Restaurants in Guadeloupe

Enjoy a variety of fine French and international dishes on your island getaway

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Guadeloupe Restaurants

A large number of travelers flock to the country of Guadeloupe to experience its fine French-Creole cuisine and an array of international dishes at local bistros and restaurants. Some say that the culinary experience in Guadeloupe can be topped only by a few restaurants elsewhere in the Caribbean.

Travelers will find a smörgåsbord of delectable cuisines in Guadeloupe's more than 400 restaurants, which specialize in foods from Italy, Vietnam, China, India, and Germany, just to name a few. Still, when it comes to dining in Guadeloupe, it is the French and Creole cusine that really shines. The French treat cooking as though it were an art form, and Guadeloupe chefs cooking French cuisine treat their dishes no differently. To learn more about the gastronomical crafts of Guadeloupe, read our article on the country's Culinary Styles.

The beach areas, especially between Bas-du-Fort and St. François, and towns are littered with cafés, patisseries, and open-air bistros for your dining enjoyment. Most of the contemporary and experimental restaurants are located in Jarry, which is near Pointe-à-Pitre; you can also find small roadside establishments called Lolos serving traditional French and Creole dishes throughout the day. For a listing of Guadeloupe's fine dining restaurants, travelers should pick up a copy of Ti Gourmet, which can be found at the airport or in downtown tourist offices. Restaurants on the islands often have special offers, such as a free drink, if you bring this little booklet with you to the restaurant.

Dining facilities in Guadeloupe range from lavishly decorated restaurants, where vacationers can dine while gazing at the sea, to small bars and eateries located outdoors, with simple plastic decor. Meals will vary in cost depending on where you choose to dine, but you can estimate your mealtime budget with a little planning. When considering the cost of your meal, don't forget the service charge and optional extra tip. Almost every restaurant in Guadeloupe incorporates a service charge of 15 percent at the end of your meal, and no further gratuity is required. But if you're feeling generous, your waiter or waitress is sure to appreciate a tip for good service.

Proper dining attire in Guadeloupe's restaurants ranges from extremely casual to a jacket and tie. If you're unsure about a particular restaurant's dress code, feel free to call ahead to find out what you should wear. Also, some places suggest that you make reservations, and some require that you call ahead before your meal, especially during the high tourism season. To be on the safe side, contact the restaurant that you're considering to find out if you need to make reservations. Likely, you will not have to make a reservation for le déjeuner, or lunch, which is the main meal of the day for most locals, but dinner reservations are almost always a must.

When visiting Guadeloupe, you will have a chance to sample some of the most delicious cuisine in the Caribbean. With a little advance planning, you can be sure to enjoy the fine foods of the islands.

Restaurants By Cuisine
Cuisine Restaurants Locations
African 2 Restaurants Bas-du-Fort, Baillif
American 3 Restaurants the vicinity of Pointe A Pitre, downtown Pointe A Pitre, Deshaies
Caribbean 15 Restaurants downtown St. Francois, Gosier, the vicinity of Pointe A Pitre, downtown Pointe A Pitre, Marie-Galante, Bas-du-Fort, Terre-de-Haut, Le Moule, Grande-Terre, Saint-Francois, Deshaies, Mahaut
Creole 23 Restaurants Basse Terre, Gosier, Saint-Francois, downtown Pointe A Pitre, Marie-Galante, Terre-de-Haut, Deshaies, Basse-Terre, Bas-du-Fort, the vicinity of Pointe A Pitre, Baillif, Ste. Anne, Jarry
French 16 Restaurants downtown St. Francois, Pointe A Pitre, Saint-Francois, Ste. Anne, Terre-de-Haut, Deshaies, Bas-du-Fort, the vicinity of Pointe A Pitre, Baillif, Jarry
Indian 3 Restaurants Saint-Francois, downtown Pointe A Pitre, Le Moule
International 2 Restaurants the vicinity of Pointe A Pitre
Italian 7 Restaurants Basse Terre, downtown St. Francois, the vicinity of Pointe A Pitre, Deshaies, Mahaut, Jarry
Japanese 1 Restaurant Jarry
Lebanese 1 Restaurant downtown Pointe A Pitre
Mediterranean 2 Restaurants downtown St. Francois, Terre-de-Haut
Spanish 1 Restaurant Terre-de-Haut
Vegetarian 1 Restaurant Jarry

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