If you’re feeling a little peckish in Martinique, head to one of the many snack bars or food trucks on the beachfront. You’ll find a choice of sandwiches filled with crudités or cooked fillings such as fried fish, cod or chicken Colombo and nothing beats that exotic feel of eating by the beach.
If you are staying in a guest house and are curious to try local cuisine, some hosts will prepare féroces, colombo, coconut flan and other Creole dishes on request, most often in the evening.
All over the island, you can venture into little family-run places serving delicious fare for a very reasonable price.
Everywhere along the coast, you will find waterfront eateries serving traditional or European-style cuisine, with such idyllic settings you will feel like you’re in a dream.
If you like or are curious to try traditional local cuisine, you will find places that serve it all over Martinique. From the north of the island to the south, you will have a choice of both restaurants with a traditional, family-run atmosphere and fine dining experiences concocted by top local chefs.
At Anse Michel beach in Cap Chevalier, you can sip a glass of pineapple juice, coconut water or fresh mango juice and enjoy poulet boucané (smoked chicken) under the coconut trees or tuck into some traditional takeaway food from the stalls in Sainte-Anne. You will also find snack bars, restaurants and mobile vendors at the water’s edge in Pointe Marin and Salines. Just imagine the experience at sunset.
Both Le Marin and Sainte-Luce have some delicious places to eat. You’ll find stalls selling hearty Creole cuisine as well as restaurants with more international-style menus and a spellbinding sea view. And if you want to drink a glass of Ti-punch in the early evening or at night, you will love the lively seafront of the small fishing town of Sainte-Luce. In Martinique, we really know how to party!
From Le Diamant to Anses d’Arlet, there are snack bars and restaurants aplenty, offering a wide array of unpretentious and delicious food by the sea. Often located right on the beach, many of them have music in the evening, with regular live performances, too.
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If you are fond of the warm and friendly Martinican feel, the Atlantic coast and the center of the island are the places to go. The local restaurants there serve very affordable traditional cuisine, with a genuine welcome you can’t fail to love. Don’t be afraid to give them a try. We’re sure you won’t regret it.
Along the coast from Le Marigot to Sainte-Marie, the beachfront is dotted with excellent eateries where you can enjoy local cuisine in the atmosphere of your choice. From chic venues beneath the coconut trees to traditional little shacks and gourmet restaurants, there is something to suit every taste.
For a full panorama of the flavors of Martinique, the Caravelle Peninsula has many seaview and beachfront restaurants whipping up fresh and tasty French West-Indian cuisine.
And for some great atmosphere and a succulent bite to eat, head to the traditional little bistros in downtown Fort-de-France. This charming town with its wooden buildings and distinctive pastel-colored facades is full of restaurants serving flavorful cuisine. Yum, yum and more yum!
For those who like to eat like a local, you can also eat lunch at the indoor market or buy takeaway snacks from one of the many kiosks in the district of La Savane or in Place de l’Enregistrement. Expect to find boudin créole, accras de morus, coconut water, cane sugar juice and poulet boucané in this street food heaven.
If you are hungry while hiking, there are many charming places to eat tucked away in unexpected locations along Martinique’s walking trails. You’ll find Creole cuisine and enjoy incredible vistas to top it all off.
At the beaches in Schoelcher, Case-Pilote and Le Carbet, you will find a few places offering traditional and/or European cuisine, as well as vegetarian eateries, creperies and restaurant/night clubs right beside the water.
As you can see, no matter where you are in Martinique, there is something for every taste
Martinican cuisine has flavors and influences from the four corners of the globe. Reflecting the South American, African, Indian and French cultures that have infused the island, its culinary traditions are a real melting pot. All the family will love the soul-satisfying and spicy dishes that have passed down through the generations in Martinique.
As well as the spicy and exotic-tasting favorites that you are likely to try in restaurants – such as accras de morue, poulet boucané, chicken colombo, pork stew and sauce chien – the many fresh fruits and vegetables that grow locally are another important focus when it comes to food on the “island of flowers”.
The list of typically found fruits and vegetables is long, including pineapples, bananas, star fruit, limes, soursops, mangos, melons, June plums, quenepas (Spanish limes), breadfruit, turban squash, chayotes, yams, green papaya and more. So, whether you like acidity, sweetness or bright and original flavors, you’re in for a treat.
No matter what, in Martinique, you can be sure the food will be tasty, copious, and always made with love!
And by the way, the tap water here is of good quality and fine to drink.
Most restaurants here serve from 11.30 am to 2.30 pm and from 7 pm to 9.30 pm. Many are closed on Mondays, particularly in low season. Indoor markets are generally open Monday to Saturday, from 7 am to 1 pm.
Want a relaxing meal but don’t feel like going out? Then you can opt to have your food delivered in Martinique. From traditional Creole or French cuisine to sushi bars or pizzerias, many restaurants offer home delivery, via applications like Deliresto or EasyTaVie.
Here, we have something to please every taste and every budget.
In Martinique, most restaurants charge prices similar to those of restaurants in mainland France.
At the lower end of the budget spectrum, it is possible to eat a good meal for 20 euros or less. For an indication, a full meal in a small family-run eatery will cost you between 10 and 15 euros.
In the medium-budget price range, you can find more upmarket restaurants offering set menus from 20 to 30 euros (beverage included), while a larger budget will give you the option of more high-end or gourmet restaurants where you can expect to pay 40 euros and up for a set meal, not including drinks.
In large hotels, you will find a buffet meal format, generally costing between 15 and 25 euros. Most restaurants offer a kids’ menu. It is also worth knowing that it can be slightly more expensive to eat out in the evening than at lunch.