Restaurants

Ackee Bamboo Jamaican Cuisine
4305 Degnan Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
90008

At the beautiful, 1920s planned community of Leimert Park in south L.A., a vibrant center for African-American arts and culture, you’ll find Ackee Bamboo. The restaurant is in Leimert Park Plaza, which is also home to the newly opened (and fantastic) Papillion Art Gallery. The space is simple but sweet, with pea green walls that don’t quite match the marbled green tables. Portions are large, with festival bread and plump plantains on the side. For an upcharge, you can substitute the steamed mixed vegetable with callaloo, amaranth greens from Jamaica similar to collard greens. Fresh juices, like the popular pineapple-ginger drink, complement the meal. 4305 Degnan Blvd., Leimert Park; (323) 295-0043

 

Review By: LAweekly

This laid-back storefront spot serves Caribbean dishes such as jerk chicken, oxtail & curry shrimp.

 

Hours:

Tuesday
11AM–8PM

Wednesday
11AM–8PM

Thursday
11AM–8PM

Friday
11AM–9PM

Saturday
11AM–9PM

Sunday
11:30AM–6PM

Monday
Closed

 

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Blessed Tropical Jamaican Cuisine
901 S Prairie Ave, Inglewood,
90301

Located in Inglewood, Blessed Tropical Jamaican Cuisine's Caribbean fare is freshly prepared with the flavorful, colorful ingredients of the islands. This restaurant welcomes kids, too, so you can feel good about bringing the whole family.

Delivery and takeout are both available if you prefer to eat in the comfort of your own home.

Make use of the ample parking near Blessed Tropical Jamaican Cuisine. Store your bike at a nearby rack and enjoy a bite to eat at Blessed Tropical Jamaican Cuisine.

Dining at Blessed Tropical Jamaican Cuisine will set you back about $30 per person on average. So venture to Blessed Tropical Jamaican Cuisine for some quality Caribbean fare. You won't be disappointed.

 

Review By: Groupon

 

 

Unadorned, cafeteria-style establishment serving traditional Jamaican specialties.

 

 

Hours:

Tuesday
8AM–8PM

Wednesday
8AM–8PM

Thursday
8AM–8PM

Friday
8AM–10PM

Saturday
8AM–9PM

Sunday
8AM–10PM

Monday
8AM–8PM

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Callaloo Caribbean Kitchen
4137 E Anaheim St, Long Beach, CA
90804

Hamid Latiff Jr. opened Callaloo Caribbean Kitchen in March to bring the Caribbean flavors of his native Trinidad to the Long Beach community.

Steel pan drum players are invited to play on Friday nights, and his wife, a graduate of Cal State Long Beach, has connections with the local pan community to make the talent pool endless.

Latiff has instilled a relaxed atmosphere of “liming,” which is something that his fellow Trinidadians refer to as hanging out, drinking and eating, joking around and telling stories.

“There is always an occasion to get dressed up and go liming at someone’s house,” Latiff said. No stresses – not even the parking along the crowded East Anaheim thoroughfare where the restaurant is located. At the rear of Callaloo, 4137 E. Anaheim St., are several parking spots, and even more in the lot two doors down at the Coastal Paint and Decorating store that Latiff’s customers are permitted to use on weekends.

Latiff, 47, came to Long Beach about five years ago, having worked initially in the fashion world, buying clothing from L.A.’s Fashion District, and sending back home nation colorful tees, pants, dresses and other apparel. Trinidad is a tiny island of about 1.3 million people located about 7 miles off the northeastern coast of Venezuela, in the Caribbean Sea.

Callaloo Caribbean is a casual restaurant that serves cuisine that’s influenced by African and East Indian cultures. At the top of the menu is roti, an unleavened bread similar to Indian naan bread that’s filled with chicken, beef, goat or shrimp stew or vegetarian mixes. Think burrito wrap.

 

Review By: OCregister

 

Roti, curries & jerk chicken are the specialties of this snug Caribbean eatery with subdued decor.

 

Hours

Tuesday
11:30AM–8PM

Wednesday
11:30AM–8PM

Thursday
11:30AM–8PM

Friday
11:30AM–9PM

Saturday
11:30AM–9PM

Sunday
11:30AM–8PM

Monday
Closed

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Caribbean Pleasure
4014 Bonita Rd, Bonita, CA
91902

Caribbean Pleasures offers delicious dining, takeout and delivery to Bonita, CA.

Caribbean Pleasures is a cornerstone in the Bonita community and has been recognized for its outstanding Caribbean cuisine, excellent service and friendly staff.

Our Caribbean restaurant is known for its modern interpretation of classic dishes and its insistence on only using high quality fresh ingredients.

 

This easygoing restaurant serves classic dishes such as jerk chicken, curry goat & pumpkin soup.

 

 

Hours:

Tuesday
11:30AM–9PM

Wednesday
11:30AM–9PM

Thursday
11:30AM–9PM

Friday
11:30AM–9PM

Saturday
11:30AM–9PM

Sunday
11:30AM–9PM

Monday
11:30AM–9PM

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Caribbean Taste
6171 Imperial Ave, San Diego, CA 92114
92114

Located in San Diego, Caribbean Taste's Caribbean fare is freshly prepared with the flavorful, colorful ingredients of the islands. Eat healthy and feel better with Caribbean Taste's low-fat and gluten-free plates. No need to splurge on a babysitter ? tots will be right at home chowing down at this restaurant.

Find yourself the best seat in the house by calling ahead to reserve a table. Caribbean Taste is completely informal ? dress as you see fit (and are most comfortable). You can also grab your grub to go.

With a parking lot adjacent to Caribbean Taste, you won't get stuck circling the block. Caribbean Taste offers parking for all diners, including those who travel by bike.

