Chicken Rita serves fried chicken (sometimes fish) and chips. If you want to eat anything else this, this is not the place for you. This is where Bajans go to eat fried chicken, buy a drink at reasonable price and meet friends. Visitors to the island are welcome. So are children.
It is not fast food. Weekends are busy but the time waiting is well spent having a few drinks, talking with old, or meeting, new friends. Your food will arrive straight from the frying pan.
The chicken is seasoned using a recipe handed down for generations and is made in the kitchen with locally grown herbs. Local HOT Pepper sauce can be added if you wish.
For those with a sweet tooth there is home-made Rum Cake, Rainbow Cake or other homemade delicious items.
Rita Callender started selling fried chicken to make a living. Sadly she passed away in 2011 but worked right up to the end. The business is carried on by her two daughters Girlie Harewood and Carline Callender. Her Grand Children can be seen helping out and they will carry on when the time is right.
To get there from Oistins, bear Right at the junction, just after the Police Station, take the right marked Enterprise Coast Road, just before the large apartment block. At the T-Junction turn Left. Continue for 1.6Km. At the junction keep straight into Enterprise Gardens (Be careful at this junction), Right at the fork and then Left into Ocean View Road. It is about 300 meters further on.
Here is Chicken Rita’s on Google Maps
4 thoughts on “Chicken Rita’s. Where Bajan’s go for seasoned fried chicken!”
Coming in February, hopefully still open and awesome!
Still open 7 nights a week. It is quite busy on weekends.
Chicken Rita’s is really laid back and not a place for a dress up dinner! We go to Barbados each year for six weeks and Chicken Rita”s is a place we go to almost every week. It is hard to describe as it is a mix of rum shop and restaurant. Food there is fried chicken, french fries, salad and a chocolate cake. The fried chicken is really the best you will have in Barbados. Most nights are busy and they have seating for about thirty max so try to arrive by six. Friday night is usually the slow night as most are going to Oistins to take in the fish fry. There is no bus route to Rita’s so you will have to take a taxi from Oistin’s that is about $20 Barbados dollars. If there is going to be a bunch going, consider getting a van to take you there. Oh, Chicken Rita’s is open seven days a week and they don’t close until the last person leaves.
Are they open for lunch? on Saturday?