One of the best parts of any vacation is eating at restaurants and trying new foods. Who doesn’t love a break from cooking every now and then?
When you take a trip to a Caribbean country, you’ll get to taste incredibly varied dishes. Caribbean cuisine is a mixture of island, European, Asian, and African ingredients.
In the country of Suriname, located on South America’s Caribbean coast, favorite dishes are influenced by a plethora of countries and cultures. You can find Chinese, Indonesian, Italian, European, Mediterranean, and Caribbean restaurants there, among others.
Whether you consider yourself a “foodie”, restaurant enthusiast, or simply a food lover, you’ll have no problem finding a restaurant or two to suit you in Suriname. Here are some of our favorites:
These restaurants are on the pricier side, and often feature the best views. If you’re looking for a luxurious or romantic atmosphere, check out these fancy Paramaribo restaurants:
- Garden of Eden: this fine establishment sells authentic Thai cuisine cooked by Thai chefs. With a unique tranquil garden atmosphere and excellent views, this restaurant is sure to leave a lasting impression. Choose from a varied menu that includes vegetarian, gluten-free, and vegan options.
- Spice Quest: This restaurant is one of the best places to go for fusion food. You can find everything from Black Angus to Japanese cuisine. However, the most interesting part of this establishment is its historic location. It is built around the ruins of a centuries-old printing office.
These restaurants are perfect for family outings, or casual lunch or dinner with friends. Prices are generally lower than those of the establishments above.
- Souposo: As their name suggests, Souposo sells a wide variety of soup, as well as other South American dishes. A fairly new, local venue, this casual dining spot is sure to please even the pickiest guests.
- Passie, Food & Wines: This restaurant ranges from casual to fine dining, with the option to sample an entire 5-course meal. The menu is mainly European, but the restaurant also describes its cuisine as fusion. The atmosphere at Passie is casual by day and romantic by night! Those who have eaten there describe it as “fine dining for a very good price”.
If you’re looking for authentic Caribbean food, head to De Gadri, locally known as one of the best Paramaribo restaurants for authentic Surinamese cuisine. The outside may not look very impressive, but the food certainly is.
De Gadri serves Creole food in large portions, and those who have dined there have described the prices as very affordable, especially for families. Located right along the Suriname River next to Fort Zeelandia, it’s a great place to visit after you’ve toured Fort Zeelandia’s grounds.
Ready to visit some Paramaribo Restaurants and try Surinamese cuisine for yourself? Check out some great places to stay in Paramaribo here.
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