Tobago’s cuisine is influenced in many ways and also offers a number of international options. While we have many favorites here is a list of our top choices we would like to highlight. Please let us know what you think. Maybe you have other favorites or hidden gems? Please feel free to reach out and let us know. For more options please feel free to check out our guidebook – also including Trinidad’s top spots of course…
Guidebook Trinidad & Tobago
Expect to taste the exotic flavors of the Caribbean fused with an international flair. For years, Fish Pot has been celebrated as one of the best restaurants on the island, always coming up with new and creative ideas. When they offer “fresh fish” you can be certain that it was caught by a local fisherman (usually on the same day) and will be cooked to perfection by one of the amazing chefs. Due to its great reputation, we recommend making a reservation to ensure you get a table. Fish Pot is open Mon. – Sat. (lunch from 11:00 am and dinner from 7:00 pm) / Closed Sun.
Shhh… we are about to let you in on a real Tobagonian secret and one of our favorites we religiously visit every time we are on Tobago: Shore Things Café is located in Lambeau overlooking the beautiful Atlantic coast. It’s always inviting with tropical juices made fresh from local Caribbean fruits as well as ice cream from soursop and other seasonal fruit. If you’re in the mood for something a little heartier, try one of the fresh sandwiches. Or enjoy their Saturday breakfast – Always yummy, never expensive. Not hungry? No worries… just hang out on the porch and enjoy the views with an afternoon margarita. Shore Things is open Mon. – Sat. 10:00 am – 6:00 pm / Closed Sun.
Feel like you’re dining in Italy at Tartaruga in the small village of Buccoo. The quality of food is excellent with specialties like homemade pasta, seafood and a vegetarian menu. Pair it all with one of the best wine selections on the island. Chef and owner Gabriele De Gaetano is never too busy for a chat and makes you feel truly welcome and appreciated. While you’re at it, check out their wine store where most bottles can be purchased at retail prices to go (including Gabriele presenting in the picture). La Tartaruga is open Mon. – Thurs. 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm (lunch) & 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm (dinner) / Fri & Sat. 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm (lunch) & 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm (dinner) / Closed on Sundays
Café Down Low
One of Tobago’s secrets is tucks away on the main road in Buccoo. Full dinner is served on a “reservation only” basis since the philosophy of Café Down Low is to only cook with fresh ingredients and produce as little waste as possible. Hence it is highly recommended to call ahead and make reservations especially for dinner. You can be sure to be served a delicious meal including great atmosphere and welcoming staff. In case you spontaneously decide to just stop by there as snack available and of course a full bar if you just feel for a drink. One of our favorites…