The 4 best Caribbean spots in Boston

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Looking to satisfy your appetite for Caribbean fare?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top Caribbean spots around Boston, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to venture when cravings strike.

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1. Mariel

First on the list is Mariel. Located at 10 Post Office Square (between Water and Milk streets) downtown, the Cuban spot is the highest-rated Caribbean restaurant in Boston, boasting four stars out of 144 reviews on Yelp.

2. Only One Jamaican Restaurant

Next up is Mattapan's Only One Jamaican Restaurant, situated at 160 Norfolk St. (between Edson Street and Milton Avenue). With four stars out of 77 reviews on Yelp, the Caribbean and traditional American spot has proved to be a local favorite.

3. Orinoco

South End's Orinoco, located at 477 Shawmut Ave. (between Cumston Place and Deblois Street), is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the Caribbean and Venezuelan spot four stars out of 591 reviews.

4. Pikalo

Pikalo, a Dominican spot that offers sandwiches and more in Jamaica Plain, is another much-loved go-to, with 4.5 stars out of 139 Yelp reviews. Head over to 378 Centre St. (between Sheridan and Day streets) to see for yourself.


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