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New Orleans' 3 favorite spots to find cheap Caribbean fare

New Orleans' 3 favorite spots to find cheap Caribbean fare
Fritai. | Photo: Michelle B./Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on January 08, 2020.

Looking for a delicious Caribbean meal near you?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable Caribbean restaurants around New Orleans, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to meet your needs.

1. Bar Redux

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Topping the list is Bar Redux. Located at 801 Poland Ave. in Bywater, the bar, Caribbean and Cajun/Creole spot is the highest-rated affordable Caribbean restaurant in New Orleans, boasting 4.5 stars out of 100 reviews on Yelp. 

Yelper Simon B. wrote, "Off the radar little dive bar. ... Delicious wings — meaty, juicy, spicy and yummy! Ditto fried chicken. Jambalaya [is a] tasty generous side. ... Excellent quality!"

Try a Cuban sandwich or the Island Vegan Burger, handmade with quinoa, black beans, shredded carrots, rice, sweet potatoes, spinach, habanero peppers and red bell peppers with cheese.

2. Fritai

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Next up is St. Roch's Fritai, situated at 2381 St. Claude Ave. With 4.5 stars out of 64 reviews on Yelp, the Haitian and gluten-free spot has proven to be a local favorite for those looking for an inexpensive option. 

Yelper Marielle S., who reviewed Fritai on Aug. 4, wrote, "Incredibly good! ... I ordered the sweet plantains and the smothered Haitian greens. The plantains were plentiful, cooked perfectly and delicious! ... The Haitian greens bowl was wonderful — tender greens served with red rice and pork shoulder. It all melded together perfectly and it was so good!"

3. Sarita's Grill

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Freret's Sarita's Grill, located at 4520 Freret St., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the cheap Latin American spot four stars out of 169 reviews. 

Yelper Christopher W. wrote, "Stopped into Sarita's and ordered the ropa vieja [dinner]. Omg, was that good! 100% authentic Cuban food. It's a nice little spot for family or friends with a very affordable menu."


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