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About Rocksteady Jamaican Bistro
One Bite, One Taste, One Love. Love the no problem attitude inspired by good times, good friends, good food, and good music. We offer a cozy place for friends to meet and get away from the everyday ordinary.
A true taste of Jamaica is waiting for you!
Boca Raton, FL 33431
Seafood, Caribbean, Vegetarian
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:30pm
Sunday : close
Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Saturday: 5pm - 10:00pm
NE 20th Street
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
We offer occasional live entertainment
Catering and Events Planning, We cater for Large & Small parties, weddings, Anniversaries, etc.
Our Catering is not limited to our menu.
Duane K Morgan
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine
Rocksteady Jamaican Bistro Ratings and Reviews
This is a best kept secret in East Boca. The food was authentic and fabulous. We were so happy to find a restaurant like this so close to home. We were surprised that the restaurant wasn’t crowded but know that’s only because not enough people are aware of this gem. The ribs were my favorite, a unique flavor, fell off the bone and melted in your mouth. My husband had the duck special which was excellent. The service was friendly and attentive. The decor is classy Jamaica, feel like your sitting in someone’s living room on the island. Looking forward to returning to try other Jamaican cuisine.
There's an extension of my Nana's Kitchen in Southern Florida. After a long day of business it was good to sit at their table and get the feeling of home. My co-worker is from Iran and had never experienced West Indian food. So, we started with a Sampler Appetizer and he found the Spices and Aroma familiar. To wit, he ordered the Curry Goat and Jerk Chicken combo. I had the Full Escovitch Snapper. The atmosphere is inviting you to relax, almost kick your shoes off. They stick to the business of Rustic, Homemade West Indian Comfort Food. And the Bread Pudding Dessert ala mode with a seasonal hot tea ending the meal on the perfect note. Warning; If you don't have a "Nana who put her foot in it...", you just won't understand how precious this perfect find actually is...
I don’t understand why this place isn’t busier. Maybe people are hesitant to try something different. This little gem has the vibe of a mom and pop place complete with reggae music while your eating. You could be in Jamaica instead of Boca. The food is authentic and delicious. We had the ox tails and the goat curry and between the food and the music, you can’t help but be in a good mood.
Our experience was pure delight. We bought a Groupon for a better deal but truth is the food was delicious and authentic to Jamaica. The dining room is small, dimly lit (which I love) and decorated with reminders of peace, love and Bob Marley! Our servers were attentive and knowledgeable. Think our kids would like it!
This is such a gem of a restaurant. The food is fresh and delicious. I especially like the fact that there are vegan options. I usually have the Rasta Burger (which is vegan) but this time I did not want the bread. They were so accommodating and made me a Rasta Platter. It was perfect. My husband always has the jerk chicken which is his favorite. He says next time he has to venture out as there are so many other great options.
Food was tasty and provided a good alternative to the regular options. A bit overpriced. Waitress did not seem that engaged in her job and the interests of her customer. Would not go out of my way to go back and dining there met my curiosity.
The food was very good but the service was poor. I recommend they get more than one waitress it was to busy for her. She never came back to check on our table to see if we needed anything else so I rate them 3 stars.There's room for improvement on staffing.
This is not the same place i dined at several months ago, at 8:00 pm on a Friday we were the only diners, looking back to my last trip there, we had table cloths, candle lights, nice decor, attention to detail and live music and the place was full with folks and others waiting to get in. Don't know if the place was sold and under new management or a new chef, but everything was off including the food, ordered crab fritters and it tasted like cod fish fritters.Would not recommend based on my last visit.
wonderful shrimp and scallop curry...came with peas and rice plus plantains..
we shared the jamaican version of carrot cake--it was in cupcake form, served warm and had a ginger flavor..delicious...
Had a groupon coupon so wanted to try it...and yes, we will be back..
