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Gambit's 2018 winter restaurant guide: Caribbean/Cuban/Jamaican 

click to enlarge A trio of options from the Jamaican menu at 14 Parishes Uptown.

A trio of options from the Jamaican menu at 14 Parishes Uptown.

14 Parishes
1638 Clio St., (504) 605-4453;
The Clarendon platter features goat curry with carrots and potatoes and two sides, such as sweet plantains, mashed potatoes, cabbage, macaroni and cheese or rice and peas. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. $$

Boswell's Jamaican Grill Restaurant
3521 Tulane Ave., (504) 482-6600;
Jerk chicken comes with plantains and two sides such as rice and peas, calalloo medley greens, rice, french fries or steamed vegetables. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Sat. Checks accepted. $$

Churros Cafe
3100 Kingman St., Suite 104, Metairie, (504) 885-6516
The Cuban sandwich includes sliced ham, roasted pork, Swiss cheese, pickles, butter and mustard on pressed French bread. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Fri.-Sat. $$

Island Paradise Restaurant & Grill
635 Kepler St., Gretna, (504) 227-5544
Stewed oxtail is served with a side such as dhalpouri roti, rice and peas, plantains, cornbread or potato salad. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. $$

Johnny's Jamaican Grill
Roux Carre, 2000 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 881-4993;
The jerk chicken plate comes with peas and rice and steamed vegetables. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Sun., early dinner Fri.-Sat. $$

Vazquez Seafood & Po-boy Restaurant
515 E. Boston St., Covington, (985) 893-9336;
A hot roast beef po-boy is dressed with lettuce and served with fries. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Fri. Checks accepted. $$

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


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