4 top options for affordable Caribbean fare in Atlanta

Buenos Dias Cafe | Photo: Asmaa A./Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on May 29, 2020.

Craving Caribbean food?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable Caribbean restaurants around Atlanta, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to venture when cravings strike.

1. LottaFrutta

photo: jung-in s./yelp

Topping the list is LottaFrutta. Located at 590 Auburn Ave. NE in Old Fourth Ward, the breakfast and brunch and Caribbean spot, which offers sandwiches and more, is the highest-rated cheap Caribbean restaurant in Atlanta, boasting 4.5 stars out of 359 reviews on Yelp.  

Fascinated so far?

Concerning signature items, "LottaFrutta specializes in Cuban-inspired grilled sandwiches, exotic fruit smoothies and more," it notes on Yelp in the section highlighting specialties.

2. Buenos Dias Cafe

photo: buenos dias cafe/yelp

Next up is the Buenos Dias Cafe, situated at 30 Decatur St. SE. With 4.5 stars out of 170 reviews on Yelp, the Salvadoran, Cuban and Mexican spot has proven to be a local favorite for those looking for a low-priced option.  

Curious to know more?

"Since opening in 2013, Buenos Dias Cafe has been offering you fresh and healthy choices of Latin-American cuisine," per the history section of the business's Yelp profile. "We serve breakfast and lunch inspired by Salvadorian, Cuban and Mexican dishes."

3. Eats

photo: vivi z./yelp

Eats, located at 600 Ponce De Leon Ave. NE, is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the budget-friendly Southern, Italian and Caribbean spot four stars out of 535 reviews.

Want to know more?

We found this out about the business's signature items: "Eats has been an authentic Atlanta mainstay serving up an eclectic variety of healthy foods guaranteed to satisfy even the pickiest eater," it writes on Yelp in the section about specialties. "Eats offers affordable healthy fast food with delicious homestyle staples including jerk and barbecue chicken, fresh vegetables and more."

4. Havana Sandwich Shop

photo: tiff h./yelp

The Havana Sandwich Shop, a Cuban spot that offers coffee and tea, sandwiches and more, is another inexpensive go-to, with four stars out of 418 Yelp reviews. Head over to 2905 Buford Highway NE to see for yourself. 

Alexa R. noted, "I love a great Cuban sandwich! This place is such a diamond in the rough. It's great for lunch and the sandwich comes out very fast."

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