This is a very good restaurant suffering from lack of patronage. This results in the shortcomings noted in other reviews - a server who was attentive but had not sampled most of the menu and a kitchen that was out of two of the items on the menu. However, the food is wonderful and the atmosphere is very pleasant. I would recommend the Akee Sampler appetizer, which features the national Jamaican fruit served atop fried plantains. My wife enjoyed the Out of many one curry, which was spicy but not unpleasantly so. Unfortunately, it was made entirely with shrimp as the kitchen was out of scallops, but it was nonetheless delicious. I enjoyed the brown stew chicken, which is very nicely spiced. It was a good substitute for the Brown Stew Trenton, which was not available. The owner gave us one of the items at half price due to the menu outages, which wasn't necessary but shows that the restaurant cares. We plan to return, and hope others will as well.
I just want to say that the food was excellent It tasted so good and it reminded me of my trip to Jamaica 2 years ago. But, we were the only ones in the restaurant and they seemed to run out of everything that we wanted. Plaintains are a side item and an accompaniment to most of the entrees. How do you run out? Publix is right across the street. I am in the industry so I understand that when you are busy you sometimes run out of food. But we were a party of 8, used open table to state that we were coming and as I said before, we were the only ones in the restaurant. And they were also out of 2 other things that people ordered. If my restaurant was literally right across the street from a grocery store, I would only run out of something when the store ran out or the store was closed. We made it a joke and laughed but we're disappointed, but we all agreed that we would give them another try bc the food that we did get was finger licking!
My wife and I celebrated our birthdays here and it was great!! Jake, our server was awesome! He was very knowledgable of the food and had excellent suggestions on what to eat. Couldn't have had a better choice of where to eat and have a pleasant time for too!!!
My wife and I had a good date night at this little neighborhood restaurant. As newcomers, the menu was somewhat hard to understand, and our first waitress was no help whatsoever. Luckily a second waitress saw us struggling a little, and she came to our rescue with some great recommendations. Other than the rocky start, it was overall a very flavorful and unique experience.
Tucked away at the end of strip mall is RockSteady. We had the sampler to see what we would perhaps try. It was outstanding and melt in your mouth stuff. Overall it was nice an quiet - and for me they served Diet Coke in cans with ice. Very enjoyable and recommended.
Do not dine here. We booked a table for four at 7pm and were the first people in the restaurant. Despite this, they had already run out of several drinks offered on the menu and three of a limited choice of entrees. Later two of us were informed that our choice of goat curry was no longer available two minutes before our friends' entrees were due to be served. Although the food was very tasty this restaurant doesn't seem to have any concept of food planning or good customer service. Furthermore, we were made to feel unwelcome before we left as the staff started counting the coins very loudly at the till and dimming the lights so that we would leave.
Open Table listed at 4 or 5 stars. Doesn't warrant any. The restaurant is very hard to find; no outside lighted sign. Empty at peak hour. The interior is tired, although clean.
Waitperson absolutely untrained and clueless. Jamaican shrimp dish was too hot to eat. Second waitress told us it could have been toned down.
Only vinegar salad dressing cut the pain from our mouths. Whole snapper was good, although a bit overcooked. Waitress one told us about popular dishes, but admitted she had never tried any of them. We won't go back
Very impressed and look forward to returning. Although we had driven past this restaurant before, even patronizing other businesses in the plaza, we had no idea what we were missing!
The service was spectacular and it was an authentic Jamaican eatery that we have recommended to many others while also returning ourselves.
My husband and I loved this restaurant! The food was amazing--perfect portions, not too much or too little. Atmosphere was so relaxing and the servers/hostess were very attentive and friendly. We had the jerk chicken and the jerk grouper, and it was marvelous! I'm so happy we decided to make this reservation, and try something new. For anyone tired of the same old, typical restaurants in Boca, this is the place to go! We'll definitely be going back!
We were visiting from Boston and came here with my husband and son because we haven't had a real authentic Jamaican food experience. All the reviews said it was great so though we'd try it. We eat out a lot and are foodies. Since we both travel for a living we've experienced great food everywhere and have very high standards. We were all so pleasantly surprised! Everything was made to order and very fresh. I had the OX tail stew and it was very tender and flavourful. Husband had Jerk chicken - very impressed that they kept it moist and juicy. Son had the shrimp very tasty with lots of great savory spices! People were very personable and the service was great too! We are coming back again for another meal as soon we come back to FL!
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