Le Grillados: an address for insiders

Le Grillados: an address for insiders

Nicknamed ‘Chicago', the Chinatown district does not have a great reputation, especially at night. However, make a foray here for lunch.

In this ‘sensitive area' it is best to move about by taxi, and only by day, never at night. Yet the reputation of this restaurant draws serious gastronomes in search of the best creole food in the country. The address, kept fairly confidential, is frequented by European ex-pats, local entrepreneurs, and city officials who like to have business lunches here because of the great food and very friendly atmosphere. Rustic and functional, a wooden terrace juts out over the canal and is always crowded at lunchtime.

The menu highlights family and ‘bonne femme' recipes based on what's in season and the catch of the day. Among the most irresistible dishes are the accra fritters and the famous crab matété (pilaf), best followed by the crayfish bouillon with chayote gratin.

Le Grillados
10 Rue Henri Quintrie
Cayenne 97300

+594 (0)5 94 30 96 01

Menu: around 15 EUR