Taste of the Caribbean

4.3
41 Reviews
$30 and under
Jamaican
For a delicious fusion of Jamaican and Caribbean cuisine that is guaranteed to ignite your culinary passion, come in and join us at the " Taste of the Caribbean"; where the atmosphere is always stress free! We offer a wide array of dishes infused with spices from the Caribbean/Jamaica. Our menu includes Oxtail, Jerk Chicken, Brown Stew/Fried/steamed Fish, Rice n Peas, Fried Plantain, Curried Chicken/Shrimp/Goat, Golden Krust Beef Patties and much more!

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4.3based on all time ratings
4.5
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4.4
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3.6
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YolandaG
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great staff, excellent waitress and incredible ambiance. I would most definitely recommend to anyone wanting a great meal and will be going back!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Loved the App Sampler. I was excited for it for days with high expectations so could have easily been disappointed, but was pleasantly surprised. The jerk chicken was falling off the bone with a delicious dry rub. The rice could have used some [more] gravy, but overall it was a delicious plate. My two cohorts agreed with the sentiment in regards to the jerk shrimp (which was in the jerk marinade sauce, as opposed to the dry rub) and the mixed veggie curry. This is one of those hole-in-the-wall places that you should definitely experience.

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AMINAI
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and ambiance. Great venue for family and friends to have a meal together. Love this place!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service!!!

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SamanthaO
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had this grand idea of celebrating my birthday at the Seattle's Pink Door eatery but after a day of navigating through a huge crowd at Seattle's exceedingly popular Pike Place, I just wanted a chilled relaxing eatery with comfort and familiar food and I found it at this joint! The curry chicken was simply delicious and falling off the bone, the jerk chicken was just right - not too spicy, well cooked and perfectly seasoned. The rice & peas cooked just right and the plantain (the mere 2 pieces) were fried to perfection and the service came with a smile. I wish I could bottle up the chef and bring him/her back to Cally. At 60 bucks for 4 folks, this should be anyone's first stop if seeking a Caribbean meal in Seattle.

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JulieF
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food. The jerk chicken could've been a little spicier though. But great flavor. Great patties rice and beans and rum cake and drinks. Service was also great! Going back for sure.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall2food1service5ambience3

I was Very pleased with the service, The food and the alcohol beverage were disgusting. Im not sure if its the cook or the quality of the food and or products... i drove almost 3 hours to come get some authentic Jamaican food..... It was a waste of time . I will NEVER visit this place again.

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vipalex
San Francisco
67 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Small restaurant with a specific focus. Food was great. Service was great.

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vipRoss
Seattle
29 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

The other diners reviewed this perfectly - very good food in a dive. The staff was very nice. The service was good but laid back Jamaican, which fit the ambience perfectly.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Look... we know this isnt the 5 star white table cloth establishment. This is amazing food! I mean amazing food. The patty is to die for everyday. The Oxtails are moist and flavorfull. They even nailed the goat! I dont everybody goat. Visit them soon and visit them often.

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EdwinT
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat, we have eaten takeout here several times, but never dined in, it was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our 4-5th time at the restaurant every time we go is a better experience; the staff are so kind and understanding, favorite Caribbean food served here.

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PastelG0th
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The service was great. The drinks were strong, which is always a plus in my book

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great experience!! Service was lacking after dinner, but overall food made up for it!! Will visit again real soon!

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vipSeattleResident
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We liked this place a lot, very friendly servers, great ambiance, down to earth dining with delicious food. The chicken wings appetizer was to die for, next time it'll be a double order. Great antidote to the over-precious Seattle restaurant scene in a part of town that's still funky and interesting, with easy parking to boot. Highly recommended!

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ChrisR
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall2food4service1ambience1

We never received two of the dishes we ordered. Parking is terrible, and the interior is very run down and shabby. The food we did receive was very tasty, but overall not impressed.

