Allow us to introduce you to the names and menus of prominent Haitian restaurants created by the Haitian diaspora on a sensational spice-stop tour of a culinary world infused with French, West Indian and Caribbean cuisine. There’s “griot” (fried pork chunks), “Legume” (vegetable stew), “Pwason” (fried fish) and much more. Most importantly you get “Pikliz” (spicy coleslaw) used to relish your meal with spiciness.
PIMAN BOUK HAITIAN RESTAURANT
5921 Ne 2nd Ave.
Miami, FL 33137
Telephone: (305) 759- 6805
Hours: Monday – Sunday (7:30 a.m. – 11 p.m.)
“Piman Bouk” is an essential stop for anyone looking to experience Haitian culinary dishes. Located in the inner city of Little Haiti, it is home to first and second-generation Caribbean migrants. You’ll see you are definitely not in Art Deco districts like Brickell or Miami Beach. The restaurants tend to be smaller, but they leave a big impression. Variety of plates like fried pork called “griot” in Creole with fried plantains and rice, legume or stewed vegetables.
Naomi’s Garden Restaurant and Lounge
650 NW 71st St.
Miami, FL 33150
Telephone: (305) 456-4715
Hours: Monday – Sunday (8 a.m.- 9 p.m.)
Naomi’s Garden is a classic spot in the Little Haiti area that has some of the best Haitian food in Miami. They have a multitude of selections to choose from, such as oxtail, fried snapper, jerk chicken and many more dishes that all come with a chef’s kiss of flavor.
Fidel Seafood Restaurant
12391 NE 6th Ave.
North Miami, FL 33161
Telephone: (305) 981-2302
Hours: Monday-Sunday (9 a.m. – 11 p.m.)
Fidel Seafood Restaurant is a small spot in North Miami that specializes in seafood. This restaurant strictly sticks to Haitian-style preparations and makes the best fried snapper in Miami. Even though the deep-fried fish can be overcooked at times and have a stringy texture, that’s not the case at this restaurant. The chefs make the snapper and it’s so good that you are not going to need side dishes. Their rice and food are good, but the crispy and flaky snapper is what you truly come for at this restaurant.
Chez Le Bebe Restaurant
114 NE 54th St.
Miami, FL 33137
Telephone: (305) 751-7639
Hours: Monday – Sunday (8 a.m.- 12 a.m.)
Chez Le Bebe is a little Haitian spot that focuses on a handful of Haitian dishes, especially their main dish, which is fried pork, also known as griot. This restaurant fry’s lots of pork that will leave your taste buds satisfied. When you order this dish, it will come with fried plantains and pikis, a spicy sauce. The food is so good that you can split it with a friend.
Caribbean Kitchen 305
762 NW 183rd St.
Miami Gardens, FL 33169
Telephone: (305) 760-2655
Hours: Monday-Sunday (8 a.m. – 10 p.m.)
Caribbean Kitchen 305 is a Haitian restaurant in Miami Gardens. They prepare many dishes, but what people really come to Caribbean Kitchen 305 for is their spaghetti, which they customize uniquely. You can choose spaghetti with hotdogs and eggs or spaghetti with sausage and some spicy sauce. This spaghetti will leave you very full after one sitting and make you want to come back for a second plate. This restaurant also has two parts: A dining area if you stay and eat and takeout if you want to take your food on the go. Caribbean Kitchen 305 caters to the dine-in crowd and the takeout crowd.