The lolos: for gently spicy Creole cuisine

The lolos: for gently spicy Creole cuisine

To take the pulse of local life, nothing beats stopping in at a lolo for a taste of local cuisine.

For lunch, head straight to a lolo, one of the informal barbecue restaurants on the coast in Marigot, or on the beach at Grand Case.

These small wooden huts with valances and verandas date back to the 17th-century slave plantations, but today they are laid-back picnic-style places serving inexpensive and unbelievably tasty food: crab fritters, shrimp skewers, grilled pork ribs with barbecue sauce, grilled crayfish, and other delights from the sea.

Menu: around 7 EUR