Keeping an eye on your budget? Caribbean Taste is a perfect choice, with most meals costing less than $15. Caribbean Taste serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, so stop by whenever is most convenient for you. So when you're jonesin' for some jerk chicken or smoked meat, the Caribbean fare at Caribbean Taste has got you covered.

 

Review By: Groupon

 

Casual strip-mall restaurant serving a menu of traditional Jamaican fare, including breakfast.

 

 

Hours:

Tuesday
10AM–8PM

Wednesday
10AM–8PM

Thursday
10AM–8PM

Friday
10AM–8PM

Saturday
10AM–8PM

Sunday
10AM–6PM

Monday
10AM–8PM

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Derrick’s Jamaican Cuisine
6806 La Tijera Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
90045

Although many Jamaican dishes are healthy, there’s no denying there’s also a prevalence of salt, rich meats and starch. At Derrick’s, the menu includes a report of heart disease and obesity statistics among African-Americans and the benefit of healthier takes on traditional Jamaican meals. The “healing greens” side here is gently sautéed kale, the jerk options have a nice spice level (the heat accumulates), and in addition to the usual favorites like oxtails and brown stew there are plenty of vegetarian and salad options too. 6806 La Tijera Blvd., Westchester; (310) 641-7572;

 

Review By: LAweekly

 

Relaxed Jamaican joint with festive decor featuring traditional eats, with weekday lunch specials.

 

 

Hours

Tuesday
11AM–9PM

Wednesday
11AM–9PM

Thursday
11AM–9PM

Friday
11AM–10PM

Saturday
11AM–9PM

Sunday
11AM–9PM

Monday
11AM–9PM

Happy hours

4–7PM

 

 

 

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Donna’s Home Caribbean
12855 Prairie Ave, Hawthorne, CA 90250
90250

Fear not you gluten-free or low-fat eaters, you'll have plenty of choices here.  Great homecooked food, delicious spices, super fast service. You can park your car in one of their many available spaces. For those who prefer to travel by bike, Donna's Home Caribbean Restaurant is a great option due to its generous bike parking options.

 

Hours:

Tuesday
9AM–9PM

Wednesday
9AM–9PM

Thursday
9AM–9PM

Friday
9AM–10PM

Saturday
9AM–10PM

Sunday
Closed

Monday
9AM–9PM

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Embargo Latin Caribbean Grill
Midway Towne Center, 3960 West Point Loma Boulevard, San Diego, CA
92110

Caribbean Latin Cuisine featuring dishes from Cuba & Puerto Rico. San Diego Micro-Brewed draft beer, Red Stripe and our very own Red & White Sangria.

 

 

Counter-serve Caribbean spot providing grilled meats, fish & sandwiches, plus sangria & craft beer.

 

 

Hours:

Tuesday
11AM–9PM

Wednesday
11AM–9PM

Thursday
11AM–9PM

Friday
11AM–10PM

Saturday
11AM–10PM

Sunday
11AM–9PM

Monday
11AM–9PM

www.embargogrill.com
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Flavas Jamaican Grill
314 Linden Ave, South San Francisco, CA
94080

Flavas Jamaican Grill occupies a bare-bones storefront in downtown South San Francisco, but the food coming out of chef-owner Leroy Douglas’ kitchen is anything but plain.

The Jamaican-born Douglas has cooked across the continent in hotels and resorts. Flavas is his first solo restaurant, which he opened in July with partner Arleen Lindsay. The result is an unpretentious neighborhood restaurant with incredibly friendly service; it’s the kind of place where the server runs down the street after a customer who left something behind at the table.

The home-style food from Douglas is crucial in its formula for success. Jerk chicken, often the entry point to Jamaican cuisine, is smothered in house-made sauces and grilled to that often elusive point where char and tenderness meet harmoniously. Douglas’ seasoning is spot on, with a deep heat that slowly builds throughout the meal amid bursts of acid, sweetness and tang.

Braised oxtails, another Jamaican staple, are gently simmered with carrots and thyme until the meat barely clings to the coin-like bone. Jamaican patties — flaky, golden meat pies — come in several variations, but the beef version is a savory way to start or complement a meal. (Or, ahem, stuff into your face while walking down the street.)

 

Review By: sfgate

 

Jamaican standards like jerk chicken & oxtail are served at this compact, unassuming restaurant.

 

Hours:

Tuesday
11AM–3PM, 5–8PM

Wednesday
11AM–3PM, 5–8PM

Thursday
11AM–3PM, 5–8PM

Friday
11AM–3PM, 5–9PM

Saturday
12–8PM

Sunday
Closed

Monday
11AM–3PM, 5–8PM

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Front Page Jamaican Grille
1117 W Manchester Blvd, Inglewood, CA
90301

Many visitors stop by this tiny eatery because it's near LAX, although it's popular with locals as well. The extensive jerk options include chicken, pork, goat and sometimes chicken feet. The meats are a salty, tender indulgence, particularly the oxtails. The fish dishes here require planning ahead, since seafood orders must be placed 45 minutes in advance. The house-made hot sauce might be the biggest draw. This fresh and spicy Scotch bonnet and habanero blend is available for purchase by the bottle too. 1117 W. Manchester Blvd., Inglewood; (310) 216-9521;

Review By: LAweekly

 

 

Jerk chicken, oxtail & homemade ginger beer highlight the menu of this homey, vibrant Jamaican cafe.

 

Hours:

Tuesday
11AM–7PM

Wednesday
11AM–7PM

Thursday
11AM–7PM

Friday
11AM–7PM

Saturday
Closed

Sunday
Closed

Monday
11AM–7PM

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