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Must -Visit Best Afro Caribbean restaurants in Paris in 2023

Paris, nicknamed “the city of lights and love,” is renowned for its exquisite cuisine and culinary delights. From Michelin-starred restaurants to cozy bistros, the French capital has something to satisfy every palate. But what about the Afro-Caribbean food lover? Well, you're in for a treat! In this blog post, we will take you on a mouthwatering journey through the top Afro-Caribbean restaurants in Paris, where flavors from the islands and the African continent collide in a symphony of taste.

For the black traveler craving a taste of home or an adventurous foodie eager to explore vibrant flavors, these hidden gems offer a fusion of cultures that will transport you to the sun-soaked shores of the Caribbean or the bustling streets of Africa. From jerk chicken to plantain fritters, each bite will be a celebration of the rich culinary heritage of the Afro-Caribbean diaspora.

Prepare to tantalize your taste buds as we unveil the best spots in Paris, where the scent of spices fills the air and the vibrant colors of the Caribbean and Africa adorn your plate. Whether you're a Parisian resident or a visitor passing through, this guide will ensure that you don't miss out on the mouthwatering delights that these Afro-Caribbean restaurants have to offer.

So, put on your foodie hat, grab your fork, and get ready to indulge in a culinary adventure like no other. Let's dive into the vibrant world of Afro-Caribbean cuisine in the heart of Paris!

We will also highlight some of the best we’ve personally tasted and other which also deserve a try.

Did you know France has the largest Afro Caribbean diaspora in Europe? About 6 million people, making up about 10 % of the total population… So, for your next visit to Paris why not taste some of our favorite black owned African & Caribbean restaurants? We had ⭐️ to the one we personally tasted

The Most popular: 1. Riz Djondjon

2. Haitian Mama – Newly opened in late 2022

@haitianmama Family-owned mothers & daughters, beautiful décor, very Instagram friendly & colourful, tropical and the hidden gem: The Art Gallery featuring Black artists: @kojobaparis .

Serves meat, vegan options available. Fast-casual Haitian restaurant with vegan choices. Menu includes vegan djon djon rice bowl with pikliz, beet salad, corn, avocado and two weighed bananas. Also offers vegan option for sòs pwa nwa.

3. La Commune

Credits: @lacommune_

Great ambiance, jungle like decoration and amazing cocktails that will send you back straight to the Caribbean for the evening!

Credits: @lacommune_

4. Diasporas – Newly Opened in Summer 2023

Legendary and popular among American Hip Hop and Nigerian Afrobeat’s singers like Burnaboy & Dj Khaled, Beyonce & Jay-Z…. at night when the restaurant turns into live performance… The food is highly rated and you better book in advance. It’s on our bucket list as numerous Afro Caribbean friends have recommended paying a visit… that will “Last last!” lol

Newly launch Brunch 3 services on Sunday from 35 Euros

5. Big Black Cook

We tested it and were greatly surprise of the quality of the traditional coconut ice cream , to home made quality!

6. Le Riche Restaurant – Newly Opened in Summer 2023

7. Bamako Paris Bamako

Discover the best of African cuisine in our African restaurant in Paris 11!

Mafé, Zaamè, Epices du Cameroun… As well as original creations (salads with the best African ingredients, delicious desserts notably made from cassava flour #foodporn) and exceptional 100% natural drinks !

With us, everything is homemade, with love, using fresh produce and French meats! - - - - - - - - - - -

But actually, why a second BMK?

After our first canteen in the Strasbourg–Saint–Denis district, we arrive at Folie-Méricourt!

BMK Paris-Bamako in the 10th arrondissement allowed us to help you discover or rediscover the classics of West African cuisine, prepared with the best ingredients and extra fresh products!

8. L’Afrodisiac

9. Le Soixante Douze

Combining Afro-Caribbean cuisine with the world of Claude François is Ketty's original bet! On your plates, you can discover specialties straight from Africa and the West Indies cooked by our chef Gilbert: your taste buds will ask for more!

Among all our dishes from Africa and the West Indies, you can discover island puddings, cod acras, pastel fritters, or even banana crisp as a starter, while as a main course you will have the choice between chicken maffé , braised captain, creole prawns, chicken yassa, or even ndolé. Finally, you can end your meal with an exotic treat: flambéed banana tart, coconut flan, coconut blancmange, or exotic fruit salad...

10. Bomaye Club

Bomaye comes from the desire to discover African cultures and gastronomy.

This project was initiated by Camille & Laurent in 2021. For a year they travelled to several African countries (DRC, Senegal, Ivory Coast and Morocco) but also to cities where culinary inspiration is dense like London or Istanbul. During their travels they document all their discoveries on their Instagram account @thenastybelly and recount the journey to creating Bomaye.

11. Table Metis

Family owned, innovative African cuisine, booking for evening dining experience only

12. Villa Maasai Paris

Credits: @lavillamaasai

Legendary and popular among American Hip Hop and Nigerian Afrobeat’s singers like Burnaboy & Dj Khaled, Beyonce & Jay-Z…. at night when the restaurant turns into live performance… The food is highly rated and you better book in advance. It’s on our bucket list as numerous Afro Caribbean friends have recommended paying a visit… that will “Last last!” lol

Villa Maasaï offers you the opportunity to taste halal African dishes: N’dolé shrimp, Mafé, Yassa, Tiep Bou Dienn, DG chicken, okra sauce, peanut sauce… a colorful and tasty farandole awaits you in the heart of the restaurant. With a different menu at lunchtime and in the evening, it’s time to fall in love with this African cuisine. It is a crossroads of several culinary cultures from African lands.

Credits: @lavillamaasai

13. Mama Kossa – Newly opened in 2022

Named after Michael’s Jackson popular hit! It was an accidental corporate canteen turned in a mainstream / public Afro-Caribbean restaurants by owner Mixed French Malian and Martinique who owns an Afro Caribbean event agency. A lovely surprise both by the décor and the food quality!

14. Afrik N Fusion

15. La Case d’Aliefe

Credits : @Lacasedaliefe

· Address: 📍 94 Av. Paul Vaillant Couturier, 94400 Vitry-sur-Seine

· Family owned mother & daughters ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

· Type of Cuisine: Pure Ivoirian Specialities & dishes 🇨🇮

Credits: @Lacasedaliefe

The Hidden Gems

16. Le Petit Dakar:

Credit: @le.petit.dakar

Experience the flavors of Senegal at this cozy restaurant in the 3rd arrondissement. They serve traditional Senegalese cuisine, including delicious dishes like thieboudienne (fish and rice) and Yassa (marinated grilled chicken or fish).

Credit: @le.petit.dakar

17. Mama Jackson Soul Food Restaurant:

Located in the 12th d arrondissement, this restaurant brings a taste of authentic American soul food to Paris. Enjoy classics like fried chicken, mac and cheese, and sweet potato pie.

18. Copper Branch

While not exclusively black-owned, Copper Branch is a vegan restaurant chain founded by a black entrepreneur. They offer a variety of plant-based dishes inspired by global flavors, including bowls, sandwiches, and smoothies.

19. Tapas des iles, Caribbean Bowl


A nice and surprising discovery while strolling, and delicious with a wide variety of rhum selection to try on! As a proud Guadeloupean this taste delicious.

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20. Le Paradis Tropical

We've been invited for a family diner, and what a good surprise. A very family owned & traditioanl Haitian cusine restaurant, well decorated with modern haitian artwork and very large in space. Several rooms are available to host you. Lovely plate presentation & large portion for a treat!

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