Taste of the Caribbean

4.2
31 reviews
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$30 and under
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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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ET
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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PG
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

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

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SR
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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CR
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 1

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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AM
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

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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Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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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1 review
Dined on March 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

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.

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MC
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

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

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CM
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Friday night meal very casual.

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JF
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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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Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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D
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

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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r
Seattle
37 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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S
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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p
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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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m
Houston
19 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2017
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 3

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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L
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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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Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2016
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and excellent service.

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Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

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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RD
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious and employees very nice.

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F
Seattle
62 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2015
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

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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Seattle
15 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2015
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 1

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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R
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2013
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 1

Very short menu/limited selection

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GH
London
7 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2013
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Authentic Jamaican food lived up to expectations!

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Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2013
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We like the food we had but the location isn't so convenient for us. If we are in the neighborhood in the future, we may stop by but we don't usually around Jefferson..

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