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Best Caribbean In Miami, According To Timon Balloo

Recommended by the chef

June 07, 2021 NBRHD Editorial

It’s no secret that Miami is the epicenter for Caribbean cuisine in the United States. The Caribbean is made up of thousands of islands, each with unique culinary offerings and influences. And in neighboring Miami, a mixture of all these intercultural cuisines can be tasted. With Caribbean roots, chef Timon Balloo has a deep appreciation for all Miami has to offer. To guide you through the city, chef Timon rounded up his favorite spots across the city.

LC Roti Shop

“Roti is a lunchtime staple, and I love seeing them make them fresh to order. I love the curry goat.”


“I love to see these guys getting love in the Citidel market. They are making Caribbean food sexy.”

Chef Creole

“Can’t say islands without recognizing the beautiful Haitian community and flavors in south Florida. Chef Creole is a landmark and the griot and legumes is to die for.”

Clive’s Cafe

“O.G. joint always serving solid flavor and portions.”

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