Cap-Haitien Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Cap-Haitien

August 4, 2017 Madelene Haan

Discover the best restaurant in Cap-Haitien, Haiti including Hotel du Roi Christophe Restaurant, Lakay, Ti Boukan Bar & Grill, Les Jardins de l'Ocean, Habitation Jouissant, Auberge du Picolet Restaurant, Kokiyaj Bar & Grill, Cap Deli, Vue Sur Mer Bar Restaurant, Boukanye

1. Hotel du Roi Christophe Restaurant

24 B, Cap-Haitien 33340, Haiti Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol Caribbean Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch +509 37 09 0556
Excellent
17%
Good
61%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
6%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 58 reviews

Hotel du Roi Christophe Restaurant

Reviewed By claudiast - Rockville, Maryland

The restaurant is very pretty, the best thing being the trees that surround the tables, the open spaces and the decoration. I had breakfast which had a nice selection and mostly fruits looked fresh. The only thing is that there were too many flies around which was really bothersome. The staff on the other hand are very nice and attentive

2. Lakay

Boulevard du Carenage, Cap-Haitien, Haiti Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations Caribbean, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +509 37 02 9336
Excellent
53%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 234 reviews

Lakay

Reviewed By Arlogh - Ottawa, Canada

My wife and I walked here for supper from the Habitation Des Lauriers. It is a friendly and cozy restaurant with pretty good service.
We had a salad and a supper order of chicken wings. Everything was good, and the fries are served in very cute little baskets.
Will have to come back one day and be more adventuresome !

3. Ti Boukan Bar & Grill

Rt. national #1, Cap-Haitien, Haiti Seating, Takeout, Reservations, Serves Alcohol Caribbean, Bar, Pub Lunch, Dinner +509 22 60 2930
Excellent
37%
Good
51%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
0%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 16 reviews

Ti Boukan Bar & Grill

Reviewed By Adrian D - Cap-Haitien, Haiti

A real Caribbean Life experience, Local Food, (Really really authentic and delicious) a lot of local spices and herbs, Cold Local Beer, (Prestige), Local Music, all local, I like the themed of the restaurant, we also like the Menu, I also like the Cheese Burger and Grilled Chicken with BBQ Sauce,. It is a good place to hang out with family or friends while drinking our favorite Haitian Beer, and watching NBA basketball or Football.

4. Les Jardins de l'Ocean

90, Boulevard de Mer, Cap-Haitien, Haiti Reservations, Waitstaff Dinner +509 33 75 1569
Excellent
47%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 13 reviews

Les Jardins de l'Ocean

Reviewed By Kirsten W - Washington, District of Columbia, United States

Ok - so -never expected to find such a lovely French Restaurant in Cap. The Escargot were lovely, the croquets were amazing, rabbit is lovely, chicken is great and they have an amazing wine selection. A great place for an escape while in Cap.

5. Habitation Jouissant

Cap Haitien, Cap-Haitien, Haiti Reservations +509 48 13 4084
Excellent
33%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
45%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 9 reviews

Habitation Jouissant

Reviewed By Roadtripper111 - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

This was our 5th time in Cap Haitien, and I never expected to find this level of service and quality in Cap. Florence, HJ's Resident Manager, clearly 'gets it', and has trained her staff to meet the service expectations of her foreign clientele. We went to HJ twice during our visit, and experienced high quality cuisine and impeccable service both times, in a setting with breathtaking views, and comfortable surroundings.
One of our visits was to watch the Superbowl on their large screen TV. We sat outdoors with a nice breeze keeping mosquitoes elsewhere, enjoying burgers, fries, and pizza designed specially for the occasion. The football game itself was painfully bad, but the TV picture and sound were better than in my family room in the States, and the gorgeous outdoor surroundings made us glad we were there.
Our first visit found us at a lovely outdoor table for 12, enjoying entrees such as beef in mushroom sauce, goat in a red sauce, fresh fish filet, etc. The sauces, presentation, drinks, carafe of water with lime slices, and caring service made for a wonderful evening, and all was a good value considering the quality and service received.
I also snuck a peek at their rooms - nicely appointed, quality bedding and bathroom, air conditioned, and nice balcony with a view. When we're in Cap, we're living near a hospital across town, as we train and work beside our dear Haitian friends. On our next visit, if the heat's getting us down, I'll know where to go for respite, complete with A/C and hot shower. And another chance to play the baby grand piano in their bar/reception area.

