The Reef Restaurant on Main

  • 4172 Main Street
  • Vancouver, BC V5V 3P7
  • Phone: 604.874.5375

The Reef Restaurant opened to critical acclaim in May of 1999. Founded by Liz da Mata and Simon Cotton, their long-term friendship and collective work experience has translated into a friendly atmosphere that can be felt the moment you enter their cozy island environment. The restaurant is decorated with rich, warm colours & textures native to the Caribbean Islands, providing an ambience that critics and guests have said “it’s truly like being there!”

The Reef prides itself on customer service and distinctive Caribbean cuisine in a casual atmosphere. The restaurant is fully licensed and serves typical Caribbean drinks such as Red Stripe beer and Dragon Stout.

Dine Out - Dinner Menu
Dine Out - Lunch Menu


  • Neighborhood: Main Street / Mt. Pleasant
  • Cuisine Type: Caribbean
  • Dinner Menu Price: $20
  • Reservation Status: Accepting Reservations
  • Gluten-Free Options Available:
  • Vegetarian Options Available:

Appetizer 1

  • Appetizer 1: Doubles 3 Mini Trinidadian sliders made with bara (flat fried bread) filled with tender curried chana (garam masala chickpeas). Topped with mango chutney and tamarind glaze GF V $20 menu
  • BC VQA Wine/Beverage Pairing: Peller Estates Family Series Sauvignon Blanc VQA British Columbia Glass $5

Appetizer 2

  • Appetizer 2: Cilantro Beef Empanadas Savoury empanadas stuffed with seasoned beef, served with habanero marmalade GF $30 menu
  • BC VQA Wine/Beverage Pairing: Wine pairing Gray Monk - Pinot Noir British Columbia VQA $6.50

Entree 1

  • Entree 1: Sweet Potato Quesadilla Served with fried plantains, mixed green salad or Kennebec fries V
  • BC VQA Wine/Beverage Pairing: Wine pairing Red Rooster Pinot Gris VQA British Columbia Glass $7

Entree 2

  • Entree 2: Jamaican Stewed Chicken Authentic brown stew chicken, served with rice ‘n’ peas and dumplings DF $30 menu
  • BC VQA Wine/Beverage Pairing: Wine pairing Peller Estates Family Series Merlot VQA British Columbia Glass $5.75

Dessert 1

  • Dessert 1: Dessert Mango tart Baked mango turnover, served alongside silky mango ice cream V $20 menu

Dessert 2

  • Dessert 2: Chili Chocolate Pot Sweet and spicy chili chocolate pot, topped with fresh whipped cream GF $30 menu


  • Gluten-Free Options Available:
  • Vegetarian Options Available: