Where to get Latin American + Caribbean food in Birmingham

Birmingham
Yeah—it actually tastes as good as it looks. Photo via Tropicaleo.

Sometimes barbecue and American food just doesn’t cut it. Inspired by the iconic flavors of the islands, here are 11 Birmingham restaurants serving up Latin American and Caribbean food bursting with flavor.

1. Tropicaleo

  • What: Serving up fresh Puerto Rican food with an ample amount of vegan options
  • Address: 4426 4th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35222
  • Contact: Call | Website

2. Miami Fusion Cafe

miami fusion cafe
Miami Fusion Cafe reopens for dining on Monday, June 22. Photo via Miami Fusion Cafe’s Facebook.
  • What: Re-creation of the flavors on the Islands with Caribbean flavors
  • Address: 2015 5th Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203
  • Contact: Call | Website
  • Reopens Monday, June 22

3. Southern Caribbean Restaurant

Yes. Happiness does come in a Styrofoam to-go box. Photo from website.
  • What: Jamaican style, Caribbean food
  • Address: 1316 Bessemer Rd, Birmingham, AL 35208
  • Contact: Call | Website

4. Cayo Coco Rum Bar & Restaurant

  • What: Serving up food inspired by many Cuban and Latin favorites, with just a touch of the South
  • Address: 2015 1st Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203
  • Contact: Call | Website

5. Kool Korner

Kool Korner Sandwiches. The Classic Cuban. Photo via Bham Now
  • What: Classic sandwich shop with an iconic Cuban sandwich
  • Address: 1360 Montgomery Hwy, Vestavia Hills, AL 35216
  • Contact: Call | Website

6. Luna Latin Cuisine

  • What: Latin American comfort food
  • Address: 4120 2nd Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35222
  • Contact: Call | Website

7. Rojo

I’ll take whatever they’re having. Photo via Rojo’s Facebook.
  • What: Serving Latin & American dishes—with 2 different menus to choose from depending on what you’re in the mood for
  • Address: 2921 Highland Ave, Birmingham, AL 35205
  • Contact: Call | Website

8. Tropical Grill Jamaican Restaurant

They are currently only open for takeaway and curbside. Photo via Tropical Grill Jamaican Restaurant’s Facebook
  • What: Serving traditional Jamaican fare
  • Address: 2149 Bessemer Rd, Birmingham, AL 35208
  • Contact: Call | Facebook

9. Pa’que Ronald

  • What: Venezuelan food truck serving arepas, empanadas and more
  • Address: 1559 Montgomery Hwy, Hoover, AL 35216 (Parking lot of O’Reilly Auto Parts)
  • Contact: Call | Facebook

10. Jake’s Soul Food Cafe

  • What: Serving hearty, down-home soul food with Jamaican + Caribbean flavors
  • Address: 3075 John Hawkins Pkwy, Hoover, AL 35244
  • Contact: Call | Website

11. Tap’a Top Jamaican

Note to self: Don’t write articles like this on an empty stomach. Photo via Tap’a Top’s Facebook
  • What: Authentic Jamaican food truck with items like jerk chicken, fried plantains and even oxtails
  • Address: 1101 3rd Ave North, Birmingham, AL 35203 (Citgo Gas Station)
  • Contact: Call | Facebook

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  • Chaise is a brunch-loving Content Producer and helps manage the Bham Now Instagram account.