Where to Eat in Guadeloupe
Collected by Lebawit Lily Girma , AFAR Local Expert
Whether a beach snack, roadside shack, or fine dining in the rain forest, Guadeloupe's restaurants are always a culinary treat, offering a blend of beautifully presented Creole and French specialties and understandably focusing on the freshest of seafood. Make sure you start with a rhum cocktail, and end with a delicious dessert—this is French territory, after all.
Anse Salee, Guadeloupe
Le Rivage, specializing in Creole cuisine, is a charming place to stop for lunch on the way back from hiking Guadeloupe National Park. This casual, family-friendly establishment has a wood-floored dining room with shutters opening onto views of...
Route de la Pointe des Châteaux, D 118, 97118, Guadeloupe
Set on a craggy Atlantic coastline in Saint Francois, La Rhumerie du Pirate restaurant is perched over a beautiful, wild, golden-colored beach dotted with large conch shells and battered by crashing waves. Creole dishes are served in the casual...
This long-time food truck and roadside eatery, with plastic chairs and tables with beach umbrellas, faces the popular Sainte-Anne Beach. It is known for serving excellent, cheap bokits–the traditional Guadeloupean sandwich. It’s like a johnnycake...
D 203, Capesterre-de-Marie-Galante, Guadeloupe
Set on a quiet residential street on Marie-Galante island, entering cozy Le Reflet de L'île (island reflections) is like walking into a Guadeloupean family home. The chalkboard menu usually lists local specialties like conch-filled shell, chicken...
Matouba La Haut, Deshaies 97126, Guadeloupe
In a lush rain forest setting north of Guadeloupe National Park and part of the upscale Tendacayou Ecolodge, Le Poisson Rouge (the red fish) offers an ultra-creative mix of Creole and French specialties on a menu that changes daily. Its interior...
Chemin de la Plage, Le Gosier, Guadeloupe
With a casual wooden veranda overlooking the popular white sand of La Datcha Beach in Le Gosier, and with the Gosier Islet in the near distance, Entre Ciel et Mer truly is, as its name suggests, between sky and sea. The menu focuses on traditional...
10, Rue Benoit Cassin, Guadeloupe
Ti Kaz' La (small house) easily ranks among the top five restaurants in Guadeloupe. It's partly down to the setting on picturesque Terre-de-Haut in Les Saintes, with an open-air, ground-level dining deck with steps leading onto the soft white...
quai Foulon, N1, Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe
Set over the water on the edge of a Pointe-a-Pitre harbor pier and with views of neighboring islands, La Canne à Sucre specializes in southern French cuisine and select Guadeloupean dishes. A little off the beaten track, it makes for a quiet and...
Destreland, Baie Mahault, Guadeloupe
David Vigneau’s patisserie is a dessert lover’s dream. Located inside a commercial shopping center on Grande-Terre, the haute dessert and pastry shop boasts Guadeloupe’s finest artisan chocolate, as well as housemade pastries, desserts, ice cream,...
A small, ultra-local roadside restaurant, Top Local dishes out large seafood plates in the popular Sainte-Anne beach area. From conch to grilled lobster, you pick what you want from the front display. There’s ample indoor seating, if you choose,...
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