Where to Eat in Guadeloupe

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.

Bananier, Basse-Terre 97130 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 Bananier Beach, welcoming in a constant breeze. The local drinks are made to order. Pick your rhum of choice from the display table and sip on a ti’ punch before savoring typical plates like cod fritters, fresh lobster stuffed with spices, and goat stew.
30 Rue Jean Calot terre de haut, 97137, Guadeloupe
On the main village drag, less than a five-minute walk from the arrival dock, Au Bon Vivre is a French restaurant with Caribbean flair, where two-hour lunches include creative dishes like pineapple foie gras, coconut snapper, or conch lasagna. The dimly lit brick interior displays portraits of jazz artists, but you also have a choice to sit in the courtyard and dine al fresco. The ambiance and menu more than make up for the lack of ocean views.
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