Ah, the scent of the fresh sea air, the smell of cooking fish and the sounds of soft music and swooshing skirts-- all signs that you are in the Caribbean. But wait, you're not on an island in the middle of the sea, you're in Shanghai! And Shanghai's representative Caribbean restaurants may not be many, but they are decent, proud and respectable authentic Caribbean establishments.
Aruba Cafe, for example, is a great place to have a Caribbean meal, especially with the delicious fish and vegetable dishes that make Caribbean food so light, filling and crave-worthy.
Not Caribbean, per say, but Cantina Agave, known for its authentic Mexican and South American fare, has subtle Caribbean touches in the menu that will delight any native of the islands. You'll find excellent drinks as well as great company, food and decor.
For vegetarians who love the island taste, Gongdelin Vegetarian Restaurant offers the chance to try dozens of veggie dishes without leaving the buffet line. You'll also find soft spicing and the island flavor you so enjoy in this Asian veggie hub.
Haya's is a Mediterranean joint famous for its hummus, freshly cooked breads and spicy dips. For any islander away from home, this is a great second best treat, and though it isn't mama's home cookin' it is filling, healthy and delicious.
If you're from the islands you probably love seafood, and Fortuna is the best seafood restaurant in Shanghai. You have to try it, its simply mouthwatering and creates an unforgettable Shanghai experience.
To carry on with eating in Shanghai after you've exhausted the list thus far, try Tango Bang, Latina, Mexico Lindo and Beni's, all great Latin American style restaurants with great food, fun island atmospheres and a great crowd of people out to have a good time.
178 Pudong Hua Yuan Shi Qiao Lu
A Caribbean treat in true laid-back style...
291 Fuming lu
Near Changle Lu
A Latin escape renown with expats for the amazing food and drinks...
445 Nan Jing West Road
Popular vegan spot for anyone with like-minded eating habits...
415 Dahu Lu
Tasty Mediterranean treats, the best in Shanghai...
111 Tian Mu Xi Lu
3F East China Hotel
Near the railway station, the best fish in town...
59 Mao Ming Nan South Road
Jin Jiang Hotel
Carnival dining on Shanghai's famous food street...
545 Pudong Avenue
Corner of Dongfang Road, Eton Place
Time to Tango!...
Building 259, Hongfeng Road
Home of Shanghai's Traditional Spanish Tapas...
705 Yong Jia Road
Via Heng Shan Road
Inexpensive drinks, live music and great food...
Lane 3338 Hongmei Road
Unforgettable Mexican Cuisine that will make you beg for more...