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Gambit’s 2017 winter restaurant guide: Caribbean/Cuban


14 Parishes
1638 Clio St., (504) 814-1490;
The Jamaican menu includes jerk chicken, curries, oxtail stew, rice and peas and more. St. Ann chicken curry is made with pumpkin, sweet potato and mirliton. No reservations. Late lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Boswell's Jamaican Grill
3521 Tulane Ave., (504) 482-6600
Jerk chicken comes with plantains and two sides. Oxtail stew is served with broad beans and plantains. Lunch is served buffet style. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$

Churros Cafe
3100 Kingman St., Suite 104, Metairie, (504) 885-6516
Slow-roasted pork is marinated in sour orange, garlic and herbs. Grilled sirloin steak is marinated in sour orange, garlic, onion and cilantro and topped with sauteed onions. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

El Libre
508 Dumaine St., (504) 309-2699;
Pollo de Libre features chicken slow-cooked in mojo sauce served with rice, black beans, avocado and roasted corn. Pollo Flaco is a sandwich with chicken, corn, Swiss cheese and avocado. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Island Paradise Restaurant & Grill
635 Kepler St., Gretna; (504) 227-5544
The restaurant serves dishes from Trinidad and Tobago and other Caribbean islands. Braised oxtail stew is made with peppers, green onions, garlic, cilantro and thyme. Jerk chicken is served over a salad of hard-boiled egg, lettuce, tomatoes, bell peppers, cheddar cheese and jerk sauce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Vazquez Seafood & Po-boy Restaurant
515 E. Boston St., Covington, (985) 893-9336;
Cuban specialties include roast pork served with black beans, rice and fried plantains. Lima beans are served with breaded pork chops and salad. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Fri. Credit cards and checks. $$

African | American | Bar & Grill | Barbecue
Brewpub | Burgers | Cafe | Cajun | Caribbean/Cuban
Chinese | Coffee & Dessert | Contemporary | Creole
Deli | Diner | Fondue | French | Indian/Pakistani | Irish
Italian | Japanese/Sushi | Juice Bar | Korean | Latin American
Louisiana Contemporary | Mediterranean/Middle Eastern | Mexican
Music & Food | Neighborhood | Pan-Asian | Pizza | Sandwiches & Po-boys
Seafood | Steakhouse | Tapas/Spanish | Thai | Vietnamese

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