Banana Joes Outdoor Cafe: Gourmet-Style Home Cooking

Beyond your typical food truck.

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With a growing number of food truck options in Trinidad, we made a visit to Banana Joes Outdoor Cafe in El Socorro, San Juan — and immediately got the sense that we were in for a treat. Banana Joes Outdoor Cafe provides an inviting, relaxing atmosphere that combines an elevated food experience.

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Their menu selection provides a little bit of everything you’re seeking in a filling meal: a hearty main, savoury side and fresh salad that ties together, oh so well.

More importantly, there’s something for everyone. A variety of freshly prepared meats including 100% beef burgers, hot dogs, pulled pork, popcorn chicken, wings, grilled chicken and quesadillas. Veggie and seafood options include quesadillas, sandwiches and salmon bites. Their range of tasty sides include fried plantain, fries, sweet potato mash and cassava fries, which turned out to be one of the most delightful items on the menu.

During our trip we were able to see the fine care and prep that goes into creating these menu items, including their BBQ pulled pork, slow cooked for 8 hours — and yes, it’s just as tasty as it sounds.

For the burger lovers out there, we recommend trying the Hungry Joes. A toppling and incredibly tasty burger made with 100% fresh beef, loaded with 2 cheese patties and range of toppings, served on a brioche bun.

To those who appreciate the most important meal of the day, you’re in luck. Banana Joes Outdoor Cafe is also open for breakfast. Menu items go beyond your typical Trini breakfast, and feature pancakes, any-styled eggs, omelettes and sandwiches, complimented with tea or a cup of… wait for it, Joe (pun always intended here at Bessguide).

Banana Joes Outdoor Cafe is located on Chootoo Road in El Socorro, open Monday to Friday from 10:30AM-3:30PM. For roaming locations and specials, stay tuned to their Facebook and Instagram page for details. Let our friends at Banana Joes know that Bessguide sent you.