Now Caribbean food and spice is perhaps not the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Montreal. But Caribbean Curry House in the Côte-des-Neiges neighborhood has got some of the best goat and chicken roti, oxtail, and other local specialties you’ll find without even going to the Caribbean.
This is truly a local place, evidenced by when I told my taxi driver I was heading to the Caribbean Curry House. “How on earth did you find out about that place?” he asked me. Sure enough, the lunch line began snaking towards the front door within ten minutes of the place opening. As for the food, it’s wonderfully spiced and made with great attention to island traditions. The roti is the signature dish — a beautifully pliant piece of flatbread stuffed with curry, spices, and tender pieces of goat or chicken. Along with a friendly, festive atmosphere, it’s easy to see why this place is a huge favorite with the locals.