Maria Caribbean Kitchen

4.7
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$40 and under
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Caribbean
Maria is a tribute to the Caribbean and all its mixtures; to their joyful people, to their colorful streets, to the slaves and grandmas and their ancient recipes, to their stories and the way they knew (and know) how to cook with love. Be prepared for lush island vibes and tropical cocktails, but more than anything, for delicious soulful food.
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4.7
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MJ
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Staff here seemed well trained and looked after the six of us in an efficient and cheerful way. The food is different to any other in the area so that in itself is a positive. We all enjoyed our main meals and found the deserts both generous and delicious. I enjoyed my Rose but did not seem to get a generous amount for the price. My only criticism. We will go back for sure.

a
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Really enjoyed - Look forward to trying more of the menu

OT
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was amazing! Service was terrific & great value for money. My new favourite place!

BM
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great restaurant and amazing food. I will recommend this restaurant to my friends.

JT
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing little gem ! The food was incredible! The plantain poppers and the jerk chicken were a highlight !
I’d go back just for the drunken monkey cake !
The staff we do happy and friendly , it was warm and inviting !
Can’t wait to go back !

JS
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent dining experience. We were seated inside next to a large group of younger patron so noise levels higher than expected. Would prefer to see more options with wine choice especially as prices started at $50 per bottle. Great service and excellent value in meals.

J
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing service! Food was great (big portions). My husband and I will definitely come back.

GM
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Shhh! Don't share this little gem! Let's keep it to ourselves ;-)
Love it- Incredible food and excellent value for money.

KD
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and service. First visit and will now be a regular.

J
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Great little neighbourhood gem. Food is great and service has impressed since opening week. Be good to see the menu change for spring and summer, but that being said the jerk chicken is full of summer flavours.

BM
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Good food, good service and good environment. 100% recommended.

OT
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food and service was amazing. A nice introduction to Carribbean food which was fresh, flavourful and great value.

SC
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Unique and extremely delicious! Highly recommend anything with the coconut rice.

AJ
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Attentive staff with great food recommendations
Amazing fresh food
Great cocktails
Quick service even on a Saturday night

CK
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great service. Love the cocktails 🍹. Decor Was stunning. Would be lovely if the tables were spaced out a little more. Overall 8/10

J
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Great food, good atmosphere. Would like the lighting to be a little softer (turn down a few of the harsher ceiling lighting). Good restaurant, wouldn't hesitate to go back.

LC
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great menu. The Carribean 'slaw is SO refreshing. Really tasty bowls of jerk chicken and coconut rice. The space is super cute with great lighting, decor and crockery. The vibe is laid back. The staff were all engaged and helpful. I had a lovely rose to drink and my son went mad for the homemade lemonade. Will definitely be going again and bringing friends as I didn't get a chance to sample any of the intriguing rum cocktails!

AG
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome food and service. The place looks amazing decorated.

ML
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

Waitress could not have tried any harder, the food was slow, we actually got our entree twice. Long wait for mains. Food was good when it finally arrived

CK
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

So pleased to have menu items that are unique, delicious, and varied, at reasonable prices and appropriate serving sizes. Service was great, appreciate that the background music was inobtrusive but caught our interest nevertheless and was not the usual same ole jazz. In our opinions, when we return (which will be soon), we will indulge in more of the entree selections and skip desserts. And maybe include a designated driver so we can go through the drinks menu.

J
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great little local that had a buzz going on. Food was plentiful and tasty with service on point. The flavours of the Caribbean were the stars.

BC
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 2Ambience 5

Delicious food. Service was ok, just took a long time for food and drinks to come out. I think it was due to being so new that they are still getting their heads around timing etc plus we arrived and waited for family to get there and by then quite a lot of tables filled up. Prices were a little high but for the portion you get, and the quality, it’s well worth it. Overall definitely will be coming back.

JP
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I'm recommending Maria Caribbean Kitchen to anyone who will listen. The food is delicious, the atmosphere is vibrant and I can't believe how many vegetarian options there are. Highly recommend the KFC (Krispy Fried Cauliflower), the coconut rice and my partner loves the jerk chicken. We've been twice already, and plan to keep coming back until we've tried everything on the menu because everything so far has been a delight.

FC
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

A tasty, though expensive lunch overall, for four adults including beers ($188)...We shared a delicious Corncob grilled and served Mexican style with chipotle mayo, spices and cheese and a dry Crispy pork belly served with salsa, sour cream, pickled onions, coriander and lime for entrée. For main we shared Jamaican inspired boneless char-grilled Jerk chicken with a tasty toasted coconut rice, Caribbean slaw, jerk gravy and grilled corn; plus a Jerk seasoned Krispy Fried Cauliflower in which the batter was a bit soggy on the bottom as the cauliflower appeared to have been sitting in some sauce of some type for awhile, veggie jerk gravy, fried onion and garlic rice, and finally a Crispy fried Australian wild-caught Barramundi chunks covered in Hogao (Colombian creole sauce), toasted coconut rice, yummy crunchy plantain chips and avocado salad; washed down with bottled Red Stripe beer. Perhaps I was expecting too much as we worked/lived in Jamaica for a number of years and are aware just how awesomely scrumptious the traditional machette cut jerk chicken is. Liked the bright ambience and vibe of the place and the pleasant staff.

SL
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was delicious, portion size was large and still great quality. Restaurant felt clean and vibrant with nice artwork.

KG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing!! Delicious menu, friendly service and fun experience 😍

J
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I would recommend them to anyone! I already sent out a group email to my company to share my experience. :)

DS
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic decor. Wonderful staff. Delicious, generously portioned food. Fun cocktails. Decadent desserts. Convenient location. Good value for money.

T
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely the greatest new venue in the Brisbane west right now. Vibrant atmosphere you'd find in an inner city vemue, and an outstanding step up from the poor choice of South American food available elsewhere.
Energetic staff who know their stuff and attention to little details that make it all come together.
Definitely coming back.

D
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing vibe. Amazing staff
Fully recommended
I’ll be back soon