canada
(514) 875-7082
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Mango Bay has held fast for over a decade and a half in downtown Montreal. Come for Jamaican jerk, fish cakes, curry goat, and tropical drinks and desserts. There’s a mean patty on offer, too.

19. Agrikol

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1844 Rue Amherst, Montréal
QC H2L, Canada
(514) 903-6707
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Toronto restauranteur Jen Agg and her partner Roland Jean may no longer be involved, leaving two members of band Arcade Fire as the owners, yet this soulful spot for rum cocktails and Haitian goods forges on under the guidance of chef Paul Harry Toussaint. Snacks like fried plantains, macaroni gratin, and spiced ribs, stewed goat with vegetables, and whole fried fish are all worthwhile reasons to visit.

20. Boom J's Cuisine

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2026 Wellington Street, Montreal
QC H3K 1W8, Canada
(514) 730-6524
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The jerk chicken at Boom J's lures people to Pointe-St-Charles, but don't sleep on the restaurant's curry goat, stew beef, oxtail, and ackee and saltfish.

21. Bonne Bouffe Créole

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3715 Sainte-Catherine Est, Montreal
QC, Canada
(514) 656-7347
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Bonne Bouffe Créole delivers lambi, griot, tassot, and other Haitian fare all over Hochelaga.

22. Le WillMar

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263 Boulevard Brien, Repentigny
QC J6A 6S4, Canada
(450) 581-9455
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This casse-croûte, grocery store, and caterer is out to serve Repentigny's sizeable Haitian community. On the menu: lambi, tassot beef, griot, soupe joumou, fritay, cabrit, and more.

1. Carribean Tasty Treats

4410 Des Sources, H8Y 3B7, Canada

The West Island has an active Caribbean community. At Tasty Treats the menu runs the gamut: ackee, curries, jerk, stews, rotis, patties, and hard-to-find desserts like potato pudding and black cake.

4410 Des Sources
H8Y 3B7, Canada

2. Mr Patty

5312 patricia, Montreal, QC, Canada

Beyond the namesake focus, Mr Patty offers a lineup of curry chicken, curry goat, rotis, and Jamaican sweets.

5312 patricia, Montreal
QC, Canada

3. Greenz

395 Rue Saint-Jacques, Lachine, QC H8R 1E7, Canada

The West-Indian menu at this Lachine restaurant are served up in a no-nonsense casse-croûte style of restaurant; no wonder, as it’s located in the same spot that once housed a popular submarine sandwich shop. The accras and jerk chicken alone are worth the trip.

395 Rue Saint-Jacques, Lachine
QC H8R 1E7, Canada

4. Caribbean Paradise

8080 Newman, Lasalle, QC, Canada

The borough of LaSalle has a significant West Indian population, well served here with a hefty menu of regional faves. For lively domino tournament action, this is the place, if not their traditional Guyanese-Chinese side menu with stir-fried options to boot.

8080 Newman, Lasalle
QC, Canada

5. Caribbean Curry House

6892 Avenue Victoria, Montréal, QC H3W 2T4, Canada

The incomparable Caribbean Curry House has served rotis, and stew plates in Côte-des-Neiges since 1980, and is regarded as one of the top spots to grab the classics.

6892 Avenue Victoria, Montréal
QC H3W 2T4, Canada

6. Boulangerie Spicee

6889A Rue Victoria, Montreal, QC, Canada

Sometimes known as "Mr. Spicee" or just "Spicee's", this may be some of the city's best value food, period. Grab the doubles — the slightly messy flatbread sandwich filled with Trinidadian curry, a Spicee staple.

6889A Rue Victoria, Montreal
QC, Canada

7. Tropical Paradise

5208 Decarie, Montreal, QC H3X 2H9, Canada

Oxtail, barbecue chicken, goat, plantains, rotis — get 'em all at this Côte-des-Neiges-NDG restaurant.

5208 Decarie, Montreal
QC H3X 2H9, Canada

8. Casserole Kréole

4800 Rue de Charleroi, Montréal-Nord, QC H1H 1V4, Canada

Montreal North's large Haitian community is well-served here by Kenny Pelissier and Hans Chavannes, two chefs and grads of the ITHQ and Calixa-Lavallée, respectively. Casserole Kréole doubles as a caterer and lunch counter.

4800 Rue de Charleroi, Montréal-Nord
QC H1H 1V4, Canada

9. Méli-Mélo

640 Rue Jarry E, Montreal, QC H2P 1V7, Canada

Part eatery, part market, and indispensable hub of the city's Haitian community, Méli-Mélo sells more griot than any other restaurant in the city. The menu's more extensive than the delectable porky staple, however. Come with a posse and sample traditional takes on turkey, goat, chicken, and fish too.

640 Rue Jarry E, Montreal
QC H2P 1V7, Canada

10. Jean's Trinidadian Foods

5915 rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montreal-Quest, Montreal West, QC, QC H4A 1X7, Canada

This mother-daughter NDG restaurant and store has served doubles, rotis, dumplings, kingfish, homemade drinks like ginger beer and ice cold sorrel since 2003.

5915 rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montreal-Quest, Montreal West, QC
QC H4A 1X7, Canada

11. Larimar

1190 Rue Bélanger est, Montreal, QC H2S 1H4, Canada

Montreal's Dominican community is small, but here's one restaurant that provides the homesick with food nostalgia. A good place to go for the seven-meat-stew sancocho or mashed plantain mangú.

1190 Rue Bélanger est, Montreal
QC H2S 1H4, Canada

12. Kwizinn

6670 Rue St-Hubert, Montréal, QC H2S 2M3, Canada

Cheap, hearty, and socially conscious: That’s Michael Lafaille’s Caribbean spot in the St-Hubert Plaza, serving honest Haitian food at low prices while making a point out of hiring staff with disabilities —particularly sight problems, much like Lafaille, who did a stint at the dining-in-the-dark restaurant O Noir.

6670 Rue St-Hubert, Montréal
QC H2S 2M3, Canada

13. Lloydie's (multiple locations)

66 Rue Saint Viateur O, Montréal, QC H2T 2K8, Canada

The Jamaican patty maker made waves in Montreal when it announced it would be opening a brick-and-mortar spot in Mile. The new fast-casual spot features platter and sandwiches of jerk meat alongside macaroni pie, Caribbean poutines, and a small but sturdy selection of desserts. Now with a downtown location on Crescent.

66 Rue Saint Viateur O, Montréal
QC H2T 2K8, Canada

14. Le Jardin Du Cari

5554 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2T 1S8, Canada

Another rare restaurant that serves authentic Guyanese-style West Indian food. Try the roti, of course, but save room for chow mein, goat fried rice, and a cool peanut punch.

5554 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal
QC H2T 1S8, Canada

15. Casse-Croûte Steve-Anna

3302 Rue Bélanger, Montréal, QC H1X 1A1, Canada

This beloved Haitian snack bar closed suddenly in 2014, instigating an uproar within the community. Steve Anna was saved, however, and now operates in new digs in Rosemont not far from its original location.

3302 Rue Bélanger, Montréal
QC H1X 1A1, Canada

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16. Caraïbe Delite

4816 Parc, Montreal, QC H2V 4E6, Canada

Finding Guyanese comfort food is a tricky business in Montreal. At Caraïbe Delite, familiar staples from the South American, but culturally Caribbean, country abound. Fresh peanut punch to wash down rotis are highly recommended here.

4816 Parc, Montreal
QC H2V 4E6, Canada

17. Seasoned Dreams

5509 Rue Laurendeau, Montréal, QC H4E 3V9, Canada

The social media savvy Seasoned Dreams has made waves with jerk poutine mashups. Chef Jae-Anthony Dougan-Holder’s menu also includes your standard jerk chicken and pork plates, mac ‘n’ cheese, and wings. It’s now equipped with a stand-alone restaurant in addition to the catering service.

5509 Rue Laurendeau, Montréal
QC H4E 3V9, Canada

18. Mango Bay

1236 Rue Mackay #201, Montréal, QC H3G 2H4, Canada

Mango Bay has held fast for over a decade and a half in downtown Montreal. Come for Jamaican jerk, fish cakes, curry goat, and tropical drinks and desserts. There’s a mean patty on offer, too.

1236 Rue Mackay #201, Montréal
QC H3G 2H4, Canada

19. Agrikol

1844 Rue Amherst, Montréal, QC H2L, Canada

Toronto restauranteur Jen Agg and her partner Roland Jean may no longer be involved, leaving two members of band Arcade Fire as the owners, yet this soulful spot for rum cocktails and Haitian goods forges on under the guidance of chef Paul Harry Toussaint. Snacks like fried plantains, macaroni gratin, and spiced ribs, stewed goat with vegetables, and whole fried fish are all worthwhile reasons to visit.

1844 Rue Amherst, Montréal
QC H2L, Canada

20. Boom J's Cuisine

2026 Wellington Street, Montreal, QC H3K 1W8, Canada

The jerk chicken at Boom J's lures people to Pointe-St-Charles, but don't sleep on the restaurant's curry goat, stew beef, oxtail, and ackee and saltfish.

2026 Wellington Street, Montreal
QC H3K 1W8, Canada

21. Bonne Bouffe Créole

3715 Sainte-Catherine Est, Montreal, QC, Canada

Bonne Bouffe Créole delivers lambi, griot, tassot, and other Haitian fare all over Hochelaga.

3715 Sainte-Catherine Est, Montreal
QC, Canada

22. Le WillMar

263 Boulevard Brien, Repentigny, QC J6A 6S4, Canada

This casse-croûte, grocery store, and caterer is out to serve Repentigny's sizeable Haitian community. On the menu: lambi, tassot beef, griot, soupe joumou, fritay, cabrit, and more.

263 Boulevard Brien, Repentigny
QC J6A 6S4, Canada

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