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AyaM
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Good music amazing food I will have to come back in the evening to see what up with the Jell-O shots!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The service was a bit slow at first but the food came fairly quickly and made up 100% for any other hiccups. I would definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2018
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Small cute hole in the wall . Very friendly staff, suggest you order drinks first while u wait for food it was about 40minute waits for food but very fresh and delicious definitely worth the wait!!! I'll definitely go back.

MC
MaggieC
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Delicious curry and jerk options. Plantains, yum. yum.

CM
vipCliftonandMichael
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Friday night meal very casual.

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JayF
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was really good! Happy they had vegetarian options. It was a little cold inside and took a bit of time but it’s worth it.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved the atmosphere. Great for a lunch meeting. Positive vibes and good food

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vipDonotpassgo
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We went on a Sunday early....so it was quiet for dinner. The curry shrimp is the best I've had in years... Better than my grandma's and that is saying something

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raunb
Seattle
38 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2017
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Good food and wonderful hospitality. Our server was lovely. They had suthentic ginger beer and jerk style meats.

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Shay
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. It made me miss home even more. I will go back whenever i get the chance and off course I’ll tell my friends about this place.

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vippapadoc
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience3

A short walk from the sports arena for Seattle University, this small restaurant is authentic Jamaican all the way, from the interior (don't be put off, it is not upscale) to the servers and finally the food. The ackee with saltfish is a Jamaican favorite, and my dish was quite good, even though I had never heard of the ingredients! Others sampled the curry dishes which they also enjoyed. A short list of beers and wine was available. It appeared everyone else in the place had been there many times. If you are in the mood for some Caribbean food and in the area, check it out.

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vipmissb
Houston
21 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Felt like we were back in Jamaica when we walked in. Cozy with an island vibe! The festival was amazing. We really enjoyed the curried goat and rice and peas! Loved to dining here during our stay in Seattle.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2017
Overall3food5service4ambience3

We went here without a reservation for half of the party and the other half with. When we arrived it was very slow. Two more parties came after us and it got busy. Only two waiters. On a Saturday I would think a little differently. We waited well over 40 minutes of an hour for food. Though it was great, I didn't want to wait that long.

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Linx
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very delicious food. Tried the jerk pork. It's juicy, spicy, and flavorful. Definitely recommended!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We loved the food here and the waitress was very friendly and attentive. We went with our two young boys and are parents and there was something very everyone to eat. We will definitely be going back and recommending to others.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazingly authentic.
I am from Jamaica....the food took me back to Montego Bay.
I highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2016
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food and excellent service.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great environment! Management was awesome, server was on top of his game. Great food!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was delicious, we were a party of 4 and all ordered something different. All of the food was flavorful. The spices used were very distinct in each dish. The chicken wings were so good that I am ready to go back soon. Our server was attentive and prompt.

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vipRaymondD
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and employees very nice.

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vipFancybee
Seattle
66 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2015
Overall4food5service4ambience3

I had seen this restaurant as an invite on Facebook. Finally tried it out. The exterior is being upgraded and looks deceiving of the caliber of the restaurant. The interior was very spacious and definitely reminded me of the Caribbean. Great food and great service. I will definitely go again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2015
Overall3food4service4ambience1

The hostess/owner was delightful. The food did taste like the Caribbean. We ordered different drinks, though they tasted the same. Maybe we will order beer next time. The restaurant feels like it used to be a Mexican restaurant. Except with Bob Marley posters up. The decor and lighting definitely needs some work. But if good food and an attentive staff is more important to you, you won't be disappointed.

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Riri
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2013
Overall1food2service2ambience1

Very short menu/limited selection

GH
vipGregH
London
8 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2013
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Authentic Jamaican food lived up to expectations!

FAQs

Taste of the Caribbean does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats.

Taste of the Caribbean is rated 4.3 stars by 41 OpenTable diners.

Taste of the Caribbean does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.giftly.com.

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.