Key West is a cultural paradise with a rich and vibrant history. The island had many settlers who have arrived from various locations around the world. These settlers brought their language, culture, history, and cuisine with them. From the many diverse dishes that have been passed down through families, an entire culture of restaurants has developed.
One of the most influential styles of dining is Cuban. With Cuba and the other Caribbean islands so close to the Keys, it was only natural for the people of Cuba to bring their culture and style of dining to Key West. The island also features other styles of Caribbean and Tropical dining as well as Spanish and Mexican dining options.
European travelers have been coming to the island for centuries. The first was Spanish explorer, Ponce de Leon who arrived on the island in 1521. Since then, travelers from the Mediterranean have flocked to the island. Today, there are Mediterranean Restaurants, French Bistros and Bakeries, and Italian Fine Dining establishments, which are reflective of this.
Since comfort is so important to the island, it is only natural to imagine that convenience plays an important role for some of the restaurants on the island. There are fast food restaurants, local pizza joints, submarine shops, delis, and small cafés for those who wish to grab something quick or enjoy just a snack.
Of course, the new age, contemporary originality of the island makes this the perfect place for new and inventive styles of cuisine. With New Fusion cuisines, Pan Asian styles, and Eclectic Restaurants, Key West provides something for nearly every dining palate. Of course, coming to an island like Key West, you should expect plenty of comfort foods and you will not want to miss trying the Seafood. If you are looking for something simple and delicious then you are bound to find what you are looking for in Key West.