6. Auberge du Picolet Restaurant

Boulevard de Caranage, Cap-Haitien, Haiti Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff Caribbean, International Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner +509 28 10 1111
Excellent
75%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 30 reviews

Auberge du Picolet Restaurant

Reviewed By fred3116 - Miami Beach, Florida

This was my second time and the same waiter argued with us about a meal. He brought us lobster instead of shrimp, and of course he did not write it down, the first time he brought me rice when I ordered plantain

7. Kokiyaj Bar & Grill

Rue 26, Cap-Haitien 1113, Haiti Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol Caribbean, Bar, American, Seafood, Pub Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner +509 22 60 4433
Excellent
42%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
6%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 30 reviews

Kokiyaj Bar & Grill

Reviewed By Haitian C - Cap-Haitien, Haiti

Usually, I take teams to the Kokiyaj bar restaurant at the end of my tour. Recently I took a team of twelve, it was at the end of a Friendship island tour, and we had a great time. First we were lucky to have watched the end of the champions league final, plus the meal was really good. The only issue was that it took a while for the meal to have served, but at the end everyone was happy that we stopped there. I definitely will keep bringing tourists there and also recommend you.

8. Cap Deli

Rue 24 | Boulevard, Cap-Haitien 1113, Haiti Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Delivery, Reservations, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards American, International, Caribbean, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks HK$55 - HK$196 +509 28 17 2807
Excellent
78%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 39 reviews

Cap Deli

Cap Deli, Offering Outstanding & Extraordinary Gourmet Burgers & Specialty Subs and Pizza.

Reviewed By Leilah Christin... D - Port-au-Prince, Haiti

One of the best hangout spots in Cap-Haitian. The Citadelle Henri burger is divinely juicy, delicious and is definitely a jaw breaker lol. I recommend this place to all northern travelers. Thanks again Cap Deli for this wonderful experience. Definitely coming back!!! PEACE!

9. Vue Sur Mer Bar Restaurant

Rue 29, Cap-Haitien 1113, Haiti +509 36 96 8035
Excellent
80%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 5 reviews

Vue Sur Mer Bar Restaurant

Reviewed By islandoc - abaco Bahamas

This is a great waterfront bar/restaurant on the boulevard in Cap Haitian. Nice cooling breezes on the upper level where you can enjoy the harbor views while enjoying traditional Haitian food. Prices are very reasonable- beers about 2 dollars. Most entrees 8-10 dollars US. The seafood is great- Conch and fresh fish as well as traditional Haitian fried pork ( griot ) and Legume. The proprietor, Gabriel is usually on site and gives great insights into Haitian food and culture. He blends his own rum formulations with local rum and spices. A don't miss spot for those seeking local food and culture.

10. Boukanye

Boulevard, Cap-Haitien, Haiti Waitstaff Pizza
Excellent
33%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
8%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 12 reviews

Boukanye

Reviewed By BradyRidgway

Cap Haïtien was once the capital of the French colony of Saint Domingue, which became Haiti after a successful slave revolt in 1804. When the capital moved to Port-au-Prince, Le Cap regained some of its stature, becoming the capital of the Kingdom of Northern Haiti under King Henri Christophe and dubbed the Paris of the Antilles. It remained an important center for the cultural and artistic life of Haiti.
It's come a long way since then. A long way down. If it was the Paris of the Antilles, it’s now more like the Purgatory. The beachfront should be idyllic. The sweeping curve of the bay is lined with palm trees and ringed by reefs that protect the Beaches. But the Beaches are piled with refuse. Here and there, the garbage is gathered in huge piles. A couple of recycling areas, where collected plastic is piled, sorted and put into huge canvas bags, bring a glimmer of hope. But the recycling efforts cannot hold back the tide of garbage. The sea, which should be Caribbean blue, is grey from the effluent and silt that washes down from the city, through the slums, and into the sea. Anyone brave enough to swim would have to wade knee-deep in garbage just to get to the sewer that is the sea.
So, when we had lunch at Boukanye, a restaurant on the boulevard overlooking the bay, my expectations were not high. The menu is fairly straightforward with burgers and pizza being the staples. There are salads and sandwiches for the more adventurous and a reasonable drinks list.
My partner ordered a steak, only to be told that it was not available, and neither were any of the chicken dishes. It wasn’t unexpected But, surprisingly, the cheeseburgers were a marvel. Although they were standard fare, the buns were fresh, the cheese not overly processed and the meat patties perfectly cooked and tasty. A side of frites was a little cold for my taste, but they were perfectly cooked, with a crisp bite and soft centers.
The cappuccinos were excellent, although I’m not a fan of the generous sprinkling of cinnamon that is the norm in Haiti.
Boukanye is a friendly, cool and pleasant place to have lunch or spend a few hours over a cup of coffee. But leave your swimming costume at home.

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