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  1. Distance: 0.26mi
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  3. Distance: 0.62mi
  4. Distance: 0.63mi

About Taste of the Caribbean

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!

1212 E Jefferson Street
Seattle, WA 98122
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Jamaican, Caribbean

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Saturday: 11:00am - 9:00pm & Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(425) 270-8743

Website:
http://www.tasteofthecaribbeanseattle.com/

Catering:
We will cater for private parties, birthday parties company events, weddings etc. Offering most menu items as part of the selection. For more details call the restaurant. A minimum of 48 hours notice required.

Private Party Facilities:
We can accommodate private parties with 48 hours notice for larger groups. Please contact us for more information.

Private Party Contact:
Dwayne Blake: (425) 270-8743

Taste of the Caribbean Ratings and Reviews

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4.1

Overall Rating

based on all time ratingsThis restaurant has not received enough recent ratings to display a current ratings snapshot
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

3.5

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Birthdays (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Good for a Date (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Romantic (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 6, 2017

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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 29, 2017

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

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Spicy
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Spicy, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Groups, Quick Bite, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Late-night Find, Worth the Drive, Authentic
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food5
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 3, 2017

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on July 17, 2017

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)·Dined on June 3, 2017

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.

Tags: Disabled Access, Great for Lunch, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Spicy, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Authentic, Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 5, 2017

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

Tags: Fun, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 30, 2016

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on April 16, 2016

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)·Dined on February 14, 2016

Great food and excellent service.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 26, 2015

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

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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 30, 2015

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 26, 2015

Food was delicious and employees very nice.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on May 20, 2015

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.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on April 10, 2015

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 21, 2013

Very short menu/limited selection

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on September 13, 2013

Authentic Jamaican food lived up to expectations!

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on September 7, 2013

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..

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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