Our Favorite Caribbean & Cuban Restaurants in Memphis

Memphis is a melting pot of cultures, flavors, and of course, food. When it comes to spice, fun, and diversity, hunt no further than the delectable world of Caribbean & Cuban restaurants in Memphis. These are our picks for the 5 best places in Memphis to find amazing eats when you are craving plantains, beans, and rice or any of the other delicious offerings these restaurants have on tap! Bon Appetite!

1. Havana’s Pilón

Havana’s Pilón is considered to be one of the best and most authentic Cuban Restaurant in Memphis. Family owned and operated, Havan’s Pilón, boasts a menu full of distinct dishes and contrasting flavors that infuse the essence of Cuba into the regional specific cuisine.

Customer Review:

“Delicious food! So much to choose from, we had empanadas, Cuban sandwiches, chicken pasta salad and mofongo . So good, clean, friendly, and not expensive, can back in an hour to get some more empanadas to go. You must try them.” – Esther E


Havana’s Pilón

143 Madison Ave, Memphis, TN 38103                                      
(901) 527-2878                                                                
[email protected]

Hours: Monday – Saturday 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM CLOSED SUNDAY

2. Sabor Caribe

Sabor Caribe offers an exciting and authentic flavor experience that takes its inspiration from South America. Although this place is certainly offering a smorgasbord of different flavors and inspirations, and draws many of its inspirations from Venezuela, Sabor Caribe offers specific plates from Cuba and Cuban inspired dishes to complete its line of up authentic and indigenous South American Fare!

Customer Review:

“A hidden Memphis gem – Wonderful food- great menu with explanations of all the dishes. This is a small place with only one waiter for lunch- but the service was prompt and our meal was awesome. Everything was obviously freshly made and so flavorful. I would definitely visit this place again.” – DavesS3145WQ

Sabor Caribe

662 Madison Ave. Memphis, TN 38105

Phone: (901) 425-5889

Email: [email protected]

Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 11:30 am – 9:00 pm CLOSED SUNDAY AND MONDAY!

3. Sabrosura

Sabrosura, a unique and family owned Cuban and Mexican spot on Washington Ave. in Memphis offers a huge variety of unique and homemade Cuban entrees and flavors in their quaint, single room dining area. Great for a snack, or a full-on adventure to flavor Ville, Sabrosura offers a great selection that your family will love and appreciate!

Customer review: 

“Great, small, local and authentic. Flavorful, colorful, and fresh. We will be back. We loved trying different dishes. We love this place and we will definitely be back next time we are in Memphis. Food was great and the service was very friendly”. – JimBrysonTnN



782 Washington Ave. Memphis, TN 38105

Phone: (901) 421-8180

Email: [email protected]

Hours: Monday – Saturday 10:00 am – 9:00 pm CLOSED SUNDAY

4. Autentica Caribbean’s Flavors

Autentica Caribbean’s Flavor is a Food truck with a twist! Order your meal and enter through the “bus” to find an exciting and amazing *Air Conditioned! * seating and bar area to enjoy your meal! Boasting some of the best Cuban sandwiches in the area, Autentica Caribbean’s take of Caribbean Street food and its Cuban roots holds strong and doesn’t disappoint.

Customer Review:

“Looking for a place to eat after being around the Summer Ave. area and spotted a super cool looking bus that said “Caribbean’s Flavors” I knew My husband would prefer that over tacos so we decided to try it. Hands down the best Caribbean food we’ve had! The best Cuban Sandwich and congri we’ve had not to mention the huge portions! Also ordered empanadas and tostones and 2 drinks for a whole $13.” – Elizabeth G.


Autentica Caribbean’s Flavors

5033 Summer Ave. Memphis, TN 38122

Phone: (901) 513-3305

Hours: Wednesday – Sunday 11:00am – 8:00pm CLOSED MONDAY AND TUESDAY

5. Babalu

Bablu one of Memphis’s most interesting and modern dining experiences is typically known for its amazing Tapas, and small bites. However, just because Bablu goes small in thought, doesn’t mean it stays there in flavor. Babalu is home to one of the best Cuban Sandwiches this side of the Gulf of Mexico and will leave you yearning for the warm winds and hot nights of Havana!

Customer Review: I have nothing but great things to say about this place. The food presentation is amazing and taste delicious. The service is top notch. My boyfriend and I sat at the bar and our bartenders Jay and Drew were awesome and very attentive friendly…They went above and beyond to make sure our visit was wonderful. Thanks again for a great experience.” – Nicole W



2115 Madison Ave. Memphis, TN 34104

Phone: (901) 274-0100

Hours: Monday – Thursday 11:00am – 10:00pm,Friday and Saturday from 11:00am – 11:00pm, Sunday 11:00am – 9:00pm


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