A trio of paradise islands famed for sparkling sapphire waters and white-sand beaches, the Cayman Islands also boast a reputation for being the Caribbean’s culinary capital. These compact islands have limited options in regard to agriculture, so locals turned to an abundant alternative: the sea.
With more than 200 restaurants covering Grand Cayman, Little Cayman, and Cayman Brac, the cuisine takes the islands’ rich marine life as its foundation, then steeps it in the flavors and influences of the Greater Antilles and nearby Mexico, Cuba, and Miami. Snapper, mahi-mahi, and lobster seasoned with herbs, citrus, and a generous helping of chile are the most popular Caymanian staples, but the menu doesn’t stop there.
Find out what 10 dishes you must try during your next visit to the Cayman Islands, as well as a few of the best places to find them here:
Come Hungry to the Cayman Islands — This Island Paradise is a Food Lover’s Dream
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