12 Exceptional Caribbean Restaurants to Explore in Los Angeles

Dotted throughout the Southland are wonderful restaurants dedicated to Caribbean cooking. Caribbean food is a broad term that encompasses dishes from more than two dozen island nations that make up the region. Each country’s cuisine is a unique blend of indigenous ingredients, along with the influences from centuries of colonialism, slavery, and trade. From Jamaican jerk chicken to Cuban vaca frita, here now are 12 stellar Caribbean restaurants to try in Los Angeles.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.