Grand Cayman may be a relatively small island, but there is no shortage of world famous beaches, crystal clear blue water, and scenery most people only get to see in the movies. Grand Cayman is also home to some mouth watering cuisine and world renowned restaurants. Across the street from beautiful Seven Mile Beach, attached to the Sunshine Suites Resort, lies the hotel’s colorful Caribbean restaurant called the Sunshine Grill. The restaurant is on the small side, but it’s never empty. On Tripadvisor, the restaurant has been voted number one in the Seven Mile Beach area, and for good reason. The food and service is outstanding. It’s also one of the more affordable restaurants on Grand Cayman, another bonus.
For dinner, the restaurant takes reservations 24 hours in advance. It’s wise to make a reservation because the wait can sometimes be a little long, but feel free to order a margarita or mojito at the restaurant’s bar and sip it outside by the pool while you wait. Once you are able to get a table, the food is some of the best on the island and the servers are all friendly. It’s a great way to start off a relaxing vacation.
The menu at the Sunshine Grill is extensive and there is something for everyone. For lunch, the restaurant is famous for it’s burgers. They have a variety of burgers and burger toppings available, but no matter which one you decide on, each burger is juicy and full of flavor. The burgers aren’t just served with french fries either. Instead, they come with the “sunshine scramble” which is a combination of fries, onions, mushrooms and jalapenos. They also have salads, tacos and sandwiches of all kinds available for lunch, like their snapper reuben or their Thai chicken wrap.
For dinner, start off by ordering an appetizer. Try their jerk chicken egg rolls. The egg rolls are deep fried, full of juicy chicken in a sweet and tangy sauce and served with a peanut dipping sauce. For your meal, most of the options on the lunch menu are also available for dinner but the dinner menu is slightly more extensive. Try the “world famous” fish tacos, or pick the tres tacos option, which comes with one fish taco, one Jamaican chop house taco (beef), and one Cuban chicken taco. Or, try one of their dinner specials. The Havana chicken is a good option. The chicken is roasted until crispy after it marinades in a flavorful citrusy sauce. They also have a Cayman style snapper that is delicious. Whatever you choose to order, everything at the Sunshine Grill is unique, delicious and full of local Caribbean flavor. If you can’t decide, ask your server for a recommendation and they will be more than happy to help.
The Sunshine Grill is open from 11:00am to 10:00pm everyday. Grand Cayman has many amazing restaurants, but not all of them are as affordable as the Sunshine Grill. It’s a must try if you are in the Cayman Islands.
Please note, the prices on the menu are listed in Cayman Island dollars.