Norma G's brings Caribbean to Detroit


Norma G’s brings Caribbean to Detroit

Since 2014, you may have been lucky enough to stumble upon Norma G’s food truck, but now you can dine inside (or outside) of Norma G’s restaurant.

Lester Gouvia, Norma G’s owner, launched his food truck with his Trinidadian mother, Norma, in mind. The success and popularity of the food truck encouraged Gouvia to find a permanent home. Now foodies can regularly experience the dishes Gouvia grew up with: callaloo (a vegan meal with okra, seasonings, and spinach, made from polenta), cou-cou, curry goat, oxtail sliders, and much more. 

The menu features the food truck’s popular jerk chicken and the Norma G’s team prepares the specialty dish outside on a separate patio for their famous jerk chicken sliders. 

The dessert menu features options like cinnamon custard and frozen custard with mango chutney. The beverage menu includes sodas and Caribbean sorrel drink, and Gouvia and his team offer wine, cocktails, and beer at their full bar. The cocktail menu is inspired by drinks Gouvia is used to mixing up around the holidays – think punches with Trinidadian rum. Norma G’s also has beers on draft from Detroit’s Batch Brewing Company and Wolverine State Brewing.

The restaurant can seat over 100 guests, with 12 seats up at the bar and about 20 on the patio. The walls are accented with bright pops of color and Caribbean phrases to remind guests of the restaurant’s cultural heritage. 

Norma G’s
14700 E Jefferson Ave, Detroit, MI 48215
Tuesday – Thursday & Sunday: 4:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.
Friday & Saturday: 4:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.


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