Local food and drinks: Introduction
Because it is impossible to make a list of all the places where I've eaten or drunk something during by stay on the island, I thought it might be interesting to just make a list of special, popular or traditional dishes, fast food or drinks you'll find on Guadeloupe.
In this "restaurant-chapter" you'll find a lot of local food and drinks that make the "cuisine" on Guadeloupe to such a special one. The mixture of Créole, Indian and French influences resulted in a lot of delicious meals, and when it comes to drinks: of course the Caribbean rhum has a strong influence!
Most of the food or drinks you'll find here can be found in every restaurant, bar or fast-food stall on the archipelago. If there is a place where I 've tried an exceptional version of it, of course I'll add it to the tip!
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La Porte des Indes: Indian Food
If there remains a place not to miss when it is about Indian restoration in Guadeloupe, it is indeed the Door of the Indies which is located at Saint-François. Felted environment and traditionally guadeloupean for one of the most beautiful restaurants Indian of the area. The dishes are learnedly cooked by an excellent local indian chief. To taste in Duet for one evening Romantic with wish. You can find the environment of this restaurant in this clip:
Favorite Dish: Tikka massala
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in Deshaies: La table du poisson Rouge
It's the restaurant of the "Habitation Tendayou"
The restaurant is largely opened on the sight over Deshaies aand the bay...
Birds are every where and fly and eat in plates...Crazy.
The director is also a fisherman and the kitchen is done by his wife...It's very good and tasty.
Favorite Dish: For aperitve you can drink-each one serve himself- a"planteur" or adelicious "mojito", then you can eat
"poissons cru mariné aux epices et au lait de coco"
Ragout de poissons
and so on
cant remember but there is only one restaurant.: fresh seafood
if you pass at "port Louis" town at lunch time and fancy some local fresh seafood then it s the place to go. There is not much choice on the menu, it all depends on what the fisherman brought back that day. No fancy plates or decoration but you are sure to have some very good fresh seafood.
Favorite Dish: seafoods
Foods to Try: Guadeloupe Cuisine
Favorite Dish: Try:
Matoutou de crabes--crabs sauteed with onions, garlic and lemon juice
Crabe aux ti bananes vertes--boiled crabs and green bananas
Blaff--stewed fish with lemon or lime, garlic and hot red pepper
Calalou--stew containing ham, bacon, or crab
Ti nin lan morue--green bananas, cod, sweet potatoes, green peppers, cucumbers, and bits of pork
Casino Caraibe Club: Casino Caraibe Club
Since the cost of life is very high in Guadeloupe, it's hard to find a meal at less than 100F. The casino offers buffets every wednesday, friday and saturday at 70F and we jumped on the occasion! Local appitizers and international cuisine (we had choucroute). The setting was very great on terrace on the roof.
(I'd like to thank Luc and Claire for the great evening!)
Favorite Dish: A plentiful buffet
BEETLE_VERTE's Restaurant Tip
Favorite Dish: I can't insit enough. Creole cuisine is exquisite. Often very spicy, but nothing a little rum wont cure, you can also find some things not too hot.
Accras, fishes, fruits, veggies. And always always a Ti-punch or a Planteur!
Au Naturel: Au Naturel
Friendly and animated! The owner will come and chat with you a bit or sing and dance with her daughter. It feels like she invited you home for a beach party! A great view over the ocean. Beautiful setting with birds (she feeds the sucriers, small yellow birds, with sugar three times a day and it's amazing to see them coming; there are hundreds of them!), trees and flowers. Open terrace. Cheap!
Favorite Dish: Her dish of Accras (fish fritters) is a feast in its own, but when she arrived with the chicken columbo and the thazard fillets (taste and feel a bit like fresh tuna), I was in paradise!
Eden Plage on the beach at St....
Eden Plage on the beach at St. Anne
There is live music almost every night and a broad range of recorded music otherwise. One night a (very good) saxaphonist came in and accompanied the recorded music. Part of the restaurant is inside (with a pool table & bar) but most of it is a series of covered wooden decks joined by wooden plank walkways and bridges. It is definitely a family place but the decks give a feeling of privacy.
If you get beer, make sure to get one on tap. The bottled beer is not cold enough. Mixed drinks were okay. Merlot wine was excellent.
Favorite Dish: I loved my lamb chops although they specialize in seafood and pizza.
La Chaloupe: La Chaloupe
La Chaloupe is a partially open, partially walled restaurant offering fine French and Creole cuisine. Only the bar seating has a view of the marina but it is pleasant enough so you don't mind. The menus are in French only. The waitstaff do not speak English although they try very hard to communicate. The manager did speak some English and was able to help us understand the menu. My husband ordered a a 'menu' - a full meal from appetizer to dessert plus a glass of wine. I had pasta avec langouste. Langouste is the Caribbean lobster -- without the lobster claws. It was all excellent. We had our first and best taste of accras here. (Accras are fritters made with cod and spices -- supposedly a marriage of French, Creole and Indian cooking. They are served hot on a bed of cold lettuce and grated carrots and possibly other vegetables. They are every where and they are addictive.) Neither of us was able to finish our meal although we did share the menu dessert - bananas flambee. The whole meal, including tip, was 388 francs.
Favorite Dish: Accras & langouste
Rest. Pipirite: Restaurant Pipirite
in the heart of the tropical forest with more than 350 species of plants
Favorite Dish: typical creole cuisine: calalou, colombo de poulet, colombo de cabri à l'indienne, tarte aux ouassous, chatrou, ti nain, ...
Chez Joselyne: Chez Joselyne
Favorite Dish: typical creole cuisine: boudins aux fruits de mer, crabes farcis, rillettes de poisson, colombo de poisson, colombo de poulet, colombo de cabri, bananes flambées au rhum, ...
fabrice's Restaurant Tip
in tropical countries,I always enjoy eating all kinds of tropical fruits which are extremely expensive in europe:mangoes,papayas,watermelons,goyavas
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