“Barbados is a culinary gem of the region,” says writer, editor, and self-described proud Bajan Tamara Best of the Caribbean island. “Don’t be fooled by its size. At 166 square miles, the island has plenty to offer: outdoor food markets, restaurants perched seaside, great bakeries hiding in plain sight, and much more.”
For those looking for a traditional taste of Barbados, Best recommends two dishes: “Don’t leave the island without trying flying fish or pudding and souse, a local delicacy made of various pig parts served with sweet potato pudding, typically eaten on Saturdays.”
Here now, the 18 essential restaurants of Barbados.
Editor’s Note: Eater is not updating international maps at this time given disruptions to global travel during the COVID-19 crisis.
Price per person, excluding alcohol
$ = Less than 30 BDS (Less than $15 USD)
$$ = 30-80 BDS ($15-40 USD)
$$$ = 80-160 BDS ($40 -80 USD)
$$$$ = More than 160 BDS ($80)