Maria Caribbean Kitchen

4.6
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58 reviews
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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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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.5
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.5
Value
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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PW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, ambience and staff! The food was very fresh and well presented. We will be back

BM
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Had dinner last night, absolutely wonderful!!. We love coming to this restaurant, the food was amazing so much variety and colour and big! big plates!!

SN
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We all enjoyed our experience at Maria, it has a fresh atmosphere with a gorgeous mural and interesting light fittings. One of my friends thought that the place was a little too brightly lit and that the atmosphere could be made that little bit more cosy if they dimmed the lights. We went on a Wednesday night so it wasn't that busy. The waiting staff were friendly and efficient. The food was great but we made the mistake of ordering plantain chips as a starter and then received tons more with our meals... too many plantain chips!! They were too yummy but also very filling and the meal sizes are VERY generous so my tip is, don't order the chips if you're getting some with your meal! None of us could finish our meals, they were so big. Next time we will share between two so we have room for dessert :)

LM
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

The food was lovely and fresh with very friendly staff. Just found the air conditioning very cold.

SB
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

It’s was noisy inside difficult to hear as I had clients with me

RK
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thank you for the great service and the lovely food :)

KW
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our second visit (first being when they’ve just opened) and the food was even better. Portions are great, flavours were packed full and service was friendly. Great venue for special occasions or just mid week dinner.

OT
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Awesome portion sizes for the value of your dollar. Great

T
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Hands down the best restaurant in Toowong. Amazing friendly service, great ambience and the food is to die for. Very rich, deep flavours, perfectly spiced and even healthy. Thanks for the vegan options too!

KS
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

Food was delicious but service let us down. Took very long for staff to notice we were ready to order. Staff didn’t seem to be scanning the room but rather looking down. Also didn’t put out entree into the system so we didn’t receive it. Fortunately the mains were filling enough anyway and a different waiter apolized.

KM
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Great food, friendly service and accommodating for dietary requirements.

CG
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

Th food was amazing! Not quite what I was expecting but still hit the mark. The music and the atmosphere was a plus, and the friendliness of the staff made for the perfect evening. Thank you so much. I will certainly be back soon :)

MJ
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience5

This was third time we have been to this great new addition to Toowong. Not BYO but a good choice of wines and my husband tried a beer he had never seen before and loved it. To be fair, think there was a problem with staff Friday. Our Service was terrible and we just gave up waiting for our second drinks order and asked for bill. We have not had this problem before. In fact service has been excellent on our other visits. Place was packed and very noisy. As usual food delicious and desserts generous and so tasty.

A
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is sensational, the atmosphere is great with colourful decor and the cocktails are both beautiful and delicious. We had great customer service from the staff and will definitely be returning

p
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

This place is great!! Food portions are generous - it was a struggle to eat the main after entrees. Plenty of options for the herbivores and omnivores which was great!!
We didn't try the desserts as I brought a birthday cake along, which they stored & presented with candles 🎂.
Would def recommend this place!!

G
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Cold drinks, good music and AMAZING COCONUT RICE. My new local! Cant say enough good things about this venue!

KM
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Food delicious and staff so so friendly! What a find!

J
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful restaurant with amazing food at reasonable prices. Recommend highly!

LS
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service2Ambience5

Service was not great with drinks, we had to ask to order second round. If we had of been asked more regularly you would have been able to sell much more to us. Desert was not offered either. It was just first drink, entree and main and then we never saw the staff again until we had to go up to ask for drinks and then to pay. No bill brought to table. No cider available on the menu. Ginger Ale needs to be available, not just ginger beer.

The food was incredible, menu is great. Cocktail list great. Restaurant fit out amazing, very classy, the service just needs to match.

MC
London
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Warm service and wonderful food. We have not been disappointed on any of our numerous visits. 👍

MC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Wonderful flavoursome food which is generously sized and good value. A welcome change from Asian food in Toowong. Well done.

NG
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food, cocktails & perfect ambiance 👍🏻 We will be going back for sure!

AW
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and service.
Great environment for everyone!

MF
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Really delicious food & nice place to sit down for dinner. Suitable for a family or a bigger group. Outside area is nice.

s
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fab food and cocktails. Great dinner. Love ROSA’S KISS cocktail. I always have the FRIED FISH and ask for black beans instead of crunchy plantain chips. Great food that is just a little bit different & tasty.

MJ
Brisbane / QLD
3 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Took our daughter to this restaurant for her birthday. We decided to be adventurous and order a wine we did not know. Some after one of the staff came to explain the wine and suggested we taste before we were brought the bottle. We all liked the wine and were impressed with the service. We shared an entree and ordered two chicken salads and a jerk chicken. Salads were a little runny but still delicious. It is a good idea to be able to order a smaller meal as these are a generous size anyway. We sat inside because the interior is so attractive. Outside looks good too but I am not sure about traffic noise. This restaurant is a welcome addition to Toowong.

KC
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience4

It was so much better when they just opened. We ordered the same items but now the corn is from a can, pineapple from a can and the chicken jerk was not edible. The sauce and seasoning has changed. My 3 kids were looking forward to having a birthday dinner but left hungry as they didn't want to eat the food. The staff are still friendly and helpful but sadly, will not be going back for the food.

VM
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Very friendly staff and the food had really interesting flavours. Sadly the coffee machine was broken but otherwise an excellent lunch.

MJ
Brisbane / QLD
3 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

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
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Really enjoyed - Look forward to trying more of the menu

OT
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

BM
Brisbane / QLD
3 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

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

JT
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

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
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

GM
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

J
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

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
3 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

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

OT
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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