Pimenta

4.6
20 Reviews
$31 to $50
Jamaican
Well, maybe not your mom, but Ray Simmonds’ mom. Ray watched his mother cook the most amazing traditional Jamaican food for years. After being raised in Jamaica, he came to the US at the age of 13. He found himself cooking the food his mother cooked, with his own twist, adding his own style and flavoring. Now, at the urging of his wife and daughter, the family has opened their own Jamaican restaurant in downtown Fredericksburg. Thanks Mom!

That means our ingredients are fresh and always the best quality. Mom wouldn’t let us do it any other way. In other words, we’re here to serve you in every way possible. Let us be the ones to take your load so you can relax! Wicked Atmosphere - We mean that in the best way. In Jamaican, that means we have an atmosphere you’ll immediately love
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100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipHotMama
Greensboro
13 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food is delicious. The jerk shrimp and jerk chicken are very flavorful. Entrees are served with sides of your choice. The fried plaintains and the macaroni and cheese are a must!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Birthday celebration

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Heard so many reviews so decided to share my birthday experience at this restaurant. The food was amazing and so was the staff.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Normally I would give Pimenta 5 stars but I think they were a bit busy due to Mother's Day..the food wasn't as seasoned as it usually is. Had the Curry Goat and cabbage, it was still good but needed some salt and pepper.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing place and staff. Always accommodating and friendly. Food was absolutely delicious.

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AngelaK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food and truly enjoyed the energy of the restaurant.

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SonyP
Richmond
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

The food was great and servers were really nice. It was a Friday night and very busy and only two people working the tables, it took an hour before we got our meal but we weren’t in a rush.

One of the owners, the wife, stopped at our table to share the history of the recipes. This was an excellent personal touch that also helped to calm us during our long wait!

Note: we have been here several times and never had a wait like we recently had so I think it was a rare occurrence.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Great food. Good lunch!
Went back with 4 for dinner. Absolutely worst service from the owner / manager / cashier / waitress - multi tasking
Delicious rum punch as sat down the nightmare began
Waitress came to get order the multitasking person pushed her out of way then some trouble with iPad
It took two hours to get appetizers after several times asking..
Finally got Jamaican beef patties were freshly made tasty and spiced perfectly Desperate for water refill. Finally after 30 minutes
Then no round of drinks came
3 hours dinner served
Delicious shrimp curry dish ok mamas chicken jerk and ok sandwich
Finally asked for check and many issues - then charged for drinks didn’t get. Finally finally all paid and left
The limited on street parking
The owners new Mercedes parked in front of restaurant taking a spot meant for customers
Take out only to get the yummy food

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time with this place and it was perfect! Food was delicious and staff were great!

MB
MonicaB
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant. We enjoy visiting this place.

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HeatherA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ended up here on a Saturday night because everywhere else in town had 2+ hour wait times. It did not disappoint! Food was great. Drinks were strong. Staff was friendly. Highly recommend!

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AngelaW
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our experience! Lovely staff and delicious food. We were so delighted to find this restaurant in our local neighborhood. New favorite!

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Tommy
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food2service1ambience4

The restaurant is nice and cozy. The food was good. The service could be improved, server seemed to be upset the whole time and we were randomly advertised an event space they have there, uncalled for. Also server shouted from the register how we wanted the check, not great. The food saved the day

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GarrettS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife and I have eaten at Pimenta about five times in the past year. We've always had a good meal and good service. Last night I took an out of town guest there for dinner. He's in the food industry, and is in the process of opening a restaurant in the Mosaic District. I value his opinion and he described the experience as wonderful, to include the food, service, and ambiance.

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aland
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Service was great,background sound level was low which facilitated easy conversation, food was very good and the prices were reasonable. I would recommend it to friends.

MD
vipMDub
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great curry chicken and jerk salmon. River beans and rice and peas were awesome too.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great restaurant, the band was phenomenal, bartender was excellent, service was average but I definitely loved the restaurant and ambiance so my wife and I will be back for sure

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Really great food and value!!

AP
AmyP
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our first time. If you live in FXBG and haven't been to Pimenta, you are missing out!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fabulous! Food and service and atmosphere fantastic! The bread is the BEST period!!!!

FAQs

Pimenta offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (540) 479-3353.

Pimenta is rated 4.6 stars by 20 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.