Must visit Cayman Islands food venues for tourists

A trip to the Cayman Islands is all about paradise. The food is no different. The Cayman Islands offers food for every person’s taste. The food showcases the islands’ rich international heritage. Some of the ingredient highlights include plantain, coconut, conch and yams. Tourists can find traditional menu items as well as new recipes with a twist at the many local Dart food venues.

Hemingways

Wine Spectator magazine named this beachside eatery as one of the “Top Three Restaurants in the Caribbean.” Hemingway’s offers a beach view along with a taste of fresh seafood. Overlooking Seven Mile Beach, this chill restaurant is all about kicking back and enjoying traditional Caribbean cuisine.

LUCA

LUCA offers a night of fine dining for those looking for a romantic touch. Many diners love a sunset dinner along the beach at LUCA. The menu boasts fresh seafood dinners with items like crusted yellow fin tuna and herb crusted mahi mahi. Meat lovers enjoy items like boneless lamb shank and fillet mignon.

The Brasserie

Locals call The Brasserie the “Island’s secret pleasure.” It’s tucked away from the main strip. The owners have their own deep sea fishing boat that brings in fresh seafood daily. Chef Dean Max prides himself on unique menu items and uses produce from local growers.

Sunshine Grill

Another local favorite, the Sunshine Grill is located next to a glistening pool at the Sunshine Suites hotel. You’ll find dishes full of flavor as you relax on painted furniture in the cozy restaurant. The local favorite menu item is a plate of tasty fish tacos topped with cabbage, cheese and avocados.

Vivine’s Kitchen

This restaurant is all about authentic food of the islands. Located in Vivine’s actual kitchen at her home on the East End, Chef Vivine cooks up the originals. You can dine on sea turtle with goat stew as well as all sorts of yummy seafood items. The relaxed atmosphere even offers a hammock for a quick nap after a big meal.

Ortanqiue

Ortanqiue spins traditional island food into its own tasty menu items. Find a large 16 ounce pork chop with mango sauce on the menu next to coffee cocoa encrusted salmon. Banana fritters and ice cream are the icing on top of the cake for dessert. The restaurant is romantic with outdoor seating to gaze at the stars.