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Rhum Corner, Toronto | 
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Where to Eat Caribbean Food in Toronto

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Updated: 29 August 2017
Toronto’s best Caribbean restaurants offer delicious home-style island fare with friendly service. Often family-run mainstays of their local neighborhoods, there’s no shortage of options across the city. Here are just some of the best places to enjoy Caribbean food in Toronto.

Mona’s Roti

Caribbean, $$$
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Mona’s Roti is a cozy spot that has offered some of the best family Caribbean cooking in the city for more than 25 years. At this Trinidadian family-operated restaurant, you can order roti with a variety of tasty curries (including chick peas and potato, chicken, goat, and shrimp), stews (such as beef and king fish) or vegetables (spinach, eggplant, squash, and tomatoes). You can also substitute roti for rice and peas, plain rice with jerk chicken or oxtail stew.

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Mon - Sat:
11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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Takeaway

One Love Vegetarian

Restaurant, Caribbean, $$$
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Located on Bathurst just north of Bloor, One Love takes traditional Caribbean favorites and gives them a delicious vegetarian twist. The menu features roti filled with seasoned Jamaican pumpkin, chickpeas, and potatoes, and their signature dish is the corn soup—a thick, lightly spiced chowder.

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Mon - Fri:
11:00 am - 9:00 am
Sat:
11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Mitzie’s Jerk

Restaurant, Caribbean, $$$
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Mitzie’s Jerk has long held the reputation of being one of the best Caribbean restaurants in Toronto. Located in Etobicoke, the restaurant features rotis that incorporate chicken, goat, beef, and pork served with coleslaw plus a choice of white rice or rice and peas. You can also try their stewed oxtail, jerk pork, and seafood options.

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Tue - Thu:
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri:
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat:
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Rasta Pasta

Restaurant, Caribbean, $$$
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This Kensington Market hot spot offers both traditional Caribbean and Italian dishes in a side-by-side takeout space. The Italian side offers mainly paninis and lasagne, while the Jamaican-style offerings include jerk pork, oxtail, goat, and the signature Jamaican Me Crazy Chicken. You’ll find long line-ups at Rasta Pasta during weekday lunch hours.

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Tue - Sat:
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sun:
11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Meal service:

Takeaway

Bacchus Roti Shop

Restaurant, Caribbean, $$$
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Located in Parkdale, Bacchus is known for serving up some of the best roti in the city—with a Guyanese and Barbadian twist. While the usual chicken, mutton, beef or shrimp rotis are on the menu, they specialize in veggie rotis—which can include squash, mushrooms, green beans, potato, and chickpeas. They also serve soups, samosas, sweet potato fries, rice ‘n’ peas, and a variety of desserts too.

Caribbean chicken | © Kelsey Roth / Flickr

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Tue - Thu:
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri:
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Real Jerk Restaurant

Restaurant, Caribbean, $$$
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One of the The Real Jerk’s locations sits in the Upper Beaches, and it has been offering island specialties for more than 30 years. You can choose from lunch, dinner, take-out, and catering, which include the usual jerk chicken and pork options as well as shrimp and veggie roti, curry goat, chicken, and beef, and cod and plantain fritters. The Gerrard location of The Real Jerk garnered extra attention in 2016 when Drake and Rhianna filmed footage for their music video “Work” there.

Créole cuisine | © SnippyHolloW / Flickr

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Mon - Wed:
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thu - Fri:
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Sat:
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sun:
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Ritz Caribbean Foods

Restaurant, Greengrocer, Caribbean, $$$
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Ritz Caribbean Foods first opened in 1999, and it now includes five locations across Toronto—including the new Danforth spot. The menu offers a variety of patties, roti, seafood, and more, which you can try stewed, curried, or barbecued. Takeout and lunch specials mean that you can get your roti fix anywhere in the city, at any time.
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Mon - Wed:
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sat:
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sun:
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

Rhum Corner

Restaurant, Cocktail Bar, Caribbean, $$$
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Rhum Corner is a trendy Haitian restaurant with a small but satisfying menu of traditional favorites with a bit of a twist—from accra to banana frites, rice n’ beans to legumes and goat—along with a range of delicious and well-crafted rum cocktails.

Rhum Corner | © Stuart Sakai

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Mon - Wed:
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thu - Sat:
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Sun:
6:00 pm - 1:00 am

Island Foods

Restaurant, Caribbean, $$$
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Island Foods has been around since 1973, encompassing a West Indian hot counter in Liberty Village. Best-selling dishes here include the jerk chicken, of course, and roti that comes with potatoes, ground seasoned split peas, and a choice of beef, goat, chicken, eggplant, or spinach.
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Tue - Fri:
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sun:
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm